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  • 1. Step 1: Choosing a Domain Namevisit website
  • 2. A domain name is simply an address to your website (ie google com) Thebest domain names for how to make a website are short, descriptive and havea com, net or org extension Also, a good domain name will be easy to spell,easy to remember and indicate what your website is about
  • 3. Easier said than done, right? Try this� Come up with a list of primarykeywords related to the topic of your website I suggest coming up with at least10 keywords Then, add prefixes such as the, my, top, pro, best, super, ultra,etc and suffixes such as central, point, site, portal, web, net, etc If you needhelp coming up with various prefixes and suffixes, then use Google Simplysearch for "domain prefixes suffixes" and your first few results should be whatare looking for By now you should have a good size list of potential domainnames Now we need to find out if any of these domain names are available
  • 4. To do this, I recommend using a bulk domain search tool such as the one atdynadot com But, again, you can find these domain search tools by doing asimple Google search such as "bulk domain search" Step 2: Choosing aHosting Plan As for a domain hosting service for how to make a website, Irecommend sticking to a popular, well known "brand" such as godaddy,hostgator, bluehost, brainhost, etc I recommend going with a hosting servicethat will give you a free domain of your choice when you sign up for one oftheir plans If you are unable to find a hosting service that provides a freedomain upon sign-up, then you can purchase your domain through a providersuch as namecheap com The domain and hosting do not have to bepurchased through the same provider! You do not need an expensive webhosting service to build a website! Stick with the plans that run between $5 and$10 per month
  • 5. Make sure your domain is hosted on a Linux based server and has cPaneland WordPress I also recommend that you purchase a plan that has freeunlimited domain hosting This will allow you to add future domains, known asadd-on domains, to the same plan without having to fork over even moremoney to buy more plans Step 3: Installing WordPress Now for the fun part onhow to make website! Once you have purchased your domain and hosting,you should have received an email from your hosting provider with importantaccount information In this email, look for where it makes note of the cPanelweb address, username and password Write this information down and keep
  • 6. it in a safe place! 1) In a web browser such as Internet Explorer, type in thecPanel web address in the URL box of the web browser and press the Enterkey on your keyboard 2) Type in your cPanel username and password andpress the Enter key
  • 7. 3) Once in cPanel, scroll down until you see the section "Software/Services"and click on the icon "Fantastico De Luxe" 4) Once in Fantistico, on the left,look for the "Blogs" section and click on the "WordPress" link 5) Under"WordPress" click on the "New Installation" link 6) Type in the requestedinformation and click the "Install WordPress" button 7) Click on the "FinishInstallation" button Thats all there is to how to make a website! You now havea website up and running! Try it out, go visit website to your domain in a webbrowser and see what happens Next, lets personalize your website a bit
  • 8. Step 4: Making it YOUR Website There are TONS of WordPress templatesto give your website that look and feel that you are looking for when creatingyour website You can find these templates freely available on the Web and inWordPress itself To administer your new website, in a web browser, simplytype in your domain name followed by a "/wp-admin" (minus the quotes ofcourse) Type in the login and password that you provided during theWordPress installation and click the "Log In" button You will then be presentedwith a web page where you will customize your WordPress website
  • 9. First, on the left side, click on "Appearance" and then "Themes" Here you willsee a small preview of your currently installed theme Above the "CurrentTheme", click on the "Install Themes" tab There are a lot of available themesto choose from I suggest narrowing down your search with the available filteroptions, but if you simply want to browse through all of the themes, then clickthe "Search" button without any search criteria Once you find a theme that youlike, simply click on the "Install Theme" under the small preview image Andthats it for how to make a website!
  • 10. visit website