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    Smile starting a website101

    okay so the boss dumped the website this week, and is asking me if we HAVE to pay a host for a domain or can we just grab one ourselves?, make one out of thin air.

    i have no knoledge on building websites, im a cable guy i need a guru! help!

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    If I'm understanding you correctly, you can't just 'make up' a domain name - that's not how the Internet works - you need to submit a request through an appropriate agent for a small fee. I'm sure other members could recommend some.

    As for hosting a website yourself, you could quite easily do this but you'd have to compare the cost of someone hosting it for you against the expense and knowledge/hours needed to maintain your own.

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    I can highly recommend using csnewmedia CS New Media Web Hosting - UK Based Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS & Dedicated Servers, Carl is always happy to help and does some excellent hosting packages.

    what sort of website is it to be... you could use joomla Joomla! to build the website.

    If its for a school then use the edugeek template

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    I use xilo to host the domain/site

    it's not really worth doing it inhouse, as you have to keep security/patchs as tight as possible which will proberly cost you more in the long run than letting a host do it all for you.

    As suggested above use the eduJoomla package.

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    Our website is hosted with our ISP and we buy our Domain name separately for our school.
    I too can recommend CSNewMedia I have a personal site with them, I'm sure Carl could provide a one stop shop for your domain name needs and hosting requirements.
    As for the site itself, you could you a html template, there is lots out there but your gonna need to know a little about HTML to edit it to your liking.
    As mentioned above Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal the list goes on, are Content management Systems which with a little learning involved you can have a website up and live in a matter of days.



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