Build your web presence Lesson 2 of 6

There’s more than one way to establish your home on the web. Understand your options and create an action plan to get online.

How websites work

Key learning 3′

In case your business needs a website, the first step is to understand the basics. Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll need to know:

  • what web servers do
  • how domain names work
  • how your website uses these.

To launch a website you need to get what’s called hosting space. Think of it like a plot of land for a house. Sometimes you have to pay a fee. In some cases it’s free. So do shop around before making your choice.This ‘plot of land’ is one of many within a server. Think of a server as a street where many companies rent out space for websites. A bit like sharing the same postcode.Each server has what’s called an IP, or internet protocol, address. This is made up of a string of numbers that can be located by any device that has internet access.A area is had by Every website. That is everything following the www. or INTERNET part. You are able to consider this as the home address of your property.But imagine if someone desires to find you, or in cases like this your website? They’d use a browser like Google Chrome. This locates and retrieves the web site information shows after that it. How long a niche site takes to load depends upon things like the type and amount of information, and internet rates of speed.

Next steps

Every website with a website name has a corresponding numerical identifier named an Ip. Want to view it in action? Open up a browser and enter this string of quantities in the address club: do the truth is?

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