Hey everyone,

 

today we’ll be discussing a widely talked about topic. How do you make a website, where do you start, and how much will it cost? Today, I will be answering some of those questions.

 

Ok, down to business. So, how exactly do you make a website? Well, you’ll first need a domain. Domains can run from $10 to $35 depending on the registrar. I would recommend Namecheap for domains. Once you pick a quality domain that you like and that people will remember, you’ll need web hosting. If you do not know what web hosting is, it basically is a server that will hold your website so others can connect to it. I would recommend Kingler Hosting for your web hosting. After you have your web hosting all setup, you’ll need either  a custom coded site to upload, but in most cases, you probably don’t know how to code, so we would recommend WordPress. Most hosts will allow you to install WordPress to your web hosting account with just the click of a button. After that, you’re all setup. All you need to do is customize WordPress and then start showing your content to the world!

 

The cost? Okay, so, let’s add everything up. Kingler Hosting offers hosting starting at just $2.95 per month, and Namecheap offers .com domains for just $13.82 per year. So, your first fee will be $14.86 for 1 year of the domain and 1 month of hosting. It will then be $2.95 per month, and in 1 year, you’ll have the domain to renew again.

 

Is there a such thing as a free website? Realistically, no. Sure, there are “free” ways to create sites such as webs and wix, but all they allow you to have for your site’s URL is a subdomain, and not to mention to hook up a domain they charge you $5 per month. Don’t forget that if you want to remove the ads they plaster on your site it’s another $20 per month. That’s $20 per month plus the cost of the domain just to have a real site with wix.

 

If you would like a WordPress site but you’re not sure where to start, I offer CMS coaching at a very affordable hourly rate. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

 

Thanks and have a great day,

Drumrocker365

1 comment

  1. Comment by Anita Dudek

    Anita Dudek Reply May 13, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Christian Taylor saved my bacon! I am the designated “updater” of GMHope.org. We were moving from Joomla to WordPress. I had spent a week trying to “get up to speed” on the new platform. Whew! This was supposed to be easy! Well Christian helped me do in one session what I had been spinning my wheels on for days. AND the best part is that now when I go to Africa or Indonesia for a month I know there is someone here who understands our website and who can take care of the occasional update if I am not available.

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