Though everyone can create their own website, people usually think that it is very difficult to do so. There are various tutorials available on the internet like HTML, CSS and PHP, however, if you follow the steps stated in this article, then you will find it very easy to create your own web page and use it effectively. This article will take you step-by-step through the whole website building process so read and follow it carefully!
6 steps and your website is created:
1. Get a domain name.
A domain name is a name you want to give to your website. It is the name by which your website will be searched on the internet so you need to choose the name very carefully, making it attractive and decent. You have to register the name and have to pay an annual fee that costs around US$10 to US$35, which us usually paid through a credit card or a PayPal account, only then you have the right to use that name. The fee has to be renewed annually. Having an identity does not mean that the website has been created, this is similar to when a business is given a name and is registered. There are other things needed to be done before the website becomes usable.
2. Choose a web host and sign up for an account.
This is very important. A host is a company which has various computers connected to the internet. So when you choose the host, which should be a well-known one, your web pages will be placed on those computers and the whole world will be able to view them. To ensure that your website has a home, you will have to create an account with the web host you have chosen. After the account has been created, you will have to print your domain to that account.
3. Design your web page
You can use web editors like WYSIWYG ( What You See Is What You Get) to do the designing for you. Such editors design your website virtually as well as technically. There are various commercial designers available and that too at no cost.
4. Test your website
This should be done throughout the whole process of creating the website. You should test your website on all the latest versions of browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc. Since all these browsers are easy and free to download, this should not be a problem.
5. Money Making
You need to get credit card information from various companies who are usually on a lookout for new websites. Especially if you are creating website for products and services, you need to do this very accurately.
6. Advertising your Website
You should submit your website to the search engines of Google and Bing. You can also advertise it in newspapers and spread awareness through word of mouth and also on other websites.