How to Start a WordPress Blog on SiteGround in 2020
Determined to start a blog but don’t know where to start? Web host like Siteground just made it simple to host your own blog even if you’re not tech-savvy or don’t know how to code.
In this post, I’m going to show you exactly how to start a WordPress blog on SiteGroung hosting with easy-to-follow screenshots and step-by-step written instructions, as well as all its benefits that you can’t miss out on!
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Step 1: Choose a Siteground plan
Go to the Siteground official site. Now you’re at the landing page and you’ll see few main hosting options.
In this tutorial, our aim is to start a WordPress blog on SiteGround hosting. To continue, go to WordPress Hosting and click the “Get started” button under it.
As you can see, Siteground offers three different hosting packages depends on your needs and budget:
As for the plan, I would suggest you start with the least you can afford, you can always upgrade later as your website grows.
Select the hosting plan that’s most suitable for your need and click the “Get Plan” button.
Step 2: Register a domain
Next, you’ll need to choose a domain name for your website/ blog. It’s a very important step that you want to do it right from the very beginning.
To register a new domain with Siteground, simply enter your domain name into the box and click “Proceed” to check its availability.
If you already have a domain, purchased elsewhere and want to use it with Siteground, select “I already have a Domain” and enter your domain to proceed.
If you don’t have a domain yet, I highly recommend you register your domain and host it at the same place. This way Siteground will take care of everything for you.
Step 3: Review and Complete the Siteground order form
Now you’ll need to enter your personal information, contact details and billing information to proceed.
Then, scroll down the page, you’ll come to the “Purchase Information” section.
To save the most money possible, I recommend you get the hosting plan for 2 or 3 years term. Because you’ll need to pay at the regular price for your next bill.
Further, scroll down the page, you’ll come to the “Data Center” section.
There are 5 different server locations to choose from, namely Iowa, Chicago, London, Amsterdam and Singapore.
If you don’t know, your site speed and stability depend a lot on the location of your hosting data center. So pick the data center located closest to your visitors for faster loading times.
Then, scroll down the page, you’ll come to the “Extra Services” section.
Simply check the box to get the extra services that you want. Once you’ve completed the Siteground ordering form, click “Pay Now”.
Step 4: Install WordPress on SiteGround
First, login to your SiteGround hosting account. Under “My Account”, click “Go to cPanel.”
Click WordPress in the “Autoinstallers” section
Next, choose the domain name that you want to install WordPress on.
Enter your website name, admin user name and password. Then, click “Install”. That’s it. Siteground will install WordPress for you.
Once the installation process is completed, go to your WordPress dashboard (yourdomain.com/wp-admin). Login with your admin username and password you’ve just created during the WordPress installation process.
That’s it! You now have your new WordPress blog. Login to your WordPress board, choose a beautiful theme for your blog and start writing!
Do you have any concern not to self-host your own blog?
Do you have any problem or question following this tutorial to start a WordPress blog on Siteground? Feel free to comment below