After all the hassle of finding a good web hosting service, you may be tempted to relax thinking it is the end of it all. That, however, is only the first step. Setting up is also a pretty big deal. Follow the following steps to make it successful.
Find a Web Host
It may be sound obvious, but it is, in fact, the basic steps. It would be impossible to install something if you do not already have it. Finding the right web hosting service may be more difficult than you think. You can opt for shared hosting or a dedicated plan depending on your needs. The idea is to find a service that can meet your needs. If you already have a website and you are looking for a new host, look out for those who do not charge much on transfer fees.
Register Your Domain Name
Once you find the right service, it is time to give your website identity. It makes it easy for people to spot you. Some web hosting services will allow you to reserve and register your domain name for a small payment or even for free. The hosts help you secure the right identity for your site. It is possible to register your domain name with one company and host your files with another. Remember to choose a domain name that is brandable, pronounceable, intuitive, short, and free of trademarks.
Website Design and Personalization
This stage helps to personalize your website and to include in it your design. You should get the help of developers for this stage. Make sure that even after you add your flair, the website is still usable and friendly to mobile designs. Do not prioritize the looks of your website over functionality. With the right tools and knowledge, it is possible to design your website from scratch to ensure that it is what you want it to be. If, however, your website works well for you and you are pleased with the way it looks, you can skip this page.
Migrating To a New Host
If you are migrating from one host to the next, you can transfer your files and databases through FTP and the file transfer tools of your old host found in cPanel installations. Alternatively, you can select a different file transfer protocol and configure it. That way, you can connect to the server of your new host using FTP. Transfer all your files from your old storage space to the new. The next step is to move your domain name to your new hosting plan. That, however, is not necessary. Log into the account management interface and change the domain nameservers to include the information from your new web host.
Focus on Content and Customer-Satisfaction
Once the installation process is over, it is time to put in measures to attract new clients. Use the right content, search engine optimization tools, advertising credits and other tools at your disposal. Make sure that you do not only attract but also sustain new audiences.