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How-to Set Up a Web Site
Putting up a website can provide new
opportunities for your company. The following are the steps you can
follow to establish your own website on the Internet.
Secure an Internet Access from an ISP
The first thing to do is to get you connected on the Internet.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are companies that will connect
you on the Internet for a fee. You can get subscription plans or the
pre-paid Internet access cards. Some ISPís to contact are Pacific
Internet, Easycall, MosCom, I-Next, and SkyInet.
Get an Email Address
Once you have Internet access, the next step is to get an email
account. Email is the most popular tool for online communications,
hence get an email account with a good name. Some email providers
are Hotmail, Lycos, and Edsamail.
Planning Your Web site
Identify your goals for the Web site. Identify your customers goals
for using your Web site. Match the two, and identify the criteria
for designing your Web site.
Creating the Web site
If you have the time and patience you can try to learn HTML and
design your own Web site. But if you are more concerned about
managing your business, then hiring a good Web
designer is a wise decision.
Find a Web Hosting Company
Once the Web site is complete, you will have to physically store it
on a Web server that is connected to the Internet. This service is
provided by Web hosting companies.
Get a Good Domain Name
A domain name is the name that will be associated with your Web site
(e.g. www.webphil.com). Try to keep the domain name short so that it
will be easy to remember and will fit on your calling card. A good
company is www.catalog.com.
Promote Your Web site
Once your Web site is up and running, have it tested by users for
any errors. If you are comfortable with the Web site, the final step
is to promote it. You can do this through traditional means (e.g.
word of mouth, print ads) or online (e.g. search engines, ad
banners, exchanging links).
Companies that provide connections to the Internet. Gotcha, Pacific
Internet, Moscom, Destiny, PLDT
Language used to create Web sites
Companies that offer disk space that will allow your Web site to be
seen on the World Wide Web
Easy to remember names for a Web site. Webphil.com, Yahoo.com,
Web Site Setup
Pages + hosting + domain name + domain name forwarding
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