HostGator is currently offering Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder 4.5.0. Though it is not available in Windows, others can make use of it such as reseller, VPS and dedicated hosting to Linux only.
For reseller, you are allowed to create twenty (20) SiteBuilder sites without fee. If you would like to add sites, you will need to purchase it. You do not need to submit more than one request to SiteBuilder. They will provide a central reseller login that allows you to manage and as well as create all sub-users of your site. Your admin account can be branded.
For both the VPS and dedicated owners, the same features with the reseller account will be given to you but the limit for site count is up to fifty (50) sites. For more information on the site extension packages for Dedicated Servers, you may visit their website.
Now, this page is dedicated to those who wants to have walk through with the SiteBuilder. Basically, the SiteBuilder is for those who are beginners in website designing. If you are one of those who has no clue about using codes to build a website, this article will lead the way into creating your own customized page in just a few trouble-free steps.
In this tutorial, we will make use of SiteBuilder’s network implementation. There might be tweaks in the configuration when you access a dedicated server since it has it’s specific SiteBuilder’s licensed copy that is installed on the server locally.
Log-in to the Sitebuilder
For first timers, before you can login, you will have to submit a request form from SiteBuilder. Then, you can enter your login details and proceed by clicking the login button.
NOTE: There are HostGator templates that are not compatible with SiteBuilder since the latter has built-in templates. In addition, the latest version of Internet Explorer (10) is incompatible with SiteBuilder.
After you login, you will be lead to the SiteBuilder’s welcome page showing 5 basic steps: Start, Design, Pages, Edit and then Publish.
Under the ‘Start’ step, you can specify the type of site that you would like to create. SiteBuilder gives three various site families to choose from.
Before you can proceed, you will have to select your site’s template. There are a lot of templates you can choose from that suits your taste. All you have to do now is add content. These templates are defined category that represents your type of business which makes it custom-created for your website.
You may also choose a specific color scheme for further customization of your website. You can click on the color scheme just at the top right column. If you have a banner, you can also upload and use it or you can just choose from the pre-made banners. Aside from that, you can also select a menu style, put a logo and type in your site’s name, description and as well as a footer message. And click ‘Next’ to proceed.
If you are satisfied with the interface, you can now add or edit your website’s structure. On the left side, you can select the pages that you want put on your website. If done, you have to click the ‘right arrow’ button for it to be added to the site structure. If you want to remove a page, you just have to click the ‘left arrow’ to return it back to the other section. You may change the position of your pages by navigating the ‘page position’ section. To continue, click ‘Next’.
In addition, all the modules of SiteBuilder are enabled. These can be seen under the ‘Special Pages’ section which has the following modules:
Under this section, you may edit your website’s content. You just need to click on every page template which you have added back on the ‘Pages’ section. To enter the content of your page, you can make use of their Microsoft Word-like editor.
After adding your content, you can now publish your newly created website! If you wish to change some parts of your content, do not fret for you can just do it easily. You just need to click the ‘Edit’ section and edit the content.
And you are done! With the help of the HostGator’s SiteBuilder, you have just created and published you own website. That is the thing about the SiteBuilder. It is very user friendly that anyone can use it without having trouble, therefore, navigating your website through the SiteBuilder tool comes easy!