Planning Your Website
Before you create your business site, it’s important to do some planning up front. Here are some steps to help you make decisions much easier, and help you avoid costly mistakes.
Before you start thinking about building a website, it is essential to plan the site. What type of website do I want to build? A brochure website? A database driven website? Or an Ecommerce website?
A brochure website is a simple website that consists of a few pages that are aimed at promoting products or services online. A brochure website would normally include the following pages: home page, about us, products/services, and contact us. Desena Web Design has developed a number of brochure websites for clients throughout Perth and around Australia.
Database Driven Websites
A database driven website is more complicated than a simple brochure website and is ideal for large businesses. In a database website, all information is stored in the database and the web pages are connected to the database. If the information stored in the database changes, the web page will also change automatically without human intervention.
For example, online banking sites where you can log in by entering your username and password and check your bank account balance. Your bank account information is stored in a database and has been connected to the web page using programming language which enables you to see your banking information. Currently we do not design database driven websites.
In its simplest form, an ecommerce website is an online store. A company might sell its products in a physical store or through an online store. Desena Web Design has developed a few ecommerce websites using PayPal shopping cart.
Once you have decided on the types of websites you want to build, the next step is to:
Register your business domain name
You can have a dot com, dot net etc, but if you are an Australian business it is essential to have dot com dot au. Choose a name that is easy to spell and remember. You can register your domain name with us - .com.au and .net.au just $13.00/year. Register Domain Name
Once you register the domain name, the second step is to find a web hosting company. Some domain registrar also offer a web hosting. We offer cheap and affordable website hosting for our customers - 150GB web space just $60.00/year. Have a look at our hosting packages.
Here are some features to consider when choosing a web hosting company for your website:
- Web space.
- Email accounts.
- Site statistic.
- Form processing.
Build the website
After registering a domain name and finding a web hosting company, it is time to look for a web designer to build your website. You can ask a friend or a uni student to design it for you, or a freelance web designer or if you have a big budget you can pay web design company to build your website. My web design service is perfect for anyone who wants a simple and professional looking website at affordable prices. Have a look at our Web Design Packages
Upload the website
Last but not least, is to upload your finished website to the server - the web hosting company. Your web hosting company will give you a username and password and instructions how to upload your website. You can upload with Dreamweaver or Microsoft Frontpage. Once the website is uploaded, you can submit your website to search engines such as Google and Yahoo so that people can find you on the Internet