Website creation

Create your own website with Gandi

Website creation is no longer something only professionals can do. There are now tools, particularly CMSes (Content Management Systems), that enable anyone to make a website and manage their own online presence. Even if you know very little about how to design and want to create your own website, just by following a few important steps, in no time at all, you can make a website ready for content.

Choose a hosting plan for website creation

Starter

S+

 $9.60  $4.80 /Month
Welcome offer 50% OFF the first year.

Your S+ hosting for $4.80/month

  • 2 sites max recommended
  • 1 CPU/up to 256MB
  • 50GB storage (expandable)
Basic

M

 $12.80  $6.53 /Month
Welcome offer 50% OFF the first year.

Your M hosting for $6.53/month

  • 5 sites max recommended
  • 2 CPU/up to 512MB
  • 50GB storage (expandable)
Pro

L

 $25.60  $12.80 /Month
Welcome offer 50% OFF the first year.

Your L hosting for $12.80/month

  • 10 sites max recommended
  • 3 CPU/up to 1GB
  • 50GB storage (expandable)
Business

XXL

 $51.20  $25.60 /Month
Welcome offer 50% OFF the first year.

Your XXL hosting for $25.60/month

  • 20 sites max recommended
  • 8 CPU/up to 16GB
  • 50GB storage (expandable)
Pricing Options Prices for Canada, taxes excluded, in $ (CAD)

INCLUDED in each plan:

  • Expandable storage up to 1 TB ($0.25/GB)
  • Free TLS/SSL certificates
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Automatic linking to your domains
  • Varnish web accelerator
  • Technical support by email

Make a website at Gandi

Registering a domain name for website creation

While it's important to put thought into choosing the right domain when you make a website, as soon as you have an idea of what kind of domain you want for when you create your own website, registering a domain name is quick and easy. Having a totally unique domain name for your website creation project that will help internet users find you on the web is essential when you make a website. You should make sure to choose a domain that fits your brand and industry.

A domain ending must be added to the name itself in the form of ‘.com,’ ‘.co.uk,’ ‘.shop,’ etc. There is now a wide variety of domain endings available to use for website creation, which will allow you to find one that fits your website creation needs. You can also often find the name you want with an alternate domain ending. For example, even if ‘example.com’ is already taken, you don't have to give up your website creation project, you can reserve ‘example.org’ when you make a website instead.

Choosing a host for website creation

In order to make a website and have it be available on the internet, it needs to be ‘hosted.’

This will allow you to create your own website with the optimal amount of storage for your website creation needs. The services of a web host will also ensure that once you create your own website, it will remain accessible based on expected traffic.

Several options are available, depending on your website creation needs and the plan you select. If you want to create your own website — or several — you can host one or more of them on a single hosting instance and take advantage of scalable storage, so that you will always have enough space for your website creation needs. We also include SSL certificates, unlimited bandwidth and email tech support to help you make a website with our products.

Choosing a CMS for website creation

A Content Management System – or CMS – enables you to create your own website without having to master a programming language. Thanks to the tool sets offered by WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, you can:

  • Create pages for your website
  • Configure the features you choose (shop, showcase, image gallery, contact forms, etc.) for website creation
  • Ensure quality search engine optimization
  • Personalize the site aesthetics when you make a website

The benefits of choosing a hosting solution developed for your CMS for website creation

By choosing a hosting solution built for your particular CMS, you can simplify the website creation process, and enjoy these additional benefits:

  • Install and create your own website quickly and easily
  • Be sure that every update is installed automatically without your intervention
  • Make your visitors feel safe when you make a website and ensure its security with free SSL certificates
  • Add plugins to personalize your site even further
  • Be sure that once you make a website, it always uses the latest versions of PHP and MySQL so that your website stays compatible and up to date
  • Keep response times short

Choose a hosting plan for website creation

Starter

S+

 $9.60  $4.80 /Month
Welcome offer 50% OFF the first year.

Your S+ hosting for $4.80/month

  • 2 sites max recommended
  • 1 CPU/up to 256MB
  • 50GB storage (expandable)
Basic

M

 $12.80  $6.53 /Month
Welcome offer 50% OFF the first year.

Your M hosting for $6.53/month

  • 5 sites max recommended
  • 2 CPU/up to 512MB
  • 50GB storage (expandable)
Pro

L

 $25.60  $12.80 /Month
Welcome offer 50% OFF the first year.

Your L hosting for $12.80/month

  • 10 sites max recommended
  • 3 CPU/up to 1GB
  • 50GB storage (expandable)
Business

XXL

 $51.20  $25.60 /Month
Welcome offer 50% OFF the first year.

Your XXL hosting for $25.60/month

  • 20 sites max recommended
  • 8 CPU/up to 16GB
  • 50GB storage (expandable)
Pricing Options Prices for Canada, taxes excluded, in $ (CAD)

INCLUDED in each plan:

  • Storage expandable up to 1 TB ($0.25/GB)
  • Free TLS/SSL certificates
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Automatic linking to your domains
  • Varnish web accelerator
  • Technical support by email

FAQ / frequently asked questions

Check Gandi's domain price list and see all available domain endings to find the best price for website creation:

  1. For website creation and beyond, we provide hosting services of different sizes that correspond to your site's traffic.
  2. Once you have hosting you will have an FTP server address (000000@sftp.dc0.gpaas.net), a user (username), and a password you can use to access your hosting server for website creation
  3. You can then make a website by uploading your site's files to the server.
  4. When you create your own website, you'll also need to buy a domain for it to have a unique web address
  1. When you create your own website, be sure to choose a domain ending that's geo-localized (.us, .ca, .uk, .nyc, or .london), linked to what you do (.org, .tech, .store, .site), or targeted by product or services (.gay, .best, or .art)
  2. Choose a short and easy-to-remember domain name that uses keywords, or references your brand name or industry for website creation
  3. Choose a domain that already has some history (a reserved domain, an expired domain, etc.) to take advantage of the SEO that Google gives to sites that have been online for a few years. Use Gandi.net's WHOIS to find who owns a domain that's already registered
  4. Add an SSL certificate to your domain for prioritization over sites that lack SSL

You can migrate to a new domain. Here's how:

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