How to Build a New Website

Stop whatever you’re doing and ask yourself this simple question: “Do I need a website?” If your response was anything other than “yes,” this article is for you! 

Today anyone can make a website, regardless of technical skill level. We know it can seem like a daunting task, but there are tools available today that make the process easy.  If you’re looking to build a site for your business, then you’ll have to make many important decisions around the planning, design, and launch of the site. One of your first major choices will be deciding whether you want to build the site from scratch or use a website building platform.

You will likely need to hire a developer to create a website from scratch. A developer will use HTML with a variety of markup and scripting languages. Although it may require more time and money to build from scratch, this option can result in a site that looks and functions exactly like you want.  If you’d rather not hire a developer, then you can get started with one of the hundreds of publishing platforms, website builders, and content management systems on the market.

From these solutions, a CMS is the most popular. It allows you to easily customize the design of your site, add multimedia in your posts, organize your content by tags and categories, manage multiple users, edit the underlying code, and much, much more. CMS stands for content management system. It also may be the solution you’re looking for to quickly make a website with limited technical knowledge and resources.

Most website projects go through these steps:

  1. Make a plan for your website’s structure and content
  2. Register a domain name – ideally pick a .com
  3. Find a website builder (and hosting provider) to create your site
  4. Optimize it for search engines
  5. Launch your website
Before you build your own website we think domain name is the most important thing to start; 
There’s no secret formula for choosing a great domain name, but there are some rules of thumb worth sticking to when starting a website.

Relevance is the key. Make sure your domain matches your site. 

Short and sweet. You want people to remember your URL, so the shorter the better!

Don’t use numbers. It’s a little awkward to have numbers in a domain name, as people don’t know whether to type ‘3’ or ‘three’, for example.

Be unique! Make sure the domain isn’t already taken. Sounds obvious, but saves time in the long run.

Once you register a domain, it’s all yours. You only lose it if you choose not to renew, at which point it will be put back on the market.

All right, we’re almost there. Before publishing your website remember always these steps ; 

  1. Decide if WordPress or HTML
  2. Buy the right hosting plan
  3. Choose and register a domain name.
  4. Choose a theme for your site’s design.
  5. Create and customize your content and pages. 

All done? You’re ready to go. Don’t think the work is over though. A good website is never finished. You’ll see. The internet is constantly evolving, and your site will too. I hope that this small guide has helped you understand how to create a website from start to finish.