How to Build an Arcade Website

By Michael Cantrell

  • Overview

    A fun project for any diehard online game fanatic is to build his own arcade website. Many individuals have started their own gaming websites with only a basic knowledge and understanding of the Internet and website hosting. This type of project is also a very inexpensive one if you do your homework. Researching is going to be the task that will take you the longest in putting your website together, but in the end it will be well worth all the work to put up a successful gaming site that people enjoy using.
    How to Build an Arcade Website
    • Step 1

      Research and purchase a domain name for your website. Take some time and come up with a few different ideas you could possibly use for your domain name. A website's domain name is where the website "lives" and where it can be found on the Internet. There are a lot of companies online that will allow you to check the availability of your domain name to make sure someone else doesn't already have it. One of the best places to find cheap prices on a domain name is MyDomain.com. You can register your domain for $9.95 with their service.
    • Step 2

      Search the Web for an affordable web hosting company and purchase a monthly hosting plan. Web hosting companies are companies that have servers that your website is put on in order to get it on the Internet. These companies charge you a monthly fee for occupying space on their server, and even have web building tools that can help you put together a great looking professional website. The cheapest web host company around is WebHost4Life.com. This provider offers a web hosting plan for only $2.99 per month.


    • Step 3

      Build your website using the tools offered to you from your web host. These tools are great for individuals who may not have much experience, if any at all, in web design. They will help you to tailor make your website the way you want it to look and will give it a professional touch. It's important to keep in mind that you will need a separate page for each type of game you plan on putting on your website. This helps to make the website easier to use when visitors come to the site. This is key to making your website a success.
    • Step 4

      Visit a few sites online that have games you can put on your site. Most of these sites offer free games that you can put up on your website for individuals to play. These sites have a wide variety of games in all different types of genres. Make sure you get a wide variety of games in order to cater to a wide range of gamers. A great website that you might want to visit for some free games is FreeGamesForYourWebsite.com. There are tons of games from all genres here that you can put on your own site.
    • Step 5

      Copy the game's HTML code from the website. Game sites will typically have a screenshot of the game and underneath the shot there will be a few different options, one of them being "Copy HTML." Click this to get the code the game is written in to come up on the screen.
    • Step 6

      Paste the HTML on your website. Make sure you paste the game code in the right genre page to help make sure everything is organized and user-friendly. Then, publish your website.
    • Skill: Moderately Easy

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