Website development is a scary thought when you are not a tech baby. Back in 2000, website development was a tough task and a coding mess but not anymore. The concept of a content management system has reduced the effort and provides a collaborative environment. With the right platform, you can manage your own website in a friendly way instead of HTML CSS coding.
All you need to do is:
1. Choose your platform
2. Select your domain
4. Customize your website
Platform or content management system: Wordpress
The content management system is a platform which allows you to create and publish your content on the web. Content management system permits you to customize your website with appearances to text photos and layout everything in just a few clicks.
In this article, we will talk about WordPress as it’s the easiest and flexible platform for all kind of small medium and large business. Wordpress is free for everyone to download and build any kind of website without any restriction.
Select your Domain
Once you have decided on your platform the next step is to select a domain name. The WordPress platform is free however a domain name and hosting will cost you a bit. A domain name is your website’s address on the internet, for example, abc.com or google.com.
The domain name of your own makes your website look professional. Choosing a right domain name is very crucial as it will be a direct impression of your website.
When it comes to WordPress hosting you have two options:
- Shared hosting
- WordPress managed hosting
As a newbie, you can opt for Shared hosting as it doesn’t require much tech how and as your knowledge grows you can opt for virtual hosting.
Set up & Customize your website
Once you have set up your domain and hosting you are all set to go!
There are two ways to install WordPress
1. One click WordPress installation
2. Manual installation
One-click installation is easier and every hosting company as integrated this which makes it easier for all of us. You can always find this one-click installation in your account control panel.
1. Log in to your hosting account.
2. Navigate to the control panel.
3. Search for the “WordPress” or “Website” icon.
4. Select the domain where you want to install your website.
5. Hit the “Install Now” button to install your WordPress website.
6. Once your website is installed on the dashboard
7. Select and install a theme of your choice to make it look different.
Customization is wide and there is a lot you can do as per your requirement. Keep reading, learning and looking for new things to make your website one of a kind.