Local Web Development via a server: Learn how to start developing websites- SOUTECH

So you have just found web development interesting and want to learn or you are a beginner in web development? Whichever category you belong; you will definitely find this article interesting and useful. During my first three months as a beginner in web design, I recall how difficult it was for me to see my codes displayed on the browsers as intended. Most times the HTML display just fine while some PHP and JavaScript will not display as intended and I often wonder what is it that I am not doing right, that before I meet a good friend called “Local Server”. Off cause, PHP is a server-side language, so you will definitely need a server to run it.

Local Server

Local Server often called a localhost is a software with some built-in functionalities that make your website looks just like it should when it is been hosted on a live server. You will need a local server if you intend to install and run a Content Management System on your computer. It can be accessed by pointing your browser to 127.0.0.1 or http://localhost, at some point you might need to add a port i.e. http://localhost:8080. To install a local server on a windows computer you have an option to choose between XAMPP (X-Cross-Platform, A-Apache, M-MariaDB, P-PHP and P-Perl) and WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP). I prefer XAMPP which works just fine for me and other developers find it to be awesome. Don’t worry both packages are open source.

Functionality

The two regular functions often used are the server (which is apache) and database (MariaDB). The Apache server which is known to be the best server in the world, serving HTTP document over the internet allows your website to be published locally for testing. MariaDB is one of the most popular open source database servers created by the original developers of MySQL, it allows for database creation when building a data-driven website.

How to install

We will use this guide to install XAMPP on our local server. So with no wasting of time head straight tohttps://www.apachefriends.org/index.html choose the version of XAMPP you prefer to download (I suggest you choose the one with a widely used PHP version).  After the download is complete, you need to open the folder where you saved the file, and double-click the installer file.

First, you will be prompted to select the language you wish to use in XAMPP. Click the arrow in the drop-down box to select your desired language from the list, then click OK to continue the installation process.

If you are using Windows 7 or higher, you will see a pop-up window, warning you about User Account Control (UAC) being active on your system. Do not panic, just click OK to continue the installation.

Next, you will see the Welcome to The XAMPP Setup Wizard screen. Click Next to continue the installation.

The next dialogue screen will allow you to choose which components you would like to install. To run XAMPP properly, all components checked need to be installed. Click Next to continue.

It is time for you to Choose Install Location screen. Unless you would like to install XAMPP on another drive, you should not change anything. Click Install to continue.

Relax while XAMPP extract files to the location you selected in the previous step.

Once all of the files have been extracted, the Completing The XAMPP Setup Wizard screen will appear. Click Finish to complete the installation.

Click Yes to open the XAMPP Control Panel after you have click Finish in the previous screen.

You now have a local server.

A local server is idle for testing when building websites and web applications. XAMPP needs to be configured properly for better functionality. To learn more about building web applications and testing with a local server, I recommend you enroll in a web design training at Soutech Web Consult.

Why you should start digital marketing TODAY: SOUTECH Ventures business growth guide

WHY YOU SHOULD “SWITCH” TO DIGITAL MARKETING

Digital marketing has not just been proved as the substratum of marketing, it also encases how cost effective marketing can be done, with a higher rate of an outcome. Technology itself has taken over a seemingly command over almost everything. Today, technology has adopted a face of digitalization, which has suddenly started looking like a quicksand, where everything has been absorbed and turned into a new digital world. Today the concept of digital marketing with or without organic and inorganic techniques, allows individuals and entities to bring their businesses and services on the internet and establish it by means of online marketing.

Digital marketing refers to advertising and promoting businesses, services, and brands through digital media channels. A digital media channels can be any platform that can deliver information electronically, such as websites, social media, mobile, e-mails, radio, television, billboards.

The Cost Effective Marketing

Regardless the size of your pocket, digital marketing can help in establishing your business portfolio in a more productive manner, where every resource spent would generate value. The “switch” to digital media is being driven by marketing agencies, business owners and consumers alike. The increasing demand to show quantifiable results has made going digital a dream for every marketing agency.

