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findind a host for a website....

By thewoosterisroot
Jan 30, 2006
  1. Alright, so i've never really posted a website before, but i've been playing with html and such in my spare time, and i have earthlink as a host. But what do i have to do to actually do to get my page on the WWW, like on google? I know how to use a ftp and all(duh) but i wasn't exactly sure what to do, so i just thought i'd embarres my self, sound like a newb, and beg for HELPPPP!!!!!
     
  2. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    Do you mean that you want your site to pop up on search engines such as google?
     
  3. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 192

    Um...yeah pretty much. Is there another alternative? like i said, i'm relatively new toactually posting sites...
     
  4. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    The only way that I have known how to do this is there are several companies that will do the submissions for you. However it can be kind of pricey. Could probably do a search on google for search engine submissions or something like that and find how to do it.
     
  5. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 192

    so, basically, i would just upload my web padge......then how do people find it, day if i was going to upload an informational site, or even a wallpaper site....would i just submit my link to another site? I think really all i trying to say is, if i upload my site, will google index it? and if not, how do other people find it?
     
  6. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 356

    They find because you have to do the search engine submission. They will aske you for keywords you want your site to be found under and then they will display your link one you get entries into their databases.
     
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Check out the capabilities of a few hosting companies.
    www.godaddy.com is cheap and includes submission to Google and other search engines.
    If you plan on more than 1 website, look at www.hostm.com
    If you are in the UK, try www.oneandone.co.uk they have 20% off till midight today!
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

    the process

    1) first you register your domainname
    2) then you find a webhosting solution you like and can live with.

    usually, doing these in the reverse order allows you to also do a one-stop-shopping trip
    where the webhost will do both for you.

    Your webhosting solution needs to:
    support the programs/cgi languages you intend to use,
    one or more database systems (if you need one)
    and usually, a shopping cart system.

    If you want to 'play ISP' for yourself, you can load Apache2
    on to Windows/XP, add PHP &/or Perl
    and use your system as both Client and Server.

    Have fun :giddy:
     
  9. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 192

    Ok, sweet, i'll work on that, thanks everyone!!!
     
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