Do It Yourself
CloudLadder takes care of the grubby details for most clients. Others tackle building their website themselves. This page provides links to resources for those who have the skills, time, and determination to slug through acquiring domain names, purchasing hosting, preparing the site code and more.
Domain Names and Hosting
There are many providers in this field and there is much competition. The prices for services change rapidly as the technology evolves. CloudLadder is affiliated with the companies whose ads are shown here. Please patronize these companies.
Check Domain Name Availability (service provided by 1and1)
Google offers domain names with a very wide range of suffixes (TLD – top level domains) [CloudLadder is not affiliated with Google]:
Blogging engine for use in your own hosted site – see WordPress.org
For a no cost approach use WordPress.com
For the very best editing tool get Windows Live Writer – it is free!
For Live Writer tutorials and tips see
Expression Web 4
To build your own website using graphical interface or HTML get
Microsoft Expression Web 4 – it is free!
Just so you wont forget the social media part, here are some links