Do you even know what is required to have a website? First, you need to register a domain name like yourbusiness.com. This can be done online through a variety of registrars and the price is usually around fifteen dollars. Next, you’ll need to set up hosting, which is space on a web server where you can store the files and images that make up your website.
Your host can also provide email addresses for your domain name, handle online applications like shopping carts, track visitors, and much more. Hosting can cost anywhere from $5-100 per month, or more. Once you’ve got a domain registered and hosted, you still need to build the site. There are some web-based editors that can be used, but the results are varied and you may still need some graphics editing program to optimize images (if you know how) and buying a full featured editor like Dreamweaver can be expensive.