How to Build a Website in 2023

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If you want to build a website, the most important question to ask yourself is, “What kind of website do I need?” You may only need a simple online presence to provide details on your business, or you want to run a small site that includes a few pages, some blogs or news articles, or perhaps you want to take it to the next level and build a full online store to sell your goods and services.

Determining the kind of website you want to build will help you choose the right kind of web product you need at a reasonable cost.

But first, it all starts with a domain name. Choosing the right domain name means people can find you quickly, and easily by recognizing your brand or business before they even see your website. Make it memorable but not too long, and use a descriptive domain ending like .ACTOR, .PIZZA, or .SHOP to tell your potential visitors who you are, and what you do, with just your domain.

Now that you’ve got your domain, and locked in what kind of site you want to build, where do you go next? Below, you’ll find some possible scenarios to help guide you in the right direction.

No website needed, I just want to point my domain name somewhere else.

This is the fastest and easiest website option. You might have a portfolio that lives on a site like Behance or uxfolio, and you just want to use your awesome new domain to point to your portfolio. URL forwarding allows you to point your domain name to another website or service, for free!  Pair URL forwarding with your own custom email address from our Titan Email product, and you’ll have a powerful combo that’ll take you pretty far, for cheap.

Cost: FREE
Setup Time: 2 minutes
Difficulty: Very Easy

I need a simple and affordable landing page with a few basic details.

Check out our One-Page Website Builder. It’s only $5 bucks a year and works seamlessly with your domain name at Pick a theme, fill out a few form fields with your information, upload a photo and we’ll build a beautiful and simple web page in just a few minutes. If you don’t need a big website with lots of content and other features, this could be just the right fit.

Cost: $4.99 /year
Setup Time: 5 – 10 minutes
Difficulty: Very Easy

I want a website where I can build a few pages and post blog articles.

WordPress powers 43.2% of the entire Internet. It’s one of the most widely-used and powerful website content management systems. It started as a place to write blog posts and share with the world, but quickly became a full website builder that can do quite a lot. At, we’ve made it easy to start a WordPress powered website with our all-in-one WordPress Hosting.

Everything is included, so there’s no additional hosting costs or other hidden fees. Just one flat rate and we’ll take care of all the setup and hosting for your WordPress website.  There’s a small learning curve when it comes to navigating the WordPress Dashboard comfortably, but don’t worry, we’ve got a whole guide to building your WordPress website with

Cost: $29.95 /year
Setup Time: 1 – 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy

I want a professional website and online store.

Look no further than Wix Website Builder, one of the most recognizable and most-trusted website builders on the Internet today. Choose from over 500 professionally-designed templates for any industry, then use an intuitive drag-and-drop editor to create a website in minutes. Add-on as needed from Wix’s suite of built-in digital tools to help grow your business. Wix plans include a free domain name, unlimited pages, and 24/7 support from the Wix customer care team. You get all the benefits of a professionally built website but without having to hire an entire team of developers to build and manage it for you.

Cost: $22 – $32 /month
Setup Time: 1 – 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy

I already know how to write code and build a website.

Well that’s awesome, and thanks for reading through anyway! You probably already know that we have great, and affordable solutions like Shared Web Hosting, and best-in-class cloud hosting with Digital Ocean droplets, available for experienced developers or aspiring coders who are ready to jump in, and start building. When your hosting is at the same provider as your domain name, the integration is seamless, and you get one secure location for all your website needs, along with some of the best management tools that money can buy.  

Cost: Starting at $6 /month
Setup Time: Instant setup, many hours writing code
Difficulty: Intermediate – Advanced

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