Learn how to host your own website, just by following my quick start guide from start to finish. I am a professional website designer and developer with over 10 years of experience, and I really enjoy sharing my knowledge with others. In this particular article.
I will discuss how to host your own website, a quick start guide that shows you step, by step, from start to finish on how to create and setup your own website for under 1cent in less than 30 minutes.
The first thing you should know is that you don’t have to be an html expert, programmer or web developer such as myself to Host your own Website. However, it does help to have some sort of knowledge for more advanced editing and tweaking of any website applications that you might need to change or edit. If you haven’t already done so, you will need a name for your site and a market Niche.
What is a market niche and how does this aid in the ability to host your own website? Well, Market niche is Just a fancy word for describing what your sites about. Most professionals that start their own website or website business, have a market niche that is relative to what they are passionate about, or something they know a lot about or have a trade skill in. For example I am a web designer and web developer, so it would be apparent that I’d write about web design or web development, since that is what I am skilled at and passionate about.
“Once you have a name and a niche for your web business, you can start the process and host your own website”.
There are a few steps involved with in the matter of setting up things to host your own website, below I’ve provided a step by step key process, to assist anyone on how to setup their own web host and to start publishing their articles to the web. The best part of this tutorial is that it requires absolutely no programming or Html knowledge at all. If you know how to use a basic editor such as note pad and type “you too can create beautiful looking websites just like a professional web designer.
Step (1) Purchase a domain if you don’t already have one I recommend go daddy they are the leading domain provider currently. When choosing a domain make sure the name is relevant to your business and market niche.
Step (2) Purchase hosting, there are a lot of hosting providers out there, but the one I recommend and use myself is host gator because they have everything you could want or need. They give you limitless hosting and that is why I love host gator, You want a hosting company that will grow with you and host gator does just that.
Step (3) When setting up host gator, we will be using word press, so when you check out use the word “WORDPRESS” as the access code before checking out.
Step (4) Wait 15 minutes, grab a cup of coffee or something. It will take about 15 minutes for HostGator to set up your hosting, that’s pretty fast considering other hosting providers take 2 or sometimes even 3 days.
Step (5) Open your email and log into you CPANEL, scroll down to where it says account information, this will be on the left hand side. Under name servers, copy and paste the long text beginning with the letter’s (ns).
Step (6) Log back into go daddy click on your domains and then change my DNS, which stands for DOMAIN-NAME-SERVER. Copy and paste the Name server in slot 1 then go back to host gator copy and paste the second one into the slot titled second or number 2.
What you just did was point your domains to your hosting provider choice. I don’t host with go daddy because they offer less and cost more. I don’t purchase domains from host gator because they are really expensive. However, if cost is not an option for you, you could skip step 5,6 and just purchase your domain from the same person you host with. If you had to pick between go daddy and hostgator Id say stick with hostgator.
Step (7) Once you are logged in click on the button “fantastico” it is located in your hostgator CPANEL, from there you will be taken to another page, scroll down and click on wordpress.
Step(8) Click new install, then fill out the fields, it’s pretty easy, self explanatory. Once you are finished with the wizard you will be given a link to your admin panel and your website.
Step (9) Log in using your user name and password you just specified in the wizard. Once you are logged in click on the appearance tab to the left, choose “themes” and then add new. Choose a specification from your theme and then press search. Just choose one of the free themes and hit install.
Now click the word “Posts” in your dashboard, choose add new post- from here you can copy and paste any text, word doc whatever you like and word press will automatically render it into html.
After you press the update button, click the view post button located at the top of the editor. You should know see your work visible and live on the internet.