Buy a domain name -> Create your Hosting Account-> Select a website builder to ‘build’ your site
1. Get your domain name
Domain name is the address of a website. For example, to visit our web site, you should visit our domain: buildwebsiteguide.com. This is a domain name and it is unique on the internet. The domain is purchased through a company called Registrar for at least one year. The domain is recommended to:
– Be strongly related to the main topic of the website.
– Contain keywords with many searches per month, as analyzed in the previous steps. (IMPORTANT UPDATE ! DUE TO GOOGLE ALGORITHM CHANGE THAT TOOK EFFECT ON 28th OF SEPTEMBER, KEYWORD IN THE DOMAIN HAS NOT ANYMORE THE IMPACT THAT IT HAD BEFORE. READ MORE HERE: EMD GOOGLE ALGO CHANGE )
– Be brief (if possible) and easy to be recalled.
– Have a suffix. Com which is search engine friendly or .org or .net if .com is not available
Go to Godaddy to get your domain! It is one of the most famous companies worldwide ( they have registered more than 53 million domains!)They offer the best prices in the market while at the same time, you will find a great customer service and a very user friendly interface . Depending on the existing offers you can buy a domain ending in . Com even with 8 dollars per year! Overall, the domain cost ranges from 7 to 15 dollars depending on the registrar company you choose.
Choose the name of your website and get it now, using the form below!
Waatch the video below to see the entire process of getting a domain name!
2. Create your hosting account
After the purchase of the domain, then you need to find a company that provides you with a server ( large computer with huge memory disk availadble ) to host the files of your website. The files of your website, text, photographs, videos etc., are published to the Internet via a server.
A monthly fee is required in order to host these files on that server. The Server may be located anywhere in the world. Having the appropriate login details from your hosting company, you can access the server (you have chosen to host our website) and “upload” files to the server from where they will by published on the internet.
The hosting cost is monthly and ranges from 4 to 12 dollars per month depending on many factors. You must choose a reliable hosting provider in order to be as sure as much as possible that your website will always be up. Unfortunately, there are companies that often have problems with their servers so that for a meanwhile nobody may have access to your website.
For hosting, Hostgator is strongly recommended. Hostgator is one of the most famous companies on the internet and offers the following very important advantages:
– They have an experience of more than 5 million domains!
– There is a direct 24-hour customer service via online chatting. Their technical support team can help you solve any problem or question instantly without having to wait until someone responds to your e-mail.
– They offer very low prices for hosting unlimited domains to the same hosting account.
– They offer a very powerful Control Panel where you can install wordpress, joomla etc. with just one click!
– There is refund policy 45 days after purchase.
– Especially for the visitors of our website, we offer a coupon for 25% discount on the existing low prices of hostgator. So, when you make your first order you should enter the Hostgator coupon code: ergasiaon24
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Watch the video below to learn how to create your hosting account fast and easy !
Since you got your domain from Godaddy and you created your Hosting account with Hostgator, you need also to set correctly your name servers to Godaddy. That means that you need to inform Godaddy that the files of your domain ( of your website) will be hosted to Hostgator. It’s a very simple process that is described in details here: Setting your nameservers
3. Choosing the best website builder
There are two main methods to build your site. If you know programming and specifically html code , you can build a site from scratch. If you don’t know html, you don’t have to worry about this since there are many available free and easy to use website builders to “build” your website easily and quickly.
The most famous and highly recommended website builder for creating websites is WordPress platform as it offers an unlimited potential through the programs that can be installed (plugins), while being very friendly to search engines.
In our website, we offer free WordPress Tutorials available to our visitors for free. Just visit this page: WordPress Tutorials. You will discover how easy it is to create a website with WordPress. Useful tips and advice are also provided to help you make a website that will look professional in a couple of hours. If you have more questions regarding WordPress, don’t hesitate to post your issue to our forum
WordPress Platform can be installed on your domain through your hosting account at Hostgator with one click via your control panel. Just visit your control panel, choose fantastico -> WordPress -> new installation. More details on how to install WordPress to your domain can be found here: WordPress Installation Of course WordPress website builder is provided for free.
Watch the video below to learn how to create your WordPress website today !
If you find it difficult to use WordPress and at the same time you don’t need many features for your website, you can try one of the “drag and drop” website builders. There are something like WordPress alternatives that are very easy to use, and you can build great websites using them, but of course, you will not be able to add all the features, that you could add using WordPress. All of these website builders are provided for free with limited features but you can pay a monthly fee to unlock all the features available. If you are planning to make a website using a WordPress Alternative, read this article first to help you choose the best website builder depending on your needs.
If you wish to avoid these three work steps, you can conact us and let us know what kind of website you want to create. We can build either a WordPress website either a website using HTML code. Just contact us to request a free quote!