I'm trying to create a website for the first time and see that you recommend WordPress, but also have a program called Premium Website Builder. Could you summarize the difference between these two briefly please?
re wordpress: I downloaded WordPress yesterday, using my domain name URL for the installation, but when I type my domain name plus /wp-admin as per the tutorial for logging in I get a page called Index of /wp-admin - a long list of files and not a login page or what I imagined would be the dashboard. Please advise, thanks.
Just a bit of additional information for you. Wordpress may have a bit more of a learning curve, but is much much more powerful and expandable. Some of the largest sites in the world use WordPress, over 60% of the top 1 million sites use it.
As for your Wordpress wp-admin issue, that happens when a folder is missing the index file. It should not happen with a standard WordPress install. I am happy to check into that for you, if you would not mind commenting back with the domain name, I could go ahead and do that.
thanks for these answers - I'll stick with Wordpress. The domain name is petitmanoirdenazac.com I appreciate you looking into it.
The <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/premium-website-builder">Premium Website Builder</a> is made to be extremely basic and limits to specific templates. While it is made to get a website up quickly, it is very limited in design elements and functionality. <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/wordpress">Wordpress</a> is a free open source software that is used worldwide and has as much or little functionality as you want to get from it.
The premium website builder is made more for a very small site for beginners whereas Wordpress ranges from beginner to advanced depending on your knowledge and will scale with you over time.