How to Website - Introduction

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This is an introductory tutorial on how to develop and put your website live.

Brief introduction

In this tutorial we will walk through the process of developing and putting a website live. This tutorial will contain some technical terms and concepts but I assure you it won't be too complex. So, lets get started!

Prerequisite

As this is a "how to get your website online" tutorial so, we will cover most of the important points right from the start. So, no worries if you are new to this.

And if you are a techie with prior knowledge of Backend and Frontend then you will definitely relate to the points discussed.

Why create website?

If you are interested in having an online presence via personal website or blog then this is for you. Because launching a website these days is super quick, easy and cheap and we will explore some of the options in the later part of this tutorial.



How much will it cost?

The cost will depend on how big or small your website is. For personal website with lets say, 10 million visitors yearly, the cost will be within $100 to $200 annually (year 2017). And this price is going down as more companies are providing better and cost efficient hosting plans.



For example, in 2010 a good hosting plan cost INR 700 per month. Seven year later, it is down at INR 400 per month. And as the number of service providers increases the cost of hosting a website will drop more. That means, you as a content creator now have more options to pick from. Awesome!

Fun fact! At the time of writing this tutorial I was paying INR 1200 approx for 100GB monthly data plan (year 2017). Back in 2010 when I was in college, 5GB monthly plan cost me INR 600 approx. So, a lot has changed!

about me...

Hello, I am Yusuf Shakeel and I am currently working as a Full Stack Developer in India. More info here. Together we are going to learn about the things involved to get a website online.

We will start by talking about the free stuffs then gradually move to the more customized and paid services.

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