Are you planning to start a website or looking to start your website? Do you have an idea of how to start a website?
No issues let me find out. With the essence of the internet everyone nowadays, almost everyone trying to make their online presence to showcase their product and services or their portfolios or any other kind of online presence.
The essence and grown popularity of many readymade availabilities of free CMS which makes this process absolutely easy to set up a website. As simple as 1,2 and 3.
STEP1: FIND & REGISTER DOMAIN
Your Website journey starts with finding the perfect domain name. You must be aware of the importance of domain names. A huge category of domain names is available for use. Many of them must be aware of what purpose they are in use. For example .com is used for commercial related stuff so all the domains are associated with some specific need.
We are in the era of Search Engine Optimization and we know the importance of keywords which rules the search. Getting traffic keyword plays a really important role in organic traffic. So try to have a domain name that contains keyword which in turn is going to be helpful in your online journey. So it is advised to select a keyword-based domain name and register your perfect domain name today to start a perfect online journey.
We recommend do your research about your niche and try to find a related keyword that is in top google searches and see if you can find a domain name that consists of the keyword. That will really help you later as part of your SEO strategy to make your website famous and get traffic.
STEP2: GET WEB HOSTING
Let me introduce web hosting in a summarized way considering you are creating a website so you need to put all the files somewhere so that it is always available whenever accessed by any user anytime.
“Place, where you place your files for consistent availability, is called web hosting”. There are way either you yourself can create that space and do all the provisions to make it available 24x7x365 or you take similar services offered by someone on a rental basis.
While setting up your own may be really challenging, time-consuming, and too much budget required with a lot of knowledge on how to set up your own hosting server. It does not look feasible for many.
You will get all the details of your hosting in the mail once you purchase it. Keep that details handy to configure your website. It will have details like hosting IP which is going to be used as your domain IP with cPanel details which you can use to login to your cPanel from where you can configure your website.
You will also have DNS server names to use. if you have purchased a domain name and hosting from the same vendor you need not configure DNS in hosting. But you are free to take a Domain name from somewhere and hosting from somewhere. But if you have taken from a different vendor you need to connect hosting with the domain.
Please look at this on how you can get the best hosting for small businesses.
STEP3: CONFIGURE YOUR WEBSITE
Now the process of “how to start a website” really kicks off. You need to login to cPanel with the details you have as mentioned earlier. Now you are ready to install your website with various one-click installations provided in cPanel. You will have various options like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Website Builders also available and even if you have any script you can install.
Based on your choice you can install but WordPress is definitely on top of it by its easy usability and many free themes and plugins available for use to make your website looks stunning. if you have the budget then go for your desired theme purchase or else continue with free themes.
If you need any kind of help related to it just google you will find an unlimited number of blogs or videos on how to install WordPress. At the end of the installation, you will get mail obviously you have to provide your mail during installation.
You will get your link to the WordPress dashboard you need to maintain a password. Anytime you can log in and do changes to your website as per requirement.
That`s it about how to start a website. In case of any guidance please do comment on this blog to get more details at any step.