Church Website Hosting
Church Website Hosting can be a hot topic because there are so many web hosting companies to choose from. In this blog I would like to make your choice of choosing a Church Web Hosting a little bit easier for you. We all know how popular the world wide web has become and if you church doesn’t have a website, then you are pretty much outdated.
It doesn’t have to be like that. Even though many of us will agree that if you don’t have a website for your church, that you are missing out on many opportunities to grow your church and get new people to visit your Sunday Morning Services. There may be many reasons why a church doesn’t have a website.
Here are a few that I thought of, but they don’t have to stop you from have a Church Website:
- Church Website Hosting costs to much for a Church Website
- We are not sure how to go about designing a Website for our Church
- Not sure how to get about setting up all the necessary tools for a Website
Well if one of these reasons above have stopped you from setting up a website for your Church, in this blog I am going to walk you through step by step on how you can set up a website for your Church and knock out all these reasons above.
It really doesn't cost that much
Did you know that you can get Church Web Hosting for as little as $2.49 a month? Yes, that comes out to be about the price of a Frappuccino for a whole month of hosting. When Church Websites first came on the scene yes this could have been a valid reason, but now with so much competition in the Church Website Hosting platform, you can get Church Web Hosting at amazing low prices.
Now there are a few more things that you will need in order to get your Church Website up and running, but you can also get these things for really cheap.
When you are setting up a website for your Church there are 3 essential things that are needed:
- Domain Name – this is what people will type in the search bar to visit your Church Website. Example of domain names are: www.google.com, www.yahoo.com, www.creatingwebstie.org, and so on.
- Church Web Hosting – This is the place that will host your website for you. At Creating Website we offer Web Hosting for Churches as low as $2.49 a month.
- Website Design – This is the program that you will use to design your website (WordPress being the most popular and it is FREE) – We will also give you a link at the end of this blog to get access to our FREE step by step WordPress Tutorial on how to design a Church Website from Scratch.
Not that we have knocked out the reason of not having a Church Website because it cost too much, let’s knock out the second reason.
It is possible to design a Website
Did you know that you can design a Church Website within an hour if you really wanted to sit down and design it yourself?
See back in the day creating you own website used to be difficult because you needed to know coding or you had to have a program like Microsoft frontpage to do the coding for you, but those days are long gone.
Today here are so many drag and drop programs that pretty much do all the work for you and all you have to do is decide what text you want, what pictures you want, what layout you want, and you are pretty much on your way to having your own website.
These programs are called Website Builders and they range anywhere from $2.00 a month on up.
It reminds me of the music industry. I like making beats and when I started making beats back in the day you had to start from scratch. There were no loops and samples that you can buy to place in your song. Then as technology evolved and it became possible to place pre-recorded loops and samples in your beats, it made making music so much easier. Almost every started making their own beats and music. Now of course those of us that had been making beats from scratch could have stayed in the old fashion way or we could adapt with the times.
Well that is how I look at website design today. When website design first came out you needed to have a lot of knowledge and only a handful of people had that knowledge and they would charge you a fortune just to make a website. Now as technology has evolved it has made making your own website so much easier that you don’t need to have any coding experience, it is like the music samples, just drag and drop and you are on your way to creating a nice-looking website.
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How to go about setting everything up
Like I mentioned earlier there are really 3 simple steps to setting up a website for your church.
- Domain Name
- Church Web Hosting Company
- Design your Website.
If you are interested in having us help you through this process. I have a class that walks you through this process step by step and I would like to give you FREE ACCESS.
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If you are not interested in the class that is fine. I will try my best to walk you through the process in the rest of this Blog.
Firstly, you want to get your Domain Name –
I recommend you have at least 3 different domain names to choose from, just in case your first choice is not available.
Once you have those 3 domain names written down, you can click here to register your domain.
You should be paying anywhere from $9.99 yr. to $14.99 yr. for a domain name and that is about the average cost.
Secondly, you want to get your Church Web Hosting Package:
You should pay anywhere from $2.49 a month, I am not sure if anything too much more than that is necessary as Church Website Hosting package are very affordable now a days.
If you don’t have a Church Web Hosting company in mind then I recommend you to go with www.domainpricedcheap.com this is where I host all my websites and the customer service is simply amazing.
Now this is not a review blog but let me tell you some the features you get if you decide to get your Church Website Hosting package at Domain Priced Cheap.
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Thirdly, Church Website Design: Design your Church Website
- If you want to design your own website from scratch, there is a very convenient way to do it and that is with the WordPress platform.
- Once you have ordered your domain name and your Church Website Hosting, you will then need to log into your cpanel.
- I have placed a video below that walks you through step by step on how to install WordPress on to your webhosting platform.
Once you have installed WordPress you can choose from any of the free themes that come with the WordPress platform.
You want to go to your WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New then Choose the theme of your choice.
Once you choose the theme of your choice you can start customizing it for your specific needs and now you are on your way to designing a nice website for your Church
Now keep in mind this is a very basic way of Church Website Design. If you are interested in taking your website design to another level, you can get FREE ACCESS to my step by step course on how to design a website for you church,
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