Creating a Website - A Guide for Beginners
This guide is a simple outline of what you need to do in order to create a new website.
Purchase a domain name - You should decide what you the the URL of your sire to be and try to
purchase it if it is available. It is often best to buy the domain name from the same company you will purchase
a hosting plan from. Some common providers are GoDaddy and
BlueHost. You can simply Google "best web hosting" to
browse other providers.
Decide what type of site you want - A custom site in HTML5 / CSS3 coding languages is best for users who do
not need to change content on their own. If you want a blog, or you'd like to frequently change content yourself,
a WordPress site is best for you. There are other
types of content management systems, but WordPress is the most popular.
Buy a Hosting Plan - Once you have purchased a domain name and decided what type of site you want, you should buy a hosting plan (usually from the same provider that you
obtained the domain name from). If you want a custom website built you may wait until after it is completed to
purchase a hosting plan. However, if you would like a
WordPress site, the hosting plan needs to be purchased before the web design can begin.
Choose a web developer - There are many ways to find web developers. You can use a freelance website
like UpWork or search the internet for a professional
company. Of course, we'd love you to use
Simo-Tech! You can't beat the quality or price of our work! Alternatively, you could try to build the website
on your own by either using a website builder that you can purchase from some hosting companies or learning to
code at a place like Codecademy.com.