Websites are the best tool to provide service and to express opinions. Creating your own white label professional website is extremely easy. You don’t need to be a programmer to create a website.
Believe me, by the end of this short tutorial you will able to create your own responsive website.
There are two things essential for any website:
Step 1: Getting a Hosting Account with a Free Domain Name
What is a Domain Name:
Let us compare a website with a house. Now, each house has a address like that each website has a domain name.
To be more clear a domain name is a name of an website. Like every human has a name each website has a domain name.
For Example, “vredvoice.com” is the domain name for this website.
How To Get a Domain Name:
Domain Name comes with different extension, there are two types of extensions:
gTLDs (Generic top-level domains): These extensions are generic in nature and can be used to target users throughout the world. Eg. .com, .net
CcTLD (Country code top-level domain): These extensions are used to target users in a specific country. Eg. .in, .co.uk
I recommend .com extension, since it is the most-known extension. The other extension you can consider is .net.
Now, What is a hosting server:
Hosting server is the server or computer which hosts your website to the world. Now we all know that websites are nothing but files. To access these files in the internet we need a hosting server.
For example, when a user access a website from their browser. The browser contacts the hosting server through the domain name and gets the website files.
After deriving the website files, the browser reads the file and displays it in users monitor.
You can get a hosting account with a free domain name by heading over to Bluehost.com. Which also gives you a 30-day money back guarantee.
Click on Getting Started Icon:
Choose a hosting plan:
After choosing getting started you will be able to see the plans. There are three types of plans basic, plus and prime.
Choose the plan which you can afford. I recommend basic plan, since you have an option to upgrade your plan later.
The next step is to select your domain name.
You will be given with two options, either to choose a new domain name or to use an existing domain name.
I recommend you to get a new domain name since it is free. In the next page fill your sign up details and confirm your package information and payment details.
Step 2: Install WordPress
Now, that we have got the domain name and hosting, the last thing we need is a content management system. WordPress is a open source free content management software used by over 25% of web users.
Login to your Bluehost account and navigate to Cpanel under hosting tab.
Now, choose the Install WordPress option in the Cpanel:
Fill your domain name details
Give a site name
Specify a username (Note down this)
create a password (Note down this)
choose Install Now
Step 3: Configuring WordPress:
Now, if you had followed the above steps WordPress would have installed for your domain name.
To login to WordPress we need to go to wp-admin path of the domain name. That is, add “/wp-admin” to the end of your domain name.(Refer the below example)
You will be shown a log-in form, through which you can login to your WordPress.
After logging in you will be able to see your dashboard, in the left side menu navigate to Posts -> Add New to create your first post.
You can change your websites theme by going to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New.
Congratulations, now you have successfully created your website without using a single line of code. Play around with WordPress to get a hang of it.