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I am looking to register and create my own website and really don't have a clue as to how to go about it. I know how to go and register it I should say...but what about hosting it and such? It will not be anything super fancy and I doubt the traffic will be huge. If anyone could just point to a good FAQ I would appreciate it. I know I could search google and get tons of info, but I would rather use something that the people on this forum think is a goo FAQ. Thanks for any help.
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The basics are simple. You just need to get yourself a domain name and hosting, as well as an FTP client that will be used to connect to your hosting and upload your website / forum software to your website. Two popular ones are Filezilla and SmartFTP (I used SmartFTP).

There's a lot of websites that sell both domain names and hosting. However, I'd recommend going GoDaddy for domains, and Hostgator for hosting. Both are really nice for beginners because they have great support.
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Thanks e-peen... I will start looking into those right now..
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E-Peen is right about GoDaddy, I don't know anything about HostGator though. Whatever you do stay away from Google, unless you planned on building your own web server and plan on just purchasing the name and some email support. Google does not offer a lot in the way of help and have a horrible website builder. Plus they do not make it easy to access the code to modify or to upload your own site.
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post #5 of 7
www.lissaexplains.com for your html help if you don't know html.. learning it will give you a good idea on what goes into a website.
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Also..say I wanted to add a forum to it, not anything massive like this, but still a place for people to discuss the topic, what else would that entail?
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post #7 of 7
It depends on what forum software you want. For vBulletin, IPB, etc, they require paid licenses. However, you can get free forum software such as phpBB and others. Once you have the software, you can then install it onto your hosting using your FTP client.
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