CREATE A WEBSITE
When the Internet first started becoming a household utility in the mid 90s people quickly realised the power it provided for the business world. Not only as a source of free information on practically any topic. But also as a way to market your business.
How To Set Up Your Business Website
In Less Than An Hour
The problem was that the technical expertise to create even a basic website, involved being able to read and write computer code. And learning such skills required more than watching a few YouTube clips. You would also have needed some good graphic design skills, as there were very few easy to use tools available that would help you lay out images and text on your site.
Fortunately things have changed a lot!
As the title of this page suggests, it is completely possible for anyone without web design skills to register, host and set up a great looking website in less than an hour. Whether you’re strapped for cash or just have a bit of an interest in setting up your own business or hobby website, this article will give you the exact step by step process.
What You Will Need
Some of this might be very obvious and if you have even a little bit of interest in web technology then you’re probably familiar with it. In order to set up a website there are a couple of things that you absolutely must have in order to create a brand new online presence.
Here’s what you’ll need:
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Of Website Design
In the early days of the Internet you would have needed a dedicated server in order to host your website. Today, unless you are expecting huge amounts of web traffic, you’re able to get your website hosted on a shared server with a simple to use control dashboard called cPanel. For less than $10 a month you can have your own hosting set up with Media Fortress.
Without a domain name you can’t have a website. This is essentially what you type into your browser to access a website, just like mediafortress.com.au. In most cases, choosing your domain name will be basically matching your business name. But you can also come up with fun ways to combine your name with what you do. More on this below.
Information About Your Business
This might seem obvious, but a lot of people get to the stage where they have the raw website set up and have no idea what to put on it. Essentially, you want to create pages that describe your business, your service or product and provide ways to buy directly or get in contact with you.
OK, now that you know what you need, let’s start the stop watch and see if we can get your website up in less than an hour.
THE EXACT 7 STEP PROCESS
None of these steps require in-depth knowledge and understanding of web technologies. By simply following the steps you can have a professional looking website of your own. So let’s not waste any time
What To Do Next
Obviously this is quite a basic website. It’s easy for you to go ahead and add more pages to the site with information on specific products and services. And you can even get a blog running where you provide some industry news or details about some of your work.In the long run though, there is more to maintaining a website than just having a couple of pages.
Involve Professional Designers
For your long term online success talk to one of our advisers at Media Fortress today. We can provide you with all the setup, design, maintenance and optimisation services you could need to make your online presence stand out from the rest.
Risk Of Using Basic Setup
Having a basic website is better than not having any at all. However, there are some risks involved that you need to keep in mind.
Website management systems need to be regularly tweaked and upgraded to ensure that they remain secure and functioning at optimum speeds. This also involves monitoring visitor connections for any malicious attacks, viruses and spam.
There is also a risk that any customisations you make can end up being overwritten with new updates when you don’t set them up as child themes. This is a bit of a technical process that is likely beyond the skills of most people.
The reason this is so important is that over 50% of Internet traffic now originates on mobile devices. If those people cannot easily view your website, then you could be losing a lot of potential customers.
The solution is simple.