About WebsiteGecko

You’ve come to the right place.

Creating your first website can be daunting. I know, I’ve been there.

Finding a good web host, installing WordPress, buying a domain, picking a theme. The steps seem endless. What’s more, every step of the way is drowned in jargon and a barrage of confusing information.

This is where WebsiteGecko comes in.

On this blog I show you how to build a website the right way. I don’t leave anything up to the imagination. Instead, I break down the entire process of getting a great website up and running and show you how to do this step-by-step.

More specifically, I teach you how to:

  • Choose the best web hosting provider for your needs
  • Build a website in the exact same way I built WebsiteGecko
  • Pick a domain name without later regretting it

Hey, I’m Joost.

I live in Amsterdam and have been building websites since my early teens. We’re talking the late ‘90s here and the internet was a completely different beast.

In order to do anything online you’d have to go through AltaVista or Yahoo. Google was a mere blip on the radar. Together with millions of others, I build my first website through GeoCities.

Although that website was nothing to write home about, I was ecstatic about having my very own site out there on the internet. And from that point on, I was hooked.

Around the age of 16 I ended up running one of the biggest videogame news websites of the Netherlands. Decades later this site still exists, and still brings its visitors up to date videogame news.

Since then, I’ve been in the business of creating websites and online products. I’ve done so as a Product Owner, Graphic Designer and CEO. I’ve managed website dev teams of 20+ people, and I’ve built websites as a lone wolf, where I’d do everything from design, to tech, to content.

Now, I’d like to empower others to build websites that they can feel proud of. Doing so is an immensely valuable skill which can save you a small fortune in web agency costs. I help you chop what may look like a daunting process into doable tasks. I ensure that no matter where you stand with regards to technical prowess, you’ll be able to build an amazing website in no-time.