You’ve never created a website and you don’t even know where to start or how to go about it? This article will help you to solve this problem. You can now start designing your own website
We will present here 05 things you need to start creating your website.
Find a domain name
Having a domain name is one of the first things you need to start designing your website.
This is the web address that people will go to when they want to visit your website. Digital Gong Technologies’ domain name is www.digitalgong.com for example.
To find out if the domain name you want is already taken, you can go to GoDaddy or NameCheap. You will also know how much it will cost you per year (between 10 and 20 euros on average). Some website creation solutions (such as Wix) offer you a free domain name for one year when you register.
2. Create your professional email address
If your website is the showcase of your business, you will also need an email address to contact you. A gmail address does not give you a professional image. You must therefore have an address with the domain name of your website.
Once you have purchased your domain name, you only need to go to Google GSuite to create your professional email address. You will then have an email address like ours email@example.com.
3. Choose a website design tool
A website design tool will allow you to easily create your website.
The best known are WordPress, Wix, Squarespace and Weebly. All of them allow you to easily set up a website.
I still invite you to read this article to have some hints to help you make your choice of a website design tool.
4. Choose a hosting provider
For your site to work, you need to host it somewhere. The type of hosting you choose depends on the number of visitors. The more visitors you get, the higher the rates will be.
There are 4 types of hosting:
Shared servers: you share a server with other sites. These are the cheapest paid offers, but also the most limited.
Virtual servers (VPS): you also share space with other sites, but you can host more visitors. You have control over the configuration of your virtual server and its modules. They therefore offer greater flexibility.
Dedicated servers: you own your own server. You are therefore completely free to configure the server according to your needs and to manage its maintenance. Ideal for high traffic sites.
Free servers: they are offered by the web designers listed above. That said, if you choose a web designer (Wix, Squarespace, Weebly), you don’t have to worry about hosting. This section is only relevant to you if you want to create a site using a CMS such as WordPress.
It’s best to start with a shared server. Once you know what your traffic is, you can move to a virtual server and so on depending on the number of visitors.
5. Choose a template (template) to design your website
A website template is a predefined website design that allows you to have a professional looking website without the need to hire a web developer or use a web designer.
It gives you a quick, easy and economical way to create your website.
The template you choose will determine the visual aspect of your website. No need to hire a web designer to get started. You will need to get feedback from your visitors before you know what to improve.
If you choose WordPress, you will find great templates on WooThemes or Mojo Marketplace. If you choose another platform, you’ll have a great selection of designs to choose from.
Wix has the largest library of templates (more than 500, all responsive designs).
Squarespace has the most aesthetic and original templates.
Weebly allows access to the code to customize your theme, but its library of templates is less rich than that of its competitors.
Here you are at the end of this article about the 05 things you need to start your website. If you need advice, please contact us here or leave your requests in the comments section.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Belle Linda Kouatchet is the Head of the Digital Marketing department at Digital Gong Technologies; a creative digital marketing agency based in Douala. She has put together her skills and knowledge in marketing, sales, communication and mastery of digital technologies to the benefit of the company.
Tout le monde se connecte en ligne, de même que les marques afin d’atteindre et d’interagir avec leurs clients. Nous connaissons la stratégie numérique qui fonctionnera pour votre marque. Nous associons technologie, marketing et design pour vous offrir un package complet de marketing numérique.
Digital Gong Technologies is made up of a group of passionate technologists, marketing strategists, learners, and creatives, putting out efforts to increase customer satisfaction and retention by intersecting Marketing, Technology, and Design.