We have already talked about the open source website scripts in the previous story, WordPress vs Joomla. While these open source scripts deliver a great control over websites, they definitely need a learning curve. You can pretty easily learn beginners essentials e.g buying a domain, webhost etc though our web development tutorial series, but learning about working on WordPress or Joomla like a pro takes a bit of time.
If you are in a hurry to launch your first website, you can take a route to DIY (Do it yourself) website builders. Instead of starting with hosting and configuration, you can directly jump in to an easy to use backend to drag and drop the elements of your website.
If you open a search engine like Google, Bing or Yahoo and search for a term and hit enter, you are more likely to visit links that appear on the top, and preferably on the first page of the results. There is a reason why some of those websites rank higher than others and the basic reason is SEO!
Having gone through the primary requisites of , and domain mapping, its time to decide how to actually build the pages of your website.
This problem was solved with the advent of open source content management systems (CMS) like WordPress and Joomla. These provided a graphical user-interface and considerably reduced the need to learn any of the programming languages. You could just click a couple of buttons here and there and voila! You would have had a page with its most common elements flash on your screen.Read More
Let’s say you have a great site, awesome graphics, smooth transitions and an ever increasing readership. You should be really happy! Well, there is one thing your site might be missing out on- and that is accessibility.
When you have registered a domain and , it time to map the domain with your web host. This step might not be required if you have purchased both domains and web hosting from same provider. But if providers for Domains and web hosts are different, you need to map the domain with host server.
It’s no secret that Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world at present, although Google + and Twitter are not so far behind. You would only be smart if you use that to your advantage and help grow your user base. In this tutorial, we will look at ways in which you can integrate the Facebook API and link your website to Facebook in every possible way.Read More
WordPress is written in PHP and uses MySQL for saving data, and requires a web server like Apache to run. Bluntly put, WordPress uses PHP to send and receive data from the database, where the queries are run by MySQL, whereas the user interface is . Technically, knowledge of neither of these technologies is required for you to run a WordPress blog. That being said, with a little bit of eagerness to understand how they work would definitely help you to optimize your blog.
After you have , its time to look out for a webhost to host the files related to your website. Note that a website is nothing but set of files written in language that web browsers can read and display in a web format. A web host is a computer (or Hard drive) which stores your file and delivers to browsers whenever requested. You can easily make your own computer a web host but then you will need to keep it online 24×7. Practically hosting your website on your own computer is neither feasible nor cost effective. Hence, it is recommended to get services from webhosts who keep their servers always online.
Getting a quality web host is absolutely necessary for the success of your website as it effects the user experience a lot. While a bad host may result into frequent downtimes, slow loading of web pages, it may also come as a big pain for you if it has a non friendly backend or tech support. Here we are underlining a few tips to help you out choosing a good free or paid web host.
In the modern day, creating a site and posting content is just not enough. To be popular and be loved by all, an intriguing social presence is highly necessary. Also, it is imperative that all posts are connected to at least Facebook so that people can share the content if they like it. In this post, I will guide you through the installation of such plugins.Read More