If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound
ourselves. Thomas Edison
So you want to
Choosing a Domain Name
Keep it short.
Keep it simple.
Describe your business in some way.
Be memorable and unique.
Always be able to say your domain name like you spell it!
Make it personal, not too generic.
Domain Name options
Top Level Domains (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .info)
Country Code Top Level Domains
(.co.za, .za.net, .za.com)
Cost = R50 to R350 per year
Choose the software or language
Custom websites today are often built using PHP,
HTML or .Net languages
However there are Open Source platforms already
built to suite most needs and just require
Choose a Hosting provider
Local Web hosts International Web hosts
Local Support Better if Audience is
Google SEO International
Charged in Rands Charged in Dollars
More traffic is allowed
How to Choose a Web Hosting package
Based on the language the website is written in (Windows/
How big the website is.
How many visitors you expect to the website.
How many email accounts you need.
5 Steps to setting up your Blog
Choose your domain name
Choose the software or have the website designed for you
Order your web hosting package online
Upload your website
Customise it and have fun!