When you want to start your own website or blog, you don’t need any complicated technics or tools. All you have to do is to create an account with any of these website hosting services and they will allow you to build own your site.
Best of all, you can create any site type using the free site builder, or simply, install WordPress and customize everything you want. You can use my free blog installation and setup service, and I’ll be happy to build your blog or site completely for free, and even show you how to do everything.
However, if you want to do the job for yourself, I’ll show you how exactly you can make your own website, using this step by step tutorial.
Building a website with WordPress
WordPress is not only a blogging platform, but also, a complete content management system that lets you build any type of website. Best of all, it’s a software that you can install in one click on your web hosting server account, and it’s easy to use, and of course search engine friendly.
So, your content will be indexed easier with WordPress than any other software.
The first thing you need is the online place to save or host your website. It’s the server that will be available 24/7 and that’s connected to the Internet from big data centers like any company or professional website. You don’t have to worry about the technical issues. All the things will be managed by the company experts, and they know what they do.
That’s how to host a website or a blog professionally. Please make sure to avoid using any of the free hosting services that make your website loads slower and broken all the time. They let hackers access your site and even, modify or stole its content, and you will be very lucky if your site still works for some days.
Those people offer low-quality services just to show their ads, and your site can be deleted at any moment without any reason. That’s the free hosting that destroy businesses and dreams.
On the other side, you can use shared hosting providers like Inmotion Hosting that will pre-install WordPress for you in the sign-up process, or Bluehost. Both have advanced infrastructure with thousands of servers and experts. You can use their free and easy website builder software.
If you selected Inmotion Hosting, you don’t need to install, it will be ready for you automatically, all you have to do is checking “Install WordPress as the below screenshot:
Then, all you have to do is to start customizing your website by uploading your own theme, or using of the available ones for free. If you wish to host your site with another company, then, you need to use their one click installer software for WordPress.
After creating your account, login to cPanel, then, finds “Softaculous” and click on to start the installation process.
For a detailed explanation and tutorial, I’ve created a complete guide about installing WordPress with Softaculous.
When following that tutorial, you will be able to get your blog running in a few minutes, and you just need to wait for the domain name to propagate to the new hosting server. That takes from a few minutes to two hours or more in other cases.
For all the other tutorials and examples, take a look at these complete WordPress tutorials for beginners.
You can start your own website using WordPress or the free website builder tool. But, I recommend using WordPress, it’s easy to manage and setup. It comes with total flexibility and control, and its self-hosted. That means, you can do what you want with your site and no one can delete your file or change them.
Unlike the other software, WordPress is an open source website builder with millions of users and thousands of developers from around the world. The security is not a problem if you follow some basic tips, like creating a strong password with strong username, and never share your login details.
This is how you can make your own website and host it in your own web hosting account. There is no need to install lots of plugins, the WordPress plugins directory contains thousands of themes, and you just need to use the ones that you need to secure and protect your site, and to make it load faster than he others.
At the same time, you need to use an SEO optimized theme that loads fast and looks good, at the same time. Remember that I’m always here to help you with your new website, just use the contact page and send me your question.
Fathi Arfaoui: A Physicist, founder and owner of Trustiko.com. He shares Business, WordPress, Web Safety, and Blogging tips to build better websites and blogs. Thus, you will succeed online with the right marketing strategies and recommendations. Of course, you’ll find much more topics.