How to start a website?

Are you feeling of starting a website or blog after you read my previous post – I Got My First Google Adsense Cheque?
Here are some tips you can count on.

Tip 1 – Select A Good Niche
Select a good niche you’re passionate with, and of course it’s better to have experience on what you’re going to show and talk about. A website doesn’t mean you must make it as a blog. There are many CMS(Content Management System) free engines can help you to create forum, online database and e-commerce site easily. If you purchase your webhosting with cpanel support, you can even install these CMS engines through your fantastico within 5 minutes.

Tip 2 – Get A KEYWORD-RICH Domain Name
After you have decided your website’s niche, you should start to think for a good domain name. Choosing the right domain could BOOST your search engine rankings. By having a KEYWORD-RICH domain name is an important factor of Search Engine Optimization. You can check for KEYWORD-RICH domain name’s availability here.

Tip 3 – Get A Webhosting
If you’re Malaysian, I would like to suggest you to get a local webhosting plan instead of foreign webhosting plan. The reason is simple – stupid Streamyx “lets” you load the local sites and servers much more faster than foreign sites and servers.
I am currently using‘s linux webhosting plan with cpanel support. Everything is fine so far and they really provide me a very good service(7 days 24 hours technical support). Moreover, the price of their package offered is reasonable.
Get the cheapest webhosting package+1 domain name = RM165 per year only. Remember type in the promotion code before you put your order so you can get the discount up to RM50.

Tip 4 – Installation
Select the most appropriate softwares in fantastico and install it.
If you’re going to start a blog, WordPress is the one you shall install it. :D Then, you can select thousand of free WordPress themes and install free WordPress plugins to enhance your blog.

Tip 5 – Make Money Online & SEO
Read to learn how to make money online and how to deal with SEO.

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2 Responses to How to start a website?

  1. Sunil Parmar says:

    Hi there,
    Nice tips.
    Tip 6th can be:
    Fully test your site on your pc before uploading and better if you first try to start your free blog somewhere before opting for a hosted one. :)

  2. kay says:

    “Fully test your site on your pc before uploading”. This is a great idea. Sunil Parmar, can you explain more about this idea?

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