Chapter 4: Securing a Domain Name and Web-Hosting Service
In This Chapter
Researching domain names
Securing a domain
Defining your web-hosting requirements
Securing a web host
The preliminary steps for getting a web-design job up and running may seem tedious, but if you and your client get your ducks in a row at the beginning, the work will flow much smoother. As the self-help gurus are fond of saying, “Fail to plan, and you plan to fail.” Truer words were never spoken.
Your initial work with the client or your team tells you what you need to know to design the site as well as what content your client or team needs to provide. After the web pages are built, you need a home for them. And then you need a way for the client’s potential customers to find the site — and that’s where a domain name and URL come in to play. The domain name, of course, is synonymous with the URL. When you pick a domain name such as myfabuolousdomain.com, it becomes a URL: www.myfabulousdomain.com.
In this chapter, we show you how to choose, purchase, and register a domain name for the site, and also how to ...