Creating Your Own Website From Scratch
UPDATED: AUGUST 13, 2016 – ARTICLE: HOW DO I START A WEB PAGE
Category: Website Design & Development
How Do I Start A Web Page. Do you want to make your own website, but don’t know where to start. We will show you how to start a web page from scratch. If you can click a mouse then you can make your own website no HTML or technical skill is required. This blog is is made using WordPress, which is a website building software you can use to create a website.
What Is WordPress
WordPress is an open source CMS, often used as a blog publishing application powered by PHP and MySQL. Still not sure what is WordPress?
Let me explain, WordPress is used by millions of people that want to create a website or blog. It is a blogging community managed by makers of the open source WordPress software. There are thousands of free themes and free plugins that can be installed to change the appearance of your site and add extra features.
WordPress is a free website builder with lots of free features and is one of the best ways to start building web pages for your site or blog, it must be installed on a web hosting account separately.
What You Need To Create A Website
To create a website you need the following three things:
- A Domain Name
- Web Hosting
- Website Builder
Choose Your Domain Name
The first step in creating a website is to choose your Domain name this is the address of your site and should be your main keyword.
- www.2createawebsites.com is my main Domain name.
- www.2createawebsites.com/blogs is my Blog Domain name.
The minimum period that you can register a Domain name is 1 year, its always best to register your domain name for at least 5 years, it will help your site rank better as search engines prefer Domains that are registered for a long period.
There are lots of places that you can register a Domain name from. But first check if the hosting company or website builder you are going to sign up with give a free domain. More tips on registering your domain name.
Sign Up To Web Hosting
Your website will have to be connected to the internet so that your web pages can been seen by visitors, to do this you will have to find a web hosting service.
What is web hosting? Web hosting is a bank of computers that uses a high speed connection and is connected to the internet 24 hours a day 7 days a week all year. They store all your uploaded files on their servers for your website.
When someone on the internet visits your website your web page will be displayed for them to view. Simply put website hosting is a service that your website builder will store all your files so that anyone in the world can get access to them and they will be displayed as a web page on your website.
If you want to start building a web page you will need to sign up to a hosting provider. They will not only host your blog or site but will also provide you lots of web design tutorials, web design tools, SEO tools and website builders on their control panel.
Once signed up you will be able to create a website yourself. Now you will be thinking this all sounds to much for me I have never made a website and have no experience on web design or any HTML coding.
Do not worry the website builders they provide are easy to use. They will do all the work for you. All you have to do is full your site with good content and publish the page. If you have a problem there are lots of web design tutorials to help you and even a live chat between you and the hosting company.
Its all part of the hosting service.
- Sign Up To Green Geeks Hosting Get A Free Domain And Build A WordPress Website
- Sign Up To Inmotion Hosting And Make Your Own Website Get A Free Domain BoldGrid And WordPress
Now you should have your Domain and Web Hosting, you will need to set the name servers for more info on how to do this go to how to make my own website.
Choose Your Website Builder
To make a website you will need web building software that’s easy to use like WordPress, or you can use a site builder like Easysite to build a website.
When you use WordPress no technical knowledge or web coding knowledge is needed. You can set up a blog or site in a few minutes, choose from thousands of free themes with a few mouse clicks it really is that easy.
If you need a extra feature search the plugins and install the feature you want for free as well. WordPress is one of the most powerful website builders on the net and there are millions of WordPress sites as a result there are so many web design tutorials on it that if you want to know something just do a search.
How To Download WordPress
If you have used the web hosting that I have suggested you will be able to download WordPress. Log in to your cPannel on your hosting account and scroll down until you see Software/Services, look for Fantastico De Luxe and click on it. The control panel of Fantastico will open look for WordPress its under Blogs.
1) Choose WordPress and click on it, now look for New Installation and click it.
2) Select the domain name you will be installing WordPress on. Make sure you type in your email address, password and any information that’s asked for. You can change these later from the WordPress Admin panel once you have installed it. Now, press Install WordPress.
3) Now, choose Finish Installation, WordPress will be installed onto the domain.
4) Well done you now have made your own website.
The default WordPress blog page with a greeting will be on your website. If you see that, you know it installed correctly. Sometimes there might be a delay in WordPress showing up it all depends on the server configuration of your hosting company.
If you still can’t see it, be sure to clear out your browser cookies and cache but if you have followed these steps correctly it should all be good, if not wait 24 hours at the latest, then contact your hosting provider for help.
Hope this has helped you to make your own website. If you need any help please contact me.
Next you will want to set up your WordPress blog or site and we have lots of WordPress tutorials and video tutorials to show you how to do this: