Ever wonder where websites live? Their “home” has several parallels to the homes you and I live in.
Home Sweet Home
To better understand where a website lives, let’s draw the analogy to the homes you and I live in. If you’re a homeowner, you more than likely have a house that sits along the side of the road on a plot of land that has an address associated with it.
You with me so far? Good!
Now let’s look at a website. Its home also has those same four components that we can use to draw parallels between its home and ours.
ROADS = DOMAINS
In terms of our home, the road we live on is a destination and is usually named after a person (Washington Rd), a place (Michigan Ave.), or a thing (Pine St).
The same is true for websites as they are typically named after a person (JohnJohnson.net), a place (NorthernMichigan.org), or a thing. Most of the time that thing is a business or organization (MyAwesomeBiz.com). The names of those websites are called “Domains.”
STREET ADDRESS = IP ADDRESS
What Type of Website Is Best For You?
Wait. What? What “TYPE” of website is best for you?
The Landing Page website can be a great option for businesses that are just getting started and/or provide only one or two products or services. With this type of website, you basically include everything from a brief Welcome and About Us write-up to product/service descriptions and a contact form right on a single Home page.
The Full Website is what you typically see when visiting one online, much like the one you are visiting here. It contains multiple pages ranging from just a few to a few dozen or more. Full websites are great for businesses that provide multiple products and/or services. They provide a great vehicle for publishing fresh, engaging content.
An e-Commerce Website is a Full Website that has additional functionality built into it that allows you to sell your products directly through the website. Whether you have just a couple products to sell or a couple hundred, an e-Commerce website can be a powerful tool that adds to your bottom line whether you’re hard at work or even fast asleep as you re-charge for the next day.