(These instructions might be too hard for kids younger than 9. If you’re 8 or younger and you’re reading this, be sure to ask your mom or dad for help!)
Although you’re going to have to learn some computer terms and some computer code which may be difficult while building your website, at the end it will be worth it. Just think of the website you’re going to have! So continue reading with that in mind.
The first thing you’re going to need is a web host. A web host is like a storage place that will host your website and store it on the web. Most of the web hosts I know of charge you for hosting, but I’ve found a really good one for free, 000Webhost. So visit www.000webhost.com and create an accont right now to start building your free website.
Highlighted in red below shows where you have to sign-up:
When creating an account, you’ll be given the option to either buy a domain, or choose a free subdomain. When you host your domain you have to pay $10 a year, but a subdomain is free. A subdomain will include an advertisement on the URL. An example subdomain would be http://www.example.netii.net. A domain will just be http://www.example.com. For now, you can use the subdomain option and change it to a domain, if you want, later.
Once your account is created, you should see “Cpanel.” This is your control panel. From here, you’ll control all your settings for your website. It should look like a bunch of icons on your screen.
Although today’s blog post might of have been easy to understand for some, part two, tomorrow’s blog post, will be harder. You’ll get into coding a sample web page, and you’ll get deeper into this file manager. Don’t worry. If I can do it, you can, too!
So check back soon!