Should I build a website and only put the finished product online?

Question by jwes.no1: I a and put the ?
Is it best to create a website with notepad, offline, and then only get it hosted after I have finished?
Or should I start with it on the web?

Best answer:

Answer by ppp_now
I would put it on the web and have a password to access it. This way you can test it in a live atmosphere. If you are just testing it on your pc you may find that when you upload it you have some links that don’t work and that will drive people away. But the password access will let you test it and not let others access the unfinished parts.

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4 thoughts on “Should I build a website and only put the finished product online?

  1. right now i am making one and i am doing it on notepad first, and then i will be checking if it really works fine with all the major browsers like firefox, IE, chrome, opera, safari. After making sure that it works fine with all these browsers, only then i will be hosting my document.

  2. jwes,

    Ive got over twelve “best answers” to questions just like this, so I hope i am able to help you out too.

    Jotting down an outline is fine, but you really should dive right in and get a webhost. The webhost will provide you with all the tools you need. I left a link below for four great hosts with great pricing. It will cost you only 3.88 a month to get top of the line host and services.

    Once you have a host you can start applying for your domain name(your dotcom name), then begin creating your site. I suggest trying WordPress first to create your site. WordPress is very user friendly and produces great results. There are thousands of themes to choose from and you just plug in your info.

    By using wordpress instead of notepad you will quickly understand how to better achieve your goals. It is completely different than notepad and by trying it, you will be getting more experience and closer to your finished product. You can leave your work as a draft and only when you are completely satisfied, choose publish.

    Notepad is essentially a document editor and really has very little to do with a webpage. Why not start practicing on a real web program?

    I would get your host soon as some promotional deals may end. This way you will have all the tools you need and be practicing with them.

    Good luck
    Its easier than you think.

  3. If I were you first I selected a web host supporting east-to-use site builder and designed my website by their program not notepad.

    As you may know a domain name is just a name, not a real website. If you are going to create your website: 1- Buy a domain name. A domain name is a name you want to call your website. To get a domain name, you have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that name. 2- Buy a web hosting service to provide your online space and enable you to get your website online at your purchased domain name.

    If you want to start your website I recommend purchase your domain and hosting together. In this way it is possible to get your domain for free. Some hosting services offer this gift today.

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  4. Try this : just click and type can build the whole website easily
    All files can managed with admin system without learning complex FTP/webeditor softwares

    building a real website with .com or your domain name
    is like having a physical store

    3 steps you need to complete

    1. find a physical store (find a server/virtual host)

    you may rent or do it by yourself or but it

    Rent-means you need “virtual host” (search engine can help you)
    Do it by yourself – find a computer and set it as a server

    2. put your commodities in your physical store (uploading your contents to server)

    Web contents are placed to the server(photos or texts)
    any function you need can install in this stage

    3. name your physical store (domain name setting like http://www.tsmmc.com)

    let visitors can link to your website by setting DNS server
    you may set such server by yourself

    try outsourcing of it – you will save a lot of time

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    send your messenger to me ,I am glad to help you
    http://english.tsmmc.com/modules/liaise/?form_id=10

    send your photos/texts/music/video to us
    we will provide a webiste of demo version for you
    we will contact you soon

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