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Thread: Website Startup by a complete newbie!

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    Website Startup by a complete newbie!

    Hi All,

    I have had an idea for a website for a number of years but due to my complete lack of technical know-how I never got around to doing anything about it. I spent ages online trying to find out how I go about registering an address, what language it should use, how to get started and the list goes on...

    I ultimately ended up registering the domain with GoDaddy (pretty sure I hear you muttering to yourself already!) This was primarily just so that I could have the domain registered while I did more research and familiarised myself with the concept of web design. Didn't work!

    My site is to have various features - logins for members, the ability to store website addresses entered manually, and subsequently pull this information through automatically as and when required.

    I'm already pretty sure none of this is feasible using GoDaddy or anything similar, but at least I now have the domain I want, right? If I'm correct in this assumption, I'm wanting to know how to go about actually building the website from the ground up. Does anyone have any websites that talk newbies through this process, or books that I can use? When I say have very little knowledge on the topic I mean next to none! I don't even know if my home PC will be capable of doing what I want it to...
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    GoDaddy is a perfectly passable domain registrar. Also, you could build it on GoDaddy, but their hosting is ****, so I'd look elsewhere.

    Codecademy.com is your friend for learning. It's a learn by doing kinda thing.
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    I can attest to GoDaddy being a good registrar but a s/hitty host. Do not make the mistake I did and sign up to their hosting plan.


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    Go-daddy hosting is a complete disaster, stay away from it. I suggest you go with a more reliable hosting company such as in-motion hosting or bluehost.

    As for learning to build websites, your best bet is to learn how to build templates for WordPress using PHP coding. I have an excellent resource to share with you. It is in video format and takes you through the whole template building process from making custom themes to functions which you will require for member logins or anything database driven.



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