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How to create your own Website or a Blog?

It doesn’t matter what walk of life you come from, knowing a thing or two about creating a digital presence is an invaluable asset. This article covers the foundation of creating a Website or a Blog.
It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to make a website for yourself or looking to hire a Web Development Company to do it for you, it’s handy to know the basics.

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We are going to go through a step by step process and try to understand the fundamentals of creating a page on the World Wide Web. I would like to issue a disclaimer, that this article is more about the deep dive into the technical know-how and not about the editorial bit.

There are some exceptional and extensive articles covering those topics by veteran bloggers easily available on the net.

Let’s begin by breaking down the process for Simplicity:

  • Get Hosting
  • Acquiring a Domain Name
  • Designing the functionality of your Website
  • Publishing or Uploading your Website on the Web

Get Hosting

The Internet is a Network of Computers sharing information with each other. A website is basically a computer sharing information about the webpage and everything it comprises with the rest of the computers in the network.

A unified storage called a Server houses all this Information. Multiple users can now request for this information. Hosting is the process of storing information for people to access.

You can self-host your website but it requires a robust computer that can handle multiple requests and efficiently cater to all of them. Besides that, the computer will also be storing a lot of user-generated information along with its own database and executive files for the website.

All of this requires huge storage and processing capacity. It also requires the development of a physical infrastructure that compliments it, like cooling and a failure-proof Power grid.

As doing all this would not be practically or financially feasible for an individual or most businesses we have Hosting Service Providers. Getting Hosting is basically renting Server Space.

They provide us with Servers, where we upload our Website for everyone to access by paying a small monthly fee. Some popular Web Hosting Services are:

  • Hot Gator Cloud
  • SiteGround
  • A2 Hosting
  • InMotion
  • Bluehost

Keep in mind the expected traffic to your Website and the amount of storage space required before choosing your Hosting Service. Based on that you can navigate through the different tiers of services available.

Hosting is primarily measured by the amount of storage provided and the Bandwidth made available for the virtual traffic. Bandwidth determines the speed of upload and download.

Also remember that you can either go for a shared hosting service, which can be quite cheap or for a virtual private server. With a Virtual Private Server, you will have the entire server dedicated to your Website, which makes troubleshooting and security that much more efficient.

Also, if you are just trying out your Website or creating a simple personal landing page you can get sub-domains. Sub-Domains are an extension of the Main Domain.