For those who like to know how to make a
website, I have outlined the following for you as a quick guide for
building a website.
How to build a website - Basic requirements
1) You will need a
The domain name is simply the web address of
your web site. For example, yourname.com ,etc... is a domain name.
There are different types of domain
extensions such as .com , .net , .org, .info etc.... I recommend to
register .com domain name as much as possible as .com is what people
are most familiar with.
Yourname.com is always better than
yourname.net or yourname.co.uk.
Domain names are relatively cheap and around
$7 per year and you can register domain names here.
Are you looking for a FREE domain name like
www.yourname.webhostingsites.com? I will advise not to have such
extension because it is not proper domain name and it is just a
subdomain of www.webhostingsites.com .
It is also long and people will not remember
You may want to read about my free domain
2) Choose Between Web
You will definitely need a web hosting to
build your website. Simply no web hosting, no website. Web hosting
provider will store your files or webpages and whenever a visitor visit
your website, it will provide him or her with your webpages.
Web hosting packages are usually paid either
yearly (much cheaper) or monthly.
Read more to learn the importance of
choosing the right webhosting provider.
3) Don't spend too
much time wondering how to build a website. Just Start Building a
Easiest way to build a website is to use
website building tools of which some are free and some are not free.
There are web hosting providers which provide free website builder e.g.
hostmonster web hosting provide free site builder.
Of the other website builders for which you
have to pay, Dreamweaver is the one I have been using.
Some do not want to use any website building
materials and they learn how to code Html from scratch. They use a text
editor such as Notepad and they create websites by coding with Html.
4) Building a weblog or
It is easy to create a weblog or blog which
is abbreviation of weblog. The script I will recommend to build a blog
is Wordpress . Some web hosting providers have automatic installation
service called Fantastico with its help you could create blogs or
forums within seconds.
5) Creating forums
Again, with the help of Fantastico which is
auto-installation script, you could easily create forums within
seconds. But if you like to go for more advance paid forums, I suggest
vbulletin which will help your forum looks more professional. But to
start with you might try free forum scripts like smf, phpbb scripts.