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How Do I Get My Own Web Site
If you've looked around the web lately, you may be thinking that everyone else
has a web site except you. Well, here's a quick primer to getting an online
What is the purpose of your site? As you've seen from roaming the internet
there are many sites with little value out there. Maybe you have an idea for
a new online business or your Church or Civic organization would like a better
way to propagate information, or you just want to put up a personal site with
interesting information. The most successful sites have content that is unique
and interesting. Most people get on the internet to find out some type of
information. If you can provide useful or needed information it will build
traffic to your site.
The domain name is your identifier on the internet. It is linked to an IP
address (ie. 18.104.22.168) so that people can actually find your site without
remembering a string of numbers. Choose a domain name that is appropriate
and descriptive of what your site is all about. A year ago domain names had
to be registered for 2 years minimum at a cost of $70 per year. Now the prices
range from $20 to $50 per year.
Now you need a place to actually put your site. Most internet service providers
provide free areas to there members for web sites. These are usually small
and quite limited in their features. When you decide to move up to a more
professional sized site with more features they usually charge between $45
and $100 per month. That is where dedicated web hosting companies can provide
greater value. Check out our features and hosting plans.
Managed Hosting is one of the newest (and we think one of the best) ways
to get and keep your site fresh, trouble free and vibrant. Most organizations
do not have the time or manpower to keep up to date on the latest design and
programming details - or they may not have the expertise to design a truly
dynamic site. Managed hosting solutions allow you to do what you do best while
someone else monitors and updates your web site. For only slightly more than
discount hosting prices we can provide true managed
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