If you’ve already done some research and have a rough idea what it takes to build a website, this may help you find out if you missed anything (just in case). We’ve also included some awesome guides to make sure you get off to a good start!Need Help? Let's Talk!
Things to do before starting your website project
A domain name is often the first thing you need when starting a website. It is your digital address that people will use to get connected to your website.
For example, the domain name for this website is www.buildultra.com.
Some popular domain name providers are GoDaddy and NameCheap. You can easily check if the name you want is available and how much it will cost, which is usually around $10 – $20 per year.
There is nothing more effective in crushing your website’s or your business’ credibility with emails like “email@example.com” or “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
However, that is not always the case – most of your website visitors will be finding more about you for the first time. They won’t have a prior relationship with you, so there is more room for doubt.
So, long story short, if you are serious at building a website that can help you attract new customers and grow your business, get a business email address with your website domain name.
A host is the storage unit where your website content lives online. Whenever someone enters your domain name in a web browser, the browser will fetch your website content from your website host. The type of hosting you choose depends on how many visitors you have coming to your website.
The cost of your hosting will increase when more people visit your website as you will need to upgrade from basic to advanced hosting.
There are 4 general types of website hosting:
Shared Hosting: You are sharing a server with other websites. Imagine you are renting a small dorm room back in college. You get your own room, but you are sharing the common areas like the kitchen, living room and etc.
VPS Hosting: You are still sharing a server with other websites, but you get more capacity to handle more visitors. Imagine that you upgraded to an apartment in a residential building. You are still sharing the building, but you now have the entire apartment all to yourself, separated from other people.
Dedicated Hosting: You have a server all to yourself and don’t need to share. Now you are renting an entire building. This is often used by very large, enterprise level websites. For the rest of us, you will most likely never need dedicated hosting.
Free Hosting: This is provided for all fully managed drag & drop website builder we mentioned above.
If this is your first website using a self-hosted website builder like WordPress, it is hard to know how much traffic you will have. So we recommend that you start with Shared Hosting.
When you are starting with your first website, We recommend hiring a website designer and consider a custom design website.
Because successful websites are built around real data on how your audience experience your brand, what are their interests, and how they interact with your website.
If you are using a self-hosted website builder, like WordPress, we can help you build your website as they way you want it.
If you are using a fully managed website builder (Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly), they will provide you with free website template designs but you should always consider somene with Proper Web Design knowledge to build the layout of your website.
Using a Logo is a great way to help create a brand for your business and website. So you should always go for a professional designer when it comes to logo.
Which also true for High Quality assets/images for your website. Using high-quality graphics and photography is the easiest way to help make your website look 100x better. When you see a website that has fuzzy assets/images of fake stock models, that impact your perception or confidence in the website or the business it represents.