How to Register a Domain, Set Up Hosting, and Edit Web Pages

Register a domain name, set up web hosting, create pages and add pictures, links, video, WordPress and PayPal to website
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  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
    Other: 44 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

**Course price reduced to $9 until the end of July** Will return to normal price 8/1/15

UPDATED June 2015: Case Study with 6 lectures added with Wordpress & PayPal guides

Join over 800 students who enrolled in the first 2 days!

About this course:

  • Free lifetime access to all course content
  • Added lectures and updates will also be free
  • Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee if you don't find the course valuable
  • Nothing is required to take this course - complete beginners are perfect
  • You can get my book about How To Start a Business Online completely free
  • I've created dozens of websites myself - now you can too!

What you will gain from taking this course

This course will show you how to find and register your very own unique domain name and setup a web hosting account. It will also guide you through the process of creating your first web page. You will also learn how to edit web pages using different methods, and manage your files on your hosting account and your local computer.

  • 38 lectures and more than 3 hours of content
  • List of useful links and resources
  • Step-by-step guides
  • The tools you need to be successful
  • Live example pages and templates
  • Case Study for one website to tie it all together

You don't need to know anything about domains, hosting, HTML, CSS, or Jquery

We will start at the beginning and go through the process step-by-step. The course is structured in a logical way so you can follow along with each lecture and end up with your own website that is hosted online and located at your personal domain name.

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Register a domain name
  • Set up a web hosting account
  • Create a basic web page
  • Edit a web page using different methods
  • Monetize a website with Affiliate Links
  • Upload a web page to a hosting account
  • Understand other options for getting a ready-made website platform
  • Understand options for eCommerce and Blogs
  • Install WordPress on a website
  • Find out about more advanced topics
  • Put a PayPal button on a website

Why should you take this course?

You should take this course if you are new to websites and want a simple, straightforward guide to getting started. This is also a perfect course for people who had someone else create their website but now you're stuck because you want to make simple edits and changes but don't know how to.

Course Structure:

  1. How to find and register a unique domain name
  2. Simple instructions for setting up a hosting account for less than $49/year
  3. Tutorial on pointing a domain name to a separate hosting account
  4. Options for purchasing a combined domain + hosting solution
  5. Step-by-step guide to create your first basic web page using different methods
  6. How to edit web pages right on your hosting account or from your computer
  7. Instructions for uploading files to your hosting account
  8. Options for when you may not want to create your own website
  9. A look into more advanced topics
  10. Case Study that ties all the sections together

Who Shouldn't Take This Course

Advanced web developers, or other people who have repeated experience registering domain names, setting up hosting accounts, and creating or editing web pages.

About Me

I started building websites over 14 years ago when I went to college for Computer Technology. Since then I have been designing and developing sites for friends, family and business clients. At times it has been my full-time job, and other times I have been more of a part-time consultant. My work has ranged from simple, static websites for individuals and small businesses up to complicated web applications for Universities. Because my work has been so diverse there is a good chance I will be able to relate to your situation and quickly be able to answer any questions that you have.

Why I made this course

1. To Show You How to Edit and Manage Your Existing Site

One reason I created this course is because I know quite a few folks who decided it was time to give their small business an online storefront and because they had no idea about the basic steps required to set up a website they spent a LOT OF MONEY at web design firms only to be stuck with a site they didn't know how to edit or manage. And my clients have complained to me that their hosting companies are constantly UPPING THEIR FEES but they don't know how to set up a different account.

2. To Explain When You Should Use an Existing Platform

Other people aren't sure if they need to use and eCommerce platform like Shopify or a blogging platform like Wordpress. So I wanted to explain when you should use them.

3. To Walk You Through the Nuts and Bolts of Setting Up Your First Website

And lastly, some of my clients and friends just want to set up a simple website but they just don't know where to start. There are many tutorials about how to code, but you really have to dig through boring help files to understand the nuts and bolts of setting everything up.

This course is created for you and intended to be a valuable resource

I will be available to answer any questions and even add additional content and lectures as needed.

Supplemental material

The course also has a comprehensive links to help you navigate through the ins and outs of setting up your website. Additionally the course will demonstrate the tools and services I use so you know how they work.

Bonus material

I recently published a book that goes beyond this course and discusses how to get your business started online and what it will take to be profitable.

THE COURSE INCLUDES A WAY FOR YOU TO GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE!

Curriculum Overview

1. How to find and register a unique domain name:

There are a lot of options out there for where to register your domain. Which one should you use? How does it work? What is the science behind domain names? I answer all these questions in this lecture, and when we are done you will be able to register your own domain name quickly and cheaply.

