A quick overview of websites in general, and what’s involved in setting one up. Then we’ll get your website name registered, and set everything up so you are ready to start building your website.
A quick overview of websites in general, and what's involved in setting one up. Then we'll get your website name registered, and set everything up so you are ready to start building your website.
Chapter 1: Website basics
Let's take a look at the basics of websites, and see what's involved in setting up your own site.
If you didn't watch this introductory video before enrolling in the course, then take a quick look at the compelling reasons for setting up you own personal house sitter website. If you have already watched this intro video, you can skip straight to Chapter 2: Lesson 3
Chapter 2: Register your domain name
In this video we take a closer look at domain names, and some mistakes you could make.
Let's see if your perfect domain name is still available.
OK. You've found your perfect website name, and it's still available. Let's register it before someone else does!
Chapter 3: Website hosting
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By now you'll have accounts at two new websites. There will be more to follow. Make sure you keep your passwords stored safely, so you don't lose them.
Chapter 4: Setting up your domain, and adding extra security
This probably sounds much more complicated than it really is. All we are doing is changing the signposts that tell the world where they can find our website.
This extra level of security is one of the reasons we chose this particular hosting company. Let's enable this secure encryption so our website is working with the most modern standards of security.
Lesson 10: Install WordPress
Let's start with a quick introduction to WordPress, and then we'll install the WordPress framework, where we're going to build our website.