When an organization, business or non-profit doesn’t have a website, they’re missing out on a prime opportunity for the world to hear about their products and services. Getting a website online is not as hard as many think it to be. For those who are saying “Help me setup a website!”, we’re here to walk you through the whole process to show just how easy and simple it really is.
Step 1: Choose a domain name for your website
The first step to setting up your website is choosing the domain name. The domain is the name that your visitors will type in to view your website. For example, our domain name is InMotionHosting.com. Read our recent post about tips to choosing a domain name.
Find out if your domain name is available by following this link to our domain name checker. If it’s available, you can add your domain to your cart.
Step 2: Choose a hosting package
After selecting a domain name, it’s time to choose a hosting package. You ask, What is hosting? Hosting is what stores all of your website files and allows it to be online. Without hosting, your website can’t go live.
There are several different types of hosting packages to choose from. Shared hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS hosting, and Dedicated hosting. Out of all of these options, we recommend Shared hosting. It’s a perfect option to get started.
Once you’ve added your shared hosting and domain to your cart, it’s time to complete checkout.
Step 3: Install a Content Management System (CMS)
Once you’ve completed getting your hosting account setup, it’s time to install a Content Management System (CMS). A CMS is exactly as it sounds, a software that powers your website. We recommend that you use the BoldGrid Page Builder to build your website. It’s an easy drag and drop website builder tool, included for free as part of your hosting package.
Step 4: Design and Publish Your Website
With BoldGrid’s Page Builder, you can easily design your website exactly how you would like. Simply drag and drop your content to build the website of your dreams. When you’re ready, go ahead and publish! Your website is live!
Today we walked you through the steps to build and launch your very own website. As previously mentioned, it’s certainly not as hard as it sounds. Share and impress the world with your products, services, and message through a beautiful website.