How to create a website

This step by step guide will build your website from beginning to end. Use it as a reference for creating a new site, or a walkthrough of a site you have been working on.

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Choose A Domain name and find the best hosting company


Let’s talk about how to choose a domain name…

If you’re planning to start your first website, you probably have a lot of questions about choosing a domain name. Should it have a .com or .co? How long should it be? And what about premium domain names, such as or

For business owners and website developers, the domain name is crucial. We help you choose a name that effectively represents your brand and tells your mission statement.


Steps to choosing a good domain name: 

Step 1: Choose one or more keywords that represent your site.

Step 2: Select the best domain name based on some simple criteria

At this point, you’re ready to narrow down your shortlist and finish out the process of how to choose a domain name. Part of this process is subjective – after all, it’s important to choose a domain name you like. However, there are also some simple criteria you can use to make the decision easier.

For best results, you’ll want to pick a domain name that is:

  • Concise and clear. Long and confusing names are harder to remember and easier to mistype.
  • Creative and memorable. The more unique you can make your domain name (while keeping it clear and concise), the more memorable it will be.
  • Easy to read and pronounce. Avoid numbers and special characters because they’re confusing when spoken aloud. 



If you’ve ever wanted to start your own online business or blog, now’s the perfect time! Here are the best web hosting companies to choose from.

If you have any questions/suggestions for this guide don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember: We are here to help!

Once you have selected your hosting platform, picked a domain name and hosting, it’s time to choose your web creating platform. 

Choose your web creating platform

The next step is choosing a platform for your website. Choices include WordPress, Wix, Weebly,  Squarespace, Joomla, Drupal, and Shopify.

One of the first things you should do is decide upon which platform to use. These 7 options are simple to use and are packed with everything you need to create your own website.

You’ll find plenty of easy-to-use website builders out there. But how do you know which one is right for you? Here’s what you need to know about the most popular platforms.


Why use WordPress instead of other platforms? 

We’ll show you how to create a website using WordPress, it’s free, and you don’t need any coding skills.

WordPress is one of the best software available for building blogs and websites. It helps its users build high-quality blogs, scaling from website design to technical optimization. With a WordPress , you can build a business or e-commerce site without coding skills. It offers plenty of customization and deployment options, so there’s no excuse not to get started! And as a bonus, getting a blog built with WordPress will boost your SEO rankings and social media presence…making it easier to reach customers and more discoverable online—all while saving time and money on your time! 

Here are some of the benefits of using WordPress…


  1. It’s user-friendly and highly customizable. WordPress is a free, open-source blogging tool. It’s user-friendly and highly customizable, WordPress is perfect for any blogger or business. You can easily create a website with WordPress, even if you don’t have any IT experience. There’s a great range of WordPress plugins and themes to give your site the look and feel you want. Easy to use, it lets anyone create their own blog or website. Easy to customize, many people and businesses choose WordPress for their branding needs.
  2. WordPress is completely free (no recurring subscriptions, open-source). It can be used for blogs, e-commerce websites, small business sites, larger corporate resources, or anything you can imagine. WordPress is the most popular site-building tool in the world. It’s used by millions of sites and blogs to publish great content.
  3.  Wordpress makes Search Engine Optimisation a breeze! -WordPress makes SEO a piece of cake, simplifying the use of H1, H2 and H3 tags, the use of keywords in your website URL, and supporting plug-ins like SEO Ultimate, All-In-One-SEO-Pack, Platinum SEO Pack, Yoast WordPress SEO, etc.

    And, if you’re going to spend time building a website for your customers, you want to make sure they can find it, right?

  4. You have control of your website. No more waiting for your web designer to make simple updates to your site. With WordPress, you have control of nearly every aspect of your site and can easily make those simple updates yourself. 

  5. Speed and efficiency – As hard to believe as it may seem, WordPress allows you to build your website in as little as a single day, only requiring pictures and content.

    Many may argue that there are other proprietary software options out there, and some of them offer most of the above benefits, but none of them will offer all at once, and none will rise to the value, flexibility and efficiency of WordPress.

    If you’re looking for more information on WordPress or website design services, contact City Cloud Private Limited. One of our web experts would love to tell you more about the features and benefits of WordPress.

Installing WordPress 

Prepare your content

You can import all the contents of a prebuilt website template that falls within your line of business by checking millions of prebuilt themes on Themeforest or on Elegant themes

WordPress Logo
WordPress Logo

Build Your Site

Building your site with WordPress is easy! It’s just a matter of drag and drop.

Once you install WordPress and have chosen a Theme, you’re good to go. 

If you want even more control over how your website looks, you can install a page builder plugin. These plugins add drag-and-drop functionality to your site, which means you can visually build entire web designs — not just individual pages and posts. A few popular choices include:

  • Elementor – This all-in-one website builder offers visual website editing, fast load times, and a vast selection of templates to choose from.
  • Divi – Developed by Elegant Themes, Divi provides another straightforward way to customize websites.
  • Beaver Builder – An easy-to-use page builder plugin that speeds up website design considerably.

The content on your website should be designed to help your customers with their specific needs. If you don’t know what your customers want, then the content you create will not be useful to them.

A well-designed site will make it easy for your customers to find and use the information and transactions they need. The content on your site should:

Make sense: Make sure that it is clear and concise and easy to understand before you consider adding it to the site. This means not only telling visitors about your product, but also telling them how it works, why they may need it, and what you can do for them if they do buy it.

Make sense in context: Determine where on the website the content is going to go so that there is not too much or too little of it. There should be enough information on each page to give visitors all the information they need but not so much that they become overwhelmed or confused.

Be easy to find: Your website should contain a clear navigation structure so that visitors can easily find what they want. If there are lots of different types of products available, try to separate them by type e.g., ‘Lawnmowers’ rather than ‘All Lawnmowers’. Make sure that all other pages on the site are linked from other pages on the site.

You can build your own website, but it’s a significant investment of time and money. If you have a professional web developer on staff, he or she can create a custom site for you in a matter of hours. Your website will be built from scratch with a professional look and feel. You’ll end up with something that looks like the other sites on the Internet, and it will be tailored for your specific business.

It should go without saying that you should hire a professional web developer to help you create your ecommerce website. The cost is relatively low compared to the other options, especially if you factor in ongoing maintenance and updates.

Useful Tips

  1. Naturally, you need to build your website for customers. Find out how to make your website easy for search engines (like Google) to find. This is called search engine optimization (SEO). A web developer will help you with SEO for your website.
  2. Your website is where you’ll build your business brand. Promote your website in your marketing material and include your company website on your business cards.
  3. You should build your website’s pages around valuable information related to what you do. Update your website regularly, especially if you include information about your prices.
  4.  We will build your website, your way. Don’t use amateurs to help you. An unprofessional website can potentially put off customers.

Final thoughts and recommendations

An online business needs to have a solid foundation. Use professionals to help you build your website, not someone who can make it in an afternoon.

Our team specializes in building great-looking, functional, and professional websites.

Check out websites like these: 

  1. Company Registration Zimbabwe
  2. TC Gas
  3. Mankach Steel