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Net novice no more
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    Net novice no more
    by M6.net

    A relative novice when it came to the Internet, not too longago I didn’t have a clue where to start when trying to create a websiteor why I had the need for one. Luckily though, with time and practice, itbecame apparent.
    Having a website has advantages, providing solutions to a wide range ofeveryday problems. Websites can be used as a personal identity to promote youor what you offer, to the world, be it global, local or personal.

    Web hosting, where one puts a web presence and stores italong with pictures, pages and 'tricks'. As a novice I felt the need tohave things explained to me in the simplest of terms and I know I’m notalone.

    For all those out there who quietly sink into their seats when friends orcolleagues start discussing the "Net", I am going to explain to you,what web hosting is. Simply.

    The web page. This is a document file, created by aweb Editor software such as FrontPage or DreamWeaver. It is your first step,this is the page you will view. It will hold your pictures, your logos, yourtext, your links to other places and your Internet 'tricks and fancies'.

    You then need to create your content, as above, pictures, logos, text etc. Oncecompiled, as you have with other computer design programs, you need to take theimages and web pages and find a web host. This aservice provider that offers space for your 'Net presence'.

    Now ...once you have negotiated a 'rent' for your presence onthe providers land (his servers), you will need to "move in".You will be given the key, a secret password and ID that only you will know, which will unlock your "plot" of webpresence.

    Once you are here, then it is only time you will need for unpacking your gear,and nestling into your web presence. You will be faced with a space to put upyour web pages; drag and drop your created web pages; and you will be advisedto create a folder called "Images", where you will double click toopen, and you will place your pictures, logos, and other images in.

    A good tip: take note of the web address, path, http://www.yourdomain.com/images/pic1.gifas you will need this to direct your picture (pic1.gif) from the images folderto your web page. Also note, that you can direct theimage off to another page by applying a hyperlink address to it in your webpage-creating software.

    This is basically it, once you have gotten this far, you are more advanced thanthe majority of the world. You have a web presence, you have a folder whichlooks and acts like any other folder on your computer's desktop; in which youhave web pages and a folder called "Images"; and finally the imagesare in the "images" folder. Web hosting is really the selling ofvirtual space for you to store your websites. There’s really nothing toocomplicated about it.

    Now the decorating is up to you, you can adorn it with pictures and text or intime add automated and smart features; and to provide invitations to your'presence' warming, (promotion of your site) you can find help with by searchingthe Net for "Online Promotion". 


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