For any website to work, the only thing one needs is PLANNING. One has to plan every single thing that one wants to incorporate in his/her website. Be it the fonts or the content, nothing can be executed well without a plan. Coming straight to the point, how do we plan and create a website?
Here is a step by step method that will help you to plan and create a website successfully!
STEP 1: Choose Your Website Platform
Obviously, you can’t have a website without a platform. A platform-enabled website is a website in which additional functionality can be seamlessly integrated by means of an external application programming interface (API). The platform should provide integration points. These integration points are places in the application where new functionality can be plugged in. Now, till 2016, most websites were built using HTML, CSS etc. These were extremely time consuming and were difficult to master. But after 2016, various Content Management Systems like WordPress etc have reduced the herculean task of creating a website to something as easy as making a cup of tea! Now you would wonder what a Content Management System really is! It’s basically a user friendly platform where you can build a website on your own and manage the content of you website in a systematical way.
STEP 2: Find a Domain Name and Host
Once you have decided on the platform you are going to build your profile on, the next thing up on the to-do list has to be finding a domain name and a host.
A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes. In general, a domain name represents an Internet Protocol (IP) resource, such as a personal computer used to access the Internet, a server computer hosting a web site, or the web site itself or any other service communicated via the Internet.
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center.
Benefits of having your own domain name and host include your website portraying a far more professional image in front of the audience, you getting a personal email id that uses your domain name making it look more professional and having your own hosting will also make sure your website loads quickly and won’t go down for hours at a stretch.
STEP 3: The Setup!
Once you are done with the above two steps, this last step is a cake walk. All you need to do is install the host in your domain and you are good to go.
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