7 Steps to Make a WordPress Website

If you want to post innovative ideas, or simply share your wits with the world, but you have no idea about computer coding, you will need to know how to set up a website. Since WordPress has been holding the headship among other hosting services, here you will find out how to set up a WordPress website from the very beginning. Stick to this 7-step system carefully because your website will represent your image and will be directly connected to its success.

While setting up a WordPress website is going to take some teaching time, this is the skill that will come extremely handy as you expand your trade.

Step 1. Domain

domain nameThis is how people are going to find your website. Unless you already own a domain name, you will need to buy one.

The domain name, as well as web hosting service, is recommended to buy separately. Purchasing the host and domain name from different providers will save you time and money. In addition, it’s better for maintenance.

GoDaddy and NameCheap are popular choices for domain purchases among Internet users. Having gone through their plans, you will find good service and low prices.

 

Step 2. Setting Up WordPress Hosting

Deciding on an appropriate web host company is a crucial point for your websites’ sufficient work. Read the terms and the features the website hosting providers offer very carefully. They tend to lure in new customers with discounts while sometimes providing unnecessary service thus confusing a newcomer.

Also, mind that you can run WordPress hosting on a standard web host.

If you look at the selection of the web hosting services on the net, your top choice should be HostGator, InMotion, and SiteGround. They also guide through a setup and provide helpful advice on further maintenance.

For example here’s how to set up your hosting account with InMotion:

  1. Choose a hosting plan. Look at the range of prices and choose the one that will fulfill your goals at a given time.
  2. Fill in the domain name in the given field.
  3. Having selected a hosting plan, proceed to the settings.
  4. Fill in all the necessary information and hit “Purchase”.
  5. Follow the steps you have received in the e-mail and go to Account Technical Details.
  6. Use the Nameservers offered, add them to your domain name and confirm the connection.

Dependent on your current location it can take up to 24 hours for the DNS to switch over completely.

Step 3. Installing WordPress on Your Hosting Server

Instead of installing the WordPress manually, use the benefits of your hosting service and set it up via Top Applications.

cpanel applications

 

Step 4. Accessing your Hosting cPanel

Having gone back to the Account Management Panel on InMotion Hosting you will have an access to the Control Panel. Click on it and log in automatically.

account management panel

 

Don’t choose to Install Popular Software. It is just another way to get started with cPanel which you can see right there.

Step 5. Finding the WordPress Installer Script

Having logged in to the cPanel successfully, you need to look for icons named WordPress or Softaculous and open one of them.

wordpress

 

See the WordPress auto-install script opened and hit “Install”.

Step 6. Working with the Installer

Fill in the gaps with information. Double-check if you put correct e-mail address. If you already have a website on the main domain, leave the field after blank.

install wordpress

Think of your Blog Title carefully and enter one. Note that this is only one time you can change it.

Step 7. Confirmation and Logging In

Having followed the installer guide precisely, after a short time you will be looking at a new WordPress website. And now you already know how to install WordPress website on another server.

While the logging in information will surely be emailed to you, copy it now and save in a separate document to avoid any confusion later.

Login to your new WordPress website and start the magic!