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Module 1: Create Your Website

How To Sign Up For Hosting And Install WordPress

Action Plan

Step 1: Sign Up For SiteGround Hosting And Install WordPress


Why This Step Is Important

We recommend using SiteGround hosting to host your website (all WordPress websites require hosting). Here’s why we recommend SiteGround:

1) Their customer support team is extremely knowledgeable. This is the #1 thing that sets SiteGround apart from other (similar priced) hosting companies. It only takes a few seconds to be connected to a live chat support agent that will quickly and professionally assist you in resolving your issue.

2) SiteGround has consistently proven themselves to stay on the cutting edge of technology. For example, they were one of the first providers to make free SSL certificates and PHP 7 standard on all servers, and they continue to add innovative features such as their site migrator plugin and one-click backup restores.

If you’re serious about your website, you won’t be disappointed with SiteGround.

Sign Up For SiteGround Hosting

Click the button below to view SiteGround’s pricing and begin the order process. The video below will walk you through the entire order process and WordPress installation.

Watch Our Video Tutorial For This Step

This video will walk you through how to sign up for SiteGround, which plan to choose, and how to install WordPress during your account setup.

Video Summary

  • Visit SiteGround
  • StartUp plan pricing explained (0:40)
  • Why you might want the GrowBig plan (1:10)
  • Begin the checkout process (1:50)
  • Select “I already have a domain name” (1:55)
  • Choose a data center location (2:30)
  • Choose how many months you want at 60% off (3:26)
  • Uncheck “SG Site Scanner” option (4:05)
  • Proceed to customer area and begin the WordPress setup wizard (4:50)
  • Create your WordPress admin login details (5:05)
  • Complete the setup (5:46)

(I signed up for hosting and installed WordPress)

Step 2: Change Your Domain's Nameservers In Namecheap


Why This Step Is Important

This step is extremely important because your website will not be accessible until you complete this step. Also, keep in mind that once you change your nameservers, it may take up to 24 hours before your website is accessible online (typically it only takes a few minutes).

Visit Namecheap

Watch Our Video Tutorial For This Step

This video will walk you through how to change your domain’s nameservers in your Namecheap account with the correct SiteGround information.

Video Summary

  • Your website won’t work until you change your nameservers (0:08)
  • Log into your SiteGround admin (0:30)
  • Where to find your Account DNS settings (0:40)
  • Log into your Namecheap account (0:58)
  • Click “Manage” to edit nameservers (1:05)
  • Select “Custom DNS” (1:20)
  • Copy and paste the two nameservers shown in your SiteGround admin (1:25)
  • Save changes (1:55)
  • May take up to 48 hours before your website is accessible (2:05)

(I changed my domain's nameservers)

FAQ


Why do you recommend SiteGround?

After testing a lot of other hosting providers (Bluehost, HostGator, etc.), we always come back to SiteGround. Their admin is more intuitive, their support is more knowledgeable, and they are always coming out with new features and upgrades.

Here are the two main reasons we love SiteGround:

1) Their customer support team is extremely knowledgeable. This is the #1 thing that sets SiteGround apart from other (similar priced) hosting companies. It only takes a few seconds to be connected to a live chat support agent that will quickly and professionally assist you in resolving your issue.

2) SiteGround has consistently proven themselves to stay on the cutting edge of technology. For example, they were one of the first providers to make free SSL certificates and PHP 7 standard on all servers, and they continue to add innovative features such as their site migrator plugin and one-click backup restores.

Which SiteGround plan should I choose?

This depends on how many websites you want to create. If you are only creating one website, we recommend choosing the StartUp plan.

If you are creating multiple websites, we recommend choosing the GrowBig plan (the GrowBig plan allows unlimited websites under one account).

How much does SiteGround hosting cost?

The initial cost for the StartUp plan is $4/month. You can purchase up to three years at the $4/month price. After three years, the cost is $12/month. Pricing promotions like this are standard in the industry.

Can I host more than one website with my account?

Yes. You can host an unlimited number of websites if you choose the GrowBig plan (the StartUp plan only allows one website).

Which server location should I choose?

If you watch our video tutorial we discuss this in detail. In general, you want to choose a server that’s closest to your customers. So if your customers are in the United States, you should pick a United States server. If your customers are in Europe, you should pick a European server. The closer your server is to your customers, the faster your website will load for those customers.

How long does it take for my nameservers to be updated?

This usually takes less than an hour, however, sometimes it can take up to 24-48 hours for the nameservers to be updated. Your website won’t be accessible until this process is finished.

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