It is not possible to just place a website on the internet; it has to be hosted in order to be online. There are many websites which act as hosts for the internet and so you need to choose the appropriate one to host your website.
In order to choose, you can visit the website of Hostmarks as they have listed them, priced them and also reviewed each of them. The host and service you choose should cater to the size of your website and also to the number of visitors the website receives. If your website will be added to and so grow, you may not know what size it may eventually reach and so it is probably a good idea to opt to be hosted by someone that can offer different levels of visitors, allowing you to merely upgrade your account should it become necessary.
As far as how many visitors your website will receive goes, it is almost impossible to know in advance and so start by paying for just a few visitors and then, if it does receive more, all you have to do again, is upgrade your account. Getting a website online is just the beginning though as if you want the site to perform, you will have to encourage visitors to visit it and there are a lot of websites out there all doing the same. The best way to encourage those visitors is to use what is known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO) which is sets of strategies designed to attract visitors to a website. A
website designer, developer or an SEO specialist can help you with these strategies but the two most commonly used ones are keywords and back linking. Keywords are words or phrases which are placed in text on the content of your website which will hopefully catch the search engine’s attention. When an internet search is initiated, the search engine scours the net for any sites which include the search request but this usually produces a list of hundreds of web sites, only the top few of which are ever looked at.
This means that in order for your website to be seen it needs to be in those top few. If the keywords were successful in capturing the engine’s attention then the engine will place that website in those top few positions and your website should therefore receive regular visitors. Back linking is where a link to your site is placed on another site, known as the host site.
When anyone visits the host site they are encouraged to click the link to your site and so you once again hopefully receive regular visitors to your site. To the best host sites for your link are websites which have a similar topic to yours and are also very popular as the more visitors that site gets, the more your site should also get.
Of course though, getting the visitors will be no good if your website is not of high quality as the visitors will quickly leave without becoming customers.