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 are 6 main ways most websites are built. Scroll down for more details on each option.

1. Site Publisher.

Site publisher is the easiest way anywhere on the Internet to get a modern good looking website live. The drawback is it only has one page for now. We are working on adding more options and templates quickly. This is a great way to add a parked page, business image, business card site, contact information site, resume, or personal site.

2. A CMS like Wordpress, Joomla, or Drupal.

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.

3. 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. We have RV Site Builder for bigger websites and our own Site Publisher for a quick one page website. Both have free modern responsive templates.

4. Web Builder Program

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

5. Shopping Cart

Shopping carts normally take over your whole website. It is used to manage products and how your website will look. We offer Magento (the most popular cart on the web) and several others with our one click installer. There are thousands of templates available on the web for all the shopping carts we have. Keep in mind you will need a billing processor like Paypal to use with any shopping cart.

6. Script and Apps

Technically Wordpress and Shopping Carts are Apps. They are just so common they needed their own section. There is also hundreds of other scripts made for very specific websites. For example; if you want a social network they have hundreds of apps made just for social networking websites. Just like Wordpress and Shopping carts most apps have several templates available and in most cases will take over the look and control of the website.


 

Site Publisher

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Here is how to use Site Publisher - DEMO
(You will need a live domain for Site Publisher 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 Site Publisher.

  6. This is the page where you can choose the template and add your content.

  7. Click publish and you are done.


WordPress (CMS)

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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.


 

Shopping Cart

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We have free shopping carts ready to be installed instantly with no work at all. Just click on Magento, Presta Cart, Cube Cart, or Tomato Cart in your apps section and it will install the software for you. Then you just add products and connect your merchant account like Paypal to the shopping cart and start making money. ECommerce is free with all web hosting plans.


 

Script and Apps

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All plans include Installatron for free. This is an application and app installer with improved support and has more up-to-date scripts and apps than any other app installer. With this you can automatically install any of the scripts below and hundreds more onto your web hosting plan in just a few simple clicks. This also comes with our reseller hosting packages so resellers can offer this feature to their clients under their own brand!

Keep in mind there is tens of thousands of other apps you can get online and use as well.

 

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