I heard that so many times before, that I decided to make this post. It’s simple, if you know it, of course. You will need just 2 things, domain, host, and starting from that, you can choose what kind of website you want.
The domain is the address of your website, the http://www.YOURDOMAIN.com. You can buy it through you host or find a website that offer the service. I highly recommend to buy through your host. Normally they charge it annually and it’s a very small amount.
You know, It’s not magic. All these websites online, are online because they have a host 24/7 working, like a computer connected and working with no rest. The host is the place who will keep your website online. In my case I use http://bluehost.com, and at the moment the best company that I ever worked with. Normally they charge monthly and it’s also a small amount.
You have your domain (ex.:http://www.mydomain.com) and your host (ex.: http://www.bluehost.com). Now it get’s more complex (depends of what do you want) because you can choose between A LOT of platforms and ways to display your website (the contain).
You can make your website in HTML, FLASH, PHP, ASP, etc. You can use pre-made platform’s like wordpress, joomla, magento, etc. Or if you want to sell products online you would use an e-commerce.
The one I recommend and that I use is WORDPRESS. I use wordpress because from my point of view, it has the friendliest design that aloud the own client to update his website.
So, following these steps, you can make you’re own website. Get a DOMAIN, get a HOST, upload your website.
If it’s not clear enough, do not hesitate in contact me.
I will be glad to help you.