Creating a website is not an enormous task and can in fact be rather easy. Depending on what kind of site you are looking for, there are various platforms that you can use to quickly build a site.
Buy A Domain Name
There are countless domain names that you can choose from. Some are more keyword-oriented whereas others are more brandable. You will have to choose one for your website based on your preference, needs and whether it is available.
The domain name extension comes in the form of .com, .net, .org etc. These 3 are the most popular ones but there are others as well. Some others use country extensions such as .us for sites related to the United States.
Next is to choose the domain name registrar that you want to host the name on. The popular and reliable ones include Godaddy, Netfirms and Namecheap.
After choosing a domain, the next step is to get webhosting. This is where the files and folders of your website will be hosted on. Choosing a good webhost is essential as it will determine your site’s uptime and speed.
It is also paramount for you to choose a webhost that is different from your domain name registrar, even though most registrars provide webhosting services. This is to prevent them from holding your site to ransom should you decide to transfer your domain name to a different registrar for whatever reason. Some of the popular webhosts include Hostgator and BlueHost.
There are many website platforms out there. The most popular one currently is WordPress. It is the most widely used website Content Management System (CMS) in the world. It is free to use, has countless free templates available for download on the internet and thousands of plugins. You can also easily install it in the CPanel of your webhost.