Are you planning to create a website but don’t know where to start? Don’t take it too hard, as building a website can be easy especially if you know the basic steps. When I started blogging, I never had an Idea how to build a website with own domain name and hosting. So I took time researching and reading articles that would help me build my own website. I also find it very helpful having been acquainted with bloggers online. Now, I am currently maintaining 3 blogs and all of them have their own domain name and self hosted. In this blog post, I’m gonna share what I have learned in creating a website. So if you are one of those people who are interested in setting up a website of your own, keep reading this post as you will surely learn how to build your own site.
First, decide what you want to write. You may call it concept but in blogging we call it Niche. Choose a niche that you’re good at. Say, you love to cook, then start a food blog, or you love to travel then a travel blog will be ideal for you.
Once you have come up with the niche, think of a domain name. A domain name is popularly known as the URL or the website address. An example would be http://www.google.com. In choosing your domain name, think of something that is related to your niche or at least a name that will give the audience a glimpse about your website. Make it short which is easy to remember, and if you can, think of something unique that would sound catchy.
For your website to be accessible in the World Wide Web, the next thing to do is to look for a web hosting. There are two types of hosting available, you can have your blog, self hosted where in you avail the service of a web hosting company where your domain name will be park and will give you a space that will house your website’s files with monthly or yearly fee. You can also choose free hosting platforms such as blogger or wordpress. If you chose free hosting, you can now start publishing content on your new website.
While if you chose, to have self hosted blog, you need to configure your Domain Name Setting which will connect your domain name to your host. To do this, you need to log in into your Domain host. Once configured, install your preferred publishing platform. Say you chose wordpress. To install it, you have to log in to your web hosting control panel, and install wordpress using Fantastico. Just click “install wordpress” and you are done. You can now write your stories and publish it.
There you go. I hope this helped you in creating your own website.