Hosting Your Website

Many people today, with the assistance of software such as WordPress are designing and creating their own websites but even if they do, they still have to pay for a domain name and hosting of that site on the internet. What the software does is translate your requirements into computer coding so that you can quickly and easily design and create the website to your own specific needs and requirements. The website has to have a name though and that is referred to as its domain name. Although it will not cost much, a domain name does have a cost, as does the host that will connect your site to the internet.

One of the biggest providers of domain names is Godaddy that can also offer a hosting service. In order to save on expenses, you can make use of a Godaddy hosting coupon or promo code which is often easily found at various websites. When choosing a domain name for your website there are several things that you should try and keep in mind, first it will want to be a name that offers some idea as to what people can expect to find on the site and this is especially important if it a website for a business which you are choosing.

If the business is in the shoe business for instance, you may want a domain name like cobblers.com as cobblers will quickly identify the site as having something to do with shoes. Although this may seem obvious, today it may not be that easy to find a relevant name that has not already been taken as there are already many websites covering a vast number of topics online. You should therefore be prepared to ask for a second name and have a few more possibilities in mind if needed.

The people at Godaddy will be prepared to help you in finding a name if you have any problems and they certainly know what they are doing as they have provided over 62 million already. A host is a server that will connect your website to the worldwide web, ensuring that is available to be seen by anyone online and so that is of course essential. Having a website online and having people visit that website are two different things and so you will have to consider a course of action carefully if you want the website to be profitable.

Website developers will use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in order to ensure your website attracts more visitor than it otherwise would and so is worth considering. One action a website developer may use in order to increase the number of visitors a site gets is keyword density. This is a process by which they use keywords in articles so that the search engines more readily pick the sites up. Another action they may suggest is back linking and this is where a link to your website is placed on another, hopefully more popular, website.