Getting on the web (Beginners Guide) By: Munavar Ahmed .S Four steps for getting on the web • • • • Creating a Website. Registering for a Domain Name. Hosting your website. Promoting your website. What is a website? • A website (also spelled web site) is a collection of related web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that are addressed with a common domain name. A web site is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the internet Steps in creating a website • • • • Designing. Coding. Testing. Deploying. What is a domain name? • Domain name is an identifier, which identifies a particular website uniquely. Need for a Domain Name? • On the World Wide Web your domain name is your own unique identity. No two parties can ever hold the same domain name simultaneously; therefore your website identity is totally unique. How do I acquire a domain name? • There are two ways you can get a domain name. • You can either register your domain name yourself. • You can get your web host to register it for you. To register yourself • To register a domain name yourself you will need to choose a Registrar. A Registrar is an ICANN (Internet corporation for names and numbers) accredited domain registration company. • Example:www.godaddy.com Hosting your website • A website is hosted on a web server. • A web server is a computer program that delivers (serves) content. • There are various service provider, who provide webhosting services. • Example: Godaddy.com,hostgator.com Promoting Your website • Final step is promoting your website. • Different ways of promoting your website is through advertisements and affiliate programs.