How to make a website

What's the right choice for you?

Do-it-yourself tools.

You don’t need to know how to code to make your own website. Tools like GoCentral Website Builder let you customize your own site with simple swipe-to-style design tools, while Managed WordPress gives you the power to create a more advanced site.
And for businesses that want to sell their products online, tools like GoCentral Online Store make it easy to create a mobile-friendly website that also includes an integrated shopping cart, built-in credit card processing, shipping options, inventory tools and more.
Choose your DIY plan.

Hire a professional.

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Our design pros know the web.

Our Professional Web Design services can get you on the web fast (and for a lot less than you might think.) They can even help with your eCommerce Web Design project. Our designers get to know your business, then create a site based on your direction.

And if you want to develop your image offline as well as on the web, our Logo Design Services can provide you with a customized logo that works for the web, as well as apparel, signage, packaging and more.

Choose your professional design plan.

What's the right choice for you?

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Skill Level
Skill Level
Easy. No technical skills required. 
Intermediate. Use of in-app help highly recommended.
Easy. We do it all for you. 
Site Building Time
Site Building Time
Under 1 hour
3-7 days
Varies
Summary description
Summary description
I want a website or online store that looks professional and requires no advanced skills.
I want full control of the design of my site, and have confidence in my design & technical skills
I want to pay professional web designers to create a website for me using my input.
Website Editor
Website Editor
Online Store
Online Store
Optional
Optional
Optional
Support/Help
Support/Help
24/7/365 Phone, Chat, Online
24/7/365 Phone, Chat, Online
24/7/365 Phone, Chat, Online
Website editing & features
Website editing & features
Website Editor
Website Editor
(modular editor)
(drag & drop editor)
Mobile Responsive Design
Mobile Responsive Design
Domain Name
Domain Name
Free for a year
Free for a year
Business Email
Business Email
Free for a year
Free for a year
Security (SSL)
Security (SSL)
Edit from Your Mobile Device
Edit from Your Mobile Device
Contact Form
Contact Form
Blog
Blog
Appointments / Reservations
Appointments / Reservations
(plugin option)
Facebook/Twitter Feed
Facebook/Twitter Feed
Reviews (Yelp, Google, TripAdvisor)
Reviews (Yelp, Google, TripAdvisor)
(plugin option)
Access to 1000s of plugins
Access to 1000s of plugins
Marketing features
Marketing features
Integrated SEO
Integrated SEO
Integrated Email Marketing
Integrated Email Marketing
Link to Social Media sites
Link to Social Media sites
Sync with business Facebook page
Sync with business Facebook page
Online Store features
Online Store features
Number of products
Number of products
1500
Unlimited
Unlimited
Built-in Shopping Cart
Built-in Shopping Cart
Built-in Shipping Methods
Built-in Shipping Methods
Accepts Credit Cards
Accepts Credit Cards
Accept PayPal & Apple Pay
Accept PayPal & Apple Pay
Abandoned Cart Recovery
Abandoned Cart Recovery
Coupon Codes
Coupon Codes
Text notifications when orders are placed
Text notifications when orders are placed
Dynamic Pricing
Dynamic Pricing
Memberships (customer logins)
Memberships (customer logins)
Subscriptions
Subscriptions
Sell Downloadable Content
Sell Downloadable Content

Your questions, our answers.

What are my options for building a website?

You have two options: you can make a website yourself with GoCentral or Managed Wordpress, or hire a professional. Thanks to a simple swipe-to-style design interface — which helps you quickly build a website with custom designs — the do-it-yourself route is as simple as updating your Facebook page.

Of course, the easiest way to build a website is to have someone else do it for you. GoDaddy can provide you with a designer that can get a basic site online quickly and easily. It costs more, but if you don’t have the time or desire to do it yourself, it’s well worth the investment.

How would I use GoCentral?

If you want to build a website yourself, you can use use GoCentral to create one that is custom fit to your needs. You can add an online store, send email marketing, utilize powerful SEO, and even make use of online bookkeeping. If you want to sell your products online you can use our Online Store tool through GoCentral, which includes an integrated shopping cart, built-in credit card processing, multiple shipping options, inventory tools and more. Get started with GoCentral.

What if I want to build an advanced site myself?

If you’re a little more ambitious, WordPress lets you create a powerful, customized website by using themes or adding plugins developed by other users. It takes a little more skill, but as the most popular site creation tool on the web, it’s worth it.

Learn more about Managed WordPress

How does your Logo Design service work?

Just tell us about your business and our designers will create three options plus one round of revisions to make sure it’s just right. Once they’re done, you’ll be able to use your new logo on your website, in print ads, on t-shirts or anywhere else you want.

Learn more about Logo Design

What if I want to hire a local web designer?

We’ve already done the searching for you—go through GoDaddy’s Directory of designers. Hiring a web designer is a great solution if you don’t have the time, skills or desire to build your own site. You can get online quickly and not spend a fortune if you know what to look for. Here are our top tips, and help. Make sure your designer has:

  • Plenty of experience, including a portfolio of sites he or she has designed that you can review.
  • A list of references who will tell you what he or she is like to work with.
  • Rates that fit your budget and are well-defined, so you’re not surprised by random ‘extras.’
  • A good understanding of your brand or style.