How to Create a Website ( Simple Guide )

A lot of people would like to have a website but don’t know how to get started. Here is a brief overview on how to create a website. If you don’t know why a website is a must, check out 5 Reasons Why You Need a Website.

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How to Create a Website

Here are the 3 things you need to get started.

#1. Domain Name

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A domain name is the web address of where your website will be found. Example: www.your-name.com

.com is the most popular. The next most common addresses are .net and .org.

Domains names are very cheap. They can be registered for around $9.99 each year.

I register multiple domain names with from Godaddy. I prefer to keep domains separate from my web host.

#2. Website Host

Web Host

A website host is where your website files are stored on online 24 hours a day to be accessed all over the world.

I use a company called Bluehost to host multiple websites.

Many website hosts are very similar. What you should pay attention to is storage space, bandwidth, and features that allow you to auto-install free software like WordPress ( Blogging Software ). Also, make sure they offer a money back guarantee in case you don’t like the services.

How to Create a Website

Bluehost Features:

  • Free Domain Name
  • 50GB storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Easy WordPress install
  • Host multiple websites
  • 24/7 technical support
  • 30 money back guarantee
  • Cancel anytime

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#3. Website Design

Web Design

If you don’t have time to learn how to develop and build a site from scratch, you can always use a template.  WordPress is a great content management platform to run your website on top of.

Please note: WordPress.com and WordPress.org are different.  WordPress.com is a blogging hosting service. The problem with using the WordPress.com service is that you are limited to only the specific WordPress plugins and themes that they have approved.

WordPress.org is their free blogging software that you can install on your web server.

With the free WordPress software, you can install any themes and plugins you like, and modify your themes code to customize your website.

The Hip Hop Makers website is a WordPress blog, running on Bluehost.

So the WordPress.org blog software is more flexible.

Conclusion

To get an entire functioning site up, it will take some work. You can always hire someone to do the work, which can get pricey. I recommend learning yourself. It allows you to be more independent so that you can edit the site as often as you need, avoiding additional costs.

In the beginning, the best way for your site to be its best is to research your competitors and learn what they are doing right and wrong. The more research you do, the better it can help you build a website that meets your needs.

In the meantime, I recommend you look into getting a domain name and website host to set up your web presence.

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15 Comments

  1. Is it possible for me to set up my own website using the following given procedure?

    1) I create a blog on wordpress and customize it according to my needs.
    2)Then I purchase a domain (but there are many sites offering domains, wats the difference really?)
    3) Combine the wordpress blog and my domain, somehow.

    But here are some questions that come to my mind.

    1)After I have put my blog from wordpress on my domain, will I still be able to customize it as easily as I can do iy while being on wordpress?

    2) I just have to load about 5mb pictures on the avg daily, so how much space will be ample for me and will wordpress prove to be a problem in the later years if incase I want to expand my site a lot?
    3) can I put google adsense ads on my blog created with adsense, having a donain not provided by wordpress?

    I am a new comer, plz inform in detail.

    Kind regards

  2. some webhosting companies give free domains upon signing up with one of their plans -*’

  3. great post about making a website.
    i can see you have no privacy policy on your site?? lol i know that’s odd but it bothers most visitors though

  4. it definately give me some idea to how to start my work, thanku so much for such things…………

  5. You give great insight into a lot of aspects of not only building the website but free sites and how to promote! Great site! I will be puttin this in the FAVORITES!

  6. Great post. Excellent information for anyone in the Online Beat Production market right now. This is a MUST if you’re looking to take your offline efforts (streets, Beat CD’s, Biz cards, etc) to the online world.

    Mark, where you been? Have you received my email?

    Feel free to check out my Beat Production Technology blog website @

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