How to Plan For Your New Website – Making The RIGHT Choices

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At Web-Sta, we make the experience of getting your new website up and running easier. Our philosophy is to ensure we’re connecting you with the right technology and strategies, resulting in a website that’s going to work for you, on every level.

In this article, we walk you through some vital steps to planning your new website. This will ensure you get your site right – on the first go!

 
1. Choosing The Right Domain Name | Your Website Address

The first step in planning your new website is choosing the right domain name and platform. This is like selecting the perfect sign for your storefront… It’s not just an address – it’s a first impression. 

So pick a domain that reflects your brand, and is easy to spell and remember. You want it to clearly represent your business – not confuse or deter potential customers. 

Here are some more articles about domain name registration. The more you know, the less likely you’ll be caught out.

Then check your domain’s availability This leads to our next hot tip. Pick the right hosting platform.

 

2. Choosing The Right Hosting | Where Your Website Will Live

Once you’ve nailed down your available domain name, it’s time to select your website host. 

Non-Negotiables to Look for in A Website Hosting Company

  • Speed: Not all websites or hosting solutions perform equally! Faster websites usually rank better in Google and offer a better user experience.
  • Stability: Look for hosting that covers regular and consistent Plugin and core updates, up-time monitoring and manual testing to avoid downtime and ensure your site always functions great! 
  • Security: This is the MOST important! Your host should have Plugin software and protocols to help prevent Brute Force Attacks and any other security breach attempts!

If you need the convenience of having your website hosting fully managed and cared for…

We offer Fully Managed Website Hosting to allow you to focus on what you do best – running your business. And so you don’t have to add website-induced stress to your plate! 

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3. Choosing The Right Platform | What Software Your Website Is Built On

We highly recommend WordPress, a web design platform that offers versatility, customisability, and ease of use. It’s also known as what’s called a CRM (Content Management System). A CRM is an application you use to create, edit, publish, and manage all the content on a website.

A well-built WordPress website can be easily transferred to your choice of hosting provider or edited by a future website designer who works with the platform. This provides flexibility for your business not to be locked into any one provider. WordPress also allows your website to grow as your business does!

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4. Choosing The Right Images | First Impressions Count

On your website, this saying couldn’t be truer… High-quality images not only enhance your visual appeal but also communicate the essence of your brand! But it’s not only images

All media files, from logos to images to video content, need to be high quality for a professional-looking website! Only high-quality files and content will download properly and look great for viewers. 

But don’t stress – we’ve curated the perfect guide to help you nail the right media files! 

Download our free Website Media Guide to find all the info on how to upload and use the right media on your site. Download your copy today and take the first step towards creating a stunning and powerful website.

Here’s some more information that is a must-know for all business owners.

 

Want More Website Preparation Tips?

Visit our other article, How to Hook Them at First Site! Planning Your New Website which talks about the importance of clear branding, easy navigation, your value proposition, visual design, calls to action and more.

 

Are you ready to get started on your new website?

By following these key steps and leveraging our “Wide Web” of Resources, you can avoid common pitfalls and create a website that not only looks great –  but also drives results!

Still unsure where to begin? Then team up with a web design agency that has your back (that’s us 😉), and can take care of the lot.

We help our clients create great websites that connect with the RIGHT audience! Let us make your website dreams a reality.

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