Starting a Website: Instant or Not?

Starting a Website: Instant or Not?
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Okay, so you want to have your own website — either to keep up with the trends, upscale your professional reputation, or tell the world about your business. That's okay. But just like they say, the first step is the hardest to make.

One thing people tend to ask themselves is whether they'll use instant website, or craft one from scratch. In this article, I'll briefly explain about each, what they are for and against, so you won't have a hard time choosing. At the end of this article, I'll offer you a website hosting that I've been using to try out, including a 10% off coupon code.

So, what are you waiting for? Let's go.

Instant Website

This type of website is the simplest of all, because coding skills are not necessary. It's very easy to set them up — so easy and simple that it is called WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) because well, the acronym should be self-explanatory enough. CMS and blogging platforms are also included in this category because again, no coding skills are necessary. A few examples include WIX, Weebly, and WordPress. Some are free, some are not.
This type of website is the simplest of all, because coding skills are not necessary.
However, the simplicity comes at the cost of flexibility. In order to add new features or redesign, you may need to hire a specialized developer. In other cases, the provider might offer such service. Both options don't come cheap, unfortunately. Therefore, instant websites are suitable for people who just want to update their contents, without frequently adding new features or changing design. This includes blogs, landing pages, and corporate profiles.
Simplicity comes at the cost of flexibility.
One more thing: this site you're in is based on Blogger. Why? Because it's a blog. I need nothing else from this site apart from adding new articles and replying to comments. The most complex thing I'll do is redesigning the sidebar. It's fast, free, and have all the features I need. Why bother developing it from the ground-up?

This website you're reading is based on Blogger.

Non-Instant Website

Frankly, I haven't even thought of a name for this category yet, so let it be for now. As opposed to instant websites, non-instant websites are those that are developed entirely from scratch. Yes, from sketching out designs, designing architectures to building using actual codes. This, obviously, isn't as simple as its counterpart, and can be very costly. I think you can even categorize this as a web application.
As opposed to instant websites, non-instant websites are those that are developed entirely from scratch.
However, this results in great flexibility (if designed correctly from the start), especially if you're the one who builds it. You already know how and where to insert new features, so it shouldn't be as costly as the first time.

Want to build your own website? Either hire a developer or learn to code.
Because of the cost and difficulty, non-instant websites are often developed either as complex web applications, or company profiles for startups (or people who want to get noticed) and large (tech) companies. Personal bloggers can use this, however personally I'm not sure if the cost is worth the money.

Technoverse Markdown Editor Tool was created from scratch.
One example is seen on Technoverse's Markdown Editor Tool. As adding features like this is difficult for me on WordPress, it's easier for me to create this feature from scratch, separate from the main page. Yes, you can mix instant and non-instant web pages. Pick whichever suits you.
You can mix instant and non-instant web pages.

Shared Hosting Offer

Now, for the promotional part. In order to publish your website, you need a place to store and serve them. This place is called a hosting. There are many kinds of hosting available, ranging from the simplest (ready to use), to the most complex, where you have to set things up from scratch.

If you're a blogger like me, you shouldn't need anything complex. However, if you need something more complex, you might want to look at VPS (Virtual Private Server). In a nutshell, having VPS is like having your own computer in the cloud.

Servers are required to publish and serve your website, no matter which type of site you choose.
Whichever you choose, you're going to need a reliable hosting. Take a look at Niagahoster (the site is in Indonesian). I've been using this hosting for a several years with no problem. The price is right, support is top-notch and the service itself is quite reliable. That's why I'm confident in recommending it to everyone.

Now here's a good deal: I've got a 10% discount coupon for you. Just input this code whenever you're placing an order, whether it's virtual server, shared hosting, or anything else:

a-TERRANOVAE10

Well, I guess that's all for now, Folks. As usual, if you have any questions, sound them off in the comments section below, be it about hosting, websites, etc. I'll be glad to help. Finally, thanks for reading and I'm looking forward to your next visit. Have a nice day! :D

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