How to Create a Website?
This article describes how to go about creating a website of your own. It is intended for the beginner and layperson, taking you step by step through the whole process from the very beginning.
Planning of the website
1. Domain Registration:
The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. Domain name is nothing but a UNIQUE name of your website or a web address. It’s up to you to choose this name. However as mentioned domain names are always unique and you can not register a domain name which someone else has already registered. To get a domain name, you have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that name. However, just getting a name does not get you a website as such. It's sort of like registering a unique name for your business or company.
2. Work on the Menu Structure of the Website
The next crucial step you will be taking is to plan the Site's Information Architecture in a way that it allows the users to easily access the website's content. This step is important to create navigation schemes that should be well descriptive and concise at the same time and that provides easy access to information.
3. Content Development
Content is the most critical aspect of your website. Content is the kind of information which your target audience will be looking for. Information which you provide should be relevant, logical, informative, and specific about the products and services you offer. It is advisable to give maximum possible information on the website.
Web Designing and Development
4. Web Design
Once you finish with your content part, it’s time for you to decide the look of your site. If you want to reach to customers across the world you should go for the website which stands apart from the crowd and gets easily noticed by your customers. Design of the Website is the first impressions user gets when he visits your website. Ensure he feels comfortable with your website. Web Design should be attractive and easy to understand and at the same time easy to navigate. Web Designers create the website designs as per input supplied to them.
5. Website Development
6. Hosting Server
Once the design is complete your website is kept on a server from where site can be accessed by anyone and from anywhere. The company responsible for managing this server is called web hosting company. Hosting companies charge a fee that you pay to have your site accessible on the Internet.
7. Uploading of the website
Website is uploaded on the hosting server and made avalable to general public.
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