How to Build a Game Website

By Michael Cantrell

  • Overview

    Creating your very own game website can be a fun as a hobby, or to even make some extra money on the side. These type of websites do not require you to have an extensive education game design or web design. There are affordable methods of building a site that is loaded to the brim with the coolest games on the Internet that simply require a small investment of time and money.
    How to Build a Game Website
    • Step 1

      Brainstorm a few ideas you can use as possible domain names for your game website. A domain name is your website's address where people will be able to find your site on the Internet. Every website has at least one domain name. Most domain names end in .com or .net. Make sure the name of your website and the address are similar so people will be able to remember it easily.
    • Step 2

      Do some research on the Internet to find a company to register your domain name with. There are a lot of companies on the Internet that can offer you a domain name for different prices depending on the amount of time you want to run the site for. Some companies charge you a flat monthly fee for usage of your domain name, while others offer you a slightly more expensive package that you only have to pay for the name one time. One of the companies that has the best packages to go with is GoDaddy.com. They offer new .com domain names for only $9.99 a month, as well as checking to make sure the domain isn't already taken.


    • Step 3

      Search the Internet for a decent company that will host your website. There are thousands of companies that will host your website on their server for a monthly fee. Many of these companies will also help you build your website by giving you access to web building tools to help you get your site up and running. A great company to check out for hosting your website would be HostMonster.com. This company offers you web hosting at only $4.95 a month as well as unlimited disk space. This is a great deal that is extremely affordable.
    • Step 4

      Use the web builder tools the web hosting company offers you to design and build your game website. Use your own creativity to design each page of your website the way you want it to look and feel. Organization is key to having a successful website so make sure that you create an individual page for each genre of game you plan on putting up on your site. A user friendly website is a great way to get more traffic to your site.
    • Step 5

      Research the web for websites that offer free games that you can post up on your website. The Internet is full of websites that have games that you will be able to put on your own site free of charge.
    • Step 6

      Copy the HTML code of the game from the website and paste it in the appropriate page of your own website. Just keep repeating this process until you have all the games you wanted on your site. Be careful not to overload your game site too much or else it could cause the games not to function properly when being played by visitors to your site.
    • Skill: Moderate
    • Ingredients:
    • Computer with Internet
    • Time
    • Domain name
    • Web hosting

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