Building your own website – the easy way

Lots of people ask me how to set up a personal or small business website that they can make themselves, so here is a simple step-by-step guide to do it cheaply and quickly.

1. Visit and register your domain name of choice.

2. Visit and register for a choice of hosting package. You will probably have to wait for approx 4-8 hours for the account to be fully created.

3. On 123-reg control panel, open the details of the domain name, and choose “change nameservers”. Change the primary and secondary name servers to:

4. On Brinkster, log on to your new account and click on Support and then do a live chat to support. Ask them to add the domain name to your domain list of your account.

5. On Brinkster, open the website settings and then write down your FTP details

6. FTP (if you don’t have FTP software, leech FTP 1.3 is small and easy to use) the files up to your Brinkster space, and hey-presto – one fully working website 🙂

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Server upgrade

I was finding that the server hosting my blog was running slowly, so the very nice people at Brinkster upgraded the site to a new faster server last night – to great effect 🙂

The blog now has a new faster MySQL database server as well – shame they wont support running it from Microsoft SQL Server – would work much better under load!