For anyone who is not well versed in the concept of web design, owning and managing a website can seem daunting. Where do you start? For many users a free web hosting alternative like WordPress.com seems like the best option, and the question of self-hosted vs privately hosted domains remains a big one.
But with such a range of user-friendly CMS systems and “how-to” guides out there, it is increasingly easy to own, manage and understand your own site, and even to contribute to its front-end design.
Not only that, but it is cheap – a domain name can cost as low as £6.99, and web hosting ranges from around £1 to upwards of £100 per month depending on your demand. In today’s globalised and technologically empowered age, literally anyone can own a slice of the World Wide Web.
You need 3 key things to get going:
- A hosting plan
- A domain name
- And a CMS (Content Management System)