Anyone who wishes to make a website for his any work can do it on his own!
Creating a self hosted site is something you’ve been craving for?
You’ve come to the right place then!
There are in general three important steps involved in website making.
· Step 1: Choosing the right platform for your website!
What do we mean by platform?
Well, back in 2004, most sites were built using HTML (code), CSS and even Flash. These took a lot of time to learn and were tricky to master.
For those who have no knowledge whatsoever of coding,content management systems(CMS) is the new ray of hope.
In 2016, content management systems (CMS) like WordPress have made creating a website accessible to everyone.
To put simply, a content management system (or website building platform) is a user-friendly platform for building websites and managing your own online content, instead of using a bunch of loose HTML pages.
· Step 2: Find a Domain Name and Host for your Website!
Domain name refers to you choosing a relevant and easily understandable web address (e.g., https://www.xyz.com/) that reflects your business name or identify. (for example, if your business is called "xyz" then you should ideally by shopping for a domain name called https://www.xyz.com/). In most cases the companies that offer you hosting will also offer domain name purchase. Usually the payment is annual.
Hosting refers to you buying a server space from companies like hostgator.com or godaddy.com to store the files that your website would need to function (for e.g. images, text etc)
· Step 3: Set up the Website!
Now it’s time to get your website up and running. The first thing you’ll need to do is install WordPress to your domain.
Because It’s easy to use, it’s widely spread and there are a lot tutorials online. You can find awesome template for little over 50 bucks and you can customize it the way you want. The great thing about Wordpress is that it has insane amount of plugins available.
Once you have successfully installed WordPress to your domain, you’ll see a very basic yet clean site that you could set according to your requirements.