Desire to make a website but just don't know? It's not a difficult feat to accomplish. With a little time and effort you can learn how to make a website like the pros.
1. Purchase a domain name for your website. Your domain name will lead people to the website you make. Example: http://www.yournamehere.com. Netfirms offers domain names for as little as $6.99 per year.
2. Select a web hosting company to host the website you will make. The web hosting company will provide you with space to make your website on the internet. It's kind of like renting a room to live in on the internet. The web hosting company is like the landlord of your home on the internet. You will pay them a small monthly fee for the space they provide. Fees are as low as $3.95 per month. Some companies charge more, some less. See Resource section below for a list of web hosting companies and their rates. For a side by side comparison of web hosting providers visit the thetop10bestwebhosting.com website.
3. Log into the control panel of your web hosting site to begin making your website. Locate the "Site Editor." The wording may slighty vary. Locate the "File Directory" and begin making pages for your website. This may require a little knowledge of HTML code. See Resource section below to get free HTML tutorials online.
4. Submit your website address to search engines when you have finished making your website. This will help people find your website. Otherwise you can have a good website, but no one will know how to find it. If you don't want to submit your website to all of the search engines right away, at least submit it Google. It will ony take a few seconds to complete their free search engine submission form.