What are Websites?
Everybody from a teenager to old age everyone knows what are websites access daily internet and browse so many websites, but i am pretty sure many of you don’t know how to create awesome websites on internet.
Is coding skills are required to start a new website?
But if you have a little knowledge you can do awesome creativity but still no required.
Nowadays the world’s most famous platform to create awesome websites is WordPress.
More than 35% of internet websites uses WordPress. Others use Joomla, Drupal, etc.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a content management system(CMS) built in php. It is so easy to use with lots of customization.
Lots of plugins are available to customize it and rebuild your website exactly as you want.
Cost of making a websites?
There are two ways of making making websites:
- Free platform
- paid platform
Free Platform is Blogger which is the platform of google
Paid Platform is WordPress like CMS.
Requirements to make a website:
What is domain?
When you access internet a IP address is assigned to you by Internet Service Provider and all websites are assigned with a IP address but throw the help of DNS, IP address is generally assigned to a name which is called domain. IP address like 453.674.834.234
For example you visited to www.google.com only (google.com) is your domain name and (.com) is your domain extension.
What is hosting?
hosting is nothing but a virtual machine which has a central processing unit(CPU). There are many companies which provide cheapest hosting.
Some good companies are:
Personally i recommend hostgator for a startup website. But that not means others are not good.
Probably you might be thinking if hosting is generally a virtual pc with cpu so why i can’t use my own pc.
The answer is yes you can use you pc/laptop as a virtual server sometimes called a Localhost. But professional websites do not recommend this, as because this method is very complicated and waste of time with lack of resouces. For example:
- You can not provide electricity 24 hours to your pc/laptop your pc/laptop might heated up or will damage.
- So many softwares you have to install, can’t have root access.
- High coding skills is required.
- No uptime
- instantly not scalable hardware
- You can’t increase storage, ram, processor if high internet traffic comes to your website.
- Not industry ready.
If you want to build a free website you can you blogger in which you do not have to pay nothing for domain and hosting. It has it’s own drawbacks, but you if are a beginner you can try it one time for knowledge purpose.
But if want a professional website you should go with premium plan by purchasing domain and hosting and connecting with wordpress.
We will discuss in next article that how to go further and build a professional website. Also we will discuss drawbacks of blogger in next article.