How to Create a Website – The Basics

I'm Daniel Piechnick, a professional web designer.

I wrote this beginner's guide to help the large number of people who want to create a website (or blog), but have absolutely no idea of what to do.

In Website Setup Guide, I show you exactly how to set up a proper, normal website with a .com (or .ca, .uk or .au) domain name, from start to finish. You don't need to know anything about computers or websites, to follow this guide and make a website of your own.

Creating a website and running it this way will cost you about $3-4 per month in total. The information in this site is all free.

Since 2009, Website Setup Guide has helped over a million people around the world set up successful websites and blogs, and most major web design guides now follow the format and recommendations of this site.

It's easy to create a website by following this guide, but if you ever get stuck, you can email me, and I'll be happy to help.

How to start a website – An overview

Take note of this overview. It's important.

To create a website, you only need to do these two things:

  • Sign up for website hosting, and choose a domain name (i.e.
  • Create your website.

In steps two and three of this site, I will explain how web hosting works, and how to create a website. Step 4 (Extra Information) provides lots of general information related to setting up a website. Step 5 (Start Making Your site) covers all the actual instructions you need to follow, to set up your site.

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