For a long time I thought that in order to make a website you must be a programmer or a computer science engineer, you need to know technical languages as HTML, PHP, ASP and even C++ (I heard these names few times, but not at all knew what it denotes). I was wrong…nothing of the above is essential.
First of all you just require to know what a website in fact is. I will attempt to explain it assuming that the reader of this article knows nothing about website building. Website is a number of pages with text and images which are situated on hosting server. Instead of keeping them in your “Documents” folder, you need to store them on a large computer that is called a server, so your pages could be accessed by other people via search engines or directly using your domain. This server is called web hosting. There are hosting companies that give you with hosting solution for your website.
Additional constituent of a website is Content Management System (CSM). Once your pages are hosted you will require to have Content Management System to be able to modify content, update information and upload new images. The lack of user friendly CSM will make the changes in your website very difficult and expensive.
Searching for “create a website” in Search Engines will explain you a lot of companies that can generate a website for you and companies that give software that you can use to form your own website by yourself.
I have checked two kinds of website building solutions: one is free website builder and the other one is a solution that permits you to make a website for free, but charges you for hosting.
“Google Sites” gives a solution for anyone who wants to construct a simple website for his business. The hosting is for free, you can incorporate images and videos using “You Tube” and “Picasa”. There are Help Topics for every function and Help Forum that you can search for answers, if you have some questions about implementing specific design or function. Free Google site presently don’t hold Forum and Virtual Store implementation. But it is actually great solution for a small business that needs to be seen on the internet. It is totally free.
Second solution is website builder software that offers you with a 30 days free trial and charges for hosting solution afterwards. “Live City” is a great solution for businesses that their need is to have a website, which can be changed during time. A website created in this system can rise with your business. You can make a simple website to give information about your business or you can create an ecommerce site by simply integrating virtual store element during the creation procedure. There is no need in any technical knowledge, no need to pay a lot of money to build virtual store. You can just add it with one click.
I have truly enjoyed the simple drag and drop website builder used in Live City. It took me two hours to build a website; I greatly enjoyed the simple solution of designing the website, changing colors of background, tables, and fonts. The Content Management System is actually suitable. It is a really great solution and the price is really low.
You don’t need to have technical knowledge or high budget to make your own website. You can promote your business for free or for a minimal monthly fee and get visible online for all the potential customers who are looking for the service or product you provide.