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How to Set Up Your Own Website

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Whether you’re considering starting a site that sells the goods that you make, promotes the products that you love, or simply shares a little about yourself, you’re going to need to know the ins and outs of webpage set-up.

From the point when you decide to build a website to the end result when you’re satisfied with your little corner of the internet, you’re going to have to make some strategic and sensible decisions about the layout, design, hosting preferences and navigability of your site. This article introduces you to those decisions, helping you make the right site to suit your needs.

Decide on a Host

Your first stage is to decide on a host. This partner will be the base upon which you build your website; it’s where your data will be saved, and it’s the platform that will provide tools to help you actualize the site of your dreams. Check out the options arranged on Hosting Foundry, and the information provided there, to understand what implications your hosting decision will have for your website. Once you’ve secured a host, you’ll be ready to start building your site, page by page and image by image.

Templates

If you’re in a rush to produce a website (or you simply don’t have enough time to make one from scratch), you’ll be able to employ some very helpful site templates. These are available, for instance, if you partner with WordPress or Wix, and will help you build a stunning and modern-looking site in the space of an hour or two. You’ll choose from a set of templates designed by the company, and from there you’ll input text and images to please yourself. It’s the best quick option for building your website.

Web Development

Alternatively, you can look to hard-core and from-the-ground-up web development to build your site. This will be the preferable option either for those with some coding experience or for those who are looking to develop a complex and visually unique website that boasts several features that the template sites mentioned above cannot provide. If you are short of the necessary coding skills, look to the help of a freelance designer, or a web development agency, to help you build your site. This is more of a long-term option, so be prepared for your website to take some months before it’s finished and ready to function for you or your business.

Content and Pages

The main purpose of a website is to host content. That might be in many multimedia forms, but ultimately you’re going to want to upload a great deal of content to your site that helps visitors engage and understand the purpose of your webpage. Not only that, but you should divide this content on different webpages, depending on the category. If you’re selling socks and shoes, there are some obvious sub-categories for those. If you’re promoting your music, you might elect to create merchandise, a touring and a contact page. This will help your visitors navigate your site better in the long-run.

These tips are designed to help you get your own website up and running – whether that’s a personal site or a site for your small business.

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