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Q: internet ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: internet
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: golucky-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 09 Jun 2005 19:04 PDT
Expires: 09 Jul 2005 19:04 PDT
Question ID: 531627
How do I start an Internet website?

Clarification of Question by golucky-ga on 09 Jun 2005 19:10 PDT
how do I create a website
Subject: Re: internet
Answered By: djbaker-ga on 09 Jun 2005 19:42 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings Golucky!
The first step to creating a website is to determine what type of site
you are interested in having.  You are looking to start a blog then
you should check out


Live Journal

Both of which offer free blog hosting and everything is already set up
for you.  If you decide that you want a different kind of site then
you should find a place to host it.  You can find a bunch of sites
which will provide free hosting here:


Some of the better known providers are Geocities and Tripod.

Once you have your account set up the next step is to learn the
language of the web, HTML.  HTML, which stands for Hyper Text Markup
Language, is incredibly simple to use.  In less then 30 minutes I
would venture to say that you'll be able to pick up the basics of the
language and be able to create a basic site of your own.

The best tutorial I have found on HTML can be found at W3Schools.

I sent my mom to this site recently and she was able to create her own
website in less than an hour.

Other sites you might be interested in...

HTML - Wikipedia

HTMl Goodies

A list of html resources

That should get you up and running with your own website before the
night is over.  If you have any questions or need anything cleared up,
please request a clarification before rating my answer and I will be
more then happy to help.


Request for Answer Clarification by golucky-ga on 09 Jun 2005 20:04 PDT
free stuff is not the way to go. I would like to pay.

Clarification of Answer by djbaker-ga on 09 Jun 2005 20:20 PDT
If you are looking for a good, inexpensive hosting service then I
would personally recommend Telnap.

I have been using them for a year now to host two of my sites, both of
which are fairly high volume and I have had no problems.  They offer a
great set of features at a really good price.


Request for Answer Clarification by golucky-ga on 09 Jun 2005 20:32 PDT
I want to go all out with the most expesive web hosting service
available(I believe you get what you pay for)

Clarification of Answer by djbaker-ga on 10 Jun 2005 10:12 PDT
The standard module "more expensive is better" does not really apply
to web hosting in the same way that it does to other products.  This
is for a coupe of reasons.  The first being that by and large they use
the same equipment and software.  Now granted there may be hardware
advantages on a more expensive site however unless you plan on running
a high volume site which utilizes a number of scripts or you plan on
streaming multimedia content, this is not really a factor.

The "cheap" places offer the same software like cpanel, php access,
cgi access, etc that the more expensive ones do.  Another and more
important reason is that the more you pay odds are the more you will
get in potentially superfluous features.  This goes back to the heart
of the question which is what do you plan on using it for.  If you
plan on using your site as a personal page with maybe some pictures
and a home movie or two, these sites are going to be charging you for
features which you will never use.

As you go up in price you go up in things like storage space and
monthly bandwidth.  The first of these has obvious advantages in terms
of having a good supply.  However even some of the "cheaper" sites
offer a couple of gigs of harddrive space.  The later of these, more
monthly bandwidth, is only necessary if you are going to be hosting a
lot of multimedia content or expecting a high amount of traffic.
Otherwise it will go to waste and you will be paying for something
that you don't need.  This goes for other features like dedicated
hosting too.

I have listed below a couple of more expensive hosting services, all
of which offer top notch customer support and hosting features.

Network Solutions

*One of the top 1000 most visited sites on the internet
*Comes with a free domain

West Host

*Very respected

golucky-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Very Thorough answer! great hyperlinks.

Subject: Re: internet
From: stephanbird-ga on 10 Jun 2005 03:00 PDT
You may get "what you pay for" if you pay over the odds, but wht do
you need for your website? If it's just a simple "hello world" page
you don't need things like CGI, Frontpage extensions, Load balancing,
OOBC database access, POP3, 5 gig of space etc.. (to just pick at a
few of the specs in a advert I have lying around)


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