Creating your own website is apt to feel like an overpriced work. However, depending on the type of website you are creating, this may be a simpler task than you might think. Let's look at how to create a website on a Mac computer. Here we focus on the process of creating a basic website using your own domain.
What you need to create a website
Before you create a website, think about the following:
- Choose how to host your website
- Purchase a custom domain for your website
- Web design and development
Of course, this is just the beginning. There are many other things to do. However, these can be passed on to more sophisticated websites.
How to Host a Personal Web Site
If you want your website to be visible to anyone in the world, you need to host it on your server. The easiest way is to borrow server space. You have to pay a fee a month, but you can even use additional features like webmail or backup. There are a variety of companies that offer hosting services. Although it is possible for a person to be dismissed according to the individual, the list of famous companies is always interesting.
Buy domain for website
By setting up a hosting service provider, you now have your own Internet Protocol (IP) address. The IP address is a combination of four numbers, such as 220.127.116.11. If you put this number in the address bar of your web browser, you will go to that server over the internet and you will see the connected website again. The problem is that no one remembers these IP addresses. So you need a friendlier name like 'markwebsite.co.uk'.
To secure your domain, you first need to make sure you have a preferred name or domain on your domain registration site. If no one has registered yet, you can borrow one year for a fixed fee and link it to the IP address you purchased through your hosting company. Now, when someone enters a domain name in a web browser, they are moved to a pre-connected IP address. To note, registering a domain with a hosting company makes it easier to connect with a hosting service.
Designing websites on Mac
Once you've finished hosting and registering your domain, it's time to start designing your website. There are a variety of methods, but basically all you need is an HTML document, a CSS document (defining the design and layout), and an image file. HTML and CSS are by no means easy to learn. If you are planning to enter the world of web design, it's a good idea to start with the basic HTML syntax. I recommend UDEMI's HTML and CSS related courses. Most people, however, can skip the process of coding a website. Instead, you can use a site design tool or an online content management system (CMS) such as WordPress.
The best way to create a website to write and publish regularly is to use WordPress. You can download it from the WordPress.org website. This is different from WordPress.com. WordPress.com is used to create personalized homepages on the site. Therefore, the exposed domain is in the same format as 'mysite.wordpress.com'. WordPress.org, on the other hand, is used to download the WordPress system and install it on personal websites. You can then select the WordPress theme for your website.
When you search for WordPress themes on Google, there are thousands of themes of websites you can buy. Designing pages and content depends on which theme you choose. Most, however, provide detailed guidance and technical support. If you are looking for an alternative to WordPress, you’ll get a lot; Realmac RapidWeaver, Karelia Sandvox, and Blocs. Hopefully this article can help you.