I've never operated a website before but have now been given this task by my local Toastmasters association as I am the most interested in internet and computer related things. I registered the domain last week and got a hosting package for the next two years.
In my C Panel I have the choice of many programs, but I do not know what they mean. All I have done to date is write a Notepad explaining that the site is under construction. But I didn't even know how to put the Toastmasters logo on the same page. I also would like to put a colour on that front "under construction" page but I don't know how to. If I got these two minor homepage information issues sorted I could move on behind the scenes.
What is the very first thing I should start with now that I have my domain and hosting?
Or if you don't have the time to learn HTML nor the money to pay a designer; as mentioned above, get a program like Microsoft Frontpage or Dreamweaver, and use their WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) web creators to make your pages.