In the last post, we saw that to build your own website, you need: a domain name, a machine to host your content and a record that maps your domain name to the machine. We saw that instead of building your own server machine, we hire machines from a hosting company. We used an analogical story about a company that builds shelves of racks and leases it to whoever wants to use them. We also mentioned that hosting companies offer machines at different levels of readiness based on your requirements. These different levels of readiness are called hosting plans. In this post we will see which hosting plan suits which type of website. Continue reading “What you MUST know when you start your own website: Part 2”
So, you want your own website? You may probably have talked to a few people who are hosting their own website or to a few experts in the field. They might have bombarded you with phrases like, “First, get your own domain”, “You can opt for ‘self-hosted’ or ‘white-labelled'”, “Dude, don’t go for WordPress, Drupal is light years ahead!”, “Do you want a ‘static’ website or ‘dynamic'”?
Before you know it, before you have even started to take any action to build your website, you are trapped in the paralysis of making sense of jargon. Fear no more. In this post, I will try to speak human language and explain the terms that are necessary for building your own website, so that you can approach vendors, armed with a little more know-how. Continue reading “What you MUST know when you start your own website: Part 1”