Fact or Fiction? The biggest myths about getting a website

By James C | Friday, 29 April 2016

After getting a mortgage and having a baby, your first website is a big step and a major life decision.

There's also more myths and misconceptions mixed up in the matter than it's possible to list. Luckily for you, we're here to discredit, debunk and disarm them – so let's take a look at the biggest myths about getting a website, and sort the fact from the fiction.

1

Getting a website is expensive

Not True! If all you need is a domain and hosting, you can get your website online for only a few dollars a month.

Your web address doesn't need to cost more than a sandwich, and however you slice it you can get fast, reliable hosting – including your own email! – for less per month than you'd pay for a coffee.

Even if you're having a gourmet sandwich and an extra espresso shot in your coffee, the truth is a web address is not expensive, not even a little bit.

2

You need to know computer programming to design a website

This is so far from the truth it's up there with the Loch Ness Monster sighted in the river Thames.

From drag-and-drop website builder tools (and there's dozens of them out there) to sites like Medium, Wordpress and Tumblr, you don't need to know your Java from your JavaScript or your Python from your Perl.

Knowledge of front or back-end web design is no barrier to a website.

3

All the good domain names are already taken

To say the good names have all been taken is like saying the Mothman ate your baby. You can say it all you like, it doesn't make it true.

Even back before the domain name revolution (who can even remember those dark days any more?) when all you had to choose from was .com, .org, .net and some country-codes, the "good" names weren't all taken.

Now with hundreds of domains to choose from, the perfect domain is waiting for you. Be local with a city name like .melbourne, show your national pride with names like .wales, make it relevant to your profession with .photo, or find something generic like .space or .xyz.

4

It's too difficult

My Grandparents still refer to the radio as "the wireless" and believe myths about crocodiles living in the sewers, and even they don't find it difficult to get online.

It's not the 90s any more. Nobody should find it difficult to get a website.

Whether you want a simple domain & hosting set up, or need to get your business empire on the internet, it's crazy easy to do.

The absolute easiest way to get online is with a Crazy Domains package. From the online startup package to the ultimate empire package, you can get everything you need in one, neat bundle. It's so really, incredibly simple.

5

It takes too long

If you think getting a website online takes too long, then you probably also believe in the myth of bigfoot.

There (probably) isn't an undiscovered ape-man living in the woods, and getting a website online doesn't take a long time.

"Too long" is a very subjective term, and getting online can take as long as you want it to, but it's an outright myth that it needs to take more than just minutes.

It's incredibly fast to get your own website – a domain can be registered almost instantly, and a website can be designed in less time than it takes to conclude that anyone who thinks they've seen Bigfoot is likely to just be crazy.

6

It's not necessary

Some people think their business doesn't need a website. Some also believe myths about drop bears, that doesn't mean either are right.

The truth is, if you don't have a website you might as well be invisible.

What's the first thing anyone does when they're looking for a business or service? They don't dig out the Yellow Pages any more. They go online.

If your business doesn't have a website, that means that when someone looks for you they are more likely to find a competitor – and your potential orders will go to a rival instead.