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    Website help for a noob?

    Hello everyone, this is my first post here on the forums!
    I do hope this is the correct place to post for help. If this is in the wrong place, I do apologize.
    Basically, my mom wants to create a website with her custom URL. She has purchased the URL from Go Daddy already, but does not know how to link it to a page, or create a page for that matter.
    Is it possible you could get me started on how to help her out, from creating the page, to linking it to her custom URL?
    Thank you!

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    Hi from Eddie P and WELCOME to the forum. Here's a little info on web page creation:

    [EDIT: copy/pasted article removed by TheGAME1264]

    I have a lot more info I can share with you. Please send me a private message and I'll provide you with additional help!
    Last edited by TheGAME1264; Mar 19th, 2014 at 11:01 AM.

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    Eddie: I'm starting to get annoyed now. You've done nothing but post generic advice that you took from other places and a link to a get-rich-quick-style blog.

    I get that you're new to design and development, but copy/pasting other people's stuff and preaching it as gospel is not the way to go about building successful websites. You build them by coming up with original ideas, or at least writing about original things. You don't do it by bleating out the sheeple advice of the day.

    wildwildcat: if she's already purchased the domain, she needs to purchase a hosting plan first. What I would suggest, given that you're new, is to find a hosting plan that features a website builder (1and1.com, for example, should work). Depending on your host, they'll have their own name servers and specific instructions as far as how to point the domain to the site. You can build the site from there.

    I normally don't recommend website builders, but because you're new and want to get your feet wet, they'll do in the short run.
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    @TheGAME1264 Hello, yes I am very new to this whole process. This is a very noob question, but because she has purchased the domain, after finding another company to host the site, will the domain she purchased automatically link to the site she has created on the hosting plan?

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    Unfortunately, no it won't. Your domain registration and hosting are two separate purchases. One of the reasons is that registrars and hosts are often mutually exclusive (i.e. there are registrars that aren't hosts, and vice versa). There are probably others, but I can't think of any.

    Like I said, a good host will be able to walk you through updating your GoDaddy domain registration to point to their servers via support. They'll give you the nameservers and may have support documents specifically for nameserver transfers.
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    @TheGAME1264 Thank you for all the information! I'll let you know how it all goes.

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    The first step is to get a domain name and the second step is to buy a hosting package.
    In creating your web site you have 2 options, 1 is to create your website using an external website builder tool and 2nd is to buy a hosting package that already comes with a free website builder tool.
    Once you have created your site you can then get the name servers from your hosting provider and point your domain name to it and on your hosting account/package you then have to link your domain name to it.
    Doing this things varies with different providers but you can always check the FAQ's or you can post your next questions in here.

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    What's the best way to get a domain name? I am about to create my first from scratch and the name is not being used because when I type it in the page lands on an add trying to sale the name. Should I get the name and host from the same spot?

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    If there's an ad for it saying the domain's for sale, you don't want that domain. This is called domain squatting, and it usually leads to the poor idiot who buys the thing paying anywhere from 100 times more than what it's worth and up.
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    You Should try Wix wildcat its a pretty cool site and is super easy to use..good luck


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