Yes, read along and I will teach you how to make a website in just a few easy steps. Although there are many ways to make a website and will take a lot of efforts. A professional web designer can make a website within a week.
It really depends on how big and how complicated the website to make is. For a new person without any knowledge in anything about website, maybe 1month or more.
But if you are not familiar with anything yet and you use a website builder software, maybe you can make a website in just 1 week depending on how long you are going to play along with your design using the software.
Let us make a website and have it up and running in just a few easy steps.
First, purchase your domain name. Domain name is a unique address that can be used on the Internet.
It is what you see in the address bar after the “www.” The name, which can be up to 63 characters long, can be used with different TLDs, such as .com, .org, .net. There are also country specific Top Level Domains, such as .co.ke for Kenya, .ph for The Philippines and .de for Germany.
Remember to pick a nice name for your domain because this will represent you or your business so if let’s say you are planning to build a website for catering service and your name is Julia, you don’t wanna call your website julia.com, people don’t know what is within “julia.com” and might not click on your site if they found it because they are looking for a website for a catering service.
The best name to pick for that matter should be juliascatering.com or juliascateringservices.com
Second, purchase your hosting – you can get it at Hostpinnacle Kenya or Lenasi. Web Hosting or ‘Hosting’ is a service provided by a vendor which offers a physical location for the storage of web pages and files. Think of a Web Hosting Company as a type of landlord, they rent physical space on their servers allowing web pages to be viewed on the Internet. It is where you are going to upload your website and have it accessible anytime for the web.
Usually, If you are going to buy a hosting for your website, they will offer you to pick a domain name first then choose a plan. Hosting Companies have different plans.
Example of these are:
Basic Plan: 1 year Hosting Service for $8/month, 1 domain, 10
email accounts, 10 FTP accounts.
Business Plan: 1 year Hosting Service for $12/month, unlimited
email accounts, unlimited FTP,
Professional Plan: 1 year Hosting Service for $15/month, unlimited email accounts, unlimited FTP, Unlimited Space, Unlimited Bandwidth.
These are just an example of how hosting companies are offering their service. Prices and services are different in every hosting companies so be wise and choose the best.
Third, purchase a pre-made website template.
Yes, a pre-made website template. Go out and look for something that is related to the website that you like.
There are many template store out there that offer a very nice design. You can buy a single template for about $50 but you can also find a template package for about $30. This way you don’t have to spend time designing the graphics and coding HTML anymore.
It is all done and all you have to do is modify it and fill it with your own.
And last, log-in to your cpanel from your web-host and upload your website from file manager if you are not yet familiar on how to upload files in FTP.
Buying your domain name and your hosting should be the first thing you should do because it will take time especially your domain to propagate.
This may take up to 24 hours. By the time you finish modifying the premade template you bought, your domain name is already available and once you are done with your template and uploaded it, stretch up– you now have your own website.
For any inquiries and support on how to get it done check us at Rowheess Web Solutions.