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How to Create a Website: Step By Step Instructions

17 Mar 2022   author: Pokemon

So, now you want to create a website? But if you've never done it before, it can be hard to know where to start and what to avoid. In this guide, I will share with you the steps to follow and some tips that I myself used to create a forum.

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If you don't know how to create a website, this whole topic can be intimidating. Hosting, domain names, coding. All this can be extremely confusing. In this section, we will tell you everything you need to know how to create a website from scratch. There are five things you need to learn:

  • How to buy (or, to be more precise, to lease) a domain name.
  • How to buy web hosting services
  • How to use HTML
  • How to create styles in CSS
  • How to use JavaScript.
First, let's define what a simple website is. For the purposes of this tutorial, this is a small website that advertises what you do and provides contact details for future customers. It is expected to answer three questions:
  • Who are you?
  • What are you doing?
  • How to contact you?
One to three pages will be enough to provide the visitor with all this information. By using HTML and CSS, you can not only give your website simple functionality, but also make it attractive. If you want to know how to create a website from scratch that has features such as providing some kind of e-commerce functionality or blogging, you will need to learn more about web development including an web programming language such as PHP.

How can I buy a domain name?

Before we tell you how to buy a domain, you may find it helpful to know what a domain is.

Just like you have an address in the real world, your website must also have an address on the Internet. A domain is your address on the Internet. Okay, how do you register a domain? First, you need to think of some possibilities that represent who you are and what you do. If you are creating a personal website for your own promotion, you should consider naming it something like mynamesurname.com. If your name is complex, you may need to be more creative. Keep in mind that a '.com' website address is considered to be the most respected in many industries. Try to get it when possible.

How can I find adequate web hosting?

There are hundreds of web hosting providers offering services all over the world. Choosing one of them can be a difficult decision. No matter which host you choose, there should be plenty of guides on how to start a website from scratch using their platform. If they don't, avoid using them. Once you have hosting and a domain name, it's time to start developing your website.

What is HTML?

HTML (or Hypertext Markup Language) is not a programming language, despite what many people seem to think so. HTML is responsible for making the elements of your website function. It's like a foundation on which you build a website and an essential tool to master on your journey to learning how to build a website from zero. HTML tells your site what text should be on the page, where images should be, where links, if any, should redirect the user to. There are hundreds of HTML courses, guides and tutorials on the Internet, you need to learn this language if you want to create a website.

What is CSS?

CSS helps your site look attractive. While this may not help with interactivity (see more on that below in the JavaScript section), it will certainly improve the quality of your website. If you want to design a website, you need to learn CSS. Most often, learning CSS is offered along with learning HTML.

Website creation services

Definitely, you can learn how to build a website yourself, but there are people who have learned it years ago. They have created websites that allow you to drag and drop elements to create your own website. The creators of such sites actively advertise them on YouTube, most likely, you have at least heard about them. If not, they are within minutes of a Google search. For most purposes, they are a quick and hassle-free way to create a beautiful and simple website.

You may also need to think about SEO services and web promotion.

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