There are millions of websites on the web which are visited by people around the world, and you may also visit some of them on a regular basis. Well, if you have an internet connection, then it is obvious that you always follow some of the websites of your interests on a daily basis, and I’m pretty sure that Google is always in your daily schedule. Sometimes, you may also want to create your own website to share your knowledge with the whole world, and it is often found among some people that they starts thinking about creating their own website if they have been using the internet since a significant period of time. Personally, When I was not a web developer, I use to be an usual internet user who use the internet to surf, read, socialize, download various stuffs and for many more similar aspects. Then soon, I started having an interest in creating my own website and I started researching on this topic. Very soon, I have learnt a lot on this topic and successfully created my own website in back 2010 by using a website creation software. And now, I’m maintaining a few niche websites, static websites and a few blogs on different niches. By the way, now let’s come to the main topic! So, in this post, I will teach you the basic concepts which are needed to create a website, or a web blog. You may be thinking that what really a blog is? Well, blogs are a type of static website which are often updated with new content, and often found to be well organized with categories, tags, achieves etc. A blog is often use to give daily updates, tips and information which are required on a daily basis, or you can also call it as an internet daily newspaper. The procedure of creating a blog is similar to the creation of a website as a blog can also be included within a website, and most of the popular websites have an official blog within the website. Well, that would be enough about blogs, now I will tutor you on how to create a website or blog through a few step by step points which will be a definite guide for the beginners. First of all, you will need conclude whether you want to build a blog or website and the you will have to select a proper niche for it as per your expertise and interest. And, here are the rest of the procedures which should be followed to successfully build up a website or blog:
First Step: Choose a Domain
The first step towards making a website or blog is to select a domain name . If you are a beginner, then it is obvious that you are not familiar with the word – ‘domain‘ , won’t you? Well, a domain is the most important aspect of a website which describes the address of a particular website among the crowd on the internet ( e.g. : www.xyz.com ) ! There are millions of websites on the web with different addresses or URLs ( Uniform Resource Locator ) , and similarly, if you also want to create a website, then you will first have to choose an available address ( domain ) for your website. There are many domain name registrars like Godaddy, NameCheap, 1&1, Register etc. which lets you buy any available domain name for your website. A domain usually costs around $8-$10 USD, so it should not be very hard for you to buy a domain for your website.
Second Step: Buy a Web Host
As soon as you have bought a domain, the step you need to follow is to buy a reliable web hosting plan for your website. A website needs a web host to store its content which includes system files, log files, images, characters and other uploads to the servers of the desired hosting company. It ultimately makes a website accessible to the whole world as soon as the domain is integrated with the host. So, whenever someone will head towards your domain address, they will be taken to your website which is stored in a particular web host. There are several companies which provides web hosting services to its clients, and some of the most popular web hosting companies are – HostGator, DreamHost, NetFirms etc. Just buy a hosting plan from any of these companies for a certain duration so that you can proceed forward to create a website without any bug. For a beginner, I will recommend you to go for a basic hosting plan which is the best choice for a newbie.
Third Step: Build Up Your Website
If you have successfully done both of the steps mentioned above, then you are now ready to build up your website and make it visible on the internet. You can easily make the webpages of your website by using softwares like DreamWeaver, and then upload them to your server directly through the default uploader of your web hosting service or using a FTP Client like FileZilla. Nowadays, some of the hosting companies are also providing free site builders using which you can easily create your website without designing it manually with HTML or using softwares. So, if you don’t want to face any hassle designing web pages and templates for your website, then I will recommend you to go with HostGator as it is currently providing a free site builder with each hosting plan. And now, your website is ready to be accessible by the people around the globe if you have connected your domain with your web host.
How To Create a Blog ?
So far, I have been tutoring you how to create a static website, and now, I will be telling you how to create a blog with a few simple steps. The objective procedure of creating a blog is almost same as the creation of a website. First of all, you will need to choose a domain and then a web host for it. After that, you will need to select a Content Management System ( CMS ) or platform on which your blog will be running. Some of the most popular Content Management Systems are WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Drupal, Joomla etc. I will personally recommend you to go for WordPress ( Self Hosted ) , as it is the most flexible CMS which offers high quality services for assuring better outcomes. After that, you will have to integrate the particular CMS to your web host by installing the system software or srcipt on your web host. After installing the particular CMS on your server, you will be able to login to your dashboard of the particular CMS from where you can directly publish articles and main your blog. Well, if you don’t want to spend money on hosting, then you must select Blogger as your CMS, as it doesn’t require any additional hosting and Google will provide you unlimited hosting for free. Getting started with Blogger is quite easy as compared to other CMSs, all you need to do is to sign for an account and then create your blog from the dashboard of your account. If you have a custom domain, then you can also set it for your blog by configuring the DNS settings provided by your domain registrar.
That’s all, I have now cleared the concept of creating a static website or a blog! Well, this is just an introduction, I will soon come up with more detailed posts which will include creation of blogs on different Content Management Systems and various other tutorials on creating successful static websites. Till then, Stay tuned with MoneyEarningSecrets !