HTML Summary


You have finished learning HTML, what should you learn next?


HTML Summary

This tutorial has taught you how to create a site using HTML.

HTML is a general markup language used on the Web. HTML allows you to format text, add pictures, create links, enter forms, frames and tables, etc., and save it as a text file, which can be read and displayed by the browser.

The key to HTML is tags, which are used to indicate what will appear.

For more information on HTML, please see our Guide to HTML and HTML reference manual .


Now that you have finished learning HTML, what should you learn next?


Learn Css

CSS is used to control the style and layout of multiple web pages at the same time.

By using CSS, all formatting can be stripped from HTML and stored in a separate file.

To learn how to create a style sheet, please visit our CSS tutorial .


Learn JavaScript

JavaScript can make your web pages more vivid.

If you only want to display content, a static website is a good display image. If you want to exchange with users or make web pages more vivid, you need to use Javascript.

JavaScript is the most popular scripting language on the Internet, and all major browsers currently support Javascript.

If you want to learn more about Javascript, you can visit the JavaScript tutorial on this site .


Site Server

Hosting the website on your own server is always an option. There are a few things to consider:

Hardware Expenses

If you want to run a "real" website, you have to buy powerful server hardware. Don't expect low-cost PCs to handle these tasks. You also need a stable (24 hours a day) high-speed connection.

Software Expenses

Keep in mind that server authorization is usually more expensive than client authorization. Please also note that server authorization may have a limit on the number of users.

Labor cost

Don't expect low labor costs. You must install your own hardware and software. You have to deal with vulnerabilities and viruses at the same time to ensure that your server runs normally in an environment where "anything can happen" at all times.


Use an Internet Service Provider (ISP)

It is also common to rent a server from an ISP.

Most small companies store their websites on servers provided by ISPs. Its advantages are as follows:

Connection Speed

Most ISPs have high-speed connections to the Internet.

Powerful Hardware

The ISP's web server is usually powerful enough to share resources by several websites. You also need to see if the ISP provides efficient load balancing and the necessary backup servers.

Safety and Reliability

ISPs are experts in website hosting. They should provide more than 99% of the online time, the latest software patches, and the best virus protection.


Points to Note When Choosing an ISP

24 hours support

Ensure that your ISP provides 24-hour support. Don't put yourself in an embarrassing situation where you can't solve a serious problem, and you must wait for the second working day at the same time. If you don’t want to pay for long-distance calls, then free phone service is also necessary.

Daily Backup

Make sure that your ISP will perform daily backup routines, otherwise you may lose valuable data.

Flow

Study the ISP's traffic restrictions. If there is an unexpected surge in visits due to the popularity of the site, you need to make sure that you won’t pay extra for it.

Bandwidth or Content Restrictions

Study the bandwidth and content limits of your ISP. If you plan to post pictures or broadcast video or audio, please make sure you have this permission.

E-mail Function

Please make sure your ISP supports the e-mail function you need.

Database Access

If you plan to use the data in the website database, make sure that your ISP supports the database access you need.

Before you choose an ISP, be sure to read our Web Hosting Tutorial.