How to Make a Website

WebHostingHub Install WordPressLooking to start your own website or blog but not sure where to start?
I will break down the process of getting your site online in only a few simple steps that should take you well under 20 minutes. You might think that you do not have the “technical know-how” to get your website created on your own but with the help of WebHostingHub and a simple to use free platform called WordPress, setting up your website to function the way you want is easily obtainable. This in-depth, step-by-step tutorial on how to make a website should help answer all your questions, but if after going through this tutorial you need some extra help please contact me, I’m here to help.

If you’ve decided that you want to create your own website or blog there are several things that you need to consider. Even before you think about how you want your website to look, you need to think about two important things. You should know what your site will be about and what its name will be. You will need a name for your website so that you can register a proper domain name. Along with registering a domain name, you will also need a web hosting service from a reliable hosting company. I have created over fifty websites and used several different web hosting companies over the past decade and I recommend you host your site with WebHostingHub. If there is another web host that you are considering make sure they are reliable because you want your website to load fast, as well as to be online at all times with minimal to no downtime.

Once you have both your domain name and a web hosting plan, you will have everything you need to start creating the perfect website. This tutorial on how to make a website is divided into the following three parts:

  1. Picking and Registering a Domain Name
  2. Choosing a Reliable Web Hosting Service
  3. Building Your Website Using WordPress

Step 1. Picking and Registering a Domain Name

Choosing the best domain name for your website can be hard, mainly because there are tons of popular domains already registered. Often times you may realize that the domain name you want to register is already taken. I recommend coming up with a unique name for your website, which would also make the domain name search a lot easier. You can use WebHostingHub’s domain name availability checker to see whether your preferred domain name is available to be registered.
domain-availabilityOnce you have come up with the domain name you want to register, it’s time to get it registered. The easiest way to get your domain registered is through WebHostingHub when you are already signing up for your web hosting account. Some people prefer to register their domain names separately from their web hosting company with one of the many domain registrars online. There is nothing wrong with doing this, but if you choose to go that route there will be a few additional steps you will have go through later on in-order to link your domain name to your WebHostingHub hosting account. I will go over those steps at a later point in this tutorial for those who choose to go this route.

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When finalizing your domain registration with WebHostingHub you’ll notice that it’s free for the first year (normally $11.99). You also will have the option to choose whether you want a private registration (WHOIS Privacy) for an additional $9.99. A private registration is not at all required, but if you choose to enable this option it will hide your personal information from the domain registration, preventing the public from looking it up. If you do not want this extra privacy protection simply uncheck the box.


Step 2. Choosing a Reliable Web Hosting Service

I’ve used GoDaddy, HostGator, BlueHost, and a few other major hosting companies in the past and overall I was not completely happy with the quality of their services. At times slow webpage loading speeds, unhelpful customer support, and the feeling that I wasn’t getting that best hosting for my money. I recommend WebHostingHub for web hosting, as they offer unlimited hosting with a superior level of customer service at a very affordable price. WebHostingHub makes it easier for first time website makers to create an online presence, as they offer a multitude of website builders, website scripts and more.

I have a special discount of $3.00 off per month for you when you head on over to WebHostingHub to sign up for their web hosting services. The first thing you will need to do is put in your domain name information if you already have one. However, if you are going to be buying your domain name from WebHostingHub, you can do that at this step too. You will then be required to provide some personal information as well as the billing information for the account.

You can choose to pay for one, two or three years. When you prepay for three years, WebHostingHub will give you the highest discount on the total pricing at $3.99 per month (regularly $6.99). Since everything is automated with WebHostingHub, your account will be created instantly and you can start building your website right away.payment-detailsNote: If you registered your domain name at a different registrar you should go back to your domain portal and make the necessary nameserver changes (For Example, ns1.webhostinghub and Your domain name needs to be pointed to the WebHostingHub servers. Without doing this, you won’t be able to access your website. This is why I recommend for beginners to register your domain name with WebHostingHub while you are signing up for your web hosting account, this way you don’t have to worry about the extra steps of linking your domain to your web hosting,  it’s taken care of automatically.

money-back-guaranteeThe great thing about WebHostingHub is that they also offer a 90-day money back guarantee (not that you’ll need it). If for any reason, you are not satisfied with the web hosting services from WebHostingHub, you can request to get a refund, no questions asked. In addition, if you decide to cancel your account after the money back guarantee period you can get a pro-rated refund for the remaining time left on your plan.

Once your payment has been processed you will receive an email confirmation with your WebHostingHub credentials. This email will include your web hosting account username, password, nameservers, IP address, how to get started information, etc.

Step 3. Building Your Website Using WordPress

Many people think they need to have graphic designing and programming knowledge to build a website, but that is not true at all. Believe it or not, but you can build your own website with basic computer knowledge. If you know how to read and use your mouse to drag-and-drop and click, you can build a very nice looking website.

There are several platforms that make it easier for people like us to build professional looking websites. These platforms are commonly referred to as content management systems, as they manage all the content in a unique and organized fashion. The template, or style of the website, is provided by a pre-made theme, which takes a load off our hands. When working with content management systems, there are so many great looking templates available to choose from.

For this tutorial, we will be working with WordPress, one of the most popular and versatile content management systems available today. This content management system is free to use and is regularly updated with new features and additions.

One of the reasons why I recommend using WebHostingHub is because they make it easier to build a website or blog with WordPress. Through your WebHostingHub control panel, you will be able to install WordPress with a click of a button. In your control panel, you will see a program called Softaculous. This is a special program that allows you to install WordPress on your website within minutes.If you use a different web host that doesn’t have an auto-installer like Softaculous you will have to manually install WordPress which can be a complicated process.

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I’m continuously adding to my collection of more in-depth WordPress tutorials that will give you pointers on how to make specific changes to your website. For now, I will go through some of the basic steps for setting up your personal or business website. The admin area of your website is where you would go to add new content including text and images, as well as changing the appearance of the site.

Changing the Appearance of Your Website

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Adding Content to Your Website

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Using WordPress and WebHostingHub to create your website is your best bet, because together they really make it easy to create your own site fast. For someone who has never attempted to create a website, this may seem like a tedious task, but once you get started, you’ll find out how easy it really is. If you need help along the way please don’t hesitate to contact me. Lastly, if you decide doing this yourself isn’t really your cup of tea there’s nothing wrong with having someone else make your website for you. WebHostingHub does offer QuickStarter a fast and very affordable web design service that starts at just $99. Simply add WebHostingHub’s QuickStarter package to any of their web hosting plans and they will take care of creating a website for you.

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