How to Make a Website
Step 1: Choosing a Domain Name
A domain name is simply an address to your website (ie. google.com). The best domain names for how to make a website are short, descriptive and have a .com, .net or .org extension. Also, a good domain name will be easy to spell, easy to remember and indicate what your website is about.
Easier said than done, right? Try this…
Come up with a list of dominant keywords related to the topic of your website. I suggest coming up with at the minimum 10 keywords. Then, add prefixes such as the, my, top, pro, best, super, ultra, etc. and suffixes such as central, point, site, portal, web, net, etc. If you need help coming up with various prefixes and suffixes, then use Google. Simply search for “domain prefixes suffixes” and your first few results should be what are looking for.
By now you should have a good size list of possible domain names. Now we need to find out if any of these domain names are obtainable. To do this, I recommend using a bulk domain search tool such as the one at dynadot.com. But, again, you can find these domain search tools by doing a simple Google search such as “bulk domain search”.
Step 2: Choosing a Hosting Plan
As for a domain hosting service for how to make a website, I recommend sticking to a popular, well known “brand” such as Go Daddy, HostGator, Bluehost, BrainHost, etc. I recommend going with a hosting service that will give you a free domain of your choice when you sign up for one of their plans. If you are unable to find a hosting service that provides a free domain upon sign-up, then you can buy your domain by a provider such as namecheap.com. The domain and hosting do not have to be purchased by the same provider!
You do not need an expensive web hosting service to build a website! Stick with the plans that run between $5 and $10 per month. Make sure your domain is hosted on a Linux based server and has cPanel and WordPress. I also recommend that you buy a plan that has free unlimited domain hosting. This will allow you to add future domains, known as add-on domains, to the same plan without having to fork over already more money to buy more plans.
Step 3: Installing WordPress
Now for the fun part on how to make website! Once you have purchased your domain and hosting, you should have received an email from your hosting provider with important account information. In this email, look for where it makes observe of the cPanel web address, username and password. Write this information down and keep it in a safe place!
1) In a web browser such as Internet Explorer, kind in the cPanel web address in the URL box of the web browser and press the go into meaningful on your keyboard.
2) kind in your cPanel username and password and press the go into meaningful.
3) Once in cPanel, scroll down until you see the section “Software/sets” and click on the icon “Fantastico De Luxe”.
4) Once in Fantistico, on the left, look for the “Blogs” section and click on the “WordPress” link.
5) Under “WordPress” click on the “New Installation” link.
6) kind in the requested information and click the “Install WordPress” button.
7) Click on the “Finish Installation” button.
That’s all there is to how to make a website! You now have a website up and running! Try it out, go to your domain in a web browser and see what happens. Next, let’s personalize your website a bit…
Step 4: Making it YOUR Website
There are TONS of WordPress templates to give your website that look and feel that you are looking for when creating your website. You can find these templates freely obtainable on the Web and in WordPress itself. To administer your new website, in a web browser, simply kind in your domain name followed by a “/wp-admin” (minus the quotes of course). kind in the login and password that you provided during the WordPress installation and click the “Log In” button. You will then be presented with a web page where you will customize your WordPress website.
First, on the left side, click on “turn up” and then “Themes”. Here you will see a small preview of your currently installed theme. Above the “Current Theme”, click on the “Install Themes” tab. There are a lot of obtainable themes to choose from. I suggest narrowing down your search with the obtainable filter options, but if you simply want to browse by all of the themes, then click the “Search” button without any search criteria. Once you find a theme that you like, simply click on the “Install Theme” under the small preview image. And that’s it for how to make a website!