June 5, 2019

Building your own website is a testing process. Too people opt to have them built for them, or jump onto already-built websites and have to share code, when this isn’t the best route for them to go down. There are a lot of benefits to building and owning your own website. These include owning your own code, having as much creative input as you like and improving your own ability to write code. Doing so is a lot easier said than done, however, and that’s why we’re here with our quick beginner’s guide to building their own website.

The first thing you should do is look to secure your domain name. This is the name of your actual website, an example of which would be “bbc.co.uk”. If you want your own domain name, you’ll most likely have to pay an annual fee to whoever registers you but it’ll be worth it if your website has its own original name. This is guaranteed to get you more visitors than if you are sharing a domain name with other companies or websites. There’s quite a lot of detail when it comes to getting a domain name, so if you’re looking for more information it’s worth checking out other sites.

You also need to choose a web host for your website. This is a company who have lots of different computers connected to the internet. This means that when you join them and they upload our website, the whole world will be able to see your pages. Examples of web hosts you could use include Bluehost, GoDaddy and SiteGround. Using these hosts doesn’t tend to be too expensive either, so it’s always useful joining up with one.

The next stage should be designing your code and web pages. You might want to hire someone to do this for you, but it’s actually easier than you think and a few online tutorials will help you out in no time. You should be aiming to make your website as noticeable and eye-catching as possible without overcrowding any of the pages, as this will ensure you keep your viewers interested. Make sure to include both internal and external hyperlinks, as this could also get you some sponsorship money, and include a good number of images to keep viewers interested.

You’ll need to test your website before it can go online, as well. There’s no point in putting up your website without knowing whether it works or not, so make sure you perform any required tests to make sure it works on major web browsers. If it doesn’t, it’ll just be bad publicity for your site.

Making your website known is one of the final steps you’ll have to step. There’s no point in putting in all the effort to make it if noone is going to see it, so make sure you get advertising and put your website in the shop window.

You can check out this guide to creating a website from scratch for more tips.

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