Intro: Want to start your own website? Don’t know where to begin? Follow my step by step instructions to start your very own website. Whether you are looking for a personal website or business website, you’ve come to the right place.
Step 1: Before you pay for hosting and a domain name, you should ask you a few questions. How much money am I going to spend on this website? Is it a professional business site or just a personal site? If it a business site, you may want to get some price quotes from designers to find out how much it would cost to get a professional website designed. If it is a personal site or blog then you should be able to set it up yourself. To start a professional website, you will have to decide on your budget. To get a successful website, you will have to shell out some money.
Step 2: To start a website, you must decide on a domain name. You may even want to start a website which has your name in it; www.yourname.com. Choosing a domain name can be a tough task because you want it to be short and simple but nowadays most every short, simple domain name is taken.
Step 3: Once you choose a domain name you must find a company to host your website. Many companies will often give you a free domain name if you host with them. Website hosting can often be found for as cheap as $4.95 a month. If the hosting company doesn’t offer a free domain, you can usually buy a cheap one at godaddy.com.
Step 4: Once you pick a hosting site and your domain name, you need to get your website built. You have the option to hire a website developer or build the website yourself. Many hosting companies have website builders which can help you put together a simple webpage. If you want a more complex website, such as an e-commerce site, then you should hire a professional designer. If you think you will be able to make a website yourself, think again. To put together a nice website, you will need professional web design.
Step 5: Once you put together your website, you should learn some basic HTML coding. HTML is a programming language that websites are built with. If you learn some basic HTML code then you will not have to pay someone every time you want to tweak your website. Although there will be times when you need a professional website designer to fix bugs and issues with your website.
Tips: To start a website, it is always best to read up as much information as possible so you know what you’re getting yourself into.
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Warnings: Your website may encounter bugs or errors; you should always test a site out before letting everyone know it is out there.