Starting a Business Website in 2 Easy Steps

In today’s climate, there is no denying the fact that your business needs its own website. Without one, it will struggle to draw custom and, subsequently, it will quickly find itself falling behind all of the competition in its market. If your business doesn’t already have a site, then, your next task needs to be to build one for it.

Starting a business website is never going to be a straight forward task, but the whole process will be made a whole lot easier if you take the following two pieces of advice.

Register a domain name

The first thing you must do is register your very own domain name. This will be the name of your website going forward, and it will be what people type into the search bar in order to find it.

As long as it is not already taken, you can choose whatever you want as your domain name — if you do, in fact, really want a name that is already taken, you could reach out to the owner of it in an attempt to buy it from them. Whatever name you choose, however, in order to avoid confusion, just make sure that it relates to business — preferably, it should be your business’s name. This will ensure that your site is relevant to you and what you do, which will then stop potential customers from becoming confused when they seek to find you online and access your site.

Registering a domain name is not a particularly expensive process, but there still two costs attached to it:

  1. It costs to buy a domain name; and
  2. It costs to re-register your domain every year.

Typically, a domain name will cost about £10 (give or take a few quid) to register, and it will cost the same to re-register it annually.

Align yourself with a website hosting service

One of the most important things you will do in your bid to build a business website is align yourself with a website hosting service, so make sure that you choose your host wisely.

Quite simply, you need to choose a host that will provide the exact degree of assistance that you need. If you’re a novice website builder, for instance, then you might want to consider using a host that offers comprehensive support with regards to tweaking and viewing your site during the creation process. Thanks to its staging capabilities, Onyx, a managed WordPress hosting platform, fit the bill in this instance. When you turn to them for your site hosting and building needs, you will be able to see what your site looks like while you are making changes to it, meaning everything can be optimised before it goes live.

If you want to start a business website that is of the highest possible quality, then you need to take the above advice. You need to choose a domain name that encapsulates your business’s message, tone, and services, and you also need to partner up with a hosting service that will make the development process as simple as it can possibly be.



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