Build a website
To build a new website, you first need to register it in our system. If you are planning to use Microsoft Frontpage, the instructions are slightly different - see Build a new Frontpage site for the alternate insturctions.
Registering a Website
First, log into your Bravenet account, and switch to the FTP Hosting tab. From there, click on the websites subtab. This is where you'll manage all of your websites. To build a new site, choose the 'Build a new website' option from the list of options.
When building your website, you will first need to select a unique name to address your website. You are will be prompted to select one of the following options:
- Use an existing domain
This will allow you to select from a list of domains that you have registered, either by registering them through Bravenet or adding as an external domain. If you do not have a domain registered yet, this option will not appear.
- Use a subdomain
This will allow you to create a subdomain to refer to your webspace (ie: myname.example.com). If you do not have a domain registered, you will be creating a subdomain on bravehost.com - for example, myname.bravehost.com.
- Use a domain registered elsewhere
- Register a domain
If you do not already have a domain registered, we can help you with that! More information on this process is found in the Registering a domain article.
On our free hosting you can create and manage websites on up to 5 domains; with our basic professional hosting you can manage site on up to 10 different domain names. More differences between the free and professional hosting can be found on our hosting matrix.
Once you have registered your site, you can now build your site in our website manager! You can use a variety of tools - everything from our Website wizard to our Web templates for beginners, or you can create a new FTP account so that you can upload your pre-designed website directly to our servers.