How To Start a WordPress Website on SiteGround

How To Start a WordPress WebsiteToday, you will learn how to easily start a website in just 15 minutes (how to start a WordPress website)

To start creating a purpose-driven online business, having your own website is a MUST.  It is your BEST marketing tool.  And it allows you to be location independent, work at flexible schedule, bring your message to the World and make soulful abundant money while creating a life you truly love! 

Still wondering if need a website or not?  Check out this blog post on 8 solid reasons why you need a website.  

Disclosure: I am an affiliate for SiteGround and will receive a commission if you sign up through my referral link at no additional cost to you. Please read my disclosure for more info. 

Ok, I know, I know… starting a WordPress website might look like a hustle to you at this point, but in reality – it only takes 15 minutes and no technical/programming is needed! 

All you need to do is to follow this step by step tutorial that I have put together for you.  So let’s get to work, shall we?

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Step 1: Select Your Web Hosting

The first step to start a WordPress website is to select your web hosting.  

Web Hosting is a service that provides you with space on servers of the web host. This space is where your website points to, and from where all the files of your site are loaded and displayed on request whenever your website is accessed by a reader.  Simply put, it is like the space where you website “lives”.  We all need a place to live, right? 

WHAT WEB HOSTING SHOULD I CHOOSE?

When it comes to the best web hosting services out there, I always, always recommend SiteGround to all my friends.  Their live chat support is available 24/7 which is a MUST for a newbie website owner or anyone starting their business online.  I have used their live chat support many times, and their customer service reps have always been friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. 

I personally trust SiteGround 100% with my website.  Believe me, I have tried out other website hosting companies before and even if some of them offer cheaper prices, I would never go back to using them again.  I will write a blog post to share with you my painful story with another web hosting service at a later date. 

SiteGround is one of the hosting service officially recommended by WordPress.org. So, if you start a WordPress website, SiteGround is the best for it. 

So, let me tell you why I think SiteGround is absolutely awesome:

(1) SiteGround has 24/7 Support

SiteGround customer support has been amazing.  They have helped me moved my servers and helped me troubleshoot technical issues I have had before.  Seriously, I couldn’t recommend them more!

You can call them at any point of the day, access them through live chat (my favorite!) or simply start a ticket to send your questions and have them email you back if you need any technical support.  They are always available.  Even when everyone else is asleep!

How To Start a WordPress Website

 

(2) SiteGround’s Uptime is One of the Best 

It sucks for new online business owners when their website goes down. You feel like you have no control and you are missing out on potential subscribers, fans and clients!  Which is absolutely no fun.

SiteGround has a very impressive uptime score – 99.99%! Which is one of the very best in the entire industry! 

In fact, over the past 12 months, SiteGround’s 99.996% uptime proved that they’ve only been down for about 20 minutes total! In the entire year! I don’t think there are any other hosting company that can even compete with that.  

How To Start a WordPress Website

 

(3) SiteGround Makes Your Site Load Faster!

This is no joke! Imagine you have your website beautifully done… BUT, each time your reader clicks on your links, it takes a long time for the page to come up.  You will lose your readers!  People are impatient these days and in many cases, they will simply click back and visit some other websites out there if you make them wait too long! 

This happened to my website before and once I switched over to SiteGround (from another popular big name web hosting company), my site loading speed improved drastically from 8 seconds to less than 2 seconds! This is why I wholeheartedly recommend SiteGround!    

(4) SiteGround is Super Simple to Setup

Seriously, this makes life sooooo much easier especially if you are a new online business owner!  I mean, let me just show you!

(Note: If you are currently using another web hosting company, you can easily transfer over to SiteGround with just a few clicks or have it professionally transferred for free.) 

Step 2: Select Your Plan on SiteGround

SiteGround offers 3 different plans for their web hosting service.

(The following images are screenshots I’ve taken from SiteGround so you know what to do. Click on this link to start your registration process and follow along.)

