Do you want to set up a website for your online marketplace? Does your group, or organization, want to have an online presence? Many people today want to have a place online that is all their own. Many companies are jumping online for their virtual real estate. It is estimated that a new website is created every second of the day. How are all these websites being created? How do you go about setting up a website? Here's a quick tutorial of some things you should do in setting up a website.
Choose A Good Web Host
There are thousands of web hosting companies online. Taking the time necessary to choose the one that will fit your needs is very important. For example, a company like Dreamhost has several basic packages that contain everything you need for starting your website quickly.
Choose Your Web Page Style
Here is the biggest choice you are going to have to make concerning your website. There are two different ways you can build your webpages. The first is though HTML. This is the universal web language that you can use to create static pages, a basic landing page, or a simple personal webpage. This was the standard for years, but has been giving way to CSS style pages.
This new style of creating webpages is mostly seen in a new content management system called blogging. A blog is a website that you can make changes to easily, is managed through an online interface, and allows others to interact with you and each other on your site. New websites are using this type of web page for their sites now as it is much easier to use. Companies like Dreamhost are helping with this type of style by automating much of the process.
Install Web Pages
Now that you have your web host, and you know how you are going to create your web pages, you must begin to install them onto your host. There are two ways to accomplish this. If you have chosen to use HTML style pages you will need an FTP client to help you upload your pages onto the hosts servers.
If, however, you have chosen to use a content management system, much like Wordpress, you can easily install your content management software with once click. The great thing about hosting companies, much like Dreamhost, is that they do all the hard work for you. You just click for installation, follow a few instructions and it is done. You can log into your administration panel and make changes, add pages, or write posts. The only time you will want to FTP anything into it is if you want to upload a custom theme.
Your webpages are up and now it's time to start adding content to your pages. Search engines love all the new juicy content, so keeping your site stocked with new content will help your rankings and your marketing. If you opted for the blogging type platform for your website then adding content is very simple. If you chose to use HTML, most hosting companies allow free FTP access to upload your new content.