Building a website has never been so easy with StarterSite website builder.
Congratulations! You’ve just purchased a domain, meaning you now have an address for your website. The only problem is, where do you go from here? You know you need to create a website. However, it sometimes seems that the more you research building a website, the more confused you become.
In this article, we will cover your options for building a website, as well as feature a helpful platform that can get you online in minutes. Note that for the purposes of this article, we will assume that you are planning to build a website yourself, without an expensive development team.
Options for creating your new website
After purchasing a domain from UK2.NET, you have a few options for creating a website. Each option requires very little technical experience and is a lot cheaper than hiring a website designer. While you can always choose WordPress Hosting or Website Builder packages, today we will feature our easiest website tool: StarterSite.
Perfect for brick-and-mortar retailers and restaurants, or for users who prefer a single-page website.
You may not be looking to set up a large website with lots of pages. Instead, you may only need a few web pages for others to search out information about you. For example, if you own a retail shop or if you would like to publish your CV online. StarterSite website is the perfect way to accomplish this goal. Even better, the StarterSite tool comes free with each domain registered with UK2.NET.
StarterSite can help you create a web page in minutes. Simply choose a few images, enter the necessary contact information, link to your social media accounts, and press ‘Publish’. Your business or personal contact information can be online and ready for views in no time at all. Learn more about StarterSite on the UK2.NET website by clicking here.
Getting started with StarterSite
Creating a website is often a daunting task, especially for those who do not consider themselves to be technically adept. Fortunately, there are many options for all those who are looking to build a new website for their UK2.NET domain. The most user-friendly of the options by far is StarterSite, which has now become even easier to use thanks to their new and improved platform.
If you are familiar with our StarterSite tool, then you know how easy it is to create a website in five minutes or less. If not, then you’ve come at the perfect time to access new, exciting features to help make your single-page website a success.
Whether you need to quickly get a full website online or would like a placeholder until your larger website is complete, StarterSite is the tool you need. Best of all, it’s completely free to anyone who registers a domain with UK2.NET.
What is a StarterSite website?
StarterSite is a free website tool that is available to anyone who registers a domain with UK2.NET. Simply activate the StarterSite tool within your CHI account and start building your single-page website. Within just five minutes you will have built a fully functional, streamlined, informative website to share with the world.
StarterSite: The Basics
The StarterSite website tool automatically includes some great features to help website traffic learn more about you or your business/organisation. StarterSite features the following tools to help make your single-page website a success:
- An easy-to-build, no experience necessary, single-page website
- Professional, streamlined templates for you to choose from
- Auto-optimisation to look great on any sized screen – mobile, tablet, or desktop
- Instantly link to social media accounts for easy sharing
- Opening hours to let customers know when they can reach you
It allows you to insert the necessary information to build a Contact Us form for website visitors to contact you directly through email. Also included is a map to your physical location should you choose to include a business address, and search engine optimisation tools to help those looking for your website easily search.
StarterSite V2: New Premium Features
The new and improved StarterSite V2 offers premium features to help you customise your website to represent your brand and amaze website visitors. The following features are optional in your StarterSite V2 tool.
Select your favourite photographs, graphics, and images to appear on your single-page website. Add up to 12 images to your gallery.
Easily add menus, services, or any other information that your website traffic needs. Add up to 10 content blocks to your website.
Custom Background Image
Skip the website template and create a background that is uniquely you. Feel free to change it as often as you feel. Simply choose the image you would like and publish it for the world to see.
Who should use StarterSite?
If you have a domain, then StarterSite is for you! StarterSite is the perfect solution if you:
- Are waiting for your larger website to be completed
- Only need a single-page website for your business or organisation
- Have purchased a domain and simply want to park a website as a placeholder
The best part is that no technical expertise is required. From StarterSite activation to publishing your new website, StarterSite is so user-friendly that anyone with an internet-enabled device can quickly join the digital world. Now all that’s left is to choose which StarterSite option is best for you…
Welcome to StarterSite Plus
We are excited to announce that StarterSite now comes with two options:
- Our freemium version of the StarterSite website builder tool.
- StarterSite Plus, now with additional website building features to complete your website with all of your important information.
The freemium version of StarterSite includes basic amenities like easy-share social media buttons, opening and closing times, and auto-optimisation so your website automatically looks great on any sized screen.
Our Premium features help transform your website into a complete resource for your important information, including a photo gallery, additional content blocks, and a custom background image. Choose to add any of these features to your StarterSite for £1 per month, or opt for StarterSite Plus and receive additional website features as part of the package.
StarterSite Plus Perks
We are excited to announce StarterSite Plus, our new paid feature for only £3.99 per month. Instantly access the following Premium StarterSite features:
- Three 10GB professional email accounts
- All current premium features including:
- An image gallery
- Up to ten content blocks
- Custom background image
- Access to additional premium features – coming soon in 2019
Enjoy all of the Premium features (a £3 value) PLUS three 10GB email addresses that use your domain name as the messages’ origin. Display the brand reputability and professionalism that your business deserves with StarterSite Plus. And there’s more…
Additional StarterSite Plus features
StarterSite Plus is the third version of StarterSite offered from UK2.NET, and includes some fresh, new features:
- Fully customisable and mobile-responsive navigation bar and menu labels
- Improved user interface for easy configuration
- Easy markdown buttons for simple HTML features like bold, italics, font sizes, headings, etc.
- Shareable Snapchat social button
- Personalised ‘About Us’ and ‘Contact Us’ headlines
- Easy editing for footer text
- Quick activation for the StarterSite tool
How to add a StarterSite website to your domain
To add StarterSite to your domain, simply log into your UK2 CHI account with your username and password. Click the Domain icon from the menu on the left-hand side of your screen. Next, click the domain for which you would like to add a StarterSite website. Finally, select the ‘Activate your Free StarterSite now’ button. StarterSite has now been added to your domain for free, and you are now on your way to creating a streamlined, professional website in only minutes.