The cost of digital marketing is very low to an extent, especially for business owners. Having an effective web presence whilst engaging customers in conversations through social media and e-mail marketing, are low-cost alternatives to print advertising. In a simple illustration I would say; if you are to share flyers to some people using print media, each flyer has a cost and there is no guarantee that a person you give a flyer will gain interest. But in digital marketing, all you need is one flyer in soft-copy which can be broadcast to as many persons as possible.

You should be where you can be found

The easiest way consumers can find your business is by whipping out their phone and search for products or items they intend to purchase, if your digital marketing strategy is effective and using the right keywords appropriately, your business and services will experience a robust growth globally. While every business has some kind of product and every product needing promotion, promotions must follow a strategy starting with a unique approach called digital marketing. No marketing techniques had ever had the kind of reach that digital marketing has achieved. For instance, any update you make on social media networks like facebook, in no time it will be notice and conversation will start on that update. In the instance of digital marketing, that update could be a new product or about a new service.

Taking the first step

A good approach to digital marketing, I would say starts by having a website that does the following:

  • Adequately represents your business and brand (look and feel, messaging)
  • Adequately speaks to your target audience
  • Can be found by searchers on top search engines
  • Is up-to-date and easily navigable
  • Provides multiple channels for customer communication
  • Connects to other marketing efforts

Of great importance is the need to be consistent. If you are not consistent in your digital marketing approach then you might not get your desired results.


Also focus is very key to getting on top of google search engine results. There is nothing as using a good content marketing strategy to attract your potential customers and clients to your website.

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Social Media Marketing- Digital skills for business growth: SOUTECH VENTURES

SOCIAL MEDIA: THE EFFECTIVE AND ACCESSIBLE MARKETING TOOL THAT IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH.

Let me guess what you are thinking, “is there a marketer I can use effectively without paying for the service rendered?” Yes! Off-course, most businesses and services are benefitting from it, so you should consider it as well. This marketer is more like a tool and the name is simply called Social Media.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Communication is a basic human need and for that reason man has always find a means of meeting this need. The earliest forms of personal media, speech and gestures, had the benefit of being easy to use and did not necessarily need complex technology. The development of Social media has eliminated the weakness of not being able to communicate to large audiences, by creating a simple platform of communicating to the entire world using internet enable devices

We use it almost every day, chat with family and friends, stay connected, read the news update, upload new pictures of events and activities etc. With social media one can drive focus groups, do research, utilize data to map your audience and potential consumers, which also enables direct marketing and other efforts. The truth is that these tools are available and if you decide not to use them then you cannot blame your team if you fail. There are professional ways to measure media spend and metrics, there are tangible ways to influence the audience which rely on more than intuition.

SOCIAL MARKETING: Using social media for marketing can enable small business looking to further their reach to more customers. Your customers are interacting with brands through social media, therefore, having a strong social media marketing plan and presence on the web is the key to tap into their interest. If implemented correctly, marketing with social media can bring remarkable success to your business.

HOW TO USE: Effective Utilization of social media for marketing, require some set of skills and training. I strongly recommend that you take a digital marketing certificate course, it will give an insight on how social media marketing really works and effective ways of transforming it into a more effective marketing tool for your business and services.

Some of the Benefits you get from using the social media as an effective marketing tool includes:

  1. Increased Brand Recognition
  2. Enhanced Customer Insights
  3. Developed brand loyalty
  4. Reduced Marketing Costs.
  5. Better Inbound Traffic.
  6. Strong Brand Authority
  7. More Opportunities to Convert

You can as well become a social media marketing expert by taking the digital marketing certificate course, from Soutech Ventures.

CONCLUSION: Actively using social media is one of the easiest ways to reach a large audience and get the company or brand name in the heads of existing or potential customers. Not only does an already established network help to create new contacts, it will also help to deepen connections that have been formed. Even though this sounds very familiar to traditional marketing techniques, social media has given them a new twist. Companies that fail to adopt to a new more connected and interactive market, will inevitably fall behind.

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To be efficient in IT service delivery and management you need  core practical training from SOUTECH Web Consults to help you in:

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Digital Marketing and SEO 1 days( 6hrs) 1 day 30 Days 30,000
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Blogging for Profit 1 days( 6hrs) 1 day 30 Days 15,000
Website Design + Digital Markering Combo 5 days( 25hrs) 2 day 30 Days 60,000
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