If you want to create your own website there is some things you will have to keep in mind.
- Web hosting company
- Domain name
- SSL certificate
- What is the purpose of the website?
- The outlay and design of your website
- Who you want to attract?
What is a Hosting Company?
A web host or web hosting service is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the webpage to be viewed in the internet.
We researched a lot of hosting company and in our opinion found the best one. We are hosted by Absolute Hosting. That offers the WordPress site, that we will be working on. As far as we can tell they are the cheapest, with packages starting from just R18 pm. Your Web Hosting is a service that you will have to pay each month. But if you take the R18 one, that is not a lot of money per month. You get your money’s worth.
And their customer service is Excellent. We had an issue with our ssl certificate, we approached them, through their website, told them about our problem, not even 5 minutes later the problem was resolved and we had our ssl certificate.
Please note that we are affiliates of absolute hosting that just means that we are marketing them. There will be a link that you can click that takes you strait to their website, if you want to go and have a look.
Now that you have a Hosting Company you will need a Domain name.
What is a Domain name?
A Domain name is the address where internet users can access your website. A Domain name is used for finding and identifying computers on the internet. And this is not going to cost you an arm and a leg, and it is a per year payment. And what is best is that if you are going with Absolute Hosting, you get a co.za domain.
What is an SSL certificate and why is it important?
A Secure Socket Layer (SSL certificate) is a small data file installed on a web server, that allows for a secure connection between the server and a web browser. For instance, if you buy online, and that site is not secured, all your personal details. like bank account information, cell phone nr or even residential address can land in the wrong hand. So please keep a lookout for that. I will include a picture of a website that is secured, it is an actual screenshot of our website.
If you are not sure if a website is secured, just look at the top where you would normally put in a URL, there should be a green little lock. That means the website is secure, if not it will say “not secured”. So please keep that in mind.
Do you want your website for advertising your company, selling your services online, selling your products online or just an informative website with a blog of posts about subjects you feel strongly about?
The outline and design
You want to attract people’s attention. So, you will have to think about the outline and design. It should be eye-catching yet simple to navigate around. If people struggle too much to go through your website, they would rather just go out. Remember not everyone likes “in your face colours”. You can always put in some interesting pictures or even videos for that little bit of “wow” factor.
Who do you want to attract?
You may want to take your already offline store online, seeing that a lot of things happens online. Your existing customers can go on your website, and the chances that you can attract new customers are very good. Hence you do your marketing right. Lucky for us we can also do that on our own thanx to social media and amazing apps. You can follow this link to see how you can create your own https://williebrits.co.za/wordpress-tutorial-step-by-step/