(Basic Guide to making a Website- For Absolute Beginners)
How to make website? has been asked so many times and I feel I need to write this basic post explaining to all of you the easy way to make a website.
Feel free to subscribe to this blog so that you get updated via email when I make a new post on this website. Most people believe they need to have some major technical skills and they believe they need to know html code to be able to make a website. This is wrong. Now to make a popular website, you may need some website help. This page will tell you the basics on how to make a website.
Making a website can be a fun and rewarding experience but to have a successful website, you need to learn how to make a website.
1. First thing you got to understand is that you will need a website host. A website host allows your website to be viewed by others on the Internet.
2. If you are a beginner website owner, which I am assuming you are. You should find a website hosting company that offers a website builder. Most hosting companies offer a site builder for their customers. Site builders will allow you to make a website the easy way. These site builders are usually called WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) website editors. Some popular website hosting companies that I have worked with that offer site builders and control panels are Godaddy, Hostgator and Siteground.
3. You will need to login to your account via your web hosting company, find the site builder they have offered you and start creating your website. These website editors are usually pretty easy to work with. There are blank templates that you can usually click on add your content and text. They have easy to follow steps for you to create your websites. You will be able to add or delete pages, name your pages, add images, edit your website header, footer ect.
4. Most web hosting accounts offer the customer (you- website owner) a control panel for your website. The cpanel usually comes in play when you want to upl0ad already created pages to your website. The control panel is for more advanced website owners and developers. Most website files can be found in the control panel.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL WEBSITE EDITORS AND BUILDERS MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN OTHERS. There are different types of websites and most websites have different features, plugins, extensions and functions. There are the basic site builders(WYSIWYG editors) that most web hosting companies offer to customers and then there are content management systems or applications (cms) that allows more control over your website design and features. Example: WordPress or Joomla websites are cms websites. Usually you have the option of installing cms applications to run your website. The installation can be done in your control panel (cpanel) that is activated by your website hosting company.
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