Submitted by Heisenberg on Sept. 20, 2018, 2:04 a.m.

Tutorial-------How to build your website

Moderate Development

Domains
By this point you've got the idea of the website, the planning and should have some possible final examples of how you want the website to look. You now know it's purpose and what content the website will now hold. The next motion is to acquire about the domain you wish to have for the website. When searching for a domain you want to keep it related to the topic of the website, short and easy to remember. Picking a domain for your website is hard and can take hours if not days to finally purchase the one you like. I'd suggest trying to get one similar to other domains relating to the same type of website you have but remember, be original with it. You can purchase a domain from the many hosts out there and some will offer deals and even give you the option to purchase high-end domains like .science and .website. You want to get the right one since if you decide to change the domain you'll probably have to change a lot of your content as well.
Here is a few places you should look at when purchasing a domain for your website.
123REG, GoDaddy, Names, UKREG, NameCheap, 1and1, EasySpace, CrazyDomains.

Creating the website
You now have the domain, this was a key part before you created your final website that will be put on the web for a number of reasons including but not limited to, placing it in the footer and for links you want the entire domain in. You now want to move on and get the real website made as you have the mock-ups and planning and you know exactly hat you want to do with the website. It's all a matter of just putting it together. If you are a beginner to website development I would suggest making the website using Adobe Dreamweaver, it's simple and easy to follow. There is no real coding behind it from you and you can vew live previews of the website as you make it.

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You will also want to get your hands on professional graphics for the website, including the logo. You can either find a service and purchase it or you can create your own. If you want to make your own I suggest using Adobe Photoshop. It's the best on the market and it's also easy to use like Dreamweaver with loads of tutorials online to making the perfect website logo to suite your needs. If you want to purchase graphics for your website I would suggest having a look in Hack Forums very own Graphics Market as there is many amazing graphics designers.

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Hosting
You have everything ready to go and now it's time to get a web host, the reason we have left this to last is so that you get the full time you paid for with a live website. Say you pay monthly and you buy hosting before you start work on the site and it takes two weeks to make. You're only getting two weeks hosting right? So why not wait until you are ready to put your website online before buying and get the full month. Many hosts will offer many packages, if your website does not have a database linked to it then you probably won't need expensive hosting to start off with. You should be fine on the hosts smallest/mid-package until you can see in the statistics that you're using more resources than usual, that is when you will have to upgrade. A small website shouldn't be any more than $5/$10 a month for hosting until such times your website is becoming much bigger.
Here is a few places you should look at when purchasing hosting for your website.
Tech Hosts, 1and1, VenTraip, WebFaction, HawkHost, T1Hosting, Malcube, GoDaddy, DigitalOcean.

Final Stages of Development

Upload website
Almost there! You now have the domain, web hosting and the design ready to go. It's not time to put that website live on the web for all to see. You'll need to configure the domain to the web hosting and then go to the hosting panel and follow the instructions to upload your website. It may or may not appear instantly once you upload it if that's the case then try clearing your browser which should solve the problem of not seeing anything. Remember that you can now carry on with more protection for your website like DDoS protection and Copyright protection. You will be able to find out more information about these below in this same thread.

Testing
Congratulations you now have your website on the web. It's now time to do the testing to make sure that everything works as it should be working. This includes checking all images are in place and aren't broken. Links lead to the correct location and also check how the website looks on different browsers such as Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. It is also worth checking out what the website will look like on different devices such as a Desktop, Mobile and Tablet. If there is any issues then you know what they are and can work to fix them in due time. Testing should be carried out three times, to make sure that you haven't missed anything. Make sure that you also check the grammar of any information posted on the website.

Third-Party Testing
If you work with a team of developers it's a good idea to ask them to have a look over the website and see if they can see any errors or have any suggestions to help you with the testing of the website as you may or may not have missed something when doing the testing yourself. If you are a solo developer then ask some friends on Skype or Facebook to take 10-15 minutes and check over the website for you as it's always good to have a second set of eyes look at your website just in case you missed something. These people may consider themselves to be beta testers as they can check the website before the initial release to the public.

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