04 November 2007

How to create a Web Page -basics 1

One of the frequent headaches beginners have is understanding how to create their web page and load it into their hosted account. It's actually very easy but first you need to understand what kind of account your web page is being hosted by.

First, I would strongly advise you to avoid Googlepages. They are free but Google has not made a good job of them and most importantly it is very cumbersome getting your code properly edited.

Instead use a Free Web Hosting account ( I have a link to a good one in the top left links).

This is a very typical hosted web account.

Your first option once you start your account will be deciding if you will just use a free sub-domain that the host provides (eg yourwebname.hostsname.com ) or whether to purchase your own domain name. I would strongly urge that you purchase your own domain name - it gives you a much higher profile and makes you look more professional. They are not dear and can be purchased through the host. Try to buy a dot com name as dot Com's have much more prestige.

If you can afford the tiny monthly fee then buy a paid hosting plan. Paid hosting plans also sometimes come with web page content software that will make your task of creating web pages and content very easy. Often you will find that wordpress will be one option and this is probably the best blogging software that there is. (There wont be any extra charge for this).

If you go for a Free account you either need to install such software yourself or start to make your own web pages.

In the next series of posts I am going to tell you how you do this and how you upload your webpages to your site.

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