2. Simple instructions for setting up a hosting account for less than $49/year:

It is really hard to narrow down which hosting company to use, and even if you look at review lists of Best Hosting Companies it is hard to pick a winner. Then you try to set up an account and get a lot of nasty up-selling and confusing price structures. Later you find out the discounted prices at some companies go way up after the first year and you end up spending more year over year than you would have elsewhere! I will help you sort through the confusion and give you some tips on how to avoid all the up-selling and price changes, and I show you some companies that provide great service at good prices with less pressure.

3. Tutorial on pointing a domain name to a separate hosting account:

If you purchase a domain and hosting service from separate companies (I'll show you how and why you might want to) you have to connect them. I'll show you how to do it in no time!

4. Options for purchasing a combined domain + hosting solution:

If you want to save money during your first year, you can get a free domain with your hosting service. I'll quickly walk you through the process.

5. Step-by-step guide to create your first basic web page using different methods:

We won't go in to depth on how to write code, many people on Udemy have done that quite well. But I will show you how to create a basic web page, and more importantly I will show you where to find FREE help resources and examples, even a free sandbox, that will help you learn more and more on your own.

6. How to edit web pages right on your hosting account or from your computer:

This is designed specifically for folks who had someone else build them a website, but now every time they want to make an edit they have to call up the web design company. Even if it's just to change one word! That's outrageous. I will show you how you can do it yourself.

7. Instructions for uploading files to your hosting account: Want to build webpages on your computer? I'll show you how to get them online and show you how to use a free tool that makes it a breeze.

8. Options for when you may not want to create your own website:

Sometimes it makes more sense to use a full-service platform that has professional templates and packages so you don't have to create your own web pages. I'll discuss my favorite ones and tell you when and when not to use them. (Even if you are already planning to go this route you may want to take this course because it will still be helpful to know how to register your own unique domain name)

9. A look into more advanced topics:

Curious about whether you can actually make a sophisticated, professional website from scratch? You can and I'll show you some examples to whet your appetite.

10. Case Study that ties all the sections together:

In the Case Study we will actually purchase a domain name, set up hosting for the domain, link it to our hosting account. Then we will create a basic web page (NO CODE) for the website and view it live online. Later we will go back and edit that same web page, add pictures to it, put an Amazon Affiliate Link on it, embed a YouTube video on it and perform basic text and font edits. Lastly we will install WordPress and put a PayPal button on the site.

REGISTER YOUR DOMAIN BEFORE SOMEBODY ELSE DOES:

You can scroll right up to the top and click Take This Course to get started setting up your website today!

If you read this far, you've accomplished a lot already - I hope to see you in the course.

-Andrew Tye

What are the requirements?

  • An internet connection and browser
  • You don't need anything else!
  • A basic text editor such as Notepad is recommended, but not required
  • You don't need to be familiar with HTML or CSs
  • You don't need a domain name or hosting service

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Register a domain name
  • Set up a web hosting account
  • Create a basic web page
  • Edit a web page using different methods
  • Upload a web page to a hosting account
  • Monetize website with Affiliate Links
  • Understand other options for getting a ready-made website platform
  • Install Wordpress
  • Understand options for eCommerce and Blogs
  • Find out about more advanced topics
  • Add a PayPay Button
  • Get the tools you need to be successful
  • Case Study for one websiite to tie all the sections together

What is the target audience?

  • Absolute Newbies
  • Complete Beginners
  • People who want to register a domain name
  • Folks who would like to set up a hosting account
  • Small business owners who want a new website
  • Anyone setting up a website for the first time
  • Individuals who have a website but don't know how to edit pages or manage files
  • Anyone who wants to install WordPress
  • People who want to put a simple PayPal button on their website
  • Folks interested in monetizing their site with Affiliate Links
  • The Technologically Challenged - you know who you are :)
  • Intermediate to advanced level web developers should NOT take this course

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Start Here
01:17

Introduction to the course

What the course is about, and who it's for.

09:04
Welcome!
  • Who the course is for - YOU
  • What's in it for you
  • How it's structured
  • What the goals are
  • Who I am
  • How to make the most of the course
  • Using Udemy
Article

Some of my recent development work and ways to find out more about my background.

How To Use This Course
Article
Section 2: Domain Names
Why You May Want to Set Up Your Own Domain Name + FAQ
Article
13:48

This lecture covers domain name registration:

  1. The science behind Domain Names and what they are for
  2. Where to find them, and how to get suggestions if what you want is taken
  3. How to register them
  4. Why you might want to get a domain name from a different company than your hosting provider
Article

Section Links:

Use these links to practice what we went over in the previous video lecture

Case Study Pt. 1 - Register Domain Name
03:47
Section 3: Web Hosting
Why You Would Want to Set Up Your Own Hosting Account + FAQ
Article
07:40

All about how to setup your hosting account and get the services you need to make your web pages live on the internet.