StartUp plan is popular among new online business owners.  It is only US$3.95 per month to start and you can get your website up and running in no time.  Please note, with StartUp plan, you will only be able to start ONE website.  So if you’re thinking of running multiple websites, you should go for one of the bigger plans. Or you can start with this plan and then upgrade at a later date as needed.  

GrowBig plan starts at US$5.95 per month and is their most popular plan.  It will allow you to host multiple websites, as well as give you more web space and 1-click staging.  I am currently using their GrowBig plan.  

GoGeek plan you get all of the above features from StartUp and GrowBig plans, and you also get the highest tier of resources and priority support.  

If you are a beginner and plan to start with just 1 website, I recommend the StartUp plan.  If you want to start with multiple websites, then the GrowBig plan would be a great fit for you. 

Decided on the plan? Great! Click on the orange GET PLAN button and let’s keep going! 

Step 3: Choose a Domain Name

On the next page, you will be taken to a domain registration form.  

Domain is where your visitors will go to your website (for example, https://www.MillieLeung.com or https://www.yourcompany.com).  Often this will be your business name or your name. 

You can get your domain directly on SiteGround for about US$1.33 per month (US$15.95/year).  This will be the easiest way to do it especially if you are a beginner.  

Domain Registration

Don’t get too hung up on the domain name or else you may never start your website!  Again, just stick to what your heart tells you at the moment or simply use your own name here! Remember, you can always change your domain name later on!

Step 4: Fill Out the Rest of The Form

Now, you will be taken to a form to fill out some information such as your login password, personal details and payment.  Remember to fill in all of the required fields.

Here, you will be able to choose monthly payments if you’re not in a position to pay upfront. However, I highly recommend signing up for at least 12 months period straight away. You will actually save quite a lot of money this way!

Next, choose if you want to get any additional services, but don’t worry if you don’t feel like you need them at the moment. You can always get additional services when you start to make a profit from your website.  

SiteGround complete info

Click on the blue PAY NOW button to finish your order and you will be ready to install your WordPress in a minute!

 

Step 5: Install WordPress

OK you are doing well!  Now, the next step is probably what you have been waiting for!  If you want to start a WordPress website on SiteGround then continue reading.

About 35% of all websites in the World is supported by WordPress.org.  It is free, flexible and simple to use.  My website is built with WordPress.org and I highly recommend it! 

SiteGround makes it really easy to create a WordPress website.  In just a few clicks your WordPress will be setup.  

First, go to SiteGround Homepage and login to your SiteGround Customer Area (on the top right hand corner). 

Once you login to your Customer Area for the first time you will see the below screen.  Click Set Up Site.

Setup WordPress on SiteGround

On the next screen, select Start New Website and then select WordPress.

Complete your WordPress website login details.  Your WordPress login is how you will be accessing your website in the future.  You can use the same email address and password as your hosting service or use different ones for better security.  Once you are done, then press Continue and finish the setup. 

That’s it! You have now successfully started your self-hosted WordPress website on SiteGround!  

Congratulations on becoming a brand new website owner! That was smooth, huh??

Step 6: View & Customize Your Website

Yay!  Now you have started your WordPress website on SiteGround and your website is now live and active!  And you can click on the first link View Your Site to take a look (see screen shot below).  Of course, it’s not looking real pretty just yet, because you have not yet customized it or added any content. Nonetheless, it is a perfectly functional website and it is a great start!

To customize your website, click on the 2nd link to Log In Admin.  This will take you to the WordPress dashboard where you can add a theme, customize your website and add content.  Play around with it!  You can customize the look and feel of your website and make it exactly the way you wish!

Yeah! Congratulations!

Congratulations! I am so proud of you!  You have successfully started a WordPress website on SiteGround! 

Take your time to customize your website, establish your branding and create content.  Remember, be patient with yourself.  Take a baby step and keep taking the next baby step.  You will have an amazing website that shares your message with the World as you pour in your creativity and love.  I believe in you! 

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In this FREE course, I show you how to start an online business that not only fills your wallet but also your heart.  From finding the right business idea, to creating your website, all the way to earning your first income and attracting readers. Join now!

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