Can I design my own website?

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Good Morning,

We are in the process of setting up our company website with Afrihost.

Do I buy the domain first and the continue the process?

I would like to design my own website, have you got templates that I may work from?

How does the mothly costing work?

Thank you kindly.

Lukas Meyer

Castle Hill Trading
asked Feb 28, 2018 in General by CastleHill (130 points)

5 Answers

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Good day Luke,

First you would need to decide on a hosting package - Linux or Windows.

In order to decide whether to go for Linux or Microsoft hosting you will have to identify what your website will need supported. 

If you need to support Microsoft products such as, ASP, MS Access, Microsoft SQL Server or VBScript, then Windows hosting would be better.
Linux is generally a more popular option because of its affordability, stability and many features. Linux supports PHP, Perl, mySQL, PostgreSQL and CGI Scripts. 

Both Linux and Windows servers are reliable, stable and secure. Generally, however, more viruses are written to attack Windows servers than Linux servers.

Just because you use Microsoft Windows on your computer does NOT mean that you need to host on a Windows hosting package. Windows for your home computer is completely different from a Windows server. 
If you use Microsoft FrontPage or FrontPage extensions to design your website, you can still use either Linux or Windows hosting as long as your chosen package supports FrontPage. 


Secondly, to design your own website, you dont need any experience.

Here are the options available to you:

1. Our Linux packages from Silver to Platinum offer free site builders which you can use based on a template. 
Once the template is installed you can customise the look & feel based on what you desire. 

2. You can also use applications such as MS Publisher that have a wizard guiding you step by step.

3. There are many great tutorials on the web which can teach you how to design websites – from basic to advanced. Here are a few suggestions to get you started: 

4. You can get a company to design your website for you.
Here is a suggestion -

If you require further assistance please email:
or contact Afrihost support on 011 612-7200
or see our FAQ page:

Thank you

answered Feb 28, 2018 by AfriDazzil (45,400 points)
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Yes, but if you want professional design you should hire professional designer.
answered Nov 5, 2018 by Rabbet (1,280 points)
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There are a lot of cool templates. For example I always use wix templates for creation cool websites, but last month I tried to work with weblium. Cheap and easy, they will help you without any troubles.

answered Jan 4, 2019 by johnysimon (180 points)
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Yeah, but I think better will be to use professional help!
answered Mar 30, 2020 by Lismen (960 points)
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There are a lot of professionals on the internet that will help you, but they will take a lot of money. I found the best professionals that do things that will be helpful for you for cheap. , these professionals will help you to develop your website. These professionals do a great job. They will promote your website using the greatest methods. If you use them than you will see a great boost of real traffic. These guys will give you a full-time support that will help you with every problem that you will have. Promoting your website is one of the most important things to do if your website is well made.

answered Jul 21, 2020 by Liquidat1on (460 points)
edited Jul 23, 2020 by Liquidat1on
Thanks for the information.