Hosting and Domain Name
The process of building websites is a step by step procedure that demands attention and dedication from the owner. Website building should begin with hosting and finding a domain name. Hosting provides the place where your website will be placed online. A hosting provider can be for free or paid. A free hosting provider offers limited space thus limiting full placement of your web pages. Other drawbacks you will have to deal with include limits on bandwidth and running adverts on your site. You can however take the advantage of this free hosting provider to test your website. Finding a domain name is also important. This brands your website and makes it easy for users to find your site.
Planning and Structuring
Other important steps in website building is planning and structuring. Planning involves deciding on the type of website, style of navigation that will determine the information presentation and an understanding of the content of the pages you will be building. Structuring involves working through your website from one page to another. Having some skills on basic designs and how to apply them on your website is important as they will determine how your site will look. A step by step working through pages is important combined with know-how on basic designs. It is advisable to increase your knowledge by learning from page editors on HTML, CSS and design basics.
Publishing and Promotion
The next procedure in web building is publishing and promoting your website. Publishing involves a keen collection of all the pages you created previously and presenting them to your hosting provider. This will be enabled by tools provided by the web hosting provider or from your FTP clients. This should then be followed by promoting your website through a search engine optimization (SEO) process which is cheap and makes it easy to locate your site. Other promotional means you can use include advertising through word of mouth or other means and importantly including your website address in emails and other official or personal messages. This gives you a perfect chance to attract many users to your web site. Promotion of your website should not be the last thing you do.
The last and very important procedure that should also be continuous in website building is maintenance. The maintenance of your website includes testing if all material presented is working. Never submit your website without proof reading. This is just to make sure that your written text is in good grammar and simple to understand. It is also vital to develop your web content regularly. Readers expect something new every time they visit your site. Same old content is monotonous and boring. Always maintain your site by updating content when necessary.