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YouTube provides an endless source of useful information. It is one of the most popular sites globally and has over 2 billion users worldwide. Its popularity is growing more and more with each passing day, making it one of the most used websites by all users. The chance of meeting a person who has no idea what YouTube is is minimal.
Maybe you came up with the idea to join the active users of the platform, in addition, to upload your own videos. But other than that, have you ever considered in this world of unlimited possibilities, especially in technology and the Internet, you can create a website like YouTube? Maybe you are already intrigued. If so, don’t stop reading, because, in today’s article, we will show you how to create a website for video sharing like Youtube.
You Can Also Read How To Create a Website For Your YouTube Channel
Why Creating a Website for video sharing like Youtube?
One of the most significant advantages is that this type of website can gain great popularity among users. Everyone is looking for different videos for different purposes nowadays. Whether the goal is training or searching for information about something or just filling time, each of us is watching videos daily.
If your goal is not a website for sharing videos and creating channels, you can make a website for movies. If you do it right, your success is guaranteed. We certainly can’t say that it’s easy to create such a website, but once you do, all you have to do is worry about its potential. First of all, load up your imagination because this type of website has to have an eye-catching design. Now let’s move on to our primary goal – Creating a Video-Sharing Website.
What Do You Need to Create a Website for Video Sharing?
Choose a Domain Name
Before you start, you need to choose a domain name for your website. Unleash your imagination and choose the most appropriate name for your website. Be precise in your choice, because after all, this will be the name by which users will discover your website. Also, we must note that there are a few things to be careful about when you purchase your domain. Mandatory read the ‘terms of service’ before you start with this process. That will avoid unforeseen additional fees. It is also essential to protect your privacy and data. Pay attention to these prerequisites.
Choose the right Web Hosting.
Once you are ready with your domain name, it’s time to move on to another important step – choosing web hosting. It is vital for any website, so it must be selected correctly. You can use Siteground or another popular web host. When making your choice, make sure of its quality to avoid problems and errors in your website’s functionality. You can bet on something a little more expensive to have a safe condition and not worry unnecessarily.
WordPress will be of great help to you in creating your website. It offers a wide variety of plugins and themes that you can use. They can definitely give your website a YouTube-like look to attract more and more users. When you get the right plugins, the excellent potential of your website will be guaranteed. Choose what you need, without unnecessary plugins, so as not to disrupt your website’s functionality.
How to create a website for video sharing like Youtube?
Now that you are aware of all the crucial prerequisites, now is the time to move on to creating your website. Below you will find a video with instructions and detailed steps towards achieving your goal.
How to Create a Website Using SiteGround:
What do you need before starting a website.
Before starting site setup process, we strongly advise that you complete the following preparation steps:
- Have a clear idea for the site's domain name. For example, good tip is to make it short and with focused keywords.
- Make sure to have an active credit or debit card so that you can make online purchases with it.
- Make sure you prepare a computer that has stable internet connection.
Step 1: Purchase a domain name and web hosting type.
Step 2: Install WordPress and an appropriate visual theme for your website.
How to Add Content to Your Website?
With WordPress, you generally have the ability to add the following types of content to your newly created website:
Below you can see instructions on how you can create a post or page and add media.
How to Create a New Post in WordPress?
Creating a WordPress post is easy - just follow the steps below.
1. Click on the "+ New" icon on top and select "Post".
2. Fill your post with a short and SEO title, based on the topic your website is for and add content to the post. The more elements the content has, like links and pictures, the better. When done, click on "Publish" when you want your post to be public and seen by everybody. You can also click on "Preview" to check how your post looks visually before publishing it.
How to Create a New Page in WordPress?
Creating a page is almost the same as creating a post, but with few important differences. Below you can find the steps on how to do it.
1. Click on the "+ New" icon on top and select "Page".
2. Fill your page with beautiful content plus a good title and click "Publish". You can also preview it, just like with the posts.
