8 Easy Steps To Establishing Your Online Presence

By CertifiedHosting 08/24/2010

Even though the Internet is now considered 'Old School', there are still companies that have not made the push to advance their business and enter the online market. For those that have been a part of the online game for awhile, what I am about to say may sound absurd and unheard of - many brick and mortar business owners are unsure of themselves and their business when it comes to establishing their online presence. I know, hard to believe, but it's true! I have been a webmaster, generating my own traffic, since 1997-98. To this day, I still run across business owners that do not understand the importance of having an online presence and quite frankly are confused and scared of how to even begin developing an ecommerce solution.

Perhaps you are looking to create your online presence? Whether you are creating a new business or taking your existing business online, creating a website with Certified Hosting is easy! Just follow these simple steps and you will have a website online in minutes.

1) Connect to  SiteBuilder in cPanel.

2) Label it by Naming your Website.

3) Select a Template.

4) Select  Styles.

5) Edit your Pages.

6) Add Content to your Pages.

7) Add any Extras - MetaTags, Effects, etc.

8 ) Publish it!

How do I get my website online?

Your Certified Hosting, web hosting plan, allows you to use any FTP client or web publishing software such as MS Front Page (please make sure you have requested Front Page Exts), Macromedia Dream Weaver, Adobe Go Live, Etc.

You will be asked for a host name(your domain name), username and password. The username and password are case sensitive. If there is a field for "initial directory" use public_html.

Still confused? We offer FTP video tutorials for most of the popular FTP programs.

How will people find my website?

People will access your website via your domain name. You can begin building traffic in a variety of ways - link exchanges, pay per click traffic, search engine optimization to name a few. You can also have your website listed in the Certified Hosting Business Directory. This will allow you to showcase your website, and promote your site to thousands of potential customers. Being listed will also help your Search Engine Optimization with effective linking from a high page ranked site.

Take the next step

Certified Hosting can take your brick and mortar business to the next level for as little as $3.95 per month. Our unlimited hosting plans offer you an inexpensive way to get your website online and because you are under no contract, you can upgrade at anytime! Contact a member of our sales staff to get started today.