- 1 Note
- 2 Get a Domain Name
- 3 Get Website Hosting
- 4 Point your Domain Name Service to your Website Hosting Provider
- 5 Setting Up your Hosted Website
- 6 Working with your Website
- 7 Google Doc Embedder
- 8 Get a domain name
- 9 Connect your domain name to github servers
- 10 Resources
- 11 How to Create a Single Page Website: Vertical Scrolling
- 12 Webpage Templates
- 13 Vertical or Horizontal Scrolling
- 14 Example Website Information
Record ALL IDs, Passwords, and PINs! As well as all similar-type private information! You will be glad you recorded it in an accessible place instead of having to contact support!
Get a Domain Name
Get a .com domain name
Uncertified is fine
Standard registration is fine
No website email is fine
No website and hosting is fine
Get 1-year registration
Public registration is fine
Get Website Hosting
Single domain is fine
Make monthly payments
Avoid security and feature add-ons
Point your Domain Name Service to your Website Hosting Provider
Go to your Domain Name Registrar's domain management section (ex. domains>domain management).
Check the domain name you want to manage. Then set your custom nameservers.
Your website hosting provider should have given you the name of the nameservers, either in an email or provided somewhere in your website hosting control panel. (ex. Hostgator provides 2 nameservers). Copy and paste those nameservers into the boxes. Click Okay.
You will have to wait a while for your domain name to be set to your new custom nameservers.
Setting Up your Hosted Website
Your Website Hosting Provider should email you login information and a link to access your control panel. Record this information. Go to that link and login.
Use the software that your web hoster provides (ex. QuickInstall from HostGator) to install WordPress on your website under the main url (ex. websitename.com/)
Working with your Website
If you want to sell things using your website, you can download+install software for that. A good example would be the Jigoshop plugin for Wordpress.
Get a CAPTCHA plugin to block spam comments and fake user registrations.
Google Doc Embedder
Google Doc Embedder