How to Create a Website
STEP 1: Get Web Hosting and Register a Domain Name
In order to set up your WordPress (or any other type of website), you’re going to need two things:
- Domain Name (a web address like YourSiteName.com)
- Web Hosting (a service that connects your site to the internet)
In order to store your images, content and website files, you are going to need a web hosting. Without web hosting, your website will not be visible on the Internet.
Where do I register a domain name and get web hosting?
This is very easy, just use DevelopICT as a web hosting and domain registrar. They are also one of the best hosting providers in Tanzania, so they are definitely well-established and secure enough to host your website. Their introductory price starts from TShs.75,000/Year
Here’s how to sign up with a web hosting provider (and register a domain name if you don’t have it yet).
- Just Visit DevelopICT
- Choose Your Website Hosting Plan
Once you click “SELECT,” you’ll be taken to a page to select the hosting plan of your choice.
If you are on a budget, you can use their “Starter” plan. It’s great for smaller sites with low or no traffic.
However, if you want to scale or expect more traffic to your website, I recommend choosing their “Unlimited” plan. It’s truly unlimited.
Whichever you choose, you can later upgrade or downgrade based on your needs.
Choose a Domain Name
If you don’t have a domain name yet, here’s an easy starting point:
- If you’re making a website for your business, your domain name should match your company name. For example: YourCompanyName.com
- If you’re planning to set up a website for yourself, then YourName.com can be a great option.
STEP 2 Set Up Your Website
Once you’ve bought your domain name and set up your hosting, you’re well on your way! Now it’s time to get your website up and running. The first thing you’ll need to do is install WordPress or any other development tool of your choise to your domain. DevelopICT offers you a cool app installer available at each package for free
STEP 3 Design Your Website Choose a Platform To Build Your Website On
There are many different platforms you can choose from to help you build a website without entering a single line of code.
WordPress, Joomla, Drupal… Just to name a few.