How to Create a Website on Ethereum
Well, well, now we’ve heard enough about blockchain, NFTs and Ethereum. We are getting more details about the crypto industry, arousing the interest of enthusiasts with every passing day.
But is it easy to create a decentralized website on Ethereum?
Is it possible to create one? In today’s blog, we’ll explore how create a website on Ethereum and all the questions surrounding it.
Start with the basics.
A step-by-step guide to building a decentralized website on the Ethereum blockchain can start with some basics about blockchain technology and Web 3.0.
blockchain technology has opened up a host of new opportunities and transformations in the way we see and use the internet. It functions as an immutable transaction record that does not require authentication and data integrity to be validated by an external authority such as banks, governments or large corporations.
Suppose you are sending funds to your family or friends. You would use internet banking to transfer the funds to the other person’s bank account. When the transaction is complete, your bank updates the transaction record. Isn’t that simple enough? Unfortunately, we are not aware of any possible problem.
Transactions of this nature can be changed in seconds. People aware of this fact are often hesitant to use this type of payment, which is why third-party payment programs have grown in popularity in recent years. However, it is precisely because of this fragility that Blockchain technology was developed.
Now coming to Web 3.0, developers are already using this technology to improve the market and create Web3, or the decentralized Web. Web3 is a more accessible version of the Internet. It is not governed by major corporations that previously profited from the use and sale of personal records, information and content. As a result, many of us refer to web3 as “decentralized”.
Users are moving away from centralized platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter and towards decentralized and virtually anonymous alternatives at this stage of web engagement and usage. Web 3.0 was originally dubbed the Semantic Web by Tim Berners-Lee, who envisioned an intelligent, independent, and open network that used machine learning and artificial intelligence to function as a “global brain” and interpret the content in a theoretical and strategic way.
Due to technological restrictions, such as the cost and difficulty of converting human language into something computers can understand, this idealistic version is still under construction.
Let’s go over the basics of building a truly decentralized website on blockchain in this quick guide.
Step-by-step instructions on creating a decentralized website
1. A wallet powered by Ethereum.
Any activity on the decentralized web requires an Ethereum wallet like Coinbase Wallet or Metamask. The beginner’s guide to setting up a wallet will be very useful if you have not yet set up a digital wallet. A good example of this is Metamask.
- Visit MetaMask.io to install Metamask mobile.
- Choose “Sync or Import”, then navigate to “Scan QR Code” on the MetaMask mobile app.
- Log in to the MetaMask extension.
- Click Settings > Go to Advanced tab > Sync with Mobile. A QR code will appear.
- Use your MetaMask app to scan the QR code.
Every time you do anything on the Decentralized Web, you will be charged gas fees (transaction fees).
2. Get a domain name on ENS.
Domain names on ENS are your properties on the decentralized web. Buying a domain is one of the first things Web2 customers do when starting a business, brand or service. We have reached the next generation of the Internet, Web3, where your blockchain domain could be your NFT, making it yours. Unlike traditional domains, NFTs have no renewal fees as long as you own them. The easiest way to describe it is that it’s like your domain name and bank details (so you can receive cryptocurrency). You can learn more about buying an ENS domain below.
- Open an exchange account to buy cryptocurrencies.
- Download a cryptocurrency wallet.
- Transfer ETH to a digital wallet.
- Integrate your portfolio with ENS Domains.
- Select an ENS domain and purchase it.
Finally, decentralized websites cannot be censored, which is exciting. Currently, they are also expensive. However, we can remain optimistic about the future of this technology and believe that the cost will eventually come down. And here’s how to use the Ethereum blockchain to create a decentralized website. Did you find this useful?