People often ask and are confused about how to make a website or blog for their online presence for their business. If you want to create your website you can simply hire someone to do this task or you can contact a Web Development Company to build your website.
Another thing you can do is build your website yourself. In this technology world when everything is available online and easy to use and understand, you can make a website by following some expert steps.
There are so many youtube channels available that could teach you to build it. Also, there are several posts and articles present on the web one of which you are reading right now. You can follow these steps and create a professional website.
So in this article, we will cover all these things in a very simple way to create a website by yourself step by step.
1. Register a Domain for your website
What is a Domain?
The domain is a special and unique name for your website by which anyone can see your website on the web. For example, www.yourname.com or www.your-name.in. This is necessary to make a website.
These are the common examples of the domain name and in place of “your name” you can choose any name that best suits your business or the personal name for which you want to create your website.
There are several types of domains that one should select according to their business niche or category.
TLD – Top-Level Domain
.com, .edu, .org, and there are several types of domain name extensions available on the internet. You can choose according to you. .com represents commercial likewise .org represents organization these types of domains are called TLD means top-level domains and can be used anywhere over the internet.
TCLD – Top country-level domain
Another type of domain is TCLD meaning top country-level domains like .in represents India, .us represents the USA, .uk represents the United Kingdom, .au, .nz, and .ca are these types of domain extensions that represent its country.
Also, educational businesses use .edu name extensions because you should always book a domain that is the best relevant to your business category.
2. Set up the best web hosting plan for your website
What is hosting or web hosting?
Web hosting is a web-based service which means you need to buy some space on the internet where you can store your website’s files and data. For this, you need to spend some amount to book a space. This is a required thing while making a website.
There are so many companies that are providing these kinds of web services and offer us the best and cheapest services. On the other hand, there are expensive plans available for the same hosting plans.
The difference between the plans and prices is based on the quality and support of that company to its customer and response time.
Here are some good and well-known companies that offer domain and web hosting services.
- A2 Hosting: Well-Known Worldwide
A2 Hosting is a fast reliable web hosting provider company
3. Blue Host: Best for high storage needs, Quick support
- HostGator: Good customer support and best for startups
Hostgator is a well-known domain and hosting company that provides all the services that you need to build your website or software for your online presence.
For Indian users, the prices start at as low as INR 149 per month if you register with a long time plan. Also, you can go with the monthly payment base but you need to give an extra cost for this.
4. Go Daddy: Fits in every category
You can compare them and if you need then you can book your domain and host with any of them.
After successfully booking a domain name and hosting, all you need to do is build the website that you want. But before proceeding one small step is left that we want to discuss with you.
If you purchased a domain and hosting service with the same company then you do not need to do anything else, otherwise, if you buy these two different things from different companies.
For example, if you buy a domain name from go daddy and you want to connect it with the hosting with your friend’s hosting server or maybe you have purchased hosting from another company, then this step is for you.
To connect a domain with hosting you need to change the DNS Record or A Record of the domain and have to replace this with your hosting server records. When all things are done, now you are ready to make a website.
If you think DNS changing is quite difficult then let us know, and we can help you for sure.
3. Select the CMS
CMS stands for content management system and WordPress is the largest CMS provider now. More than 40% of websites are built with WordPress because this is a very user-friendly and easy-to-use system.
Here we are talking about WordPress cms which is widely used for making a website or blog. No coding skill is required to make a website through WordPress.
WordPress is an open-source platform and its front-end language to design web pages in PHP. Because it is a free platform so anyone can use it easily after learning some basic things about WordPress.
You can create any new page or a new post by yourself. Other CMS like WordPress are Magento, Shopify, and Joomla which can be used to make your website.
4. Select a theme or layout
When you build your website using WordPress you need to decide on its layout first. For this, you have to pick a theme and then design it accordingly.
There are several free and premium WordPress themes available on which you can create your website.
The theme is pre-defined material available on WordPress that you can use for making your website.
There are several free and premium WordPress themes available on which you can create your website
The theme should select according to the website niche. For example, if you want to build a news website then you should go with some news-related themes like the color mag, news card, etc.
If you want to build e-commerce through WordPress, then you should use only those themes which can work better and are compatible with e-commerce plugins.
Likewise, service-based websites products-based websites, and any type of website you can build using WordPress with the relevant themes.
5. Design the way you want
This is again the main part of this process when creating a website. There are different ways by which you can create your website using page builders.
There are so many page builders plugins available in WordPress. Even if you are not technical, you can use and create your beautiful website by yourself.
The elementor page builder is a well-known page builder in WordPress. This is a drag and drops page builder that you can use easily.
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