Launching a website involves several steps, from registering your domain name, and choosing a hosting option to building and launching your site. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:
Register Your Domain Name
Search and register your domain name simply by visiting https://system.sangkrit.net Select a memorable and relevant domain name for your website. This can be yourfullname.com or your businessname.com.
Choosing a domain extension depends on various factors like the nature of your website, target audience, and availability. Sometimes, preferred extensions might be unavailable for your desired domain. In such cases, consider alternatives or modify your domain name.
There are many extensions TLDs available such as .net, .org, etc. Some industries have dedicated extensions like .tech, .store, or .design, which can be suitable for tech businesses, e-commerce, or design portfolios.
If your audience is region-specific, consider country-specific extensions like .us, .uk, .ca, or .de to target audiences in those countries.
Choose the one that is available and better represents your business.
Choose a Hosting Option
Research Hosting Options: Compare hosting options based on features, reliability, customer support, and pricing.
Subscribe to the Hosting Option: After selecting the hosting plan simply subscribe it by adding it to your cart and completing the checkout process.
Domain Configuration: Configure the domain settings to point to your hosting servers, at Sangkrit.net, you don’t need to do it until you subscribe to a VPS or Dedicated Server.
If you have subscribed to a server, the IP of the server is shown on the management page of the server which you need to copy and paste to the ‘A’ record of the domain name’s DNS settings. Don’t worry if you are not good at that, simply call the support agent by visiting Sangkrit.net’s support page and he will guide you.
Popular CMS options include WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc. You simply need to select the CMS (WordPress is recommended) and install it through the application installer.
All hosting options at Sangkrit.net offer one-click installations for various CMS and website launching platforms.
Following are the steps for installing WordPress via Installatron, the one-click website installer:
- Access cPanel: Log in to your Sangkrit.net account using your credentials, visit the ‘My Products’ page, and open cPanel of the hosting option you have subscribed to.
- Locate Installatron: Scroll down or use the search bar to find the Installatron Applications Installer section.
- Launch Installatron: Click on the Installatron Applications Installer icon.
- Find WordPress: Look for WordPress in the list of available applications or use the search bar to locate it.
- Initiate Installation: Click on the WordPress icon to begin the installation process.
- Fill in the required information:
- Location: Choose where you want to install WordPress (usually, it’s your domain or a subdirectory).
- Version: Select the preferred version of WordPress.
- Settings: Enter the Site Title, Admin Username, Admin Password, and Admin Email.
- Advanced Options (Optional): Expand the Advanced Options if needed to customize settings like database name, table prefix, language, etc.
- Installation: Review your settings and click on “Install” or “Install Application” to start the WordPress installation.
- Confirmation: Wait for the installation process to complete. Once done, you’ll receive a confirmation message.
- Accessing Your WordPress Site: Visit your domain or the directory where you installed WordPress to see the default WordPress installation screen.
- Log in to Your WordPress Dashboard: To access the WordPress Dashboard, go to yoursite.com/wp-admin and log in using the credentials you set during installation.
That’s it! You’ve successfully installed WordPress using Installatron in cPanel. Now, you can start customizing and building your website using WordPress.
Design Your Website
Select a Theme or Template: Choose a pre-designed theme or template that aligns with your website’s purpose. Add your content, including text, images, videos, and other media. Read this lesson to learn about all the important points in the management of your WordPress website.
Optimize and Configure
SEO Optimization: Configure SEO settings, including meta descriptions, keywords, and URLs. This can be easily done by subscribing to an SEO plan at Sangkrit.net.
Security Setup: Implement security measures, such as SSL certificates, firewalls, and regular backups.
Test Your Website
Mobile Responsiveness: Ensure your website is mobile-friendly and responsive across various devices and screen sizes. Most WordPress themes are mobile-friendly except a few ones.
Functionality Check: Test all links, forms, and interactive elements to ensure they work correctly.
Launch Your Website
Preview and Review: Double-check your website for any errors or inconsistencies. Once everything is set, launch your website for public access.
Promote Your Website
Regularly publish valuable blog posts to attract and engage your audience. You can also share your posts on social media platforms to increase visibility.
Updates: Keep your CMS, themes, and plugins updated to ensure security and functionality.
Monitor Performance: Regularly monitor your website’s performance using analytics tools and address any issues.
Maintain Backups: Keep your data safe while you grow your business online. Sangkrit.net offers you automatic backups and a one-click restore service that not only backs up your website data but also performs security monitoring and malware scanning.
Creating a website is an ongoing process that requires maintenance, updates, and continuous improvement to ensure a seamless and effective online presence.