Setting it up:
Here, we will explain how to set up a website from scratch
like a cooking book.
Your Website Files.
Webhost (Either free or paid)
To learn to build your website, click here.
A domain name is a url that people can type into their
browser to access a site. It is best to have an easy-to-remember
domain name. Prices of domain names have dropped in
recent years to an affordable level. As a result, good
domain names are running out fast. You are strongly
advised to secure your domain name as early as you can.
A domain registrar is a company where you can register
your domain name for your website.
After you get your domain name registered, you need
to get a webhost so that you can put your website files
An FTP Program:
Any FTP programs can be used to upload your site to
your webhost's server. If you do not have a FTP program,
you can try to find one at http://www.download.com
Cooking it all together
Now that you have got the ingredients
ready, lets proceed with the cooking!
Ask your webhost for your DNS (Domain Name Server).
You should be provided with them when you sign up with
your webhost. If not, send them an email.
You should get two DNS; a Primary DNS and a Secondary
DNS. The paid should be something like (NS1.SOMETHING.COM,
Note: A DNS may not always end with .com. It can also
end with .NET or .ORG depending on the webhost.
Armed with your primary and secondary DNS, go the the
registrar's website where you registered your domain
name. Look for a place to enter your own DNS records.
There could be fields for up to 4 DNS entries, but you
only need to enter the first two, with your primary
DNS in the first and the secondary DNS on the second.
Your webhost should provide you with an FTP server address,
a login name and a password. The password ensures that
only you are able to upload files to your website. (You
don't want anyone else to be able to do that).
Usually, the FTP address is something like ftp://ftp.yoursite.com.
Most FTP programs put in the ftp:// automatically, so
you only need to enter the FTP server name. In that
case, just enter ftp.yoursite.com in the server name
There should also be a place to enter your login name
and password so that the server can authenticate that
you are authorised to upload to your server space.
you have uploaded the files to your server, your website
When people type your domain name in their browser,
the DNS that you gave to your registrar points their
browser to your webhost where you files are uploaded
to. As a result, they sees your website!