How To Build A Good Quality Website

The first steps in building a website

Do you want to build your own website?

Here are some steps you can follow:

To build a website, you need to decide on a plan. Page Construction? Content Management System (CMS)? Hosting Service? Platform? There are many website options to choose from.

#1 Get your domain name

If you don’t have a domain, you will need to buy one. It adds credibility to your brand and helps visitors find you online. Your email address will be customized to your domain. Try to get a name that best represent your business. There are many providers to choose from when you have decided on your brand name for your business.

Think about your domain

Websites use domain names to present your brand on the internet. So make sure it counts. Here are some guidelines for choosing a name.

  1. It should be easy to type. With easy spelling. A short name is better than a long one.
  2. Keywords. Try to have some of the important keywords for your business in that name.
  3. If you have a motorbike rental business for example, it could be
  4. If you want to help your local search results, you could also have
  5. The name should be easy to remember.

Now that your have your name, here are the steps to get you started to build a website:

#2 Find a quality host

For beginners, a basic rule is to always start small with a shared hosting account for their website.

A shared account is cheap, easy to maintain, and sufficient for most new website. It also lets you focus on building your website without having to worry about other server-side tasks such as database maintenance and server security.

With shared hosting your site is stored on the same server that holds other websites. It’s generally easy to upgrade to a dedicated server or virtual private server (VPS) later on. A dedicated server is a single server with a lot of CPU and Memory. With dedicated hosting, you are the only one hosting the site. That means that you have total control of everything. When choosing a host for your website there are lots of options out there.

#3 Choose your Content Management System (CMS)

The top 3 CMS to first look into to build your website. They are Open Source and free to use.

About WordPress

For web editors to build a website without little design experience, WordPress is particularly useful. You can create your own website with WordPress using a professionally predesigned template or theme, or you can modify your own. WordPress is a free, open source software platform with a focus on usability, SEO and security. It provides users with everything they need to create a great website, and with amazing features, it’s tough to find a reason not to choose WordPress!

When creating a new WordPress website, you can use the default template or you can choose from hundreds of thousands of free WordPress templates available. It is the CMS we prefer to use when creating a website.

E-commerce management systems

Once you’ve installed your preferred CMS, you’ll have access to your website’s administration, so you can do everything you need, and do. You can style videos, text, and images as you’d like.

Having your own content manager gives you more control over the information you want to present.

Website builders and intuitive plug and play

If this seems too overwhelming, and you want something simple and easy to start with your website, you can try these guys. It’s easy to build a new website from scratch, even if you don’t have any experience. Choosing a professional template allows you to customize everything according to your own needs.

#4 Decide on the design

Here again you have some options.

  • Use a standard or free website template. WordPress, Joomla and Drupal all give you several free templates/ themes to use for your website.
  • Use a professional website template. If you prefer a lot more customizations and fine-tuning to build your website, this is the way to go. We use Divi and Avada to build websites with WordPress that stand out and that are easy to manage for you when you need to create a post, page or new product.

Finally, once you made the decisions that are right for you, it will need to get done.

Here is a list of plugins and tools we use to build our websites.

You might not have all the time that is needed to go through all the trials and errors to get your website running. And this is where Web Of Friends can help.

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We have a simple way to get started on your website. Take a minute and contact us. We’ll get you started on your new business website, and it will get the new life it needs.

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