Do you need to create a website for your business in Nigeria but don't have an idea about how to go about doing that? Then this article is for you. In the next 5 minutes, you will find out in details all that you need to do to create a beautiful website for your business in less than 1 hour.
First and foremost, to design a website for your business in Nigeria, you need to establish one fact first.
1. Do I want to create the website myself.
2. Do I want to hire a web designer in Nigeria to create my website for me.
When you have decided, then the process can begin.
Step one: Buy a domain name
the first thing you have to do is to run a domain search and then purchase the domain that you want to use to create your website. your domain name is usually "www.YourComanyName.com. To buy a domain, there are several options to choose from. The foreign ones include Godaddy.com, register.com, domain.com, scalahosting.com etc. But I would recommend scalahosting.com because that is the company we use at E-Brand Promotion. They have the best customer service. You may also want to explore some Nigerian companies that also sell domain name especially if you want to purchase a .com.ng or .ng extension names e.g www.YourCompanyName.com.ng. For that you can use domains.upperlink.ng . I use them also for a couple of .com.ng domain names. Don't forget, you will be able to pay with you naira mastercard or visa card (verified). the cost is usually between 10 - 20 USD(i.e. N1,650 - N3,200)
2.Second Phase: Purchase a hosting space.
The second step in creating your own website in Nigeria is to buy a hosting space for the domain you have just purchased. The good thing is that most domain selling companies also offer web hosting services. So you would just complete the second phase with the first at the same time. That means you can use the same companies suggested in step one. This should cost you between 36 - 156USD per annum. (i.e. approx N6,000 - N26,000). These are scalahosting prices though. For web hosting, we would not really recommend Nigerian hosting companies. Have had a couple of bad experiences. However, some are still very reliable and you might consider using them.
Money spending ends here.
3. Step Three: Begin Creating your website
Now That you have successfully hosted your website, you can begin designing your website in earnest. And to do this successfully, you need a basic knowledge of HTML. i.e. the programming language for building websites.
There are 2 ways to go about it.
a. You can design your own website from scratch using web design softwares such as dreamweaver. This is long and tedious and will not fit into our one-hour timeline.
b. You can use a template: either paid or free. simply search for "HTML website templates" and you will get an avalanche of templates to choose from. Then you can simply edit the information therein.
However, if you have no knowledge of HTML, do not despair, you can simply use one of the content management applications such as wordpress or joomla. They are very easy to use without any web programming knowledge and you will be up and running in no time.
Step Four: Upload your website to the Cpanel.
At this stage, all you have to do is to make use of one of the FTP softwares to upload your already designed website to the cpanel. (remember you will be sent a username and password via email to access your Cpanel after hosting is completed.). At E-Brand, we make use of Filezilla. It is free.
If you want to use wordpress or Joomla, you just simply visit their website at www.wordpress.com or www.joomla.com, download the application. After downloading, use your FTP software to upload it to your Cpanel.
After that, Voila! you are just one step away from completing your own website.
Step Five: Edit your website.
This is for those using Joomla or wordpress. You will have to edit the pages, and add your own information and contact details etc. After this, you are good to go!
We advise however that if a website is going to represent your company image online, it is better to hire an experienced and professional website design company here in Nigeria to create it for you. This is because a standard professional business website requires the expertise of no less than 3 professionals working in different areas namely, web programming, graphics design and website critiquing. Trust me no one individual can be excellent in all three areas. Creating a standard website is a team work.
On the other hand, if the above process seems like a lot of hard work and a long learning curve which you simply don't have the time for, call 08144297674 or Click here to select a web design package that best suites your business or company needs and then request for a quotation. You will get a response within the next 24 hours afterwhich you will have a beautiful, professionally designed website running in 7 days from today.
E-Brand Promotion is a professional web design company in Nigeria with web designers, graphic artists, SEO experts and web critics who have years of experience in creating dynamic websites. see our web design portfolio for the latest websites we have designed.