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Bought a domain!

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Moneyboi, May 20, 2013.

  1. Moneyboi

    Moneyboi Regular Member

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    New to this website creating thing! I have just bought a domain! Now whats the next step? May be silly asking but I am completely clueless and was wondering if anyone could point me in the correct direction!
     
  2. splawnnitro

    splawnnitro Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You have 145 posts and have no clue..? Is this a joke?
     
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  3. BIGBIGBIGMamas

    BIGBIGBIGMamas Power Member

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    Ahhhh the down home comfort of BHW. LOL!
     
  4. manny2513

    manny2513 Junior Member

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    Well if you got a domain then you need hosting.

    You can use something cheap like Hostgator Baby Plan

    Whatever you choose always make sure you get a hosting with cPanel as it is the most used and easier.

    Your hosting will give you some name servers go to your domain registrar and set the name servers so that they point to your new hosting account

    Once you get that look inside of cPanel for something called Fantastico, or Quick Install or Softaculus and use that to install wordpress in your site as is the most easier platform to use and most noobs and advanced guys use it.

    The there you go go to your wordpress backend and install themes, plusing add, content ect ect and you got your site
     
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  5. f1ndm3h

    f1ndm3h Newbie

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    Find a web hosting service and set up a little WordPress blog.

    Laters you can try playing with real CMSs like Drupal and web frameworks like django.
     
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  6. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    is your domain by any chance "whatdoidoonceibuyadomainname.com"
     
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  7. geomuss

    geomuss Regular Member

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    No dont be stupid that one was taken :p
     
  8. LatteGrande

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    This made my day! :D
     
  9. Moneyboi

    Moneyboi Regular Member

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    I know it may sound silly, but I am on this forum for youtube! Have no experience with websites and this is the first time I have thought about creating one!
     
  10. Sam Woods

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    Download wordpress and put it on your site with ftp?
    Then pick a theme, job done!
     
  11. BIGBIGBIGMamas

    BIGBIGBIGMamas Power Member

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    No seriously bro. don't feel 'dumb' this is how you learn by asking. There's nothing worst than a thread full of smart asses

    No ones picking on you (at least i'm not..)

    Yup install WP and you'll have a 'website' from there the 'fun' begins.

    If you don't know WP Youtbe and the blogging sections are your friend....

    Stay inspired!

    Cheers!
     
  12. young player

    young player Regular Member

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    If you are new start with weebly. (weebly.com)I did. I was clueless when I started.
     
  13. ankame

    ankame Regular Member

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    Did you research your domain, is it an emd? What are you looking to do in terms of income for the site? Like others here have suggested, you need hosting, then install WP, add quality content and hey presto, your very own site!
     
  14. saber210

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    You can watch youtube videos on how to install wordpress.
     
  15. cevman1

    cevman1 Regular Member

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    I believe there is a sticky in te Whitehat SEO section titled something like Complete Guide to Starting a Website, has a very good tutorial and step by step with suggested names for hosting ect, I personally use hostwinds
     
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  16. manny2513

    manny2513 Junior Member

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    I agree with saber210 you can youtube your way into learning. There are tons of videos of how to set up hosting, Worpres and also how to manage Wordpress as well so there you go man.