The Basics of WEB DEVELOPMENT!

First of all, let us clear up the basics.

What is a website? & What is a web-page?

Since a large number of people are confused between these two, it would be a good idea to explain them first. A website is a whole group of web pages. Just like a whole group of "pages" make up a book, a whole group of web-pages make up a website. A web-page is an individual “page” or unit of a website.

For example: You are currently reading a “web page”. This web page combined with all the other web pages linked to this page make up this website…indiahowto.com


Creating a website free of charge!

It is possible to create a website “free of charge” on the Internet. This is done though “free hosting”. The problem is, that your website will not look very professional. This is because the companies that let you create a free website, will make you put their adds on your website.

Another problem that you will have is that, your website address will not be a “.com” like www.indiahowto.com. On the other hand, it will be some long name like "www.freehosting.coolsite.com" 

Because of these reasons, it would be good to NOT create a free website if you are doing something serious, like making a website for your business etc.

On the other hand, if you are creating a website just for fun or just as a learning experience etc. if would be best to go in for a free hosting website.   

Creating a Professional Website:

If you are interested in creating a professional looking website, you will have to go in for “paid hosting”. Paid hosting has many advantages over free hosting. Firstly, since you “buy” space on the Internet, it’s your space and so nobody will make you put any annoying adds on your site.

Also, you will have your own “.com” like www.mysite.com!

These are required if you intend to use your website for any serious purposes. In any case, paid hosting is not very costly. It is around Rs.450/- for buying the “.com” name and around Rs.800-Rs.1500 for a 50MB space for one year.

The process of creating a “free website” and the process of creating a “paid website” are a little different. In this article we will explain to you how to do both.


What is hosting?

We have used the word “hosting” many times in the last few paragraphs. You may be wondering, “What is hosting?”

Hosting is basically putting your website up on the Internet. Hosting is pretty much like buying some land or buying a shop, so that you can start a business. However, on the Internet, hosting is buying space. Space in terms of MB.  

Free hosting companies give you some space free. They give you this space free of charge in return for putting their adds on your website. Paid hosting companies charge you for the space that they give you.

The general process of creating a website:  

  • Make your website on your own computer
  • Use hosting to put your website up on the Internet
  • Promote your website


Basically making a website is all about these 3 things.

In this article we will show you how to do all these things so read on!

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Table Of Contents

  1. How to create a website? & Why make one?
  2. The Basics
  3. Making a website - First step, learn HTML!
  4.    >> After you learn HTML - Website making tools..
  5.    >> Website Design Guidelines
  6.    >> SEO - Search Engine Optimization
  7.  Putting up your site on the Internet - For Free!
  8.    >> Uploading Your Website
  9.    >> Making your long free-hosting URL short
  10. Paid hosting 
  11. Marketing your website - Getting visitors!