How to Make a Personal Website

Whether you're using a hosting service's template or programming with sophisticated design tools like Flash, making your own website takes only a few steps.

You will need

  • Domain name
  • Domain registrar
  • Web host
  • Content

Step 1 Pick a name Choose a web address for your site. Use a domain registrar to find and purchase one that’s publicly available.

Step 2 Choose a host Find a web host to manage your domain’s traffic and server, which stores your site’s data. Check if your registrar also offers web-hosting services.

Step 3 Build the basics Set up your site’s e-mail and administrator information so you can manage your website.

Step 4 Load it up Add content to your site. Find web-page templates from your web host or an online service, or learn a computer language like HTML, which you can use to program the site for complete control over design and presentation.

Step 5 Keep up Update your content regularly and give your adoring audience a reason to keep visiting.