How to Create a Website -

Prior to creating a website, it is important to have a good conceptual understanding of how the the Internet actually works.

Using the simple diagram below, we have described key hardware and software components and how those components interact.

Understanding these internet concepts will help you make good decisions regarding what type of website to create and what web creation tools to use.

World Wide Web - Conceptual Overview
World Wide Web - Conceptual Overview

When deciding what type of website you need (i.e. brochure ware, web application, data driven website), it is important to consider both the benefits and the costs (initial development + ongoing operating and supports costs) for proposed site.

In general, it is always best to adopt a minimalist approach initially, and then add complexity over time.

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