One Hour Website

TODO

  • build a demo website in under one hour
  • find possible themes for clients
  • buy a table
  • buy a stand
  • print self adhesive banner 24x36
  • design business card
  • print business cards
  • stay in line list 




Instructions

Buy & setup domain domain

  1. search for your next domain
  1. add to cart then click View Cart
  1. Leave everything as it is and click Confirm Order
  1. Login or Create An Account
  1. After you’re registered choose the payment method
  1. Checkout and pay for the domain
  1. After your payment is complete, you will be redirected to purchase summary
You now own the domain!! That was easy, right?

Server

Next you need to decide where do you want to host you website. There are tons of options out there, but few stand out to me at this point:
  • OVH.com offers good performance, best prices, but has a pretty bad support ($3.5/month)
  • Digital Ocean is sightly more expensive, but has great support. It’s also deemed to be more stable than OVH. ($5/month)
  • BlueHost WordPress web hosting, which is very different compared to OVH and DigitalOcean. You get way less resources for almost same cost, though it might be easier to manage it. ($3/month)

Install WordPress on DigitalOcean

  1. Create a DigitalOcean account. You can use my referral to get $100 in credit over 60 days: https://m.do.co/c/14c39bf16fab 
  1. When you’re logged in, you will see your resources: none. Let’s go ahead and click Get Started:
  1. When creating a droplet, choose One-click apps tab
  1. select WordPress  (might be a different version for you. 18.04 is the Ubuntu version used)
  1. Choose cheapest plan by clicking on the left arrow to reach the $5/month droplet
  1. Leave everything as it is and click create
  1. In a couple minutes, your server will be ready with WordPress installed.