I offer a simple way to create your own web page for free.
People who wish to have an Internet presence often create a website. The type of image you desire to portray to other Internet users will determine the type of website you need. You can create a website for free if you don’t mind having advertisements and a generic domain name. However, if you are a business wanting to display a professional image, you should consider investing the money to take away the ads and get your own domain name. That is where I come in.
Visit a web hosting provider that will give you a free “Sub-Domain” name and a free web hosting account. Compare the providers to find the one that is right for you. For example, view the amount of web space provided, whether or not FTP is allowed, and the type of web builder that is offered.
Register for a new user account on whichever site you choose. During the registration process you will be able to choose a username, password and sub-domain name for your website.
Log in to your new account using your new username and password. Access the “Website Builder” or “Site Builder.” The exact wording will vary by provider.
Click the “Upload” option to upload any pictures you intend to place on your website. For personal sites, people often upload pictures of themselves. For business sites, it is common to upload logos, the outside of the company building or company products.
Click on the “New File” or “New Page” option to begin creating the first page for your website. You will have the opportunity to give your page a unique name, such as “Contact Us” or “About Us.”
Enter the text you would like to appear on your page. Generally, you will also be able to customize the text and background colors to suit your taste. For example, on your “About Us” page you could type in company history and what the company does now; or if it’s a personal site, type in who you are, where you come from and your interests.
Insert images from the ones you uploaded earlier onto your page by clicking the appropriate button. The exact location of this button will vary by provider. If you’re working on the “About Us” page, consider uploading a picture of the company or logo, or a picture of yourself if it’s a personal site.
Click “Save” to save your web page if you are satisfied with the design. Click “Publish” to make your website viewable to other Internet users.
For a Fee
Purchase a domain name and web hosting account from a provider of your choice. A domain name will cost you around $10 to $15 per year. Web hosting will cost as little as $7 to $10 per month.
Log in to your web hosting account using the username and password they give you in order to access your “Control Panel.” Open the “File Directory.”
Click the “Upload” option to upload any images you will use on your website. For personal sites, people often upload pictures of themselves. For business sites, it is common to upload logos, the outside of the company building or company products.
Click on the “New File” option to begin creating pages for your website. You will then be able to enter your text, change the text and background colors, and insert images for your site. For example, on your “About Us” page you could type in company history and what the company does now, then add a logo; or if it’s a personal site, type in who you are, where you come from and your interests, then add a picture of yourself.
Click “Save” after you create each individual web page. Click “Publish” to make your website available on the Internet once the entire website has been completed.
- Submit the URL for your website to search engines to help drive traffic to your site. Integrate keywords into your web page text to help optimize your site for search engine traffic. Try to choose a domain name that contains those keywords to help with SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Some of these options may cost a fee, depending what you use.When uploading pictures, graphics or backgrounds, keep them at a low resolution (such as 72dpi) so pages do not take long to open when people are visiting your site.Stick to standard fonts, such as Arial, Verdana and Times New Roman, so users’ computers will display your site as intended.