Things you should know:
A website is nothing but web page files which run in a browser, and are easily accessible everywhere on the internet.
To have a website, you must buy a Domain (a name for your website for example: www.mysite.com) and hosting space (space on a web-server to put your web page files on).
Servers are of many types:
- Shared: Multiple websites sharing space in a single server, this kind of server is most common, economical, suitable for small and medium sized businesses. But you have to follow community guidelines to use these (for example: you can’t spam, show illegal or sexually explicit content, etc.)
- Dedicated: Suitable for Large Organisations, or if you want to run your custom scripts and don’t want to have any limit on outgoing mails etc.
- Cloud:a cloud-hosted website is operating on multiple connected servers. Instead of limited to a single server like what we have in traditional hosting services (dedicated/shared hosting), the website now has the access to multiple servers. Virtually, the processing power is unlimited as you can always add a new server and scale up. Google and Facebook are well known web services that use this kind of setup.
Types of websites:
Static Website: A static website is one in which all the content is hard-coded. This means that all the content is directly inserted into the web page files, and only a web-master can edit the content. These websites are economical to develop, and difficult to update. It is most suited for Information based websites, where it is needed to display some fixed information.
Dynamic Website: A dynamic website generally has a design and place holder for your content, but the actual content is fetched from a SQL based database. Your database can exist on the same server or on a different server all together which is called a Data Center. This kind of website is difficult and expensive to get developed, but easier to manage. You can update the content on your own. Moreover you can decide which part of your website you want to keep static and which parts you want Dynamic so you can update those on your own.
More information on this topic is available on another one of our articles here: Confused about static and dynamic websites?
How to get a website made:
Step 1: Plan your website: Prepare an overview, what will be your website about. Answering these questions might help: Does the website being developed of an already existing business, or a newly planned concept? What will be the name of your website? Will it sell any product or service, or will it provide information or complementary services of your pre-existing business establishment? How many pages do you want in your site? Are you okay with a pre-designed template in any popular website builders (Joomla, WordPress, Weebly, CM4All, Concrete5, Live site, Basic Pages, etc.) or do you want a custom concept, look and feel for your website?
Step 2: Buy a Domain and Hosting Plan: As mentioned above these two things are required to run a website. Buy a domain of the name of your website, if the domain of your choice is not available, then, choose a name that is the most suited. Also choose a hosting plan that is most suited to your needs (Shared, Dedicated or Cloud Hosting). You can see Blue Ornate’s hosting plans here.
Step 3: Concept of the Website: If you have chosen to go for a custom design (look and feel) of your website, then a concept of your website will be prepared. Here all the pages need to be ascertained. Navigation will be worked out, i.e. how the user will be able to navigate through the website.
Step 4: Logo Design: A corporate/brand identity is prepared for your website (if it doesn’t already exist.) It is probably the most difficult task as a Logo is supposed to show what the brand/business does, and it should not have too much detail as a logo is supposed to be seen in small size. Also a logo should be such that it makes its mark and the user should be able to recognize it anywhere.
Step 5: Content Processing: After the theme of your website and Logo is decided, the content provided by you will be processed to suit the theme, and stand out most. This process involves getting Text-Content written by Professional Content writers, and treatment of all Images, and Videos, to enhance their crispness.
Step 6: Design of the website: Preparation of a rough layout of the website is the next step, after it is at a Good-to-Go level, colors are decided according to Logo, and pre-existing theme of the business establishment (if any).
Step 7: Development: After the Design is finalized and approved by you, development process begins. This process involves converting the Designs into HTML or PHP codes. Once this structure is ready, your site is somewhat ready to be uploaded to your hosting account.
Step 8: Content Placement: Once the Coded structure is ready, the content that was processed in Step 5, will be placed and uploaded to your hosting account and will be connected with your Hosting Database (if you have a dynamic setup). After the content is uploaded, a Website management tool (Blue Edge in our case) is uploaded. You will be given a link to this online tool, where you can login with your user name and password, and change the content on your website.
Special treatment like special modules that you want like Facebook Page integration, Twitter Integration, or Special Report Broadcast Modules etc. should be decided at the earlier stage of concept development, as the integration might not be possible later when the design is already prepared.
This whole Process looks very confusing! What do I do?
We at Blue Ornate understand that these 8 steps are quite a handful of work, and requires specialized people for each task to be performed. We would sit & talk, and easily Complete Step 1, and leave the rest to us. We’ll take care of everything. Be it conceptualizing of your Brand Identity or theme, or development of the most complex dynamic modules, or writing of professionally appealing text, Blue Ornate has the best Visualizers, designers, programmers and content writers, for the job. Just drop us a mail at: or contact us through our website: www.blueornate.com