At the end of 90’s starting, a new website was only developers job. Now in these days, technology has developed in such a way that anyone can start and launch a website even in one day. Let us look at some requirements one should have to launch his own website.
1. BUY A DOMAIN
First thing first, a good domain name. Domain name is the address, you are typing on your browser to get to the website. Once after finding out your domain name, you need to check, if the name is available for you or not. You can register your domain from websites like godaddy.com or bigrock.com
2. BUY A HOSTING SPACE
Next is to find some hosting space where you can save your website source files and execute it. You can search for different hosting plans from various sites likes GoDaddy, Hostgator etc. Some companies provide zero billing plans too for small websites. Choose the plan wisely, as per your requirement. Once after buying the hosting plan, you need to point the DNS name of your website to your server. You can find the TUTORIAL here.
3. DESIGN YOUR WEBSITE
We have bought our domain name now and pointed it to our server. Our site will be showing a white blank page now. This is because we don’t have any contents on our server. The next big thing is to design our website and upload it. There are various ways of designing a website. Let’s have a look at some of them.
(A) USING A WEBSITE BUILDER
There are some websites, where you can easily drag and drop modules, menu, banner, buttons etc create your own unique page. Some of the top website builders available are,
(B) CUSTOMIZING A PRE MADE TEMPLATE
Another way of creating a website is to buy a web template from sites like themeforest.net or templatemonster.com and customize the template as per your requirement.
4. SOFTWARES FOR WEBSITE CREATION
For editing the template, you may need some HTML visual editors. Some of the top visual HTML editors available are as follows.
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- Aptana Studio
- Microsoft Visual Web Developer
5. FILE UPLOADING SOFTWARES
Once you are done with your editing, you need to upload the files to your server. You can use either use the control panel provided by your hosting site, or you can use FTP software like,
These are the basic requirements for launching your website. Following each step carefully and mastering it, can give you an awesome website over your competitor.