There are things that we want to know before we start something, sometimes a little information about a certain thing can really help us understand how things work. When you are starting your business, you must have a good plan for how you will start, it must be plan carefully if you want your business to be successful.
It’s the same thing when you want to have a website, it must be plan carefully, but sometimes you do not know where to start. Although web agencies nowadays can assist and teach you, it is still better if you know something beforehand. In this post, I am going to explain the basic things you must need to know before having a website.
What your website is all about?
Before we proceed to the technical things, you must have a clear idea of what you want your website to do. Do you want a website that promotes your business only, do you want a website that can list your product with quotation forms for your customer, or do you want a website that can sell your products? There are so many purposes of websites, it will always depend on what you want or your business needs.
Web Design is a widely used term in the web industry. Basically, web design is one of the important processes of creating a website. Some people think web design is just for designing a website, add color in a button, add an image, add a large header text, etc. but actually, web design is not just like that. In a technical perspective, web design is the process of how your website really works, how your page will connect from other pages, the sitemap, website structure, the content, layout, graphics. In short, it is the overall plan of your website.
The most important asset of your website, content is what your user will read or see when they visit your website. Content that is properly planned can help your website rank in search engines like Google and Yahoo.
SEO or Search Engine Optimization
This is the process of optimizing your website to be a search engine friendly. Good SEO practices can help your website appear in search engines. Even you have a website, if the search engines cannot find your website, the website is useless, so SEO is important in a website.
Web hosting is an online service that let you upload your website onto the internet. Basically, web hosting provides a storage (also known as server) for your website files so it is accessible everywhere. Some of the well-known web hosting company is Siteground, Bluehost, and Hostgator. Remember that web hosting is an ongoing expenses, some hosting providers offer monthly or just annual hosting plan.
Domain name is the unique identification name of your website, this is what your user type in their url address if they to want to visit your website, for example, your business name is CT Print, you can have a domain name like www.ctprint.com or ctprint.com, you can always choose what domain name you want. Take note that domain name must be unique in the world wide web, so you have to check first the availability of your preferred domain name. Popular web hosting company already included a domain name registration when you are going to purchase a hosting plan. Just like web hosting, a domain name is also an ongoing expenses, most of the time, a domain name is renewed once a year.
So that’s it, I listed the basic terminologies you must need to know if you want to have a website. Every website has different functionalities, but as long as you know the basics that would be okay. Do you have something in mind? Why not drop your comments below.