This page will help you get your website up and running in no time. Just follow the step-by-step guide and by the time you’re done, your WordPress website will be live. I’ll make sure the links will open up in a new page that way you can keep this page open and follow along.
Find A Domain Name – A domain name is the website address (https://www.example.com) where your website will sit on the internet. Now, when trying to come up with a domain name, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Keep the domain name two or three words long.
- Keep numbers and special characters out of the name.
- Try to come up with a name that is descriptive of your website.
The key is to keep your domain name short and descriptive that way it’s easy to remember. Search for your domain name here and look for the search box below.
Get Web Hosting For Your Website – In order for your website to be live on the internet, you have to find a company to host it on one of their servers. Basic web hosting plans will usually sufficient for most website. Companies today are offering more storage so you can host larger websites and unlimited bandwidth. As you can see from the screenshot below, the plans at NameCheap are very affordable. Pick a web hosting plan here.
All NameCheap plans include these benefits:
- Unmetered bandwidth
- Free website builder
- Domain name and privacy protection
- Free automatic SSL installation
- Free Supersonic CDN
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Free in <24 hours website migration
Install WordPress On Your Hosting Account – Now that you have your domain name and hosting account, it’s time to install WordPress and watch your website come to life. For this step, we’ll need to access the cpanel. The control panel of your account is basically the back office where you can edit settings for your website and server. As well as, create email addresses and view your disk storage etc. You’ll want to first click on “Hosting List” on the left side of your dashboard.
Once you can see your domain name associated with your web hosting account, you’ll want to click on the “Go To Cpanel” button on the right side of the screen.