Want to Build a Website
Do you want to build a website? You are in the right zone for it. With this step-by-step manual at your disposal, building your own website will be a breeze.
To achieve this, you don’t need to be a programmer, nerd, or technical. Additionally, neither a designer nor an illustrator is required. All you have to do to create a brand-new website that you’ll be happy to market is take some time, make some decisions, spend some money, and produce the content for your site.
Obtain a Domain Name
You will require a domain name regardless of the technology you select to create your website (we’ll talk more about that later). That is your website’s online brand, and as such, it plays a significant role in your online presence.
Never fall for any of the web hosting companies’ attempts to persuade you to use a domain like yourname.theirname.com. Yourbrand.com is a superior choice for your domain name. You purchase domain names from a domain registrar for roughly $10 per year. Finding one that hasn’t previously been taken presents the same difficulty as finding vanity licence plates.
Marketplace for Domain
A word of caution: Most registrars also provide some type of marketplace where domain name owners can try to sell their names to people who are interested in buying them. Someone I know decided he wanted a very specific name and spent thousands of dollars to get it. The name of your business may indeed already be in use. There are still a lot of fantastic letter combinations available. Don’t spend tens of thousands of dollars, let alone hundreds of thousands. Pick one that is readily available and use your imagination.
WordPress Hosted or a Website Builder?
You’ve reached one of the most crucial structural choices for your website right now: Choosing between setting up a hosted site, usually based on WordPress, versus using a website builder service like Wix or Squarespace.
Without a doubt, using one of the website builders will provide you with the quickest and most straightforward route to a website. The catch is that lock-in is at the heart of website builders. You essentially have to recreate the entire site from scratch if you wish to transfer it to a different provider or another site management system.
Selecting and Setting Up Your Template
Although the majority of website builders provide a similar set of capabilities, their template designs will be where they diverge the most. Since template creation is a combination of art and science, you could notice that one provider’s aesthetic differs greatly from another’s.
Test your template on several devices besides just your PC. Check that it appears properly on tablets and mobile devices as well.
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Typically, templates fall under a number of categories:
Site of information
Landing page for a portfolio
Website for members
Here are a few extremely easy steps you can do to keep your website safe:
Make regular site backups: A number of hosting companies will carry out that task for you, cPanel permits it, and there are numerous WordPress-specific plugins and services that extend functionality.
As soon as an update is released, be sure to apply it: When there are updates to apply, the Updates area of the WordPress dashboard glows red. Simply choose the updates and implement them. The vast majority of WordPress attacks target outdated vulnerabilities.
Premium Plugins and Themes
Buying premium themes only from the original suppliers is advised: Discount shops run by hackers and criminals are frequently put up where you may purchase drastically cheap (and stolen) versions of premium plugins and themes. Installing compromised plugins and themes almost certainly infects your site users as well as providing the bad guys with access to your personally identifiable information.
Use site scanning software: There are a number of paid programmes available, including Wordfence, iThemes Security Pro, Bulletproof Security, and others. Jetpack, which you can also install, will give you a foundational level of security functionality without cost.
Website Monitoring Service
Use a website monitoring service: These services simply notify you when your website goes down or is restored. Others will aggressively check your website’s files for known viruses. Site monitoring is helpful since it may inform you if your website is having issues and because if your website frequently goes down, it may be due to something on it being corrupted or damaged.