Are you curious about how to build a website? Before diving into the construction process, there are a few considerations you need to take into account.

Building a Website

To get your new website online, you require two key elements:

  • A domain name (a web address like .com)
  • Hosting (a service that connects your website to the Internet)

Although the WordPress platform is free, purchasing a domain name and hosting incurs a cost of about RM100 -RM500 per month. It’s still affordable and won’t break the bank.

Acquiring a domain name is crucial for showcasing your business’s professionalism compared to maintaining your website under someone else’s domain name (like, especially since the cost is not prohibitive.

Meanwhile, purchasing hosting ensures the smooth operation of your website in terms of loading text, images, and videos. Hosting is particularly vital if you engage in online transactions.

It would be unfortunate if customers had to close and leave your website due to long wait times to read information and shop online.

For those unsure of which online marketing platform to use, refer to [Types of Online Marketing Platforms].

Where to Get a Domain Name and Hosting? 

There are many domain name and hosting providers in the market, including NameCheap, ServerFreak, and Exabytes, which are popular among our country’s web developers. You can choose a package that fits your budget.

While you can host your website yourself, it requires a complex process if you lack an information technology and computer network background. Therefore, save time and energy by opting for a reliable hosting provider.

Once you have acquired a domain name, you also get a personal email account like [email protected], further enhancing your professionalism compared to using a generic email address like Gmail or Yahoo.

Now you have a domain name and hosting!

Additional Tips on Choosing a Domain Name?
Here are a few things that can help you choose a domain name:

  1. Is it Brandable? For instance, if you’re developing a website about rental homes, choosing a generic name like is less advisable compared to more unique names like or
  2. Is it Memorable? Your domain name should be short, clear, and impactful so it’s easy to remember. If your domain name is too long or odd, Internet users might forget it.
  3. Is it Catchy? Is your domain name catchy and appealing? You want a domain name that’s easy to pronounce and simultaneously explains what your business offers and is easy to remember!
Join the workshop we organize at Web Design Malaysia to learn effective techniques that can help you in website development.

It’s tough, isn’t it? Don’t worry, as currently, there are about 150 million domain names worldwide. Take your time to think about it and don’t give up.

Remember, if you like it, just go for it. Don’t hesitate too long!