I just recently registered a domain name with an established Ottawa-based Canadian web-hosting company called Sibername.com and am now endeavoring to create my website myself (while I also help friends by finding employment by creating their own website). Since I’m new at all this, I thought it may benefit other neophytes if I’d share my website-creating experience in real-time, in this blog article. So this article will be lengthened from time-to-time as my experience widens. If you intend to create your very first website, this article may interest you.
The Sibername website had a few website building options, something that did not matter to me at the moment since their domain name registration comes with a free 5-page website and 2 email address package. (I would decide that later and was informed by their customer service that my free plan could be upgraded to different other plans.) I was certain of the domain name and the email-address I wanted to have. So I logged into my web-mail and sent myself a letter and made believe it came from my first client. That worked., I mean the email was delivered. But one small negative point about their web-mail is that even though it’s a good one I did not know the URL to log into my own web-mail.
Note: I did contact the head of their tech department and complained about that and they promised to correct this. In case you want to know the login site is webmail.yourwebsitedomain.ca
(By the way I was so pleased to discover when I registered my domain name is that one of the payment option is “pay later” so I clicked on that and my domain name was reserved. I then had an email from their customer support department and I explained to them that I wanted to make a good old-fashioned face-to-face cash payment. My jaw almost dropped when he said , “Yes.”. When I came home I logged into my new Sibername account, created an email address, and emailed my friends).
I must admit I’m still building my website,in my spare time, using the Sibername Fall Special and I still don’t know which website building option to use in the future but I’m building today, and planning for tomorrow. I was surprised to have people contact me on the first day I worked on my homepage. I know the reasons why now, there are social media share buttons on my home page and I have many contacts on 4 different social media sites.
One of my friends contacted me and asked me why I selected this company. Accepting face-to-face cash payments was my first reason since I’m a little old-fashioned I guess. The second reason was that it’s a Canadian Web Hosting Company that’s Ottawa-based. And I live here. Another plus, domain name owner ID privacy also comes free with their starter package.
Now that I’m accessing their website building tool and working on my site using their template-driven web-based website builder, I’ll have more to share on my next article.