Since this is a page, make sure to create content that is more general. You can also create different types of pages, like a file download page, a report page, etc. To best explain pages, let's say you have a website for food reviews and a page would be describing general information about different categories of foods (fruits, vegetables, meat and so-on).
How to Add New Media in WordPress?
You can add media via two main ways - from the Wordpress menu or from the "Add Media" button within Posts and Pages. The later option is more commonly used, due to the fact that it is significantly more convenient. Below are the steps for it.
1. While in a post or page, click the "Add Media" button.
2. From the menu that appears, click "Upload Files" and then click "Select Files":
3. Select the file you want uploaded and click "Open":
4. Modify the file alignment (left, right, center), size, what should happen if someone clicks it and other preferences and when ready click on the "Insert into page" button. For posts, it is "Insert into post":
When done, the media should appear in the body of your post or page. WordPress also allows you to add audio and other file types, but be careful with the server space and use small size files due to the risk of filling up your server drive.
In case you want to Add New Media from the WordPress menu, you have to go the "Media" panel and repeat the beforementioned steps to do so:
FAQ’s How to Create a Website
What is a Website?
A website is mainly made from web pages that contain related content all classified by a unique domain name (A domain name is your website name. It is the address where Internet users can access your website). On a website, you can post contrasting content connected with the sphere of your website.
There are different types of websites, which you can find on the networking space like:
Interesting Fact: The first website uploaded on the internet went live on August 6, 1991.
How Much Does It Cost to Create a Website?
To find out how much it will cost to create a website, firstly you need to have a clear idea about the type of your website. What it is going to be: e-commerce, blog, educational, etc.
After choosing the best hosting provider, it's time for the right theme for your site, and the plugins, then you can estimate how much it will cost to start your website.
Have in mind that if there are also free web hosting services and free WordPress themes available out there.
Do I Need Any Programing Knowledge for Creating a Website?
Probably yes. Creating a website is not an easy task, and it is good to have some programming knowledge if you are considering creating one, But there are also alternatives that you can use for creating your website without having any programming knowledge.
One very popular alternative that you can use is to install a responsive multi-purpose WordPress theme like Avada and set drag & drop page buider, which will help you to customize your website at ease.
Can I Create a Website for FREE?
Once upon a time, it was said that everything is possible, so creating a website for free is possible, although it's hard to achieve without any expense.
To start your free website creation you need to find a free WordPress and to install it on a free hosting service. After you have already published your website on the internet, you need to install free plugins, which is the most difficult part. It is problematic to find reliable free plugins. There are some freeware ones available, such as Yoast SEO that can do pretty nice work, but most reliable plugins which are required for quality improvement of your website and are massively adopted are not free.
How Long Does It Take to Create a Website?
This is a question that concerns everyone who is considering making a website. The truth is that there is no specific answer to this question and everything depends on the height of your goal. If you are thinking of creating a small blog, you can make your website in a day. But if you are considering making a big online shop or something similar you will need to spend a lot more time.
Which Are the Best Platforms for Creating a Website?
The easiest way to create a website is to use a CMS(Content Management System) website builder platforms like WordPress or Joomla. The CMS platforms can help you create and customize your website without having much coding knowledge.
The Most Popular CMS Platforms:
What Is HTML? - Quick Tutorial.
HTML is the standard markup language used in the web pages, with which you can create your own website. Using the base of the HTML and CSS(Cascading Style Sheets - another web language with which you can put style over the HTML fundamental) languages can be very helpful for making little customization changes to your website.
HTML Code Examle
HTML Element Example
What Is Web Hosting
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to upload their websites on the internet. There are different types of hosting services like:
- Shared Hosting (Server shared between many users)
- Dedicated Hosting (A dedicated server only for you)
- VPS Hosting (Virtual Private Server)
- Cloud Hosting (Hosting services that are provided to customers via multiple connected servers that comprise a cloud)