Create a website using WordPress
So you’re dreaming to have your own website. But you don’t have the programming skills to create it.
No need to worry anymore!
I am here to guide you through the process to create your own dynamic website with 3 simple steps.
Step 1. Get a Domain Name and Web Hosting service
In order to create your own website, you’ll need a domain name (your website’s address) and a web hosting (the company that manages your website’s server). It will cost you around $3 to $6 a month which is less than a medium pan size pizza.
Why you need your own domain name and web hosting service?
- Registering your website with your own domain name looks more professional than having your site on someone else’s domain address.
- In a similar way having your own website hosting will make sure that your website loads quickly and guarantees maximum uptime for your website.
Where do you get a FREE domain name with web hosting service?
My recommendation would go for Bluehost.com as an excellent web hosting and domain service provider because:
- Bluehost is a leading web hosting solutions company with the best customer service in the web hosting marketplace.
- Bluehost comes up with an excellent package that includes Web Hosting + Free Domain Name + Free SSL security + 1-Click WordPress Install.
- Bluehost web hosting is officially recommended by WordPress.org
Follow the steps below to start with Bluehost web hosting:
1. Visit www.bluehost.com
2. Choose Website Hosting Plan
Once you click “Get Started Now,” you’ll be taken to a page to select your suitable web hosting plan.
I would recommend you to go for Bluehost basic package which is a great choice for new websites. It is the cheapest package to start a new website and helps you to save your hard-earned money.
3. Choose a Domain Name
Now, it’s time to choose your website name, which suits your business or blog website. For example, YourCompanyName.com or YourName.com.
For my website (Consulblogg), I chose Consulblogg.com
You can opt for several domain name extensions such as .com, .net, .org, .in etc
If you’ve already had a domain name, then you just choose the option “Use a domain you own”. Then enter your domain name and click “Next”.
4. Fill In Your Details for registration
After selecting your domain name you would need to enter in your personal information on the “create your account” page within the account information section. You will get your payment receipt to be sent to the email address you enter in account information section.
After this, you would need to check your “package information” or you can also opt-in for extra options available, like Domain Privacy Protection, SiteLock Security etc.
Once you’re done with the registration details, then you would need to enter the payment information and click on submit button.
Once paid and registered successfully, then you’ll have to create your new password and you’re all set with your website name and online identity. Now follow up with the next step.
Step 2. Installation of Website Building Platform
Once you’ll own your domain name and hosting service then you would need to choose a website building platform or content management system. As per my recommendation, WordPress is the easiest platform I’ve ever worked with, and it’s flexible enough to suit everyone like blogger’s, freelancers, small business owners, creative artists, e-commerce businesses and many more.
After successful registration on Bluehost, the option to install WordPress with one click will be available to you in your customer control panel.
WordPress is the number #1 content management system or website building platform in the world. Powering over 30% of the internet, WordPress provides everything you need to create a website that is both beautiful and powerful.
Once you’re done with the WordPress installation, then you would start working on the setup and customization of the website. Now follow up with the next step to customize your own website.
Step 3. Setup and Customize Your Website
In order to build your website, you would require a suitable website template or theme as per your website requirements. You can choose thousands of templates within your WordPress theme panel which are very easy to install and setup. You can also preview the theme you wish to purchase in the Bluehost Marketplace, located in the customer control panel, and then select purchase. The theme will be downloaded to your account and accessible within your WordPress user interface or else you can start with a free template for your new website.
Watch this video in order to know How to Launch a WordPress Website with Bluehost?
Congratulations – you’ve successfully launched your new website!
I hope you have followed the overall steps as mentioned above. You should now have a fully-functional WordPress website launched on Bluehost.
You did a great job! I appreciate your efforts to build your fully functional website.