Welcome to our step-by-step guide where we will show you how to make a website and the basic things you need to know before publishing your first website. This guide is designed for beginners, if you already have knowledge on how to make a web page, this guide may seem unnecessary, so we invite you to find another article related to your needs.
Starting your own blog/website should not be complicated or expensive. In fact, more and more people are creating a blog every day. It seems that almost every person or business has a website today.
But if you are like most people, you certainly do not know how to make a blog. Starting a blog can be intimidating if you do not have the necessary technical skills. Not to mention that the number of options available for starting a blog can be downright confusing.
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Get Your Domain Name
The first thing to do is get your domain name, a domain name is the name you want to give your website, example: www.google.com, www.mydomain.com, etc. the domain name that you are reading right now is www.hpage.com, to get a domain name you must pay an annual fee to a domain registrar, to get the right to use that name. When you get a domain name you do not get a web page or anything like that. It’s just like getting the rights to use a trade name, if you, for example, want to start a business, you must register the name of that company; the same thing happens on the internet, you must register the name of your web page. You can get a free subdomain name on www.hpage.com for getting started or opt for the inexpensive paid package that include a top-level .com or .de domain name. You can check it out at our pricing page.
Choose names that are easy to remember, since this is the primary objective of a domain name, the shorter the better.
Get Hosting for Your Website
A web hosting service is basically a company that has numerous computers connected to the internet. We provide web hosting for all your pages for a period of at least 6 months at 4.99/month, where you can upload your web page to our servers.
When you hire a hosting service, you must choose your domain name too, so that your space on our server is automatically linked to your files on our servers. Also, with us you can get your domain name completely free.
The Design of Your Page
Once you have purchased your domain name and also have your hosting service, the next step is to design your website. Nowadays, hiring a web designer, or a web design company can be a costly thing, the best thing you can do is create your website yourself if you have coding knowledge or use a free website builder.
The costs of a web designer may vary from one company to another and also between different countries, but a web designer could cost between $500 and $3,000. We help you to create your own website without the need to hire the services of a web designer and getting the same or better results.
HPage offers a simple WYSIWYG solution to building a great website be it a personal blog, an e-commerce store or an online portfolio for your business. With hundreds of beautiful templates available to choose from, you are a click away from launching your own website. Just choose one of the templates and voila! Your website is live. Plus, you can even customize the template to fit your personal needs.
Accept Credit Cards On Your Website
If you are thinking of creating an e-commerce website, where you will sell products or services, whether digital or physical, you should be able to receive payments through credit or debit cards. There are many companies that offer this possibility without the need for you to be a company, you as an individual can charge with credit cards on your website without any problem with websites like PayPal or ClickBank, 2checkout or Stripe. They are best options when selling your products or services through the internet.
If you are from a country in which Stripe or PayPal do not send payments directly to your bank account, then 2checkout is the best option, since it allows you to obtain card payments and send the payments to your bank account in any country.
Publish Your Website
When your web page is ready, you can go ahead and publish it so that search engines on the internet such as Google and Bing can index it.
On a final note, It is possible to achieve all this without being an expert in the field since over time we have developed powerful tools that will make it easy for you and take care of all the technical work, that is, you can have your own website without writing a single line of code. Our system is a self-managing platforms, that is, we have a complete system in place where you log in and you can create, edit, customize and do all the tasks that you need to manage your website.