"I am ready to start my website but I don't know what I need"
The above statement is the same we hear all the time when business owners want to start a website. Most business owners don't know the requirement in order to take their business online. And even when they know, they don't know where to start.
The basic requirements to start a website are: ( buy a domain name and a web hosting service).
Domain Name: The domain name will the name you will give your business online. This is the name online users will find you with. This part is crucial because the name must be short and easy to remember. Preferable it should match with the actual name of your physical business. In the early days of domain names, you would register a domain name ending with dot com (.com) Today there are many extensions available. You can select any extension you like (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .us, .la, .pro. tv...etc)
In terms of functionality in domain names, doesn't make a difference whether you buy a name with .com or .biz extension. Users will find you on the internet once they know the correct name. Obviously, most of your online visitors will probably come from search engine results, and that does not depend on which extension you will use. However, it will truly depend on how well and optimized your website will be. I will explain SEO optimization in another article.
From a general point of view, I can only say that a .com extension can aid a little in your marketing efforts. Why? Well... I noticed that every time I talk to someone about a website, they immediately think about a domain name ending with .com and the only reason is that most popular websites out there are actual .coms. Buying a good domain name with .com today is not easy, but it is not impossible either. Most good domain names are already taken, just keep searching you may find something similar. You may also find the one you like listed as premium, meaning it is being resold by the owner and the price may be high.
Web Hosting: To start a website you definitely need Web hosting service, this is a rental of the virtual web space online. Once your website has been designed and ready for production, it will be hosted on the Internet by some supercomputers called web servers. Consider web hosting as a virtual office on the internet where people come to visit your online store. In most cases, the same company that sells the domain name will be the same company that will be hosting your website, but not necessarily have to be the same. You can buy the domain name from one vendor and host it at a different web hosting company.
The process sounds complicated but as the business owner, you don't have to stress too much thinking on this. Most likely your web developer will put it all together for you. Once you purchased your domain name, your web hosting and your website went into production...The rest will be marketing. And one of the most important parts of the marketing will be SEO (Search Engine Optimization) You may have the most beautiful website ever created, but if the entire website is not SEO optimized; your marketing efforts will fail.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) can be easy or difficult depending on who created the website. The developer may have included tools on the website to aid the website owner in this process, but for better results, the business owner should hire an expert for optimization exclusively.
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