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Creating a new personal website. How does it work?

Creating a new personal website. How does it work?

You may be looking into creating your own website for a number of different reasons. You may simply wish to create a forum through which you can publish your own articles on a particular topic, or a platform through which you can share photos and videos outside the confinements imposed by social networks. Creating your own website is something that can be achieved using a number of different tools. Content management systems (CMS) like WordPress can provide beginners with a feature-rich but intuitive platform on which they can develop their website based on the themes and designs created by third-parties; third-party plugins are also available with most CMS platforms in order to add functionality that isn’t included as standard. If you have even the most basic knowledge of HTML and CSS then you can always develop your own website from scratch and this can prove to offer greater flexibility when it comes to amending the design in future.

Content Management Systems (CMS)

Content management systems (CMS) were developed to simplify website management for web developers and webmasters. Your typical CMS will include a web-based administrator interface that allows webmasters to manage all aspects of the website from a web browser rather than having to edit individual files. If you are going to be updating your website on a regular basis then a CMS can prove to be very fruitful as you will be able to cut down the amount of time spent on maintaining your website dramatically. Furthermore, there are a number of themes available for most CMS that have been created by third parties; these allow you to apply a design without having to actively create your own. The same can be said for the number of plugins that are available – these are designed to add functionality that isn’t included as standard and there is often something available to meet your requirements with most major CMS.

Developing a site from scratch

Creating your own website from scratch may seem like a daunting task, but there are plenty of tutorials out there designed to provide you with the basic skills in no time at all. Once you have established the very basics of HTML and CSS, you can then use your chosen web design application to begin creating your website. Whilst knowledge of coding isn’t inherently important as many website design applications feature a WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) editor which gives you an interface that can be used to arrange objects as you wish for them to be displayed, developing a site using code will give you a better understanding as to how things work and will make general maintenance easier.

Hosting your personal website

If seeking hosting for your personal website, you should consider some of the low cost shared web hosting plans offered by eUKhost. To begin with your website probably won’t receive a great deal of traffic and there will be no point in spending a lot of money on a web hosting plan that you won’t be able to use to its full potential. One of eUKhost’s Linux shared web hosting packages can assure you the features necessary for the development and hosting of a small website – PHP and MySQL are standard features, whilst full support is available with all of our web hosting plans so that you can create an environment capable of sustaining your website.

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