Buying a domain name is the 1st step towards setting up your online presence. With a domain name at the ready, you can now begin to build your website and your online presence. However, there are some other things that must be taken care of before your site can go online.
Sync Your Hosting and Domain Name
You will need a reliable hosting service to host your website and its contents. LS25 Web Hosting offers a wonderful plan for start-ups and beginners. If you haven’t purchased a domain yet, you can buy one through us to simplify things.
Once you have purchased a suitable hosting plan, you will have to transfer the nameservers to ensure they point to your host. If it sounds like mumbo-jumbo don’t worry, this process is actually pretty simple.
Simply login to the site you purchased your domain name from and locate the nameservers. Copy the nameservers from your host and paste it into the box where your current nameservers are placed.
Setup Matching Social Media Profiles
Be sure to setup social media handles that match with your domain name. Even if you are not going to use the social media channel immediately, it helps to secure your username.
If the branded username is not available, try adding a qualifier at the end. Exact match is not so important, be sure to get the username as close to your brand name as possible.
Setup Your Email Accounts Associated With Your Domain Name
It’s highly likely that you will want a domain-specific email address to add that professional touch to your online presence. The number of email ids you can create depends on the hosting plan you’ve chosen.
Login to your hosting cPanel and look for something called “Email Accounts”. You can enter the email address here and choose the associated domain name.
Come Up with Website Goals
Before you hire a suitable web design agency to build your website, prepare a brief that outlines the goals and purpose of your website. Your website can serve one of several purposes:
Are you creating a personal blog?
Are you creating a news style site?
Are you looking to sell online?
Will your site provide information about your brick-and-mortar business?
You are Ready to Build Your Site
Now you are all set to build your online presence. Be sure to work with a reliable web design agency to build your website. If you are looking for a website that gives you complete control when it comes to managing and creating content, choose a CMS such as WordPress.
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