How to create your own website in less than 10 minutes

It’s not that hard to create your own website. Most hosting services will give you an “Install WordPress” 1-click button. If not, just read this!

It's not that hard to create your own website. Most hosting services will give you an "Install WordPress" 1-click button. If not, just read this!

After inserting the information given to you by your hosting service, click on connect, and you should be able to see your remote files on the right column.

filezilla screenshot remote files
Filezilla screenshot of your remote files

Get a CMS for easy website management

Now that you’re up and running, you should find something to upload to your remote server.

How about an easy to use CMS like WordPress?

WordPress (with a capital P) is a super easy, quick to install CMS that will get you working on your website in no time.

To get WordPress, just visit their website and click on download.

After downloading, extract the zip file and uploadĀ all of its contents into your remote server directory, by simply selecting and dragging the files into FileZilla’s remote server panel.

Now install WordPress and you’re golden

Insert your domain address in a web browser and you should get to a welcome screen and start the WordPress installation process.

WordPress database connection details
Insert your database connection details here

You should have received your database connection details from your hosting service. If not, you probably need to create a database yourself, which isn’t that hard. Just find theĀ New Database button in your host’s control panel.

After connecting to a database just create your administrator user by following the WordPress installation wizard, and…

That’s it!

Now you’re inside your WordPress administrator interface, you can create your website’s pages, articles, menu and what not.

Just to sum up, what you need to create your very own website is:

  • A hosting service for your server.
  • A software to connect to your remote server.
  • A CMS to manage your content.
  • A database where your CMS will store your content.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments section or just contact me.

It's not that hard to create your own website. Mostly your hosting service will give you an "Install WordPress" 1-click button. If not, just read this!

Author: Shay Stibelman

Digital marketing consultant in Milan, Italy. Born in Israel, raised in Germany by Russian parents.

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