Setting up your own website is much easier than you think. More and more people want to have their own online presence. You don’t need to depend exclusively on an Instagram profile, a Facebook page, or a Twitter account.
Why not create your own website?
To get started, let’s take a look at the most common questions we received from ambitious beginners like yourself in the past:
Will I need technical skills?
But this isn’t the only way to create a website: even if you aren’t very familiar with the technical side of things, you can easily set up a good website.
By using a Website builder. If you can use Word, Facebook, or PowerPoint, you’ll be able to use these tools without any problem. These easy-to-use platforms offer a visual editor, hosting, and you can get a domain name through them: a one-stop-shop.
How to set up a website: 5 steps to get started
Most website projects go through these steps:
Make a plan for your website’s structure and content
Register a domain name – ideally pick a .com
Find a website builder (and hosting provider) to create your site
Optimize it for search engines
Launch your website
The 3 most popular ways to set up a website
Let’s go over the most popular ways to start a website. There are many solutions. Some are more flexible than others, and some are more complex.
Setting up a website with a website builder
Let’s start with the easiest option: a website builder. This is an “all-inclusive” package, so to speak: a single company will usually provide the template (design), editor, hosting, domain name, email address and support. The web builder takes care of the difficult tasks.
This isn’t only useful for beginners. It simply depends on the project. Why complicate your life if there are easy ways to do things? Almost all site builders let you create a free basic website on a subdomain (e.g. yourname.sitebuildername.com), which is ad-supported. Using such a plan you can try it in detail before deciding if the cost is worth it.
Prices start at around $8/month, but it includes all the essentials. If you don’t particularly need an email address, it can be even cheaper.
To better understand exactly how it works, please watch our step by step tutorial to website creation!
WEB HOSTING – CHOOSING A WEB HOSTING PLAN
Deciding on a hosting plan lays the groundwork for building your site. Think of it like buying a plot of digital real estate to build your online structure. GreenGeeks has plans available that range from maintaining a simple blog all the way to more complex and larger corporate needs.
For new developers, I suggest our EcoSite Lite Plan. Starting at just $2.95 per month, it is the most cost-effective for beginners and comes with all of the tools you’ll need to succeed. This also includes a free domain name, which would usually cost you around $15 depending on what registrar you use.
But if you are looking at building a bigger site and you are happy to spend a little bit more to make sure your site is running as fast as it possibly can, then you might want to consider our Ecosite Premium plan starting at $11.95 per month.
Don’t worry if you need to expand your plan in the future, we can help you upgrade and scale to your needs. As your website starts to get more and more traffic, you may need to consider upgrading to be able to keep up with the demand.
In this next section I will walk you through the web hosting setup process.
Choose your plan from the options below, and click the Get Started Button.