Saturday, January 20, 2007

How Can I Make My Own Website

Believe it or not, websites are very easy to create. It just takes a little understanding of how all the different parts come together.

Let's start with the two main components of a website: web space and a domain name. The web space is the place where people will find your website, once you get it up and running, and the domain name tells them how to get there.

Buying a Domain

Purchasing a domain, the first step in the process, can be challenging, especially if you are looking for a one word name that pertains to your business or reflects your interests. However, it is important that you find a domain that is relevant, while at the same time easy to remember. is a great place to start in your search for a domain name.

Finding a Web Hosting Provider

If you plan on having a quality website then you are going to have to find a quality web hosting provider. It is just that simple. There are free hosting services available, but, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Most free hosts are not as reliable, they lack features, and don't have the bandwidth or space to support a quality website.

In the end, you will find you are much better off going with a reputable web hosting provider, where you will get much better reliability and support, at really good prices. In fact, if you go with someone like Host Excellence, Host Gator or 1and1, you will pay no more than $2.99-$6.95 a month. A great deal for the quality of service.

Get an FTP Program

As soon as you get your domain and hosting set up, you will need to upload your website's files to your server. To do this, you are going to need an FTP program. Some web hosting companies provide their own upload tools, which allow you to upload your site to the server. Web design programs like Frontpage and Dreamweaver have FTP programs built in and are easy to use.

If you need an FTP program, try It is easy to set up and use.

Developing a Website

Building a website requires an understanding of HTML. HTML, or Hyper Text Markup Language, is a surprisingly easy programming language to learn. There are several good books on the subject, though I found "Head First HTML with CSS and XHTML" to be a thorough and easy to understand introduction to the subject. There are also several free resources, including HTML Goodies, HTML Codes Tutorial and W3 Schools.

In addition, there are several free, and very user friendly, web development programs available, including, Google Page Creator and If you can use Word, you can use these programs.

The key to a successful career in internet marketing starts with the ability to create a good website.

Thanks to Mike Rogers is a contributing writer to several internet marketing sites. Did you find these tips on building a website useful? You can learn a lot more about building websites at

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