Website platforms are great for allowing people to create websites without having to learn a lot of different coding. At one time when the internet first appeared, in order to create a website you would have to learn HTML coding or something similar but now, in 2016, platforms have taken away the need for you to learn those codes as they automatically do the coding for you and so you set your website up in plain text. WordPress is perhaps the most popular platform used today and it is estimated that it has been used to set up at least 20% of all the websites on the internet. Although Joomla is also popular, it isn’t quite as popular as in certain instances it can need a little knowledge of coding but that is only for some of its advanced features. However, it is possible, as Joomla has more features than WordPress, to use Joomla along with WordPress or WordPress for Joomlawhich would give you both ease and the ability to have a vast number of features.
Knowing what platform to use to create your website is a great start but if you want to have your own website on the internet, you will also have to find a host. A host is the name given to the company which connects your website to the internet and it is this hoist site that will allow you to choose a domain name. Although the better platforms do not have a fee and so are free to use, host sites will usually require that you pay a monthly fee to keep your website online. Although this is a fee that will have to be paid, thankfully the fees are usually no more than just between $3 and $5 per month which is within most people’s budget. When choosing your domain name, the name of your website, choose it carefully, remembering that you will want people to be able to remember it easily and so as well as making it relevant to what the site is about, try and also make the name catchy, something that will easily be remembered.
Having secured your domain you will have to download your platform to it but many of the more popular domain sites have made this easy to do, enabling you to do it with just one click. Having done that you will be able to go to your platform and choose from one of the many free designs available on it. If however, you wish to design your own site, some of the platforms will also facilitate that. The first thing you will want to do is design your home page, this is the page that will be shown to visitors when directed to your site. Although you will want this to be eye catching and relevant, you will also want to ensure that it has a site map so that visitors can easily find a particular page they want to see and the platforms help you create the site map as well as the home and other pages.