What are the basics to set up a small business website?

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Server or Hosting

Web server is the part of the web hosting service that executes hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) requests from your browser or other web client (/user agent). Your computer sends a HTTP request over Internet and when it reaches to servers names,servees processes the request.

A Website Domain Name

Domain name is like an address where people can find your website. Domain are managed through domain registrars which require you to buy a domain name as well as pay a yearly fee in order to use it. The name of your website will be either .com, .net, .org or .edu with dots on each side- if these four domains are taken then you have option for using two words for typing in before ‘.com’. e.g mybusinessname.com

Content for your Website

Now that you have a domain name and web server- what do you put on it?

This is where the fun begins! You can add whatever content you like to your website as long as it follows the web hosting company’s terms of service (TOS). This usually includes no copyrighted material, no malware, and nothing illegal. Generally, you’ll want to include text, images, hyperlinks, and other interactive elements on your site.

One important thing to note: always use high-quality images for your website- people will often judge a website by its visuals first. And never forget to test your website on different browsers and devices to make sure it looks and works great for everyone.

The next step is to think about the content you want to include on your website. This could be anything from the story of your business, to photos of your work, to contact information. Make sure everything is easy to find and organized logically so people can quickly find what they’re looking for. And don’t forget to add features that let customers interact with your site, like forms or maps. With the right planning, you can create a website that’s perfect for your small business.

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