Jun 6, 2015

Some simple steps to creating your own website

Having your own website or blog is one of the best kept secrets of impressing a potential employer.

And for that
The core ingredients you will need a domain name an email, a website and optionally a free platform called WordPress.

1) Choose and register a domain name
As you probably know there are a range of domain name extensions available. The most common & working domain name are .com, .org and .net. It’s your choice which you go for, assuming that the domain name you want is still available.

Here is a sample for ".com" domain name
Cheapest Registrar: GoDaddy
Price: ~£7.35 per year

2) Setting up your personalized email address
The easiest way to create your email address under your new domain name is to do it with your registrar.
Once you login there will be an option to set up email addresses which you can then look up with your usual email (Hotmail, GMail, Outlook).

There are loads of guides out there on doing this, so I’ll leave this to Google for now.

3) Website hosting

To upload content onto your domain name you will need a bit of server space (just like storing files on your computer). There are hundreds of web hosts out there now, and you could spend forever looking.

For this you may see the website GoDaddy to keep things simple (and cheap!).

Top website host: GoDaddy

Price: From £2.99 per month

You will then just need to point your domain name to the server by setting the “Name servers”, which will be provided by your web host. If you need any help in getting things sorted, never hesitate to get in touch with the hosts as their support teams are usually very good.

4) Installing WordPres
Technically your online presence is secured, but if anyone goes to www.yoursite.com there won’t be much to see! The quickest way to get something on the site is to install the incredibly popular and free piece of kit called WordPress.

If you have gone with GoDaddy they have a very simple system in place which allows you to install WordPress through them.

Otherwise it is a case of downloading WordPress, unzipping the files and uploading it to your server via a FTP client.

Again, there’s loads of stuff on this process, WordPress Docs are a great to start. For more visit


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