Creating a website involves three steps :
- Domain Registration
- Website Hosting
- Building the site
Domain Registration :
You have to first decide a name for a website and register it.
.com usually costs around Rs.800 whereas .in is around Rs.300
Prices may vary on different websites.
Website Hosting :
After registering a domain name, you have to buy web hosting space to host your website files.
Usually we use shared hosting space.
You can buy website hosting from the same company where you registered your domain name or you can get the website hosting from any other company.
If you buy domain and hosting at two different companies , then you have to update the nameservers of your domain name to point to the web hosting server.
Price of web hosting ranges from Rs.1000 to Rs.5000 per year.
BASIC Plan at Hostifier is just Rs.999 per year for hosting a single website.
You will be given a cPanel to manage your web hosting server.
Building the Site:
You can build a website from a web designing company which will cost you from Rs.3000 to Rs.20,000 or even more. Once the website is built, the website files are uploaded to the web hosting server using the cpanel.