Non-Tech Website Info
If you don’t have any idea about websites, this is some quick info for you. My thought here is to give you a quick understanding of what it takes to have a website.
1. Domain Names: This is your address so people can find your site. A domain name needs to be registered before you can use it. Prices vary to do this but it’s not very expensive and can be done pretty quickly. It usually is a .com but there are other endings too.
2. Hosting: All the files for your site need to be stored on a server so that the files can be accessed. Think of it as a storge place where your files are kept and then they are served up to people that come to your site. Companies charge money to store your files.
Website Design Overview: Your site is usually designed off-line, meaning that a software program is used to put your site all together and make it look nice. Once the site is finalized all the files are uploaded to the hosting company where your files are stored and ready to be seen by your customers and clients.
Other Stuff: Your registered domain name determines what your email addresses will be. Your mail can be forwarded to another email address if you like. This is good if you are comfortable with your existing email address and don’t like change. Your mail just comes to your existing email address.