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Starting A Website

   By: Keith Riffle

If you are looking to create a personal or business website, this is a great starting place! In this article, I'll go over some of the basics of what you need to do to start a website, and then show you where you can find a website design tool, hosting, and a domain.

The first thing you'll need is a domain (a domain is simply a website address like, and a place to host your domain. Web hosting could be defined as a place where you rent space on someone's server so that others can view it on the web. You can get both web hosting and a domain at a very low cost (about $10 a month) through Yahoo, which also offers a free website builder and email address for your domain. Here is a link to their website:

Click Here To Visit Yahoo's Website

Choosing a domain name can be a challenge, however, because lots of domain names have already been taken. If the domain you want has been taken, you can try using dashes (-)or periods (.) to connect phrases. For example, if is already taken, try using If they are both taken, try something a different ending like ".net" or .info", such as or

Once you have your domain and web hosting set up, you are ready to build your site. You can use Yahoo's site builder to build one from scratch, which comes free with any of their hosting plans. If you don't know what kind of a site to design, you can purchase pre-made website "templates" on ebay for about $10.

Well, those are the basics of what you need to do to get a website started. If you are nervous about this task, don't be...its easier than you think! If you can use a word processing program, you can use a web site builder, and you might even have fun doing it! Once again, the link to Yahoo is:

Click Here To Visit Yahoo's Website

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