Starting a new website is fun, exciting, and surprisingly easy with this simple start-up guide!
For a relatively low budget of around $75-$100/year, you can have your very own space on the web.
Step #1: Decide On A Name
You’ll need to pick out a domain name for your new site. An example of a domain name is dinosaurstew.com or iloveblogging.com. You can purchase the domain name through your hosting company (see step two), or purchase through a different vendor like GoDaddy.com*.
Step #2: Host It!
This is like paying rent: in exchange for a monthly payment, you get your very own space that you can make your home. SiteGround* is our preferred hosting company. Simply visit the link and choose “Managed Web Hosting”. Choose the plan that works best for you (if you’re only creating a single website, you’ll be fine with the StartUp plan).
Step #3: Install WordPress
Most hosts make installing WordPress incredibly easy. SiteGround offers a one-click install, so go ahead and set that up.
Step #4: Design It!
Select your favorite Dinosaur Stew WordPress theme! Included in your theme purchase are detailed instructions pertaining to the installation and set-up of your particular theme. Or, contact us to have us set up the whole thing for you!
Step #5: Launch It!
Once you’ve got your website looking just right, you’re ready to launch it! It’s as easy as that! Time to celebrate!
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