Making a School Website
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In order for other people to see your web site you need to put your pages onto a server which is accessible 24 hours a day.
You will need a host server (a place to store your pages on the internet which lets people have 24 hours access) and a domain name (the address on the internet where people can find you). Places like tripod.com give you 10 megabytes or more of hard disk space for your web sites. These are okay, but they have two disadvantages: you must have their adverts on your pages which is what makes the service free and the web site address is often long and difficult to remember.
If you don’t want the adverts then you have to pay a monthly fee of anything from $15 upwards. The more features and hard disk space you want, the more you will have to pay. But the web space belongs to you and if you decide to put your own adverts on the site, then the revenue belongs to you too. You will also need to buy a domain name for this site. Just about everyone seems to have their own dot com names and if you want to be taken seriously then you will need to buy (or more correctly rent) a domain name. These cost $75 for the first two years and then $35 per year thereafter. We bought www.paknam.com in order to help promote our city and province. If someone already owns a domain name that you want, you can offer to buy it from them. But be warned, some names sell from $5,000 up to over a million dollars.
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