A website. What is it?
According to Wikipedia, “a website or web site is a collection of related network web resources, such as web pages, multimedia content, which are typically identified with a common domain name, and published on at least one web server. Notable examples are wikipedia.org, google.com, and amazon.com“.
Simple and straight forward.
Why do you need a website?
Most people or businesses need a website to provide some useful information, to sell something or to showcase some services. Of course, there are more uses to it but we will limit ourselves to the above listed.
In order to succeed in today’s world, every business needs a website. If not from the start then once the first client makes a full payment.
In order to have a website, you will need a domain name and hosting. The domain name is something like www.webndi.com or www.yourcompanyname.us. Domain names must be as simple as possible, as close to your company name as possible and have a clear message. For example, www.webndi.com stands for WEB aNd DesIgn. While we could have used www.webanddesign.com, it is not what we wanted and it is a domain name priced at $7500. Are you ready to spend this kind of money? Go for it if you do.
There are many places you can purchase your domain name from but we recommend places like Google Domains, https://www.domain.com/ and GoDaddy.
Unless you are looking for a super simple and rare domain name, it should cost you from $8 to $17 per year. Or you can get one for as low as $1 for the first year from 1&1 Ionos.
The hosting is purchased from the above-mentioned service providers, but we strongly recommend purchasing the domain name from a different company than the hosting company. Also while GoDaddy is one of the most famous in the USA, we advise you get your hosting from Siteground. Their service is one of the best.
Other companies providing hosting are iPage, Inmotion, Bluehost and many others.
Prices for hosting can range from $2 a month all the way to $30 and up a month. If you are a small business and just starting out, looking for a simple website we advise going for Siteground’s GrowBig plan for $5.95/month.
Once you are done with the domain name and hosting, you should be ready to get your website created. We at Webndi and 34% of the world(over 60% if we count only the CMS systems) recommend WordPress as a CMS system. WordPress is easy to use, manage and maintain. By easy, we do not mean that you will catch it from the first time, but it is easy enough to understand the basics.
Do you need our help in designing and launching a website for you? Contact us now.