Getting Started

Going from “I would like a website” to having it up and running?

Domain NameThe first step is to select the domain name you want (if you don’t have one already).. You can search the available of domain names at Network Solutions – WHOis.  Try to keep your domain name simple and short if possible. Remember you can have multiple domain name point to a single website locations.

Now that you have selected your domain name and it is available, the next step will be to register the domain name. You can register you desired domain name with a registry company. I recommend Network Solutions or Godaddy. These two registry companies are the most dependable. The cost for registering a domain name ranges greatly, so be careful when selecting a registry.

A word or caution here, there are many domain registration companies, Network Solutions and Godaddy has been around since the beginning of the internet and are very reliable.

Designing the web site – The second step is to select the content and appearance of your web site. When thinking about this, keep in mind the old adage that “less is more”. The ideal web site should be clean (uncluttered), informative and to the point. If you have a brochure for your company, you may want to consider using that as a template when thinking about the design of your web site. This helps keep continuity.

Graphics may enhance the look of a web site, but too many will slow up the loading of the page. I use a given benchmark for loading time when I’m developing a web site.

Remember your competitor is only a click away, so you don’t want the user waiting for the site to load.

As always I will work with you to develop the Web site you envisioned.

Select a Hosting company – The Third step is to select a “Hosting Company”, a company that places your web site on their server. Once again there are numerous companies out there offering hosting services. Prices vary in per monthly charges. Like anything else “you get what you pay for”. Saying that it is understood that just because a hosting is more expensive, this does not mean that it is the best.

What should be looked when selecting a Hosting Company is;
a. The amount a space allotted for the web site.
b. The throughput of the server’s Internet connection (it’s speed).
c. The availability of FTP services. This allows the web site to be uploaded and updated.

There are many other considerations but these are the three most important features to be considered.

WJDesigns offers web hosting .

Publish the completed web site – The Final step is to review the newly designed web site, approve it and publish it to the Internet.