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Building a Website on a Small Budget When I decided to build my own website, I became a bit of an expert on web hosting whether I wanted to or not. I don't mean to sound ungrateful. It's just that, as a business person, I want to know things like how to make my website look great and how to set it up for online transactions so I can get things up and running. After all, one day's delay in getting your website up and running is one day you're not making any money. The thing is, you really don't have to be an expert on concepts like dedicated versus shared hosting, virtual dedicated hosting, and reseller hosting to get a website up and running quickly. I finally figured out that there are places on the web that let you set up a website within a day and include things like "shopping cart" software so you don't have to go out and find all that stuff yourself. The really great thing is that web hosting has advanced to where you can set up your own website for next to nothing, and there are hosting packages that you can easily afford even before your online business takes off. You can tailor your web hosting package for the kind of things you'll need on your site. Like, if you'll need to include a lot of photos, or just a few, or lots of pages on your site, or just a few, so that you only end up paying for the services you need. That's a huge help when you're trying to get an online business going. It was a real relief to find out that I don't have to be conversant in server partitions and HTML to get a great web hosting plan.
"Building a Website on a Small Budget"