This complete Step by step guide will help you to start your own WordPress Blog on Siteground hosting in next 10 Minutes. I’ve tried to make this guide as simple as possible, so don’t get nervous.
You’re about to start your blogging journey.
Step 1: Buying A web hosting Plan
Below Is a Quick Glance of Some the features and services of SiteGround. They give the best deal for your money with their GoGeek and GrowBig plans.
I personally Reached to them to ask about the best plan for beginners, They said GoGeek and Growbig are the best ones.
Opportunity to host multiple websites – the StartUp plan allows only one domain name, whereas if someone wants to build more blogs, they can take advantage of this option in our higher plans – GrowBig and GoGeek.
Priority support – although we have insanely fast response times, our GrowBig and GoGeek clients are handled with a priority, which might be something important for beginner users.
Free backup and restore service – while it is paid option with the StartUp plan
Supercacher – this is developed by us tool that works in multiple directions – from one hand it manages to speed up the website several times, but also optimizes the SEO ranks
To get started, I will show you, Of course, with the help of pictures, “How to Sign-up for Siteground.” A web hosting service Officially Recommended by WordPress.org, Seamless performance, and high-security standards, they are the best choice for any beginner.
But at first, A Glimpse of their Features:-
Even their cheapest plan has more than everything you need like:-
- Free Website Builder
- cPanel & SSH Access
- Free Setup & Transfer
- 24/7 Technical Support
- SSD Storage
- Free Daily Backup
- 30 Days Money Back
- Unlimited Email Accounts & DBs
- HTTP/2 Enabled Servers
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSLs
- Free Cloudflare CDN
*Unlike many other hosting providers Siteground’s advertised discount applies to any of the initial periods chosen during the sign-up process. This a great step of Siteground towards transparency.
You may want to read my Siteground review too.
1. Choose your hosting plan
The StartUp plan is perfect for people with one website that are starting now
The GrowBig plan is a value for money offer, including the option for multiple websites and the SuperCacher that significantly improves a WordPress and Joomla website speed
The GoGeek plan is perfect for people with e-commerce and larger sites, or more geeky development needs like staging and GIT integration
“I recommend you to choose “grow big “ Plan. It’s premium features like SuperCacher will greatly boost your website loading 🔃 speed.”
2. Choosing Domain
You can choose to buy a new domain, or sign up with an existing domain. This is an excellent place to emphasize the free website transfer that is included in the SiteGround hosting service.
3. Review and Complete The Purchase
As I mentioned above, Unlike many other hosting providers, their advertised discount applies to any of the initial periods chosen during the sign-up process.
Being able to get a low price for the one year is a fact that increases Trust significantly in comparison to other providers where the lowest monthly price applies only for the most extended period.
So highlighting this fact, I strongly recommended Siteground to any blogger who is looking for a great startup hosting.
Let’s get started for the WordPress installation part.
Step 2: Installing WordPress On your Domain
You will have an option to use SiteGround Installation Wizard, With which It’s effortless to Install WordPress. You just need to follow three easy steps. However, you can also install WordPress through Softaculous Software installer, I will be showing you both ways.
Method 1 (Recommended)
Upon completing your purchase at SiteGround, you will be redirected to their account setup wizard with a screen showing –
Now simply click on the proceed button to continue. WordPress will be Automatically Installed Now the Next Screen will be –
Here you have to enter your login details. You will use these details in the future to login to your WordPress Dashboard from where you will control your site. Keep these in a safe place.
Next, pick a theme you like from the Siteground wizard. Choose the one you want but keep it clean and minimal.
Now you will see a quick summary of your login credentials and the login URL of your WordPress site. It is “yourdomain.com/Wp-Admin.”
That’s It. Your blog is up and running. Login to your WordPress dashboard at yourdomain.com/wp-admin and start using your WordPress tools.
Installing with Softacuolus installer
This step will take only a few minutes and literally no advanced skills to have a fully functional WordPress instance in your hosting account.
*You can use this method on any host which supports C-panel. The whole process remains the same.
First, log in to your cPanel ( go to yourdomain.com/cpanel) account and find the Softaculous icon under the Autoinstallers section.
Once you click on the Softaculous button, you will be redirected to a page where you have to choose the application you want to install.
Since we want WordPress, Click the WordPress icon in the list of applications.
On The Next page, scroll down and Look for the install button, Review the details and Hit Install button.
On The Next Page, Enter your website details, like title, tagline, descriptions and Most importantly Your Login or Administrative Details.
Use a tricky and robust password and make sure you check the Box against written Limit login attempts (organizer). This will prevent hackers and brute force attacks.
Review your details and finally click on the Install button at the bottom.
Let the whole process complete. This would take about 2-3 minutes or less.
This is it, Now your blog is up and running. Login to your dashboard at “yourdomain.com/wp-admin.” Replace “yourdomian.com with your real domain name.
Step 3: Installing Plugins and Themes.
To install plugins, login to your WordPress dashboard and look for Plugins in your Sidebar menu. Click on install now and then click on activate. It’s that simple.
Similarly, you can install themes as well. Find a theme you like and click on install. Check my list of best WordPress themes, for free.
I hope this guide was helpful enough, and you were successful in starting your own blog with SiteGround.
In case you have any questions, let me know in comments.