Website creation for beginners to advanced designers
There are so many people other there that have the same cheesy website. Some hosting accounts give some sort of free utility to build sites like Site Studio. Plus their are maketers that will sell a package that contains a hundred templates that can be modified in Microsoft Word, Dreamweaver or even Frontpage. and then there people like Stone Evans with his Plug-in-profit site he sells where everybody who joins gets the same site just with different contact information on it.
But there is a better solution, I have a hosting company that gives all of its site owners a package called Cpanel. In cpanel there is an icon for something called Fantastico which will install software for you that is gennerally what is reffered to as OpenSource programs. programs such as WordPress, PHPNuke, and my personal favorite a package which is a completeContent Management Solution called Drupal.
The first two packages I mentioned are very limited in what they give you, mostly just an opensource Blogging software. Drupal gives you this too but also gives you a lot more like the ability to have a forum on your site, or to create a book which makes use of authors from all around the world. I have RSS feeds of different news sources that automatically update several times per week plus I have Google Adsense adds on all my pages. The ads change based on the content of my pages but they are a good way to make additional income. Rather than tell you about all the features you can go directly to Drupal.org and look at all the things you can get. You can download unique themes to change the look of your site plus you can get what are called Modules which allow you to add special features to your pages like perhaps a shopping cart and product catalog.
I am using Drupal now for all my sites and I’m even considering taking my Plug-In-profit site and seeing how i could transpose it to a Drupal site. My PIPS site is at www.no-sugar-coating.com/pips, My Drupal site is www.nosugarcoating.info.
Now if you have more than one site like i do then you need to look for a webhost that offers what is called reseller hosting. I pay just $24.95 per month and I can host as many domains as I want with this one account. Before I found out about doing this i used to pay a seperate hosting fee for each of my domains which can be very expensive. The best choice I have found for this is Hostgator.com.