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The first step in creating a WordPress website is choosing your hosting provider. Back in 2009 I started creating websites and designing WordPress themes. Over the years I've worked with many hosting providers such as Bluehost, RFE Hosting, Showit, etc. But, SiteGround has topped them all and has become one of my all time favorites! What I love the most is their customer service, the speed of my sites, and the easy use of their hosting platform.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to SiteGround. If you decide to purchase one of their plans, I’ll receive a small commish at no cost to you… mama’s got to pay the bills so thanks for your support.
Step 1: Choose a Hosting Plan
SiteGround has three plans and if you sign up through my affiliate link here you will receive a discount.
The StartUp plan is perfect for those with one website and that are just getting started. Keep in mind that you can always upgrade later to a bigger plan when you need to. This is the one I recommend.
The GrowBig plan is a great in value, including the option for multiple websites and Ultrafast PHP that greatly improves website speed.
The GoGeek plan is perfect for those with e-commerce and larger sites, or more geeky development needs like more server resources and GIT integration.
Step 2: Choose a Domain Name
Choose to buy a new domain, or sign up with an existing domain you already own. They offer a wide range of domain extensions at awesome prices.
Step 3: Review and Complete the Order
You're almost there! Enter your information, choose the length of time you would like to purchase your hosting plan (12 months is always the best deal!), agree to their terms then click "Pay Now". You did it!! You are on your way to starting that website you've always wanted!
Step 4: Purchase Your Website Design
Now let's make your site look fun, fancy, and professional. Take a look through my WordPress designs to find the one that fits you best. Click here to view my designs!
After you purchase your new WordPress design... you will receive a link to the tutorials. The tutorials will show you how to install and use your new design/website.
I really hope this step-by-step helped you to get on your feet. It can be intimidating to get started, I know this all to well. But I'm also all about making things as easy as possible. If you have any questions about this process just hit reply and lets chat!