Create a website

Créer un site web

Create a website with ease

Want to start creating your first website?
Make a website using CMS tools that are recognised and recommended by our teams, such as WordPress, PrestaShop, Drupal and Joomla!.

1. Reserve a domain name: More than 800 extensions available

Your domain name is the basis of your website. It should reflect the nature of your online activity, and be easy for your visitors to remember. Every domain name is unique, and must match your brand, location and target customer.

With this in mind, choosing a domain name extension is an important first step. There are different types of extensions to choose from.

  • Generic: A selection of the most popular extensions in the world, and excellent for covering a global customer base. Examples of this include: .com, .org.
  • Local: Perfect for targeting web users in a specific geographical region. Examples of this include: .uk, .fr, .it.
  • Custom: Provides more information on your website’s activity. Examples of this include: .blog, .shop.

Explore all of our solutions, and reserve your domain name.

2. Choose a web hosting plan to suit the traffic you expect for your website

A web hosting plan is an infrastructure that enables you to make your websites available online. It is the perfect solution for hosting a website at a low cost, while keeping it up-and-running all the time. Unlike other website creation platforms, a web hosting plan is a guarantee that your website will remain online, and free of advertising.

OVHcloud solutions vary in terms of storage capacity, expected number of visitors, and the number of websites that can be deployed on them. Evaluate your web project’s objectives, and choose a web hosting plan that best suits your needs.

3. Choose a CMS module and install it in just 1 click

With a CMS (content management system), you can build a dynamic, responsive website via an easy-to-use interface. Discover all the advantages of a CMS for your web project.

  • Easily create pages: Create a homepage that suits your brand image, and complies with your graphic charter. Write articles for your news or introduction pages.
  • Designed for beginners: Build a website from scratch without needing to know any programming languages.
  • Unlimited potential: Create product pages for your e-commerce site and contact forms.
  • An active community: Get in touch with the extensive communities for each CMS tool, and they will give you advice and plug-in tests to help you improve your website.
  • Optimal SEO ranking: Each environment showcases your content, improves performance for your webpages, and boosts your SEO ranking.

When you create a website, you can install a module for free in 1 click during the order process for a domain name or web hosting plan. You can do this via the OVHcloud Control Panel. Simply choose the CMS module that best suits your project.

 

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Create your blog with WordPress

 

With a blog, you can keep an online journal and enrich it with photos, videos and audio. WordPress was originally designed to simplify blog creation and management. With millions of users worldwide, WordPress is very popular because it is particularly user-friendly, and has been specially designed for users with limited technical skills. You can choose from a wide range of pre-installed templates to create a website quickly. WordPress is considered to be the most intuitive CMS.

 

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Sell online with PrestaShop

 

Launching an online sales business? Create your store with an online payment system using the PrestaShop module. Whether you need to manage your product catalogue, secure your order processes, organise special offers or carry out marketing operations, PrestaShop offers a wide range of features to meet all your needs.

 

Joomla! & Drupal

Build your website with the Joomla! and Drupal CMS

 

With a website, you can reflect your brand image and ensure that you have the online presence you need for your business. Use Joomla! or Drupal to make a website without any programming knowledge required. Once your solution is launched, you will have most of the features required to start creating a website. Both CMS tools offer a wider range of customisable elements. This type of CMS allows users to create more complex websites, and is aimed at web professionals, web agencies and developers.

Read our comparison of the most popular CMS tools for your business website.

 

Comparison table of 1-click modules

 

Source data: w3techs, WordPress, Journal du net, PrestaShop, Développez.com, My Guroo.
Interest

WordPress

PrestaShop

Joomla!

Drupal

  Popularity (average downloads/week)

1,000,000

N/A

113,000

34,000

CMS market share

63.5%

0.8%

3.9%

2.6%

Number of free themes

8,000+

N/A

900+

2,900+

Number of free plugins

50,000+

150+

6,000+

29,000+

Frequency of updates

42 days

N/A

36 days

51 days

Level of skill required

*

**

**

**

4. Configure the website and add options to improve its performance

OVHcloud guarantees that your website is hosted on an optimised platform. If you want to spare yourself the hassle of managing installations and technical updates, we recommend optimising your website with the following options:

SSL

A free Lets Encrypt SSL certificate is included with your hosting plan. You can order an EV SSL certificate to show the company name and green padlock on any web browser.

Anti-DDoS protection

With its exclusive anti-DDoS solution, OVHcloud ensures that your web hosting package is always available, even during an attack. This service is included with all of our hosting plans.

Private or shared SQL

Create as many databases as you like, combining scalability, performance and flexible configuration. A database is included with your hosting plan, and you can use it to store files that are essential for your website. You can easily add them as required via the OVHcloud Control Panel.

Private SQL is only available with Performance plans.

Backup and restoration

Have you accidentally deleted a file? Each hosting plan includes a backup service. This means you won’t need to rebuild your website from scratch — you can simply restore the latest backup of it.

Multi-domain management

With the multi-sites option, you can host several websites on the same web hosting plan — and you can access the interface quickly via the OVHcloud Control Panel.

5. Publish pages directly in your CMS

Once you have created your website and installed your module, log in to your website using the credentials sent to you via email. All that’s left to do is start publishing your first pages and articles.

Create your website today.

Reserve a domain name

Explore our other web hosting plans

We offer different types of hosting to suit all your needs. Whether you want to host your personal website, business website or online store, our comparison page will help you find the best cloud hosting package.

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1 domain name included*
100GB disk space
10 email addresses
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Your questions answered

How do I manage a website?

You can manage your website and its administrative aspects directly from your CMS. Simply configure the access rights, put your pages online and secure your website using the website builder tool you have selected.

How do I create multiple websites?

First of all, you need to have several domain names. Once you have reserved them, go to the OVHcloud Control Panel, then multi-domain management.

How do I optimise my website?

To optimise your website’s online presence, you should look at your visitor statistics. You can then use this data to optimise your search engine ranking (SEO). To help you do this, we include our OVHcloud Web Statistics analytics solution free of charge with all of our web hosting plans.