Technically speaking, a "web page" in our sense is a hypertext document in HTML format that can be accessed, interpreted and displayed on a screen by a web browser via a unique URL (Uniform Resource Locator). "In our sense" here means that, according to pure doctrine, there are of course other file formats (e.g., "pdf" or "xml") that can be accessed and displayed by Web browsers via a URL, and that can therefore naturally be called "web pages." In this book, however, the term "web page" will be used as a synonym for an HTML page, while the entire web presence under a domain (e.g. www.builderall-power.de) will be referred to as a "website". A "website" can therefore consist not only of a "web page" but of any number of interlinked "web pages". A "sitebuilder" is then a program for interactively creating web pages and linking them together. The first page of a website is also usually called the "home page". In short, a "website" (usually) consists of a "home page" and any number of subpages, where each subpage has its own URL address (e.g., https://www.builderall-power.de/business) through which it can be explicitly accessed in any x web browser.
Web pages are created in the programming language HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), which in itself is very laborious. Therefore, over time, special "HTML editors" were developed, which simplified the programming of web pages more and more. The culmination of this development are the so-called "web construction kits", which enable a user to assemble web pages according to his own ideas without any knowledge of the complex HTML and CSS language (CSS - Cascading Style Sheets) in dialog with a program - the "site builder". And exactly such a powerful and easy to use "web builder" is the drag'n drop site builder "Cheetah"...
If you can use a word processor and a paint program on the computer or create PowerPoint slides, then you can certainly create your own web pages with the web construction kit "Cheetah" and publish them on the Internet!
Somewhat more generally speaking, a web builderall is a so-called "content management system" (CMS), whose task is to combine different media (texts, images, videos ...) into an interactive document (which is usually a web page, but can often be a pdf document). "Classic" CMS systems with a very high market share among web developers is, for example, "Joomla" and "WordPress", where "WordPress" in PREMIUM plan can also be run under Builderall.
A CMS system is referred to as "responsive" if the documents / web pages created with it can be output on all possible end devices (PC screens, tablet computers, smartphones) without any loss of quality (in particular with regard to image display and operation).
Responsive web design example
In concrete terms, the requirement for "Responsive Web Design" means that websites must adapt seamlessly to different screen resolutions and that the operating philosophy must also correspond to that of the corresponding end device (desktop - mouse, tablet - touchscreen, smartphone - burger menus). In this respect, "Cheetah" is exemplary. If you create a website with "Cheetah" on your PC, you can be sure that the result will look good on your smartphone (or tablet) from the start, even without great explicit adjustments. But of course, there is also the possibility to adapt the smartphone variant both visually and functionally, independently of the PC variant. "Cheetah" allows a "real" responsive web design. Websites created with "Cheetah" are not only simply "responsive", but also "liquid". This means that the area available in the browser window is always used in the same percentage ratio. For example, if you use the mouse to smoothly reduce the width of the browser window on the desktop screen, its content "liquidly" adapts to the available space and remains visible. At some point, the view then switches to the tablet or smartphone view. And thanks to "Cheetah", you as a web developer no longer need to worry about all this yourself!
As already mentioned, a website always needs a unique address through which it can be found on the World Wide Web. This address is called a "Uniform Resource Locator" or URL. In common parlance, it is usually referred to as the "Internet or Web address" of the corresponding Web page. Technically, this is a so-called IP address to which a "name alias" is assigned via a name server, which is referred to as a "domain". This is because domain names can be remembered (e.g. www.welt.de), but the associated IPv6 address 2a02:26f0:12d:3a1::120a cannot.
Domains are organized hierarchically on the Internet. So-called top-level domains are, for example, "de", "eu", "com" or "org". They are attached to the second-level domain name as a postfix, as in "builderall-power.de", "builderall.de" or "builderall.com", for example. The next level then contains the actual subdomains, which may be named "www.builderall-power.de", "mail.builderall-power.de", "info.builderall-power.de" or "web-page-creation.builderall-power.de", for example.
If you want to use your own (second-level) domain, for example one that contains the name of your company or a very special keyword for SEO reasons, then you have to 1. research whether this desired name is still available and if so, 2. book the domain with a domain provider (by the way, this can also be done via the Builderall platform, which incurs monthly costs). Once that is done, "switching on" to your website created with "Cheetah" is again a breeze. In the case of the MARKETER plan (as of 2021), you can switch on exactly three domains of your own and up to 5 subdomains below them. In the PREMIUM plan (as well as in the "Funnel Club"), up to 15 own domains are possible - and under each of them an unlimited number of subdomains! And if the 15 domains are not enough, you can easily add more for little money...
Data protection plays a particularly important role nowadays, which is why you should make sure that you comply with the so-called GDPR ("General Data Protection Regulation" in Europe). "Cheetah" makes it relatively easy for you, since the necessary functionality is already predefined and only needs to be activated and possibly adapted for a website. What you have to take care of yourself, however, is the corresponding "text", which you can easily have automatically generated in a legally compliant manner via a lawyer portal such as Recht24. It is then integrated into the website in the same way as the obligatory imprint.
In this context, so-called "data encryption" also plays a role. The key word here is "SSL" - which is first of all just an abbreviation for "Transport Layer Security". You can easily tell from the transmission protocol whether a website is transmitted SSL-encrypted. The address bar will then read "https:" instead of "http:". If the pages collect information, then this can cause the browser to issue a warning in this regard if there is no SSL encryption. By the way, all websites created with "Cheetah" are generally published with SSL encryption. So you explicitly do not need to worry about this any further.
Note: It may take a while for the protocol to take effect. But an hour or two after publication it should be done.
Websites created with "Cheetah" are generally hosted on web servers of the company E-Business4us Inc., whereby you can roughly determine the location yourself (USA, Europe,...) when publishing. E-Business4us is thus your provider at the same time.
Note: A transfer to another provider (e.g. if you want to cancel Builderall once) is not possible for technical reasons (as is the case with most other providers, by the way).
Starting with version 5.0, you can also create and edit or maintain WordPress websites in Builderall using Cheetah Wordpress Website Builder. If needed, you can rent your own private server at "E-Business4us" to host these sites for little money. This option should be of great interest especially for web agencies.