5 Steps to Creating A Simple Website
More and more people are creating websites online as a way to express themselves and to communicate whether for personal or business purposes. If you have been planning to build your own website from scratch but just didn’t have a clue where to begin, then this guide is suitable for you!
The development of internet technology facilitates various circles in searching and sharing information through the website. Some internet users also began to need a separate space to spread the information they have. They no longer just want to take advantage of websites that have been widely spread but also want to create their own website. You may be one of them. If so, this is a guide that can help to achieve your dream website.
Buy Domain and Hosting
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The first step before creating a website is to recognize the components of the maker, the domain, hosting, and the content of the website itself. Domain and hosting are the main components that will help spread the content you have created. The domain is a website address that is often used to access an internet page and hosting is a place of data storage displayed on an internet site.
To create a website, you need to buy a domain and hosting first. Furthermore, once the domain and hosting are enabled, the various content that your dream website is ready to publish. You will be given access to CPanel so you can begin to set up everything related to your domain. For the management of files that make up the website, you can do it independently or by using a Content Management System (CMS).
Creating a Website Using a CMS
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Creating a website using CMS is the right choice for you who do not want to be bothered with various folders of storage behind a website. Currently, there are many CMS that can help you manage content, such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and so on. Here's how to create a website using CMS.
- Log in to CPanel
Log in to CPanel with the username and password provided when you purchased the hosting. You can change the password after signing in to CPanel by selecting the Change Password icon in the Preferences section.
2. Click Softaculous and select the CMS you want
Click the Softaculous icon in the Software/Service section of the CPanel. Softaculous contains a variety of applications/CMS that can help you create a website. Next, select the CMS you want and click install.
3. Fill in the data requested by the CMS
Fill in the data requested by the CMS of your choice and follow the steps the CMS instructs until the website is successfully created.
4. Complete website with desired features and widgets
After all the data is filled, your website is actually accessible. However, of course, your website is still empty. First, complete your website with the appropriate features and widgets. A great selection of CMS accordance to your needs will also give you the right equipment.
5. Website ready to be filled and published
Your website is provided with the essential features and ready to be packed with quality content. Once the content of the website has been chosen, your website is ready to be published.
Creating a Website Without CMS
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You can also create a website without using CMS. Here's how to create a website without using CMS.
- Create your own design as well as by hiring website creation services.
Maybe you are not satisfied with the various templates provided by the CMS or by a lot of design on the internet. Although you can insert your own design, sometimes your design is not compatible with the one CMS used. By creating a website without using CMS, you can have more freedom to create it according to your taste. If you find it tough to obtain the design of your dream, you can use website creation services, for example, by using Kamarupa Design services.
2. Prepare the other files you want to publish through the website
When designing a website, it helps you to collect all related files into a folder. This will make it easier for you when you later on if you want to transfer files. Because, if the website files are not complete, the website will not perform with the expected performance. Collect all files in one folder and compress by using the .zip or .rar application.
3. Designs and files ready to be integrated into the website
To add designs and website files into CPanel, you can upload them using File Manager in CPanel. If you understand how the Internet Protocol works, files can also be sent to CPanel using File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
Uploading Designs and Files Using File Manager
Make sure you've disabled the pop-up blocker feature on your laptop/ computer (if you have any)
This point is important to be sure as every menu inside CPanel will open in a pop-up. If your computer blocks pop-up activity, the features inside CPanel will not run properly.
2. Open CPanel account
After ensuring that pop-up activity will not be problematic, go to your website's CPanel.
3. Click the File Manager icon in the Files category
This is where all the website files are stored. Likewise, files containing website design and content should be included here.
4. Select Web Root (public_html/ www)
Once the File Manager icon is clicked, a pop-up will show asking where to place the file. For that, choose Web Root (public_html). This folder is a place of storage files that will be displayed on the website. If your file still does not want to appear on the website, you can save it in another folder, either on your computer or in the CPanel File Manager.
5. Click Upload to upload your designs and files
After the pop-up that displays the Root Web folder appears, you can start uploading your website files. Click the Upload button that can be found in the top line of the File Manager icon.
6. Click Browse to find the file you want to upload
Enter your website files by clicking the Browse button. Find your files in a storage location on your computer.
7. Select the file you want to upload, click OK
Select the file from the storage location on your computer and click OK to enter it into Web Root in CPanel.
8. Make sure the main design name is index.html or index.php
Once all the files have been successfully uploaded, you can start extracting them. Next, change the name of the main file/design your website with index.html or index.php. As such, your design has been accessible over the internet and becomes your domain page.
Now, you already understand how to create a website with or without using CMS. Choose according to your needs and abilities, or consult your website creation plans to website creation service providers, considering to create your website right away? We are able to help you, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here! Good luck!