Advice for starting a website building company

  • perldog
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Hi All,

I'm a newbie here, but not to programming.
mostly perl,php,mysql,html,linux,shell.

Anyway I want to branch out on my own
or maybe partner w/someone.

Any ideas on the best software to use,
webhosts, where to find jobs?

btw,
cool site.
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Quote:
Any ideas on the best software to use,
webhosts, where to find jobs?

Which software are you referring to? Control panels?
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Exactly what are you looking for? All you need is your computer to create websites for people. If you want to host websites for people, you'll need to find a host that is capable of handling whatever they're going to use the website for.
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perldog wrote:
Hi All,

I'm a newbie here, but not to programming.
mostly perl,php,mysql,html,linux,shell.

Anyway I want to branch out on my own
or maybe partner w/someone.

Any ideas on the best software to use,
webhosts, where to find jobs?

btw,
cool site.



1. you need catchy domain name, something short and easy to remember/associate.
2. webhosts, pick one but after carefull review. If they require paying more but provide qulity go for it. You might be paying $5-$10 more than the others but in the long run, peace of mind is what matters. For example, my servers are up almost 200 days and I never had a problem with anything. I believe that's worth paying and extra 'large-pizza-price' a month.
3. Sales :) this boils down to advertising, you can either:
a) go very cheap and try competing online
b) put your own price for your own level of quality and try selling to local businesses / supporting them.

'b' pays more in my opinion

4. Software: Dreamweaver, Firefox, Photoshop, Flash, <any control panel>

5. be sure to provide quick support, this is VERY important.


Good luck!
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For purchasing domains, I would recommend http://www.RegisterFly.com and http://www.GoDaddy.com . For hosting, I use PCE Productions (http://www.PCEProductions.com). You can speak to the staff live.
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Don't forget SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as well, a website design will affect SEO as well. Ultimately, when a website is done, you need to SEO to make it popular.


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If you are from Europe you should also check http://www.a3web.sk (Slovakia). I know that company from my country maybe doesnt look trustworthy but I have very good experience with them. They servers are fast and support all scripting etc...
They have also great support (mail, icq, phone) with knowledge of english language :)

Now back to topic. If you are not a designer u better find one, maybe only for external working. Or you can find some at freelancers websites. I recommend to learn (if you dont know them already) today's opensource systems like oscommerce, mambo, phpBB...
Jobs - depends if you want to rely on local clients. Some stuff like flyers and small advertisements should bring some "I wanna website" like customers at the beginning...
Software - there is a lot of great freeware now. You dont need to stick with "professional" tools like Dreamweaver, wasted money...

.... and dont remember all is word of mouth ...

RUM
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You need to know the marketing strategies. Im referring to SEO strategies to make your website popular , like link partners, articles, blogs etc...


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i think your query for finding work is not yet solved
well try searching for 'freelancing' on GOOGLE and u may find loads of work
to do if have the right skills.

best luck!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

HOSTING
When you are going to offer hosting, see whether you can host multiple or maximum domains n the space provided.
most of the small websites developed require only from 25-50 MB of webspace with database support.
Do not purchase a huge pack like what godaddy offers for a single website. I am not against Godaddy. :-).
If possible get a reseller account.
Dont go in for cheap hosting.

Domain Names
For domains like .com - use Namecheap, Domainsite or Netfirms.
Netfirms provides cheapest domains. Domainsite offers 1.99 $ .info domains.

Softwares
Try using open source softwares when you dont have legal copies

You can use GIMP - alternative to photoshop, Blender3d- alternative to 3D MAX.
Also try Inkscape.


I am sorry i am not able to give you the correct urls. Try searching for the specific words and youll land on the correct page :-)

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