Hello peeps. I made this site as a guide for those who want to learn how to create a website. So if you’re an absolute beginner, do not panic. With this site, you will learn the things you need to to get started, learn how to make a website that you can manage yourself with little to no technical skills and find out what software you need to make your website just like this site.
You see, I use a readymade website script to easily setup this website myself. It’s a free software tool that enables you to install a prebuilt website or blog or a combination of both. To be quite honest, the process will only take you less than an hour. I know this because I timed myself.
But before you can install it there are two things you must already have: a web host and a domain name. Your hosting will make your website accessible via the internet and your domain name will allow your visitors to find you when they search your domain.
Once the script is installed, you will have access to your site’s admin panel where you can configure your settings according to your needs. The default design (theme) looks great for a start. Should you choose to change your theme, there are a lot of free ready made designs available that you can download within the admin panel. This will then get you focused in writing your website contents straight away.
3 Simple Steps to Set Up your First Website
This lightwieght guide contains only 3 steps in order to create your own website. Let me discuss these one by one.
1. Register a Domain Name
A domain name works as your website’s internet address. It provides that unique identity for your website and makes it easier for people to remember it. It is through your domain name that online surfers will be able to access your site.
If you want to make your own website, it is best to register your own domain name. A .com domain costs around $10 per year. Do make sure that you pick the right name wisely for your newly created website.
2. Get a Web Hosting Plan
For a new website to be online and accessible through the internet, it needs to be hosted in a server. The hosting cost varies depending on the features and capabilities of each plan.
Large-scale websites require specialized hosting capabilities with prices ranging from $30 to $200.00 or more per month. But for a newly set up website, a plan that cost about $7 to $12 a month will be more than good enough.
3. Install a Ready-made Website
Starting your own website requires you to learn HTML and CSS at the very least. You will also need to learn how to design the site layout and create graphics. For a more dynamic site, you also need to learn how to code using PHP or ASP.
This will delay your start-up project considerably. But worry not, WordPress is a free website builder that allows beginners to build a site without having to learn HTML, CSS and PHP. The quick install method allows you to have a site live in minutes.
Website Creation Made Easy
If you’re an absolute beginner, creating websites for the first time can be a steep learning curve. Without any guidelines, you can easily get lost during the process. You may end up with a website that doesn’t quite cut it or worse you may decide to completely abandon your project halfway through it. The result – wasted time, effort and money!
The above 3 steps gives you an overview on what is needed in setting up a website quickly. There are other things that you need to consider when you own a site. I highly suggest that you read my guide in building a website from scratch. It gives you a more in-depth overview in website creation.