So you’ve decided you want to create a website
You have a message to reach the world and you know that the web is the best way to convey that message. Well, what are you going to do next? How did you find this website? This article will give you the step-by-step instructions you need to get started
1. Choose your domain name: Think about your product and the image you want to convey. If you sell puppy supplies, for example, you’ll need a field that reflects that.
2. Domain Name Registration: Once you’ve chosen the domain and you’re sure it’s available, you’ll want to purchase that domain name from a registrar site like Name Cheap or Go Daddy.
3. Set up a hosting account – To create a live website, you need to have a hosting account. I use and love Host Gator. Different packages are available for different types of clients, depending on the size and popularity of your site. Buy a hosting package that suits your needs.
4. Redirect your domain to your host – Once you have your hosting up and running, you need to go back to your domain registrar (where you bought the domain) and redirect the name servers to your ‘host. Your host will be able to tell you about these codes, and your domain registrar can show you how to forward them.
5. Install WordPress – Once your name servers are redirected to your host, you are ready to set up your blog. Your Cannel will contain a link to Fantastical, which will take you through the process of installing WordPress on your domain.
6. Choose a Blog Theme – Once you’ve company name to domain api, log into your WordPress account and choose a theme. WordPress.org has hundreds of free themes for you to choose from. Use one of these, or use the default WordPress theme. It totally depends on you.
7. Personalize your site: Add your name, company name, contact information, or anything else you want to add to make your blog. Personalization helps readers know who and what you are.
8. Bonus Tip: We all hate spam. To combat spam, you will need to activate plug-in called Kismets. It is already installed on your blog; you just need to enter a special code called an API Key. To get your own API key, set up a free account on WordPress.com. There you will find your API key which you can use for Kismets.
Disclaimer: Before I begin, I want readers to know that I am a full-time information security professional.
I do not condone the theft of anyone’s personal information, including passwords, social security numbers, credit card numbers, etc. Furthermore, I condemn such actions as morally wrong. The purpose and aim of this article is not to help people with criminal or malicious intent, but to educate about the type of information that can be easily found using a web browser and search engine, and therefore the type of information should be used.
By now, we all know Google’s dominance in the search industry.
While Yahoo and Microsoft are still competitors, none of their search engines have matured as well as Google. In addition to the “Big Three”, it is difficult to even use a search engine to find it. GYM (Google, Yahoo and Microsoft) has wiped out all the small players in search, including former giants like AltaVista, Lycos and Excite. But even among the big three, Google is way ahead of the pack. In fact, Google’s indexing capabilities and relevance assessments are so good that many information security professionals now use Google as an essential part of their penetration testing and vulnerability assessment services. Security professionals know that the first step to a successful assessment is gathering information about the target. This is called the “fingerprint” or “profile” phase of the security engagement.