Building a website used to be a web developer’s job only. But with the advent of many IDEs such as Parallels Plesk SiteBuilder, even people with little or no formal training in web development are now capable of establishing their own website.
Plesk SiteBuilder is a browser-based website creator from Parallels, which lets you create, edit and manage your own website using a comprehensive administrative panel. It is compatible with Linux/Unix and Windows computer systems. The website creation tool also supports a wide variety of languages.
The solution allows you to create professional websites without understanding the complex things behind web development. It has also useful SEO services which you can use to track your website traffic statistics and boost your search engine rankings.
Parallels Plesk SiteBuilder’s 5-step Wizard
To start off, Parallels Plesk SiteBuilder presents a 5-step easy to use wizard to guide you in building and publishing your website. Here’s how it works:
At the start, choose the type of site you want to create. There are three options provided by Parallels SiteBuilder: site, blog and photoGallery. You can build a website from scratch, create a blog site (with predefined structure), or publish a photo gallery.
The next step will be the ‘design’ phase. In this step, you will choose the site template from a list of options provided by Parallels SiteBuilder. There are over five hundred designs to choose from. You can change the color scheme of the chosen template. The menu style is also customizable.
If you want a unique look for your website, you may add custom templates. To make it more personalized, Parallels SiteBuilder also allows you to use your own banner and logo.
For web hosting service providers, they may add promotional footers on websites they create to let others know of their work and expand their customer base.
In this next step, you will choose the pages to include in your website. Parallels SiteBuilder provides a set of predefined web pages such as ‘about me’, ‘blog’, ‘eShop’, ‘guestbook’, ‘file download’, and ‘forum’.
Next task is to decide on how to arrange your pages. What comes first? What should be the landing page? This is important. The structure should be user-friendly to provide your visitors ease of navigation.
The edit page is where you’ll put the actual contents of your site. Parallels Plesk SiteBuilder allows you to customize everything, from text contents and layout arrangement to module management. Some modules present are RSS feeder, site map and eShop (for e-commerce).
The edit page is ‘drag and drop’ enabled, which means just drag the element you want to add from the tools panel to its specified location. No special coding and programming skills needed. How things appear on your edit screen will be the final output. What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG).
Now, for the last step. After you finish making your website, you can now publish it on the internet. Plesk SiteBuilder allows you to publish your website to any server of choice. It will need the IP address, port and website URL for this.
Site Builder is perfect for hosting providers and even individual users. With this tool, you can build your website in a flash.