Domain Name A domain name is an address that visitors use to view your Web Property on the web. When starting a website, it's important to find a good domain name that represents your brand or business. Domain names are typically sold annually and can be renewed prior to expiration. View these articles:
Web Hosting After you have a domain name registered, the next step is to get a web hosting package. At GriotSites.com, we offer 2 different ways. If you are having your website custom built by us, we recommend starting with a Bronze Street Package if you are just starting out. You can always upgrade later if you find it necessary. Of course, if you need more features for your Web Property (such as live video streaming), our Gold Road Package might be a better option. If you are using our sitebuilder, you can grab your domain at the same time you purchase your builder.
Web Property or Website A Web Property (website) is usually a file that is coded with HTML to display text, images, videos and other multimedia elements. There are many ways to build a website. While it is possible to create a Web Property using a text editor like Notepad, for beginners, it's usually best to use software geared for web development. You can create your own website using one of our 4,500 templates, Griotsites free sitebuilder, or hire us to build a custom Web Property for you.
Programming languages like PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl and ASP.net can also be used to create dynamic Web Properties. Fortunately there are many different open-source, web-based applications which use these languages and don't require much programming experience such as WordPress, Drupal' & Joomla.