Before you begin your professional online journey you’ll need to answer the most important question we get asked over & over again – How much will being online cost me?
Costs can be broken down into 3 ESSENTIAL main areas:
Hosting – here at Global Homeworkers Club ALL of our costs are kept deliberately at their bare essential costs & pass on these cheapest rate costs to you!
Domain INITITAL Purchase PLUS ANNUAL RENEWAL – All domains & subdomains need to be purchased & renewed every year. The cost of this will be according to your domain name supplier & will vary according to your domain type, .com .shop, etc.
SSL Certification INITITAL Purchase PLUS ANNUAL RENEWAL – All SSL Certificates are initally free of charge but will need to be renewed every year at site owners expense. The cost of this will be according to the current fee from the Certificate Authorities but average around $10 per year.
Hosting is the process of having an internet company giving you a space with them in which to have your website stored & displayed online by them.
Hosting is always required in for each & every website you may wish to have online.
Hosting for websites can be offered by major companies like GoDaddy.com, etc, who specialise in all types of hosting plans for major corporations & have massive storage space for millions of websites.
In addition to hosting websites hosting companies offer email accounts to be maintained for each website to give visitors to your websites the re-assurance that yours is a professional site.
A domain is a website that has been purchased with a domain registration company. In addition to purchasing a domain for each website you require you’ll also need hosting for that website to that people get to see your website online.
Domains can have any alphanumeric name & currently there are 100s of TLDs (domain name endings) available for personal & commercial use.
A typical domain name would look like this – GlobalHomeworkersClub.LIVE
Many commercial domains end with the suffix .com however this is rapidly changing as new domain suffixes arelive becoming far more brand friendly. The highest increase in domain suffixes is currently for .shop .live .club which are currently multiplying in user at a rate of x3 per year on average.
A subdomain is a website that runs seperately & independently to a main domain but is placed beneath or alongside a domain allowing websites to have many layers, each as a seperate website.
This can be likened to the domain being mothership.com with subdomains being run using the mothership.com name but adding an extra prefix such as SHOP or MEMBERS.
Each subdomain SHOP.mothership.com or MEMBERS.mothership.com is run as an invidiual website but as part of the mothership.com group.
If the main mothership.com domain becomes inactive (no longer hosted) all subdomains will go with it.
SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is the means by which websites transmit & collect data securely.
In order to prove to visitors that any information they may enter at any website is encrypted & safe each website requiring security is tested by Certificate Authorities to determine if an SSL certificate should be issued. This is a similar process to a passport office checking information is correct & valid before issuing a recognised passport.
Certificate Authorities then issue SSL Certificates for each site needed which are registered with them. Once issued your websites will now be listed as secure & contain the https prefix plus the anchor symbol in the address bar.