When you first decide to make your own website for kids you may be a bit overwhelmed by all the new jargon. Domain this and hosting that. But hosting your own website is really quite simple once you understand a few key things. There are 3 parts that go into making any website you visit on the net. They are;
the Website itself
To illustrate how these things work together lets use building a new house as an example. Think of the domain or domain name like the street address. All websites have a unique address on the Internet made up of numbers. So by buying a domain name you made your address easy to find. Rather than saying my house is at 1234 Xyz St you can say my place is at www.myplace.com
You can think of your hosting or the hosting server as the land itself. This is your property, your space on the Internet. On it’s own it is nothing but you certainly need some land if you want to build a house. This is where your site will be located and has all the tools you will need to build your site and have it accessed from anywhere in the world.
Now you can think of your website as the house itself. This is what people will see, you can deck it out however you like and fill it with whatever you want. You can show people around and even conduct business from home.
So once you put all these parts together, which can be done in under an hour with some guidance and practice, you have a place to call your own on the Internet.
Check out our step by step guide HERE to take you from idea to website in several simple steps.
For hosting and domain registration we recommend Hostgator.