Building a Website
In keeping with other leading web hosts, GreenGeeks offer multiple options for building and launching your website.
For serious developers, the unlimited FTP accounts I mentioned earlier will be more than enough to get your site from your hard drive to GreenGeek’s servers. Sounds a bit more advanced that what you were hoping for? Don’t worry, that’s not the only method on offer here.
First up, let’s look at the applications you can install with a single click from the cPanel dashboard I mentioned earlier. All the major players in the Content Management System world are present and correct here, with WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal getting special attention from the company.
Elsewhere, there’s another 150 tools and applications you can use to do everything from building a website from scratch to adding enhanced user interaction, blogs, email marketing and other features to your existing site.
Also located in your enhanced cPanel, you’ll find the highly intuitive drag-and-drop builder, a tool I’d recommend as the best option for those of you looking to build a website for the first time with GreenGeeks.
Using this, you can create a functional, professional looking website with no more technical skill than the ability to select a pre-designed template, drag elements like text boxes, images, and contact forms into place with your mouse, then selecting from a menu of options to customise each one.
The good news here, is that each of GreenGeek’s several hundred website templates are fully optimised to look and work well on mobile phones, tablets and other devices. The bad news, is that there’s a distinct lack of variety evident in their template library. Indeed, if I could levy one criticism at their website building tools, it’s that it really does take a while to find a template that stands out from a crowd of cookie-cutter templates and really makes your website feel special and unique.