Building a Business Website
When you get a domain name, you choose the name of your website, whether it'syour-business-website.comor your-business-website.co.uk, or both. Many domain names are already taken, so this phase will involve some research to find a domain name that is available. Once you find a domain name that is available that you like, registering it is a matter of finding a domain host, entering your information, and paying a yearly fee so that nobody else is able to use the domain name.
When you have a domain name and have registered it, the next step is to choose a web host. This is the company that has the physical computer servers that contain the information that makes up your website. The servers are connected to the "internet backbone" by high speed links so that people from anywhere in the world can get to your website quickly. The web host makes sure that your site stays up and running, and if you sell products on your website, the web host often is the provider of shopping cart e-commerce software.
The final step is actually building the website. Numerous options exist for doing this. Some people who know HTML can create a website "from scratch." Others hire a designer, describe what they want, and let the website designer take over the task. Still others create a website by using premade templates or special page design software that does not require knowledge of HTML. And finally, there is a service that also includes all of the above and the training you need to be able do to do it all yourself -- or with just a little help to get you in front of your existing and potential customers and clients quickly.
Building a business website doesn't have to be a difficult experience. Most business owners use the internet enough to know what they like in a website and what they do not like. Whether you create a website yourself or hire someone to do it for you, start out by writing down what youwant your website to look like in terms of colors, pictures, backgrounds, and fonts.
Also write down what you want the website to do. Should it be for informational purposes only? Or do you want to include a blog and/or social media to help build interest and traffic? Do you plan to sell products on your website? Describe what you want the visitor's experience to be when they reach your website. Success in building your business website startswith knowing what you and your clients/customers want.