We have tons of thoughts that deluge in our mind about degenerate political environment in our country.
One day, you wake up and looking at your disheveled hair in the mirror contemplate to start a blog to pen your thoughts and reach the world – a blog for political badinage and persiflage.
You could be someone who went through flings but nothing seemed to work except the multitude of experiences you gained. And now you perceive yourself as a stereotypical grandma with assertions to all problems even though they are brimming with bromides and platitudes.
Even if you lack lame excuses, hosting a website to promote your business online is a great idea. Whatever be the reason for you to start a website, setting it up is far easier and cheaper than you could imagine.
Follow this step-by-step guide to kick start your website:
This is the first step you need to take. Think of a name of your website say www.abcxyz.com, this is your domain name. Domain name is acquired from a registrar by shelling an annual fee to get copyrights to use that name. If the name you chose is not available, you’ll be asked to choose another name. Basically, you have to register your website name legally. Let us get down to some nitty-gritty about domain registration.
Choosing a good domain name
How to register a domain name?
Domain name is registered with ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) through a certified registrar. A domain name may cost around USD10 to USD35 that gives you the right to use it for a year and must be renewed every year. If you fail to register the next year, you may lose your domain name to someone else.
You don’t need to seek your daddy’s help to register a domain name. Simply go to GoDaddy.com, the most popular daddy on earth or else use other registrars like 1&1 Internet, Namecheap, Dotster etc. You can either use a credit card or PayPal account to pay for it.
A web host is a company with various servers (computers) that hosts your web pages. It is only after you host your website that people can connect to it across the world. You need to sign up for an account with a web host.
There are both professional and free web hosts available. Startups and small business owners may be lured by free hosting. However, it is important to understand the difference between paid and free hosting.
Professional hosting services are available at a dirt cheap rate. Some of the best web hosting services includes eHost, HostGator, SiteGround, bluehost, iPage etc. With value for money host like eHost.com, you get free domain name registration for life, drag-and-drop site builder with thousands of free templates, $200 advertising credits from Google, Bing and Yahoo.
And to your amazement, a monthly subscription plan just costs $2.75 at eHost. If you are scrimpy, go for iPage.com that is offering similar services at $1.99 per month.
WordPress is a web-based content management system that allows users to create a website and manage updates through cPanel. And cPanel is a web hosting control panel with a graphical web-based interface and tools that allows users to manage websites.
Users can easily install WordPress as a cPAddon with cPanel. Users just need to navigate to cPanel’s Site Software interface. Click WordPress once you are notified by hosting provider via email. Enter the requested information and click install.
When the WordPress installation finishes, use your web browser to view the location of your website. For more help on manual installation of WordPress, please check this link. Usually, hosting providers directly install WordPress for you.
There are thousands of free theme available in WordPress. However, it is important to choose the right theme that goes along with the content on your website.
Now that your website template is ready, you need content to fill it up. Content is an essential part of your marketing strategy. Whatever be the purpose of your website, you need good content to drive traffic to your website. WordPress template is designed in a user-friendly manner that makes content additions and editing an easygoing task.
Let us see what content you can add.
“It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults. One sees the faults of others like chaff winnowed in the wind, but one conceals one’s own faults as a cunning gambler conceals his dice.”
Tell all your friends and foes to test your website even if you may sound mean to some of them. Expect your foes to be your best critics. It is recommended to test your web pages in major browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. All can be freely downloaded so no excuse on that front. Folks with access to Windows 10 can use Microsoft Edge, heir to Internet Explorer. Try it on your smartphone too.
Once you are done with knick-knacks, your satellite is ready to launch. Submit it to search engines like Google and Bing through these links. It is not a necessary step especially when your website is already linked through other websites; you can still go ahead with it.
Look to promote your website through Facebook, and other social media websites. You can use Google Adwords or use Word-of-Mouth publicity through existing customers, use your website address in your email signature, visiting cards etc. Check this link for innovative ways you can promote your website online.
There’s nothing to lose but a night out at the most
Setting up your website could not be easier. Purchase a domain in sync with your business name or name your business after your domain name. Find your host and breed on it. Install WordPress on your own if your host throws tantrums. Choose a not so good-looking template. Add whatever text you feel is right. Do some testing or get it done. Start promoting it. You’ll notice your website placed in the right orbit.
What if you want more?
However, if you want a website that is more professional, you might want to seek an agency’s help. At Indus Net Technologies, we specialize in building robust responsive websites, which are built to suit the needs of today and tomorrow. As most people have adopted mobile devices as their primary devices to access internet, it makes sense to adopt a responsive approach. Responsive websites help people to view websites correctly, no matter what the screen size is. Responsive websites automatically adjust to the screen size on which they are being viewed.
Of course, professionally built websites may cost a lot more, but if you are truly looking for something far more than a simple WordPress website, you will need the help of a developer. Moreover, even WordPress websites can be customized and made to look as good as professional ones. We specialize in customizing WordPress themes and building unique websites that use WordPress as the primary CMS. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.