A friend of mine contacted me about starting a website for a small business he wants to open. I wanted to see what was involved in this process.
I know that you need to register for a domain and it costs some yearly fee, but I don't know where from. Anyone know?
Also obviously he needs an ISP...lets say he has DSL or a cable-modem connection (already at home), and he wants to run the web server out of his house. Is this sufficient?
I know he can use Linux and Apache for the webserver, and the only limitation I know of in this configuration is that he can't run ASP pages (MS specific), which probably isn't a big deal. How difficult is it to get Apache configured? Does anyone know of a quickstart manual or something along these lines for Apache?
Finally, for the design of the webpages, I am going to assume that it will be easier to find a WYSIWYG editor for HTML on Windows. Does anyone know of free ones? If not, what are the main ones out there? I know Frontpage is by MS, what else is there?
Finally, is there anything else that I'm forgetting or that I should know about?