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Here is a comprehensive tutorial on how to create a website. If you are a beginner, you have come to the right place!
In order to create a website, you don’t have to know web designing or any technical jargon. Although some basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and PHP is helpful, it’s not mandatory.
There are some tools that are freely available and help you in creating a website without knowing the coding behind a website. In other words, you don’t have to care what’s under the hood. All you have to do is to do some installations, few drag and drops and you are ready with a website!
Like any product or service, creating a website also demands you to have a clear understanding and plan in place.
At this point of time, when you are planning to create a website, you have to understand your requirements first. You need to ask yourself – what type of website you want to create. Depending upon the requirement, your choice may change in each and every steps mentioned in below guide. We will discuss that in further detail.
If you are planning to have a blog or a personal website, you are good with WordPress. However, if you plan to sell products online, then you need a website with shopping cart.
For personal websites or blogs, you can get away with cheaper shared hosting. However, for business websites, you need more reliable web hosts and some help from cloud for scaling.
Don’t worry if you don’t understand those concepts as of now.
How to Create a Website When You are a Beginner
I know you are curious to know how to create a website as soon as possible. So without much ado, here are the steps.
Go through the guide below.
Make sure to follow the links for more details on each step.
Step 1. Register a Domain Name
Domain name (for example anywebsitexyz.com) is a unique address a website that distinguishes it from other websites on the Web.
Take an example of this website – www.WebsiteArena.com. The domain name is websitearena. It’s extension or TLD is .com.
Registering the domain name is very first step while you plan to create a website. It should be a short and memorable one. The name you choose represents your brand as well. So take sufficient amount of time to think of a domain name.
Step2. Choose a Web Hosting Company
The web hosting company is a service provider that provides you space on their server to put all the files related to your website. You have place the scripts, images, videos etc on the web host’s server. In reality, they do much more than just providing space for your files.
There are several companies and each one of them have multiple plans.
Read here How to select a web hosting company.
Step 3. Start Creating a Website!
It’s true that there are different types of websites. Depending upon your requirement, the process of creating a website may vary.
Assuming that you don’t want to create a static website (as they are difficult to maintain), you should choose a Content Management Software (CMS) to create your websites.
WordPress is one of the best and simple to use CMS. Using WordPress, you can create a company website, a blog (personal or professional), a membership website and much more.