If you're looking for assistance with building your first website, you've come to the right place!
You have a few options when it comes to creating your website.
For Linux packages you have the following options:
- CM4all SiteBuilder.
- Softaculous Content Management systems (Wordpress, Joomla, etc.)
If you've signed up for a Windows package, I would recommend learning Visual Basic, as this would be the easiest language.
You could also hire an external developer.
Unfortunately we do not provide support for Windows packages.
Please allow me to shed some light on the different routes that you can take when developing on a Linux platform:
The features that are available to you will all depend on the package that you've signed up for:
Our Linux Pro packages include an awesome feature, namely CM4all SiteBuilder.
CM4all SiteBuilder is a nifty tool that allows you to build your own website, regardless of your experience level.
You are able to customise your site by adding features and widgets such as image galleries, social media plug-ins, as well as e-commerce functionality, should you decide to have on online store.
These features are all easy to manage, and most of them can be added simply by dragging and dropping them to your preferred spot on the website.
CM4all also comes with pre-made themes, which also makes it more cost-effective, as templates tend to be expensive.
Please note that your CM4all tool may be limited, depending on the hosting package that you have selected:
The Bronze and Silver Pro packages come with a limited version, which allows up to 20 units (one page constitutes 2 units - your homepage is included at 0 units), and 11 pages.
The Gold and Platinum Pro packages contain the full version, which allows for unlimited pages and units.
I've attached a link to the CM4all SiteBuilder page, should you require any additional information:
If you're looking for something different without the added cost, our hosting packages do include Softaculous, which gives you access to powerful, and popular Content Management systems, such as WordPress and Joomla, which are easy to learn and use.
Since these two are among the most popular CM systems, I have added links which would aid in getting you started:
Should you decide to take this route, you can get started in your cPanel. You'll find this in your Afrihost Client Zone, under:
Hosting >> selecting your domain >> cPanel >> Log in to cPanel
Softaculous should be right near the bottom.
Softaculous is available on all Linux hosting packages.
If you feel that your website requires a professional touch, our AfriDesign packages would be your best bet.
They will build and maintain your website for you, leaving your mind free to focus on what you would like to see on your website.
Hosting fees are included in the AfriDesign packages, and you are able to upgrade/downgrade at any time, depending on the amount of pages you wish to include in your website.
I've attached a link to the AfriDesign page, should this option pique your interest:
If you require any further information, please feel free to ask. Our support team would also be able to assist. You can contact them on 011 612 7200, or SMS the word "Help" to 32541, and a consultant will call you back.
I hope this information helps.
Have an awesome day, and best of luck!