How to Make a Website in 2019.
Whether you’re setting up a blog or launching a new business, your website is your worldwide calling card and the online home of your brand. Website designers and developers can charge thousands to create a custom site, but if that kind of assistance isn’t in your budget, today’s site-building tools make it easy to create a fully functioning website for free, or nearly so, without knowing a single line of code.
What You’ll Need
Every website needs a domain name, a hosting platform, a site-building framework, and content to populate the site. Beyond that, the tools you’ll need to make a working website depend largely on your skill level and budget. Here’s a rundown of the available options for each step of the site-building process.
Get Your Domain Name
Before you can set up your new site, you’ll need to secure its domain name. Choose a unique name for the site that’s searchable and easy to remember since this will become the center of its web address. Once you’ve found a domain, you’ll need to pay to register it, either with an independent domain registry or with your web host.
Choose a Web Host
To make your site available online, you’ll need a host for your new domain and all its files. Large hosting platforms like Bluehost or GoDaddy offer a number of options for registering your domain and installing your site-building tools through your hosting account. Web hosting plans start at less than $3 per month and range into the hundreds depending on the services you need and the number and size of the sites you’re setting up.
Choose a Site Builder and Theme
More than half the websites in the world are built with WordPress, a free, self-hosted website builder that can be set up on any hosting platform, usually with a “one-click” installation included with your hosting account. WordPress includes access to hundreds of free, easy-to-use themes and plugins for customizing its look and content. For a simpler setup but without the many flexible features of WordPress, you may want to use a combination host and site builder like Wix or Weebly, although they typically charge a monthly fee.
Add Content to Your Site
Once you’ve selected your host and site-building tools, it’s time to add content. Add text for blog posts and pages or insert images, video, or audio files using your site’s content management tools. Preview your content and, when you’re ready, hit “Publish.” Your work is now live for the world to see — but it can be edited or deleted at any time.
Your website is your own piece of online real estate. And now, with drag and drop tools and plenty of support from tutorials, help desks, and other users, building your own website has never been easier
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