Today I’m going to show how easy it is to create a WordPress hosting account with Siteground. Once you have your account set up, it’s just as simple to set up your WordPress site and start blogging or building your new website.
Why is Siteground the best?
There are many hosting providers out there, but I personally use Siteground for my sites and my client sites because, in my opinion, they’re the best shared hosting on the market at the moment.
Their interface, features and customer service are top notch and the most user friendly I’ve come across (and I’ve used a few). I recommend them for beginners because their interface is the least “techy” and they presume nothing in their guides and instructions. They cover everything from how to register your domain to the most technical aspects you won’t ever need to know about!
They’re also very competitively priced and your website will be fast on their servers with their inbuilt caching feature (this just means your site will be faster!).
How to sign up with Siteground.
It’s easy to create a WordPress Hosting account with Siteground, let’s do it in as little as 3 minutes!
1. Go to Siteground.com
2. Navigate to their Hosting – you can’t miss the heading – it’s the first one 🙂
3. Select your plan
Depending on how big your site is going to be and how much traffic you anticipate it having will depend on the plan you choose. For most new websites or bloggers the StartUp package is usually sufficient with more than enough space for your site and an allowance of up to 10,000 visitors a month. For value and features though, I do recommend the GrowBig plan as it has the SuperCacher which is great for site speed and the larger storage and visitor allowance means you won’t need to upgrade any time soon. There is also the ability to host more than one site on the GrowBig plan which can be useful for secondary websites. I’m on the GrowBig plan.
The GoGeek plan is best suited to large eCommerce sites or large resource intensive websites. It offer more “geeky” features which really only appeal to us web geeks 😉
4. Choose or enter your domain name
You can either purchase a new domain name right here (this means you don’t have multiple accounts to manage) or you can pop in your existing domain that you have with another provider. Don’t worry, your domain won’t move across to Siteground if it is with another provider, it will just be linked to your account.
Note: Registering your domain with Siteground at the time of setting up your hosting will negate the need to point your domain to your site later on. If you already have a domain with another provider, then you’ll need to point it to your new website. Need help with choosing a good domain name?
5. Enter your details
Enter your personal details as well as your business details as prompted. You will also create your account username and password in this step – so make sure you jot them down!
6. Make payment
As simple as purchasing a pair of socks from Kmart, simply enter your credit card details for payment. These details will be used for your renewal when that comes up.
7. Select your plan details
In this step, you can opt how long you want to purchase your hosting for. Siteground is an annual payment for their special deal, if you do want to pay monthly, it will be at the full renewal price, not their introductory special rate. The data centre will most likely default to the location closest to you. But if not, there are data centres all over the world, simply select the one closest to you. For Australians, there is now a data centre right here!
With the SG Scanner, this is an optional extra. You don’t need to purchase this as there are a few good free security plugins that can be added to your website that do these same scans. If you’re doing one of my courses or having a website designed by me, then this will be covered.
8. Tick the box
You’re done with the details, now all that is left is to tick the confirm box and click the pay now button. Siteground will do it’s thing in the background and you’ll get a confirmation email once it’s all done – usually within a few minutes.
One you’ve done this step, you’re ready to install WordPress and set up your site.
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