You just started your business or in the process of starting a business.  Chances are that you are going to need a website.  Creating websites involve more than just buying a domain name.  Here we explain the 5 main components you will need to consider when building a website.

Websites for Beginners – Top 4 Things to You Need to Know

1) Domain Name

Your domain name is your website url or address on the internet.  GoDaddy is a popular place to acquire domain names.

2) Hosting

Simply having a domain is not enough, you need a place to host your website.  A web hosting service provider or web host is a business that provides the technologies and services needed in order for your website to be viewed on the internet.  Websites are hosted on servers.

2A) Server Speed

Servers are not created equal.  When looking at hosting and servers you will want to consider server speed.  Server speed  will determine how fast or slow your website is.  It is the amount of time it takes for the server to respond to a website request.

3) Content Management System (WordPress) vs a Hosted Platform (Wix and Shopify)

We have all heard the debates of which is better, WordPress, Wix, or Shopify.  To understand which is better, we must first understand what each of these are.

3A) Content Management System

WordPress is a content management system and you can choose to host it where you please.  You own your website and content.  WordPress is open-source so you have more flexibility.

WordPress has a license fee which can be paid monthly or annually and cost about one hundred and eighty-five dollars a year.  Rocket Ivy’s website packages include WordPress at no additional cost.

3B) Hosted Platform

Wix and Shopify are hosted platforms that you can build your website on.  Everything built on the platform (ie Wix or Shopify) are owned by the platform.  You have less flexibility and do not own the website.

4) SSL Certificate

SSL certificates help make your website more secure and is a must if you are planning on selling products on your website or ecommerce store.  SSL certificates can be purchased from a third party or with your hosting company.  There is generally an added cost get an SSL certificate and it generally costs about sixty dollars.  Rocket Ivy’s website packages include SSL at no additional cost.

RocketIvy Comprehensive Website Packages

Do not delay the launch of your business because you are struggling with building your website.  The Rocket Ivy team will build out your website using best practices and with a quick turnaround time.  Rocket Ivy provides comprehensive website packages and services at low competitive prices.