Well, well, well, by now, we have heard enough of news curling around blockchain, NFTs and Ethereum. We are getting more details on the crypto industry, awakening the enthusiasts’ interest with each passing day.
But is it easy to create a decentralized website on Ethereum?
Is it possible to create one at all? In today’s blog, we’ll explore how to build a website on Ethereum and all the questions surrounding it.
Start from the basics.
A step-by-step guide on creating a decentralized website on the Ethereum blockchain can begin with some basics about blockchain technology & Web 3.0.
Blockchain technology has opened up a slew of new opportunities and transformations in how we view and utilize the internet. It functions as an immutable transaction record that does not require the authentication and integrity of data to be validated by any external authority such as banks, governments, or massive enterprises.
Assume you’re sending funds to family or friends. You’d use internet banking to transfer the funds to the other person’s bank account. Once the transaction is complete, your bank updates the transaction record. Isn’t it straightforward enough? Unfortunately, we aren’t aware of a possible problem.
Transactions of this nature can be altered within seconds. People who are aware of this fact are often hesitant to use these kinds of payments, 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 already are putting this technology to work to enhance the marketplace and create Web3, or the decentralized web. Web3 is a more accessible version of the internet. It is not governed by significant 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 being “decentralized.”
Users are moving away from centralized platforms like Facebook, Google, and Twitter and toward decentralized, practically 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 a smart, independent, and open Network that employed Machine learning And Ai to operate as a “global brain” and interpret content theoretically and strategically.
Due to technological restrictions, such as the cost and difficulty of converting human language into something that computers can understand, this idealistic version is still under construction.
Let’s go through the basics of creating a genuinely decentralized website on blockchain in this fast 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 guide to setting up a wallet will stand you in good stead 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 go to ‘Scan QR code’ on the MetaMask mobile app.
- Sign in to the MetaMask extension.
- Click on Settings > Go to Advanced tab> Sync with Mobile. A QR code will appear.
- Use your MetaMask app to scan the QR code.
Any 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 have done when starting a business, brand, or service. We have reached the next generation of the internet, Web3, in which your blockchain domain could be your NFT, thereby making it yours. In contrast with traditional domains, NFTs have no renewal fees as long as you hold them. The simplest way to describe it is that it’s like your domain name and bank details (so you can receive cryptocurrency). You can read more about buying an ENS domain below.
- Open an exchange account to purchase cryptocurrencies.
- Download a cryptocurrency wallet.
- Transfer ETH to a digital wallet.
- Integrate your wallet with ENS Domains.
- Select an ENS Domain and buy 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 drop. And here’s how to use the Ethereum Blockchain to create a decentralized website. Did you find this helpful?