How to get yourself online | 123-reg Support

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This video will briefly explain to you what steps you need to undertake in order to get your business online with 123-reg.

The main things you need to acquire in order to step into the online environment are a domain name and a hosting solution so you can ensure web space for the chosen extension.
A domain name represents the name of your website and it replaces the IP address designated to it so that the visitors can locate it more easily. Therefore, instead of looking for something that would look like – let’s say – 173.94.189.14, it is simpler to search for a denomination such as www.mydomain.com, for instance.

As for choosing the suitable domain name for you and your business, 123-reg makes it easy with its domain name search tool, where you simply enter the wanted denomination and press ‘Search’ (https://www.123-reg.co.uk/). This will return a list of available extensions for the chosen name and you will need to just pick the most convenient for you. For instance, if you want to have a website about music, you can enter ‘musicreviews’ in the search engine and this will categorise the extensions which have not already been taken. Thus, you can purchase the wanted one. You can also take advantage of the new gTLDs released on the market and choose an extension that will bring you instant recognition throughout the Internet depending on the nature of your business.

After you have settled on your domain name, you will need web space services to define your presence online so people can view your site. There are several options to get your website online.
The easiest one, especially for those who do not have a website created, is the Website Builder platform. Based on a drag-and-drop technique, this web design platform really simplifies the website building process and it is the perfect option for the users with less or no technical knowledge. So there is no need to worry about scripts, coding and other related jargon notions.
A second option – simple to use as well, however allowing a higher degree of customisation of more advanced features — is represented by Application hosting. 123-reg offers you WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal as content management systems to choose from. All three enable you to add and edit the content of your website through an administration page. Since they include a design mode or a WYSIWYG editor (Standing for ‘What you see is what you get’)’, you are not required to have any website coding or programming knowledge.

If you already have a website created, then our third option is cloud hosting. This type of hosting relies on a group of servers that function together to provide your website with the power and resources it needs whenever it needs them (such as the instances when the traffic on your web pages is very high).
In conclusion, getting online involves two major steps — choosing and purchasing a domain name and selecting the best hosting solution for you. 123-reg has great offers to cover both aspects, therefore, don’t hesitate and visit us at http://www.123-reg.co.uk/.


Duration: 4:8
Publisher: 123 Reg
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