How to create/start a website? What is required to get online?
To build and publish a website online, following three main components are required:
- Domain Name
- Web Hosting
Domain Name: A domain name is a unique identity of your website. Every website on the internet is linked to a domain name. For example – google.com, milesweb.co.uk Similarly you will have to register a domain name for your website. Domain names are registered on yearly basis and it needs to be renewed every year to keep the website accessible. The website will stop functioning if the domain name expires.
Web Hosting: In web hosting, you get storage space and bandwidth. All your website pages, images, videos, media files and folders are stored on the web hosting server. The domain name is mapped to this server by updating the name servers, when a visitor browses your domain name, the browser will serve the pages uploaded in your web hosting account. There are different types of web hosting packages. But for the beginners, we usually recommend our Tyro hosting plan.
Also Read: Taste the Flavors of Web Hosting at MilesWeb
Website: A website is a set of pages that is coded using HTML to display text, images and videos. There are many ready to use site builder tools to build a website. We also provide a site builder tool with our hosting packages, you can use it to create your website within a few clicks.
Static, dynamic and responsive websites can be built using different programming languages like PHP, ASP, .NET, Perl, Python, Ruby etc. All such types of websites can be hosted on our server. There are many open source CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Mambo, Magento etc. they are available to build professional websites. You don’t need to be from software or programming background to build websites using CMS or site builder tools.