Website Tutorial

In this post we’ll take a look at how to create a website. We’ll start by creating a webhosting account, then configuring an e-mail address, and then installing and configuring WordPress. In addition to the text instructions, there is also a YouTube video showing exactly how to do it.

Quick Overview of Creating a Website

  1. Create a webhosting account. I generally recommend Stablehost for newbie websites. You can safely get away with their lowest plan if you’re just starting out.
  2. Wait for the e-mail instructions to arrive. Login to cPanel and configure an e-mail address.
  3. Install WordPress
  4. Do some basic configuration of WordPress.
  5. You’re ready to start writing some content

Recommended before you begin:

  1. Make sure you type carefully. If you misspell your domain name or e-mail address, it’s going to make things very complicated.
  2. Get a password manager. You will need to create a lot of passwords, and it’s generally best not to use the same password over and over. Mitto.com offers a free online password service. This way, you only have to remember one password. Other possibilities are KeePassX (free download) and LastPass.com (free download or paid online).
  3. When you choose passwords, taking four unrelated words and stringing them together with a symbol is much easier to remember and type than typical “complex passwords”.

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