Tips for Creating a Website
Regardless of your industry or the size of your business, in order to appeal to customers in this day and age, you will need a website. Failure to establish an online presence means losing out on potential customers and significantly lowering your brand recognition.
Don’t stress too much if you have no idea how to set up a website, the process is very straightforward. Even those with little-to-no skills should be able to create a website in no more than one or two days. Below are some of our useful tips to help you create the perfect website for your startup, small business or larger company.
Tip 1: Decide on a Domain Name
You cannot create a website and bring it online unless you have a domain name. The first step in choosing a domain name is finding the best provider of website and email hosting. Australian business owners should consider local Australian providers, such as DreamIT Host, as the performance of home-country hosts is more superior. In addition, an Australian domain registrar can offer you competitive pricing and local support.
For more information on Australian providers and domain pricing, take a look at this previous blog post: DreamIT Host vs Other Australian Providers – Who Offers Australia’s Best Domain Pricing?
After choosing a provider, you will have to decide on your website name. Your domain name is likely to remain the name of your website for a very long time to come, which is why you should think carefully about the name you choose.
Choose a domain name that is memorable and unique, but keep in mind, the easiest way for your future customers to find you or your website, is if your website name and your business name are the same. If the domain for your business name is already taken, you can add location-based extensions such as [business name][city] or [business name][state].
Here at DreamIT Host, you can search through our domain name tool to determine if your ideal website name is available. Then you must select the domain extension, such as .com, .com.au, .net or more.
For more information on domain extensions, take a look at this previous blog post: Domain Extensions Explained
Tip 2: Selecting the Right Web Hosting Package
DreamIT Host is the premier Australian web hosting provider, and we offer competitive packages at all price points.
For startups, small businesses with modest website traffic, or individuals creating a website to further their personal brand, we would recommend our Web Hosting plans, which start from $4.17*/month.
We also provide advanced plans for more power and extended support, starting from our Premier Web Hosting 50GB plan for $29.97*/month. These plans are designed for eCommerce websites or larger companies with high website traffic.
For more information on our Web Hosting and Premier Web Hosting plans, take a look at this previous blog post: DreamIT Host’s Web Hosting vs Premier Web Hosting
Tip 3: Choosing a Website Builder
The beauty of creating a website in 2021 and beyond is that you no longer need to build your website from scratch. Small businesses and entrepreneurs can use popular Content Management Systems, or website builders, which do all the heavy lifting for you.
Using a website builder means that you can create an aesthetically pleasing, fully functional, sleek and feature-rich website without needing to know any coding or web design skills.
The most popular website builders, such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento and Drupal, are all compatible with DreamIT Host.
If you are hosting an eCommerce website, we recommend WordPress, as it includes a lot of premium features while remaining very easy to set up. Every DreamIT Host web hosting plan includes WooCommerce, the top WordPress eCommerce plugin.
Once you have signed up to DreamIT Host, installing a website builder/CMS couldn’t be easier! Each DreamIT Host plan includes Softaculous, a tool that provides one-click installations. With over 400 popular apps, including WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal and more, you’ll be able to start working on your website right away, without needing to go through a complicated setup process.
For more information on Website Builders/Content Management Systems, take a look at this previous blog post: CMS Comparison: WordPress, Joomla, PrestaShop, Magento & Drupal
Trust a Reliable Web Hosting Provider
Aside from having the fastest web hosting in Australia, DreamIT Host also has outstanding Australian-based customer support teams that can assist you through any part of the website creation process.
The above tips should make the process of setting up your website very straightforward. If you have any further questions about creating a website or hosting, please reach out to our team via live chat and we’d be happy to help.
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