Saturday, February 5, 2011

n00b guide : Things you should know before starting your own website

Almost every Netizen dreams to have his own website. So these are the basic things which you must know to start a website,

1. Domain Name & Website
2. Web Space or Web Hosting
3. HTML

& also

4. IP Addresses & DNS Servers
5. Advertisement & Affiliation Programs

Now,
1. Domain Name & Website
Before understanding Domain, lets see what Website means. Website is nothing but a collection of related webpages, images, videos & any content which can be published on net. & webpages are building blocks of a website.

A particular name assigned for a website is known as Domain Name. It's just like a nameplate as our houses have.

Eg. http://avin.iblogger.org

Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which Top Level Domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a
limited number of such domains. For example :

gov - Government agencies
edu - Educational institutions
org - Organizations
mil - Military
com - Commercial business
net - Network organizations
in - India
uk - United Kingdom

Some service providers give domain names for free, but in most of the cases, all go for paid domain names.

2.Web space
We need some space to construct our house na ?, in a similar way, websites also. Web Space is used to store the components of the website, like webpages,images, videos etc.

We can buy space or host our files on some servers for free. In other words, Free Hosting & Paid Hosting. In Free Hosting, although you get space without paying a penny, but all service providers do not offer all features. They forcibly put ads, or simply they might not support sql or any.

3.HTML
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), its the language which is used to create & edit webpages. Notepad can be used to create pages using HTML. But its not compulsory to know HTML to create a webpage, you can get it done by softwares known as WYSIWYG(What You See Is What You Get) Editors.

Eg. WYSIWYG Web Builder or Adobe Dreamweaver.

Using WYSIWYG editors is very simple, all you have to do is install it & you can start adding contents to your webpages with zero knowledge of HTML ! Cool Na ?

I think these are essential things that you must know to start a website. Get started now...

But however,

4. IP Address & DNS Servers
IP (Internet Protocol) is an address assigned to a computer. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be zero to 255. For example, 66.102.7.104, is IP address of Google & in fact domain name identifies IP addresses. Paste the IP address of Google and hit go, voila, Google opens.

DNS (Domain Name System), its a service which translates domain names to IP addresses.

5. Advertisement & Affiliation Programs
Now u have constructed ur cool website, but how to make it popular ? simple, just put ads of your websites on other famous websites by paying them small amount of money.

Eg. Google Adwords

But now, if you want to make some money by your website, put ads of other websites. Its affiliation program.

Eg. Google Adsense, Adbrite etc

So
-Buy a Domain Name
-Build your website either by HTML or WYSIWYG Editors
-Host all your contents on a free or paid web hosting
-Promote your website or Make Money. Simple na ?
-Goodluck :) Happy Websiting :):)

PS : I wrote this article some 4 years ago, though it is good to explain everything. Remember Google is always your friend :)

5 comments:

  1. Good tutorial avi :)

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  2. Hi dude,
    dono where to ask this.. so asking here..
    do you know how to create a group id in gmail? I googled it and cannot find appropriate steps

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  3. What exactly u meant by group id ?

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  4. A email id where id of the group members will be stored and a single mail to that id will be automatically forwarded to the stored members in that id

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