Create your first website in 3 quick steps
Plan Your Website Before You Start Building It
Building your first website is a lot easier than you might think. By following these 3 quick steps, you will be able to create your own website in no time at all!
Step 1: Register your domain name
Your domain name represents the URL - permanent web address - of your website. Therefore, when anyone types in my website domain name "mywebsiteworkout.com", the browser will download and display my website.
You register your domain name through a domain name registrar or hosting provider. You simply check that your preferred domain name is available, then register it online. Domain names are registered and renewed on an annual basis, and you can usually register it many years in advance.
Prices can range from between $10 to $15 up to as much as $35 or even $45 (this is for the same product!). VodaHost has some of the best prices on the web - and if you purchase hosting at the same time, the domain name is even cheaper as in totally free for the first year. I paid $95.40 for the first year. This included registration fee as well.
Check to see if your domain name is available.
Step 2: Get a Web Host
A web host - hosting services provider - is a company that makes your website available for the world to see. They have the equipment and technical skills to make sure your website is available to the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Choose your hosting services provider carefully - a good host will have excellent support. A bad host can have almost no support at all! If you are new to creating websites, good support can reduce the stress that comes from doing something for the first time. If this is the first time you are looking for a web host, I suggest you get as much information about web hosts as possible.
Step 3: Create your website
BlueVoda Website Builder is one such WYSIWYG editor. I used it to create this website and still use it to make changes and additions. It's very easy to use and the best part is it is free. So go ahead, down load the free BlueVoda and get yourself familiarized with it.
In a Nutshell
There you have it. Just three steps and you are done. Of course, it is not as simple as that. But BlueVoda Website Builder makes it so easy to create a website that's what it comes down to. There are other certain utilities you need after you develop your website. And they are:
To put it online, you need an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program. Simply put, after you design your website (one or more pages), you need to transfer your files to a server of your choosing. Your FTP program will do just that for you. BlueVoda Website Builder has FTP integrated in it so you don't have to use another FTP.
And of course, to view your website pages, you need a browser. Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) and Mozilla Firefox are two of the more popular browsers.
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