If you are a beginner and want to get a website up and running that you can easily manage and update yourself we would recommend our  online  Website Builder tool.

It comes free with our web hosting plans. But if you are looking to setup a blog, we would strongly recommend WordPress.

It is one of the worlds most popular blogging applications. You can install it for free with most of our web hosting plans. Check out our wordpress hosting plans.

Below are the main features of each:

Website Builder (skill level – easy): A great tool for beginners. Easy to use & intuitive. Nothing to download & easy to create a great website from pre-made templates which can be customised. Also includes a built in shopping cart if you would like to sell online & easily integrates with PayPal

Check the following tutorial for step by step instructions – How to Create Your First Website with Website Builder.

WordPress Blogging Tool (skill level – intermediate): Free with all of our hosting plans (except Budget), WordPress is the world’s favourite blogging tool. Easy to use & with thousands of plugins to add extra functionality to your site, WordPress is a very powerful tool. Easy to install via the Fantastico section of your hosting control panel WordPress really can take your website to the next level.

OSCommerce (skill level – intermediate to advanced): Again, OSCommerce is free with all of our hosting plans (except Budget) & is installed with one click via Softaculous. OSCommerce is a powerful tool with endless possibilities in terms of configuration which will enable you to build an online store with a Shopping cart which integrates with numerous online payment systems.

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