Welcome to the second part of our tutorial, I hope you guys enjoyed the first part. In the first part, we have talked about how we design websites from scratch in our web design seattle company. Today we will start from where we finished in the previous session, which is registering a domain name and getting web hosting to host your newly built site. Without wasting any more time, let’s start.
Domain name registration: So, the next thing we need to do is register a domain name for our website. A domain name is basically the title of our site with www before and .com after it in general. It’s not necessary that every domain name would have .com, there can be other extensions like .net, .org, .info, .us, etc. Once again, a domain name is something we will require if we’re going to run a website, and this will usually cost us around ten to twelve dollars. Many companies offer various discounts on domain names, so you have to look for them before you buy one if you want to save a few bucks. Only we don’t pay for our domain name once a month, like our hosting service, but we pay for our domain name once a year. However, you can choose to pay for the hosting once a year as well if you subscribe to a yearly package instead of monthly.
Installing WordPress: Then the next thing we need to do is install WordPress, which, lucky for us, is totally free. You can do a one-click installation from your hosting c-panel, or you can directly upload the latest WordPress installation files to your hosting server and install from there – whatever the way you choose would be good for any general website. Some people often prefer uploading the latest WordPress files to the server, cause installing from c-panel usually results in an older version of WordPress. Once installed and done, you then want to change the WordPress theme which is going to change the entire look of our WordPress website. We are going to be customizing our theme a little bit to make it look more personalized, and then we are going to add our content, like text, image, video, or whatever. We will further activate a few different plugins which are going to add some extra functionalities to our site, such as things like contact forms, social share buttons, etc. Then you need to change a few more settings here and there in the settings section of your WordPress admin panel, and we’ll be done.
So, as you can see, the only two things that are going to cost us any money are our web hosting and our domain name, and if you remember that we are going to show you how to get your first month hosting for only one penny – that means the total cost to get started is going to be just around twelve dollars which I personally think is pretty amazing. Therefore, to be able to get it up and running ourselves for just around twelve is absolutely awesome, and if you’re ready to get started – check the next part of our web design tutorial here. Remember, we are the best web design company Seattle, and we are offering you this tutorial so that you can launch your very first website in no time.