I’ve posted a new blog about the know-how to creating your first website. Check it out!
“Starting up a website of your own seems like a very daunting task. I’ve talked to very many people about there website and a lot also about creating there first one. If you’re reading this and are interested in creating your first site, take a deep breath and enjoy the article!”
Starting up a website of your own seems like a very daunting task. I’ve talked to very many people about there website and a lot also about creating there first one. If you’re reading this and are interested in creating your first site, take a deep breath and enjoy the article!
Step #1 – Brainstorming
Before you even start to actually work on your new website, there are a lot of decisions you need to make beforehand. Below are a few of the major ones.
Step #2 – Domain/Hosting
Now that you have decided on the type of website you will be creating, the topic(s) it will be covering and a website name, we now need to get the domain and hosting.
There are many domain registars. Personally I have used Godaddy for all my websites, pretty cheap at just $9.99/year.
I’m not going to get into the details of nameservers and that junk because your host will give you that information, but it’s not that difficult of a process. Keep in mind too that if you just want a small blog and start off easy, checkout wordpress and blogger.
Step #3 – Software/Design
You’re almost there! If you’re at a place like wordpress or blogger, you are actually done! Otherwise you just need to get software running and possibly a design, then you’ll be good to go!
There are MANY types of software and it all depends on the type of website you want. For a business website, it would be best to hire a designer and then learn HTML. For an information website or blog, you have many choices.
There is a type of software called a “CMS” (Content Management System) and “Blog Scripts”. There are a lot of them and I’m going to be impartial. For a Blog Script, wordpress is really at the top. I’ll be biased and say for a CMS, AdaptCMS. 😉 Now you’re good! If you want, you can purchase a design/skin to make your website more unique, but you’re just starting.
Creating your first website can, not only, be a fun hobby, but can have other benefits. A website is a must for business and there is the possibility of making money from even just a simple blog. Remember to simply have fun!