02:18

If you setup domain names and hosting services at different companies you will need to link the two.

I'll show you how to do this in about a minute.

03:20

A quick look at purchasing domain registration and web hosting services from the same company versus seperately like we discussed earlier.

Links for Web Hosting Services
Article
Case Study Pt. 2 - Set Up Hosting & Link to the Domain
06:33
Section 4: Creating Web Pages
Why You Would Want to Create Your Own Web Pages + FAQ
Article
10:54

I will show you how to create a basic web page.

More importantly, I will show you where you can get a nearly unlimited resource COMPLETELY FREE, no sign up or anything, that gives you explanations for everything HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, etc..

This is not a course about coding, so we won't really spend much time on it.

But I will show you a little code and give you another option for editing pages if you aren't ready to become a coding guru.


** The Downloadable Resource is a basic example HTML file.

I had to change the extension to .txt to upload it to Udemy. Simply change the file name so the extension is .html and you will have a simple web page. Double click on the file once you change the name and it will open in your browser.

I also put the exact same file online: http://awtye.com/Udemy/Example.html

Article

Use these HTML templates as a starting point if you want to start playing around with code. Use w3schools.com to practice nearly anything.

Article

Section Links:

Use these links to practice what we went over in the previous video lecture

Case Study Pt. 3 - Create a Web Page for the Domain
06:46
Section 5: Editing and Managing Web Pages
Why You Would Want to Edit and Manage Your Own Web Pages
Article
11:29

A common issue I see is people that got a website made for them, but now if they want to make changes they have to call the web design company.

Even if it is just changing a phone number!

You can make these sort of changes in 2 minutes yourself. I will show you how in this lecture.

Article

Section Links:

Use these links to practice what we went over in the previous video lecture

Case Study Pt. 4 - Edit the Web Page & Add Pictures, Video, Links, etc.
11:31
Section 6: Other Website Options
Why You Might Want Other Options
Article
11:02

Building your own website is not always the best option.

In this lecture we discuss when you might want to look for another solution and I show you some of them.

15 pages

Start here if you are wondering about using templates for your first web page.

Article

Section Links:

Use these links to practice what we went over in the previous video lecture

Case Study Pt. 5 - Install WordPress on the Web Site & Customize
05:50
Section 7: Advanced Topics
Why You May Care About Advanced Topics
Article
17:01

In this lecture we discuss more advanced things you can do on your own. This is a beginner course but I wanted you to see the possibilities that are out there.

This lecture we will discuss

  1. some different things you can do with images using CSS and jQuery.
  2. We will also discuss the use of Adobe Photoshop
  3. Where you can get high quality icons and images for affordable prices (or free) online
15:48

Topics in this lecture:

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Jquery
  • CSS
Specific examples include:
  • including pages to reuse code
  • linking Cascading Style Sheets so that an update to one CSS file carries across an entire site
  • sending emails
  • contact forms
  • capturing and storing user information
Article

Section Links:

Use these links to practice what we went over in the previous video lecture

Case Study Pt. 6 - Add a PayPal Button to the Web Site
04:38
Section 8: Accomplishments
02:17

The course is almost complete! Just a few more short lectures...You covered a lot of ground so far! Let's recap what you've done.

*** I cut this lecture out of the previous one due to size and I just noticed what I say at the end doesn't quite make sense :)

13 questions

Everybody loves a quiz!

In all seriousness, before you finish the course I would really like for you to test your understanding so you can go back and review if needed.

Additionally, if something doesn't make sense please contact me or ask a question on the discussion board.

4 pages

Complete list of resources used in this course complete with links.

Please Note:

Some of the links are affiliate links and I may get a small commission should you purchase anything. This costs you NOTHING!

So thanks for that :)

By the way, even if some of the tools I showed you are affiliates of mine, I would NEVER show you anything that I didn't think was the best for you!

Section 9: Bonus and Next Steps
14 pages

A look at what is next for you. What DO you need to actually start a business online?

2 pages

Thank you bonus:

You can get my book about How To Start a Business Online completely free during my next Kindle Promotion. Learn how in this lecture.

Article

Links to get the book free if you couldn't get them from the video

03:44

Thank you for taking the course!

Best regards for the future

-Andrew

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Instructor Biography

Andrew Tye, Entrepreneur, Management Consultant

Andrew has experience in a broad range of industries and has been fortunate to work at Fortune 50 companies, large private companies, global consulting firms, and small businesses.

His formal education began with a degree in Computer Technology and later concluded with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. His professional interests include business strategy and product development. He is also interested in technology and has been developing web and software applications since 2002.

Andrew's self-published books are Starting & Selling, 33 Professional Development Tips, and Resumes, Interviews & Careers.

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