Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:16 AM
Domain name and host are some elements needed, that's true.
But that's certainly not enough !
What is your future website for ? Which public ? What kind of content ? Merchandising or blogging ? Having the domain name and the host are the latests steps in you reflexion.
There are plenty of platforms who help you to build your site without having to deal with HTML, CSS and so on.
But to choose accordingly, you have to plan what you wanna have. For example, you won't choose the same tools and host if you plan to host some technical information blog or a school community website. For the first one, you would maybe not have to deal with dynamics site, but for the second one, if you want to have some members of the community work on your site, you'll have to choose a secured environment like a CMS (Joomla, wordpress, or tikiwiki - please take note there are plenty of tools and hosts...)
So, first advice : your "business plan" !