Starting a new website is fun & exciting! It’s also pretty easy. Just follow these 5 steps and you’ll have your website up and running in no time.
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 #2), or purchase through a different vendor, such as Namecheap.
Purchase web hosting
Think of this 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. We’ve been hosted with SG since 2017, and most of our clients are, too. We’ve literally never experienced downtime with Siteground, and we love that SSL/HTTPS is included with each plan!
Which Plan To Choose?
The “StartUp” plan is great for beginners and is perfect if you’re only hosting one website.
Choose the “GrowBig” plan if you’re going to be hosting more than one website.
Most web hosts make installing WordPress incredibly easy. SiteGround offers an installation wizard that sets up WordPress in just a couple steps. Read more information about using the SiteGround Wizard To Install WordPress.
Choose your theme
Select one of our premium WordPress themes! Each theme comes with a detailed installation guide, so you’ll be able to set up your theme just like the demo with ease.
Don’t want to DIY?
We offer affordable theme set up services. Just purchase the installation add-on when you buy your theme, or get in touch with us directly! We’ll have your new look set up in no time!
Once you’ve got your content added in and your website is looking just right, you’re ready to launch it!
It’s as easy as that!
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