The Idiot’s Guide in Making a Website


You can learn how to make a website in just three easy steps. It should be very easy lemon squeezy, if you are the kind of person who has a long rope of patience and has the knack in following specific directions and instructions.

The technique is simply to have fun while doing it. Do not complicate things. Just browse and learn your way through the websites. If you find one instruction difficult, research more about it. Most of the time, you will be relying on your common sense and stock knowledge. You will only be having a problem if you don’t know how to use a computer at all. But as you have fortunately made it through this website, we shall presume, of course, that you are capable of navigating your computer on a more advanced level.

So, here are the steps on how to make a website:

Step 1 – Choose and Register Your Domain Name

The domain name is the link to your website. Say for example, iloverocknroll.com. Your domain name then is ‘iloverocknroll’. Make sure that your domain name is catchy and easy to remember. It should give a lasting impression. Your domain name should also give a clue on what the site is all about.

Once you have figured out what your domain name will be, register it in a domain registrar.  No domain names shall ever be identical. That is rather very unlikely. It should be unique. Otherwise, you cannot register it. Not all domains end in ‘.com’. There is a variety to choose from depending on the kind of website that you’re making.  If it’s for an organization, you can choose to end it in’.org’ i.e. gleeks.org.

Domain registrars often have an array of package. Registering a domain can cost you probably around $10-35, depending on the package of your choice. You need to register your domain every year. You can also choose to register them for 2 or 3 years. It’s up to you.

Step 2 – Find a web host

For your website to be accessible all over the globe, someone has to ‘host’ it.  That is what web hosting companies such as hostgator.com or bluehost.com are for.

First, find the web host that you prefer most. It should be established, dependable and affordable. Read forums on the internet about good web hosts. It is imperative that you find a good web host. A good web hosting company offers 24/7 support to ensure that your website won’t be experiencing any downtime.

After finding the web hosting company of your choice, purchase an account. Just follow the steps as said in the web hosting site and fill in all the necessary data. This is of course, not for free. The sites offer various packages and promos. You can choose whatever it is that suits your budget. After you create an account, the web hosting company will send you all the necessary data regarding your website.

Step 3 – Start Building your site

We are now down to the last step on how to make a website. This is definitely the most fun part of it all. This is where you will add the content, post clips, picture, videos and all. To make this possible, we will need wordpress. WordPress is a blogging platform. With wordpress, you won’t need to know html codes and programming.  It will allow you to design and manage the content of your website in just a few cicks of the mouse.

So first you need to go to your web host, download it from the site and install. This may take quite a while. You will have to verify a few details with them. Once you’ve configured wordpress, you can then start using it. Choose your theme, make the contents (inc. page name, tabs, etc), then publish it. WordPress is very user-friendly. No worries!

So, there you go- the steps on how to make a website! How easy was that!?

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