Getting a Website:
Here are some guidelines to follow when you plan on getting a website.
Choose type of Website:
Getting a personal website or a website for a business must be a simple process. We want to explain here what the process is for getting your website on the web.
To start the process, decide on the following:
What do you want to do? What do you want to show or tell the visitors to your website? Once you know the answer to this question, it will be easy to determine the size and type of website that you will need.
Lets say you simply want to tell people what you do, where you are and how they can contact you, it would require a simple website with one page or at most a few pages, each containing some text, contact form and maybe an image or two, nothing complicated. The content is not going to change much, so a static html website will do.
Should you have many different services, tons of images, products and changing information you want to show the visitors, it would require something much more complex and also something that is easy to update and change regularly. CMS or Content Management System.
Domain Name: After you have determined what you want your website to do and what type of site you are going to run, it is important to find the correct domain name, which looks like this https://www.yourdomain.co.za
Click on the image below: Visit Afrihost – goto Domains – find your ideal domain.
Hosting: Once you have found your domain name, it need to be registered in your name and in order for someone to find it on the internet it is necessary to have the domain name in a hosting account, which is basically a computer storage space where people can read and see what is on the website by entering the domain name into any browser. NB: The web-hosting or server is much like the space that you rent to have your business in. It’s merely the space itself. It does not include furnishings like counters and shelves for your products, just as the web-hosting account doesn’t include a site for you to show your info or sell your products. Click the image above to open a hosting account with Afrihost, a very trusted and affordable hosting company for local hosting, ideal for a .co.za domain hosting.
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Design and construct the Website: Next is to design the website in order for it have the correct look and feel, display of the logo and images that fit in with you or your business. This could be a complex process as there are many ways to construct a website to not only look the part, but also have the necessary functions and tools to properly display and operate all the things you need to show and sell etc.
Add Content: At this stage it is important to have the correct information, images and graphics for the different pages and someone who knows how to put everything together, much like a complex jigsaw puzzle.
It is thus very important to arrange a consultation with us as website designers in order for us to coach you and give expert advice on how to make everything work.
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Budget: The cost of the website and entire design process is important, and once you have consulted with us you will know exactly what it will cost you and how you will be able to pay for the project.
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