Creating your Own Website
The best websites today are powered by easy to use content management systems (CMS) that allow you to make changes to a website without needing to touch a single line of code.
If you want to get a new, powerful website online, but can’t wait around or pay the big bucks required for a custom site, Check out these three options.
WordPress, Joomla and Drupal great features, tons of customization, easy to use, and security.
The Most Popular Web Sites
As you can see from the graph, more than half of the websites on the Internet are running on a WordPress website platform.
It’s totally FREE, with many layouts/themes to choose from.
It’s VERY beginner-friendly.
Small or large site? Great for both.
Your site will be ‘responsive’. Meaning it’ll work on mobiles & tablets, too.
HUGE support and developer community are available to help.
The Most Popular Web Sites For 2018
JOOMLA – Great for e-commerce or social networking websites, but requires a basic understanding of technical skills.
DRUPAL – The most difficult, but also the most powerful. It requires a familiar understanding of HTML, CSS and PHP.
For beginners, I suggest sticking to WordPress. It is the easiest platform, and flexible enough to suit everyone from small business owners, to bloggers.
Step 1 – Pick your Platform
Step 2 – Choose a domain name.
Step 3 – Pick your hosting pkg and I will help you set up your platform in your own cpanel.
Step 4 – I’ll show you how to install and customize your WordPress website. Don’t worry – I’ll walk you through the process, with images to view.
If you have any questions/suggestions for this process contact me. Remember, we’re here to help!
Choose Your Template / Platform
Where can I get my domain name and hosting?
Of course you can try other web hosting providers and even try to host your site by yourself, but it’s a very complicated process and often wouldn’t be capable of serving your website visitors. So save yourself some money to get a proper web host.
When you get a domain name, you’ll also get a personal email account(s): you@YourSite.com – way more professional than a generic Gmail or Yahoo address.
Already have a domain name and hosting? Go ahead and skip to step 3, where I’ll explain how you can set up your website.
What kind of domain name should I pick?
- If you’re making a website for your business, your domain name should match your company name. For example: YourCompanyName.com
- If you’re planning to set up a website for yourself, then YourName.com can be a great option.
For this site (WebsiteSetup), I chose WebsiteSetup.org
Domain names usually end with .com, .org or .net, but in recent months, a huge amount of domain extensions (the end part of the web address, like .com) have come out, ranging from .agency to .pizza.
My best advice? Avoid the weird extensions and go with .com, .net or .org unless they perfectly describe what you have to offer – and even then, see if you can find a more common name.
While .com, .org and .net are commonly used and easily remembered, the domain extension craze hasn’t really gone mainstream yet – so people may not find you if you use a really different domain extension.
Installing your platform
1. One-Click-installation for Websites like WordPress, Joomla & Drupal We have an integrated 1-click-installation for each of these.
Here are the steps to follow:
- 1. Log in to your hosting account.
- 2. Go to your control panel.
- 3. Look for the “WordPress” icon.
- 4. Choose the domain where you want to install your website.
5. Click the “Install Now” button and you should get access to your NEW WordPress website