If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound
          ourselves.                            Thomas Edison
Getting started




    So you want to
      start a
    Website?
Choosing a Domain Name


Keep it short.

Keep it simple.

Describe your business in some way.

Be memorable and unique.

A...
Domain Name options




Top Level Domains (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .info)

Country Code Top Level Domains
(.co.za, .za.net...
Choose the software or language




Custom websites today are often built using PHP,
HTML or .Net languages

However there...
Opensource Options




Ecommerce - OSCommerce

Blog - Wordpress

CMS Website – Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla
Choose a Hosting provider


Local Web hosts    International Web hosts

Speed              Cheaper
Local Support      Bett...
How to Choose a Web Hosting package



Based on the language the website is written in (Windows/
   Linux)

How big the we...
Choose a Web Hosting package
5 Steps to setting up your Blog



Choose your domain name

Choose the software or have the website designed for you

Orde...
Getting started




    Questions?
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  • Setting up your first website

    1. 1. If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. Thomas Edison
    2. 2. Getting started So you want to start a Website?
    3. 3. 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.
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. 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 customisation
    6. 6. Opensource Options Ecommerce - OSCommerce Blog - Wordpress CMS Website – Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla
    7. 7. Choose a Hosting provider Local Web hosts International Web hosts Speed Cheaper Local Support Better if Audience is Google SEO International Charged in Rands Charged in Dollars More traffic is allowed
    8. 8. How to Choose a Web Hosting package Based on the language the website is written in (Windows/ Linux) How big the website is. How many visitors you expect to the website. How many email accounts you need.
    9. 9. Choose a Web Hosting package
    10. 10. 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!
    11. 11. Getting started Questions?

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