Making a website - where to start?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by ranguvar, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. ranguvar macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2009

    I'm a dev and I really need a website. I got some questions:

    - I'd like a "professional" webdomain, i.e. a ".com" or ".org" or ".net" or the likes ending. How can I buy such an address and how much does it cost per month / per year?
    - Should I host my server at home (I got a spare PC) or should I rent hosting? Will my ISP get upset when they realize I got a server at home? (Note: I expect really low traffic on my site.) How much does renting hosting cost?

    -- ranguvar
  2. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    Take a look at the sticky at the top of this forum:


    Yes you can buy a website ending in .com or .net or whatever. .org is normally for organisations, like non-profit organisations etc.

    As for cost...completely depends on who you go with. Don't host it from home. You can pay anywhere between $2 and $15 a month for a low end package like the one you want.

    Take a look at the links in the thread I mentioned above, they will give you details for domain name purchasing (buying the .com/.net site), and hosting packages.

    Also...what are you a dev in?
  3. ranguvar thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2009
    I actually started to read that sticky, but I didn't scroll down... :eek:

    btw, I'm a Objective-C / C / Java dev.
  4. 7031 macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2007
    Good luck on your dev btw.

    Seconded with not hosting from home. It's a fun project, but I wouldn't recommend it for anything that you want anyone to ever see.

    Domain names are normally around what, $10 a year? Hosting, as already said, ranges from about $2 to $15 per month, unless you need a dedicated, but that's unlikely.

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