So you want your own genealogy website. You don't want to make
html files for every ancestor, but you want every ancestor available
to you in a database. You don't want to pay a monthly fee to a
ancestor company. You want TNG! It's the best thing I've seen in a
Stuff you may not like to do....
- HOSTING SERVICE: The first thing you need to do is to get a hosting service.
BlueHost. This is an affiliate link, so if you want a
different host, feel free to do so. I like them because I can
easily set up the database with them. I'm sure there are others,
but this is the one I use.
- CREATE DATABASE: Follow the directions on the hosting
company's site for creating a database. Write down everything!!!
You can name your database anything you'd like, but something
you can remember. If you have problems, the host can help.
- DOMAIN: Purchase a domain name. You can get a domain name almost
anywhere, but getting one where you get your hosting makes it
easier to manage. If you have a problem with pointing the domain
name, the host can help you. That's why I like doing them
together. The cost of hosting is about $5 a month. The cost of
the domain is about $15 a year.
- DOWNLOAD TNG'S PROGRAM: Go to
TNG's site and purchase the program. Download the program
and unzip it.
- UPLOAD TO SERVER: Using Filezilla or another FTP program,
send the TNG files up to the server.
If you have trouble, I have an installation package available. Just ask about it. I will
log into your computer and walk you through getting your hosting and domain while we are on the phone.
I will create your database for you and download the TNG program files.
Finally, I'll upload the TNG files to your website.