Quick guide to setup a small business website and host in on the internet

To create a website should be on top of your to-do list when you start up a company. Your new business's online presence can be make-or-break for its upcoming, so it is worth doing all you can to make sure you are getting the most out of the internet and getting in lots of potential clients.

It is very simple and easy to set up a website for your business and then use various services to promote your business. From last ten years, having a robust online web presence has evolved from being a great promotion tool to a make-or-break business must-have. 

If you don’t have a website, you take the risk of not-only-not reaching potential clients through social media, search engines and directory listings, but of estranging your current clients. 

It is highly likely now that the first thing anyone will do when investigating a new business is search for them online. Likewise your existing clients are most likely to quickly find you on web, if they want to find something out. They want to easily retrieve your information, get directions to your business and view any forthcoming news or events. If you don't have a web presence, it's more than likely that a potential client will pick a rival that does.


A website needs to be hosted on a web server in order to make it reachable to users via the internet. Hosting involves accommodating, serving and maintaining files so that your potential clients are able to view the site contents fundamentally it acts as the gateway between your website and the web itself. Those that have built their own website obviously need to pay for a hosting service, too.

There are plenty of companies that provide free hosting space. However, free services may have limited facilities.

A decent paid-for hosting service starts at around a few pounds per month, if you want more bandwidth for high traffic or extra bells and whistles it will cost more. This will be on a web server shared with other websites. If you don't want to share, you can also have a VPS or a dedicated server.  A Domain name registration and hosting can usually be set up through the same company.