creating a website

The infrastructure and the rules-of-the-road are in place, but you need your own vehicle to use it. To have your own website, you need three components:

  1. a name and address on the internet, also known as a domain
  2. a computer residing at that address and listening for requests, also known as a host
  3. some HTML pages to send in response to such requests, also known as content

The first two components are like the chassis of the vehicle: every website needs them, and there is not much variety in what is involved. The third component of your website, the content, is the collection of HTML pages that you wish people to read when they go to your address. This final component, since it is a blend of creativity and information and technology, is the most difficult to cost because it completely depends on what you want.

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