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.

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Website engine for use in your own hosted site – see

WordPress help page for setting up a business site

For a no cost approach use

Live Writer

For the very best editing tool get Windows Live Writer – it is free!

Download Windows Live Writer

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!

Download Expression Web 4

Social Media

Just so you wont forget the social media part, here are some links



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