Building a website is not a critical thing today. Anyone can create their own website. This article will help you to know how to create a website in WordPress. This will be helpful for new users or regular users who want to learn about the easiest way to create a WordPress website. In this WordPress tutorial, I will explain about domains, web hosting, how to instal WordPress make your own website more.
You need to follow these 3 simple steps:
- Decide in which platform you want to create your website.
- Choose the perfect website name (domain) and hosting.
- Customise your WordPress websites with themes and plugins.
How to Buy a Domain?
If you own a website, you should obviously think about registering your own domain name. A domain name is a name like “onlinessuccess.com” which you can use to refer to your website.
Getting a domain name includes registering the name you want with an organisation called ICANN through a domain name registrar. For example, if you select a name like “onlinessuccess.com”, you will have to pay a registration fee that costs around US$10 to US$40 for that name. That will valid for a year, and you will have to renew it annually in exchange of extra amounts.
Here’s a list of where you can buy/research domains:
You will be getting many benefits from HostGator.
Lets check how to buy a domain name from HostGator.
Step 1: Go to Hostgator homepage
Step 2: Check the desired domain name is available or not in search box.
Step 3: Choose your plan wisely
This website provides dot com domains for $10.69 per year. Extra benefits are that, you get free email forwarding, free web redirection, free domain name parking, etc. Moreover in a first year, you can also use their WhoisGuard tool for free. This company has a wide variety of domain name extensions available, including .net, .org, .biz, .info, .us, .co.uk, .co, .de, etc. You can use either a credit card or PayPal for your purchases.
GoDaddy is the popular web hosting and domain seller in the market now. .They have their own web interface to manage your domains, free web redirection, free starter web page, free “for sale” page and an optional private domain registration where your domain will be registered in the name of a proxy company. They have .com, .us, .biz, .info, .net, .org, .ws, .name, .tv, .co.uk, .me.uk and .org.uk, etc. They accept doth credit card and PayPal payment.
Check out the Process
Step 1: Go to godaddy.com and search for the domain name you want (always check the spelling)
Step 2: Check the desired domain name is available or not
Step 3: GoDaddy asks if you want to get the .com version (the default). It also asks you if you want to buy the .co or .info and other versions. Then select the domain versions and continue to cart.
Step 4: Then check your domain privacy and fill up the registration form if you are a new user.
How to Get the Hosting?
Mostly there are four different types of web hosting servers: Shared, Virtual Private Server (VPS), Dedicated, and Cloud Hosting. You can say they are the storage centre of your website., they have different amount of storage space, controls, technical specification, server speed, and stability.
For WordPress user you can use shared hosting or managed WordPress hosting.
For the first time user I would recommend shared hosting. I have shared 3 hosting sites you can check.
Step 1: Head on to Bluehost.com
Step 2: Choose the right hosting plan. I’d suggest the starter package would be good for the first time. You will get sufficient speed, performance, functionality and storage space for your first website. You can upgrade your hosting plan as per your requirement.
Step 3: You have to choose a domain name after that. Then in next screens, enter your personal information and credit card details and finish payment.
Step 4: Then open Bluehost C-Panel with username and password. You will find an option to install WordPress.
DreamHost is little bit costly than other companies but they’re worth buying.
It is reliable, offers money-back guarantees if you face any downtime or other problems along the way. Their customer support is good. And they throw in a few freebies sometimes which is very cool.
Check the DreamHost Plans
SiteGround is one of the best and highest rated hosting service provider in the WordPress community. They provide reliable WordPress speed and security solutions to make your site as fast and secure as possible. They have shared hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated servers. Their WordPress optimised hosting includes everything you need to create and grow a successful website or blog.
Check out the plans:
How to Install WordPress?
If you have a shared or a VPS account, you have two options: one-click installation or manual installation. Many hosts service offer WordPress installation tools to minimise the work.
Here’s the quick method for you.
Install WordPress using QuickInstall
QuickInstall is another popular auto-installer used by many hosting companies like Bluehost and others. Below you can see the screenshots and it other hosts also the quick installation methods would be almost same.
Step 1: You have to login to your hosting account’s cPanel dashboard. Scroll down to the Software and Services section and then click on the QuickInstall icon.
Step 2: Then You will see the 1-Click Installers page on QuickInstall. You will get the option of installations for most popular web applications including WordPress. You need to click on WordPress to launch the WordPress installer
Step 3. After that you will be taken to the WordPress installer where you will get an overview of the software. Just click on the ‘Install WordPress’ button to continue.
Then you will be asked to fill up a form regarding WordPress Install Settings.
At first you have to select the domain name. If you want to install WordPress in a sub-directory like onlinessuccess/blog then you need to enter website/blog in the install path option. Don’t write anything if you want to install WordPress in the root directory.
You have to write a title for your site with limited characters, this could be anything and you can change it later if you want. then, you have to provide a username, password, and email address for the admin account. You will also have to write first and last name for the admin user.
Once you are done with the settings, click on Install WordPress button to begin the installation.
QuickInstall will now start installing WordPress for you. You will see a progress bar. At least it will say success after installing whole WordPress files.
Click on the drop-down menu to view credentials button in the success message. A fly down menu will appear in your screen with login details and a link to the admin area of your newly installed WordPress site.
As this is a vast topic I will write more related articles for you. Keep in touch.
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