How to build a website

(This page is made to show you as fast and simply as possible your common options for building your website.)

There is three main ways most websites are built. Scroll down for more details on each option.

1. Wordpress

WordPress is the most common way to build a website. It has thousands of paid and free templates available. It is considered the easiest way to run an advanced website.

2. Online Site Builder

An online website builder is the easiest and the second most common way to build a site for beginners. These are very limited and should be used for basic websites.

3. Web Builder Program

Web builders like NVU or Dreamweaver will give you more control over your site and more ability to add options later. This is how the pros build a site and is harder to learn.


 

WordPress

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Here is how to install WordPress and get started
(You will need a live domain for Wordpress to work)

 

  1. Log into your account manager from any page on our website or with the link here: Account Manager

  2. In your account manager click > SERVICES > MY SERVICES

  3. Click on the domain you want to build your site on.

  4. Now on the left under ACTIONS click Log into CPanel (approve the security warning, it's just asking if you trust the link)

  5. In CPanel scroll down to Web Applications and click View More to the right.

  6. This is the page where you can choose Wordpress and add it. There is also hundreds of other apps you can use like Drupal and Magento.


 

Online Web Builder

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Here is how to start a website with RV Site Builder
(You will need a live domain for Wordpress to work)

 

  1. Log into your account manager from any page on our website or with the link here: Account Manager

  2. In your account manager click > SERVICES > MY SERVICES

  3. Click on the domain you want to build your site on.

  4. Now on the left under ACTIONS click Log into CPanel (approve the security warning, it's just asking if you trust the link)

  5. In CPanel scroll down to the RV Site Builder icon in the software section.

  6. Once you click the icon you will enter RV Site Builder where you can add a new site and start building it right away.


 

Web Builder Program

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There is thousands of web builder programs but the most popular is Dreamweaver. There is also a very popular free one called NVU. Each web builder has a different way of using it so we can't provide a tutorial on them. We can mention that all site builders will require your website FTP details. This is sent to your Email when you sign up in your welcome email.

The FTP host is your domain name once it's live.
The FTP username and password is made by the system and is located in your welcome email.

 

 

 

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