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Setting up a new website? domain/hosting/cms recommendations

Why do we need a website instead of a free facebook page?

  • You Need to Be in 100% Control of Your Online Presence; you can register a domain/ website under your name
  • Don’t be at the Mercy of Someone Else; Facebook can kick you out any time
  • Your Website is the “Hub” of Your Online Presence

Choose a domain

If you want a website for a local business then choose .ae domain.
 Always choose .com domain if you want to target an international audience also .com is cheaper than .ae domain.

.ae domain  is available in   http://instra.com

 

A Server space for website hosting – shared hosting

It is recommended to go for a cheaper shared hosting instead of a dedicated server for a small/ medium scale websites. You will be getting speed advantage if your website is hosted in UAE or UK. This will help SEO as well. there are plenty of hosting company available to choose from

 

Suitable  CMS

  • WordPress  – 60% of the total website in the world are built on WordPress.  http://wordpress.org
  • Magento – Leading Open source CMS for e-commerce websites  https://magento.com
  • Umbraco –  Microsoft .net based CMS platform

Useful WordPress Plugins

 

 

  • Yoast SEO / All in One SEO plugin: Both are good for SEO edits like meta title, meta description, site map, etc. use just one at a time.
  • iThme Security: which help to block virus attacks and unauthorized login attempts.
  • Woo Commerce – E-commerce Plugin for WordPress

WordPress Thems

There are plenty of themes are available online for free.. http://themeforest.net has a collection of the premium theme for less than 50 usd.

SEO Monitoring Tools

Local SEO – Get listed in google easily

use the below link to register and upload your local business details. this will help you to list in google map & google search.

https://www.google.com/intl/en_ae/business/

 

 

 

 

 

Shihab VA

Element 8 , An Integrated Communications Agency Based in Dubai | We Offer Re Branding, Advertising, Marketing,Interactive, Web Design, SEO, Web Hosting, Brochure Design Services.