So – you’ve finally decided to make a website, but aren’t really sure how to proceed?
No worries – you will find all your questions answered in this friendly and easy to understand, step-by-step website creation tutorial!
By the time you’re finished reading this tutorial on how to make a website, you’ll be able to have your site up & running in less than an hour.
Before you can create a website you have to make sure you find an appropriate domain name and a reliable web hosting service. You have to be very careful when deciding what services to choose, as this can play a big role on the overall performance of your website (stability, speed, up-time…). We will show you exactly where to find the best deals as we go along.
In case you are not familiar with the terms above, a domain name is the primary address of your website, also known as the URL (www.example.com). It is essential to understand that the domain itself (although an important part of the website) does not represent the actual website. Instead, it only serves as a pointer as to where your site is currently located.
This is where the hosting service comes in. Hosting service provides you with the web-space necessary to support your content. It serves as a skeleton for your site.
After you’ve successfully set up your domain name and web hosting service (takes about 15 minutes), it all comes down to configuring your website. We will be using a free CMS platform called WordPress. It is a very simple platform that enables users to build professional looking websites within minutes!
Are you ready? Alright – let’s get started!