What is Website Publishing?

To begin with, a website is a digital platform that is composed of different online pages organized under a domain or a website address.

          There is roughly 1.7 billion of websites online that can be access through the internet. It was made possible by the digital technology developed by CERN in 1989. It was first envision by software engineer named Tim Berners-Lee, which primary goal is to connect scientist worldwide. The number of pages published online exploded in 3,000 in 1994, after the military made the technology public.

          Now we heavily rely on the internet to access information and connect with each other. It made a difference in way we haven’t think of before.

How to Publish a Website?

To give you a view, here are the major steps in order to create a website online.

1

Register a domain from your trusted hosting company.

     Domain is the address you type in the address bar to locate the website that you want to visit, for example www.google.com or www.facebook.com.

     A domain address is annually renewed to your host. If the domain is very common, it is mos t likely be already registered by a certain individual or an organization, that is why today before deciding on your business name, you should check first the availability of the domain.

           Choose from any of the pre-designed template below.

2

Get a hosting package from a hosting company.

     More often, the domain provider also host a website that you can rent.  The hosting provider has a database center where you can store all your data such as the web pages, pictures, and media that your website contains. These datacenters operate in 24/7 and is accessible in the internet throughout the globe.

     Big companies such as google, facebook, amazon, and etc. has large private datacenter they manage.

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3

Set up your web pages using web publishing app.

     The most common site publishing platform is the WordPress. It holds to thousands of website online. It is one of the simplest tool to create and publish website online because of its SEO friendliness, simple interface, and flexibility. Above all it is free.

     It has many plug-ins that can suit your needs. The community is also active that is why when you encounter a certain problem, you can easily search the solutions online.

           Choose from any of the pre-designed template below.

4

Choose the right theme for your website.

     Wordpress contains a great number of different themes that will suit your business brand and model. It has a theme for online stores, gym business, food suppliers, freelance brokers, and others.

     The themes are flexible and some of them can be modify. especially if you buy the pro package.

           Choose from any of the pre-designed template below.

5

Create a web page using a Page Editor

     The most common site publishing platform is the WordPress. It holds to thousands of website online. It is one of the simplest tool to create and publish website online because of its SEO friendliness, simple interface, and flexibility. Above all it is free.

     It has many plug-ins that can suit your needs. The community is also active that is why when you encounter a certain problem, you can easily search the solutions online.

           Choose from any of the pre-designed template below.

6

Publish your work.

     Wordpress contains a great number of different themes that will suit your business brand and model. It has a theme for online stores, gym business, food suppliers, freelance brokers, and others.

     The themes are flexible and some of them can be modify. especially if you buy the pro package.

           Choose from any of the pre-designed template below.

What are the things to check in your website?

          One best way to gain traction is to produce helpful articles online. Aside from this here are some key points that you need to consider in creating your website to attract audience.

Make sure your domain is unique but highly related to your business.

         The best domain you can use is the name of your company or your brand itself. Good examples are ‘jollibee.com’ or ‘metrobank.com.ph’. These domains reflect the name of the company. It is not mandatory to use the name of your business as your domain, in fact the company name of Metrobank is Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company. But of course it is too long to be use as domain name.

Use clean website themes.

         When creating your website, it is advisable to use simple and clean themes with pleasant details. It is the basic principle that Google used to beat Yahoo. When you check the webpage of google.com, there is nothing there, only the search bar. Look how simple Google is compare to Yahoo.

         Complex themes with many unnecessary features might make your website slow, aside from being eye sore.

Write posts related to your business or products.

         Your website must reflect your business and should introduce your product to the public. It also must contain the necessary information regarding your business such your address and contact details. You can also tell the story of how you stated your business or your production process. By doing this you make your customer more trusted into you.

Check your grammar and spelling.

         Wrong spelling and erroneous grammar is major turn off for your reader. It is easier for the reader to notice the grammatical errors and misspells than the writer because the author can sometimes overlook the words he is typing to facilitate the smooth flow of idea. Because of this, it is very important to proofread your post before publishing them online.

         It is advisable to have your friends read the articles or check your website to get feedback from them.

Double check your site security.

           One important thing you must check on your website is how safe it is from the hackers. Your website must be protected from scams and unwanted foreign agents that might destroy your integrity by running scams on the viewer.

      The easiest way to secure your site is by using SSL certificates. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and, in short, it’s the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from reading and modifying any information transferred, including potential personal details.