Beyond design, there are other start-up elements you will need to consider for your website, namely your domain and host.
A domain is the address of your site, much like conceptcomputers.ca is ours. There are three parts of a domain to consider: the subdomain (www. or shop.), name (conceptcomputers) and the extension (.ca, .com, .org etc.).
Subdomains are not essential, but may give your user a bit more information about your site (i.e. is it informational or an e-commerce site).
The domain name is what your user will remember. It is your brand so choose wisely! Make it clear, concise and easy to remember.
The extension is the ending of your web address. This can tell your customers if you're a Canadian company or an educational institution or it doesn't have to say much at all. .com addresses were once the most common but many other top-level domains are regularly used. With that in mind, it is often wise to purchase various extensions for your domain to ensure that anyone who accidentally types the wrong one in can get redirected to your site and not someone else's with the same name!
Finally, your host. Your host is exactly as it sounds, it hosts your site on the internet. It has all your website's information for access by users. Their servers will dictate the reliability and security of your site so choose a reputable host that can serve your site's needs.
Need some help with that? Concept offers full guidance when building your site!
To speak to us about all your web design needs come see us in-store at 1257 Marine Drive in North Vancouver or phone 604-986-7680.
For more information about our web design services, visit www.conceptcomputers.ca/website-design.
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