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Module 1: Setting Up WordPress

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

Web hosting is a requirement for all websites. Your hosting account is what allows your website to appear on the Internet when somebody types in your domain name.

We recommend using SiteGround hosting for your WordPress website. They have the best track record when it comes to keeping up with latest speed, security, and technology standards and their customer support response time is super quick.

Visit SiteGround

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)

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Module 1

Setting Up WordPress

Warning: Tutorials in this module need to be followed exactly (or you may have problems).
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