There are three basic steps that need to be done to build a website:
Buy a domain name -> Hosting -> Select a website builder to 'build' your site.
1. Own a domain name
The domain name is the address of the website. For example, to find our web site, you should visit our domain: buildwebsiteguide.com. This is a domain name and it is unique on the internet. The domain is purchased through a company called Registrar for at least one year. The domain is recommended to:
- Be strongly related to the main topic of the website.
- Contain keywords with many searches per month, as analyzed in the previous step.
- Be brief (if possible) and easy to be recalled.
- Have a suffix. Com which is search engine friendly or .org or .net if .com is not available
For the domain purchase we strongly recommend Godaddy because they have the best prices in the market. Depending on existing offers you can buy a domain . Com even with 8 dollars per year! Overall, the domain cost ranges from 7 to 15 dollars depending on the registrar company you choose.
After the purchase of the domain, then you need to find a company that provides you with a server ( large computer with huge memory disk availadble ) to host the files of your website. The files of your website, text, photographs, videos etc., are published to the Internet via a server. A monthly fee is required in order to host these files on that server. The Server may be located anywhere in the world. Having the appropriate login details from your hosting company, you access the server (you have chosen to host our website) and "upload" files to the server from where they will by published on the internet.
The hosting cost is monthly and ranges from 4 to 12 dollars per month. The good news is that as far as the hosting cost , there is usually a money back guarantee after some time so if something goes wrong with the website then you can have your money refunded. You must choose reliable hosting provider in order to be as sure as possible that your website will always be running. Unfortunately, there are companies that often have problems with their servers so that for a meanwhile nobody may have access to your website. For hosting, Hostgator is strongly recommended. Hostgator is one of the most famous companies on the internet and has the following very important advantages:
- They have an experience of more than 5 million domains!
- There is refund policy 45 days after purchase.
- There is a direct 24-hour customer service via online chatting. Their technical support team can help you solve any problem or question instantly without having to wait until someone responds to your e-mail.
- They offer very low prices for hosting unlimited domains to the same hosting account.
- They offer a very powerful Control Panel where you can install wordpress, joomla etc. with just one click!
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3. Platform selection for creating your website
There are two main methods to build your site. If you know programming and specifically html code , you can build a site from scratch. If you don't know html, you don't have to worry about this since there are many available free and easy to use website builders to "build" your website easily and quickly.
The most famous and highly recommended website builder for creating websites is WordPress platform as it offers an unlimited potential through the programs that can be installed (plugins), while being very friendly to search engines.
As for WordPress , you can find all instructions needed in the official website www.wordpress.org. We also recommend the following sitewordpress video tutorials that offers 24 educational videos with step by step instructions for FREE , optionally, the website provides additional information for WordPress by paying a small fee, if you do not want them, just press «no thanks» when a message of purchase appears on your screen. The free instructions given are enough to begin to build a good WordPress website . Free video tutorials can be also found here.
WordPress Platform can be installed on your domain through your hosting account at Hostgator with one click via your control panel. Just visit your control panel, choose fantastico -> wordpress -> new installation. Of course WordPress platform is provided to all for free.
Through www.wordpress.com, you can get free domain and hosting your site, but the domain will be in the form domain.wordpress.com (which is not recommended because it shows no professionalism, etc.).Another disadvantage of the FREE wordpress platform is that you can't install plugins to your website, that means that you need to create a hosting account and install the wordpress.org platform. This platform can offer you the ability to install plugins. You should know that theplugins are the power of WordPress ! If you want to deal seriously with building a website to make money, you should focus on creating a website buying your own domain name and by creating a hosting account. Also, before you buy domain and hosting account, you can get a free domain form domain.wordpress.com to practice the functionality of WordPress for free.
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