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How Easy Is It To Set Up A Website?

website, how-to, set up, hosting, platforms, SEO, design, layout

People choose to set up websites for all manner of reasons. Some people see it as a chance to start a business, and others want to discuss a topic they’re passionate about.

Platforms – If you want to take an easy option, you could start by using a platform rather than starting the website from scratch. The most common platforms that can be used for free are WordPress and Blogger. There are lots of other smaller companies that offer similar services though. These are good to start with, but as the website grows, you might want to ditch these platforms and go it alone. When it comes to doing this, you could learn more from Javascript training workshops.

Hosting – Your website is probably going to need to use a web hosting service. This service will determine the speed of your website, the amount of time it spends live and how it will be looked after. The company you choose to host your website will be responsible for making sure your website remains up and running. So, when you choose a host, make sure you weigh up quality with affordability to get the very best outcomes.

The Name – The name of a website is more important than you might think. You should make sure that the name of the website matches the URL you choose. You’ll have to check which URL names are available, and you’ll probably have to pay for the domain name you want. Make sure the name of the website is relevant to what your website provides to visitors and don’t choose anything too out of the ordinary.

Choosing Fonts and ColorsFonts are one of the most important things about your website, even though it might seem like a relatively small factor. It’s important because the font will dictate how readable the content on your website is. It needs to be as simple and clear as possible. Contrasting the color of the font with the color of the background is essential too. If the colors are too similar, people will have to strain their eyes to read what you have to say.

SEO – To get people to visit your website, you will need to think about search engine optimization (SEO). This is the process of making sure that your web pages rank as high as possible on search engine results pages when people search for relevant key terms. To do this, you need to use keywords in headings of posts and pages. You should also use plenty of external and internal links in your posts.

Maintenance – If you use a web hosting service, you shouldn’t have too much trouble with maintenance. All good web hosts will take care of this for you. But you should make sure you read the small prints with regards to maintenance. Some hosts only offer support from Monday to Friday. This is a problem if your website stops working on a Saturday because the website might be down until Monday morning. That’s why it’s best to choose a host with comprehensive week-long maintenance services.

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About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more). A married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". I am also Co-Founder of NYC Wine Guys, a wine blog from 2 guys from Queens, NY.

Posted on October 27, 2015 2:11 pm, in The Tech Geek and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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