The first step is to get a domain at a domain registrar. You can register your domain from hundreds of different sites. The cheapest one I've found is
Others I recommend are Dotster.com and DomainMonger.
If you don't know of a good domain name, here are some tools to help you find one.
Lots of domains have been taken, but if you're imaginative, there
are still many more available for you to use. Also note that your domain
doesn't have to describe what you do. If it does, that can actually limit you.
If Amazon was called something like books.com, then they would have had a hard
time becoming what they are today. Often the best domain is the one
that has no immediate association with a product, like Google and Yahoo. That
way you're free to create a brand for the site without tying yourself down
to any one area.
- Instant Domain Search - Lets you type in domains as it searches for them, so you know immediately if they're available or not.
- NameBoy - Comes up with variations of your names to give you ideas on other domains that might be available.
- MakeWords - Produces random names or variations on domains that you search for.
Once you have selected a domain, you need to find a place to host your site.
There are literally thousands of
sites to host a web site. Here are some of the best ones.
Web hosting plans
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||1 free domain, unlimited additional domains
||1 free domain, 6 additional domains
||Free setup, 75 MySQL databases. $5.77 is discounted price through end of Feb 07
||99.99% uptime guarantee
||Unlimited additional domains
||8 additional domains, no bandwidth overage charges
||Instant backups, 99.5% uptime or month is free
||1 free domain name, 10 additional domains
||1 free domain, 10 additional domains, 99.9% uptime guarantee
||Free whois privacy, $50 credit for Yahoo search marketing
||Unlimited additional domains, guaranteed 99.9% uptime, Windows 2003
Once that is done, you can use an FTP client to upload your HTML pages to the server.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
Updated Mar 03, 2009