A Personal Website is like your own Digital Namecard. Not only does it showcase who you are
Some famous celebrities have their own website with their own name as a domain name. It also serves as their public biography as well as to showcase the happenings in their lives.
STEPS TO GET YOUR AWESOME PERSONAL WEBSITE:
Choose a Domain Name
Essentially, this is where it matters. Having a good domain name is cool, but a GREAT domain name is what stays. Since it is a personal site, chances are you will use your own personal name to carve out a brand. At the same time, Choosing the extension is important too. Let’s look at a few examples of how extension can help:
Name and your Designation to tell the user what you do: www.anthonydesigner.com (His name is Anthony and he is a Designer)
Or using the Extension as part of your name: www.julia.na (Her name is Juliana Rotich) or
Find the right Hosting Provider
This shouldn’t be too hard. Hosting Providers are essentially the place where you store all your online data, you “plot of land” for your virtual house. There are quite a few choices of hosting provider that you can choose from, either from Managed or Unmanaged (prices vary).
What you need to be concerned is how high are you expecting in terms of traffic (hey, you gotta start somewhere) and if it is easy to scale later.
We suggest starting with VPS such as Vultr instead of Shared Hosting because it is more secure, and your website speed will definitely load faster.
Select your CMS
There is an abundance of choice for Content Management System (CMS) or Website Builder around. If you do not wish to be troubled with hosting issue, you can go with Website Builders like Simvoly, Square, Weebly or even Wix. They are great website builders, especially for graphical websites. However, since these are managed builders, there might be some restrictions in terms of functionalities that they offer, so check each of them out (they offer free trials) before deciding on it.
If you wish to choose a more manual setup, you can consider WordPress as your CMS. A lot of settings and functionalities to tinker around, and you have a huge community to help out if required (Optimization.my supports WordPress too)
Finally, the gist of the website. It’s time to showcase what are your best achievements as well as works are done. Use this part to communicate with viewers.
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