The Different Kinds of Websites

There are many kinds of websites out there. Some websites aim to publish news about Celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, etc. These websites are called informative websites. Other examples of informative websites are that of CNN and National Geographic. Another type of website is the personal websites. These websites are website owned by certain people, that blog about their lives. Examples of these kinds of websites are found among popular celebrities. Another type of website is the search engine or directory website. These types of websites are used in order to conduct searches. Some examples are Bing, Google and Yahoo. That last type of website is the business website. This type website is run for commercial reasons. One example of a business website is Amazon. So again, here are the four types of websites:

  • Personal Websites
  • Informative Websites
  • Business Websites
  • Search Engine or Directory Websites

Putting Up an Online Business

Why would someone put up a business on the internet? Well there are many plausible reasons. Such as:

1. Because you don’t have to pay as much for owning a domain rather than renting or leasing a commercial space.

2. The internet is a great medium with a wide demographic.

3. With the right web host, putting up a business can be really easy.

One example of an online business is Google. Google started off as a project by two PhD students, but it soon turned into a business venture. With Google generating billions of dollars in revenue, it just goes to show that business can succeed online.

Before anything else, you must know that an online business has to be well-maintained for it to gain a lot of revenue. It should be well monitored, unlike other types of websites which don’t need as much monitoring since gaining profit isn’t their main goal. So if you’re thinking of putting up an online business selling what have you, be sure you are ready.

A Shopping Cart and Its Parts

The shopping cart program has two areas or parts, namely:

  • The Storefront Area / Part – This is the area in which the products you are selling will be seen. If you’re in the fashion business, think of it as the clothes rack, wherein all your garments are hung for viewing. If you’re in the retail business, think of it as the aisles, in which customers roam for product viewing. Surely you get the point. This area has the product names, prices, etc. This is also the area in which the ‘checkout counter’ can be found. The checkout counter is where customers may view the bulk of their orders. You will also find the payment terms under the checkout counter, whether the customer will be paying via credit card, debit card, etc.
  • Administration Area – This area will be exclusive to the website owner or administration staff only. This is where you or your staff may edit the products, the prices, etc. This is also where all the settings are made such as the look of the store and the product images.

How to Set Up Your Shopping Cart

Setting up a shopping cart is easy, so as long as you follow these steps on how to set up a shopping cart on your website carefully:

1. Go to iPage and log in your iPage hosting account.

2. Proceed to the Admin Panel of your account.

3. Direct yourself to the “Scripting and Add ons” menu.

4. On the following webpage, select the “Continue to SimpleScripts” link / button.

5. Go to the E-Commerce category and choose the shopping cart of your choice.

6. Click on the “Install” button. Follow any other instructions asked thereafter.