This SiteGround WordPress hosting tutorial walks you through setting up a WordPress website using SiteGround hosting.
Just yesterday I set up a WordPress website using this hosting service and was so impressed by how easy it was.
SiteGround hosting has plans that are specifically designed for WordPress.
SiteGround Hosting Features
Each account comes with one free domain or they will transfer an existing website over from another host for free.
Even with the most basic package they auto update WordPress and your plugins – so you don’t have to stay on top of it and they back up your website daily.
Shopping at SiteGround is really simple which is something I love. For shared hosting there are basically three levels to choose from: StartUp, GrowBig, or GoGeek.
Sometimes, with other hosting companies shopping is confusing because there are too many options.
So, enough about the features – you can read about them yourself on the SiteGround website here.
I know what you came to see is how to install WordPress on SiteGround.
SiteGround Web Hosting Tutorial
Once you sign up for your account you are automatically taken to an account setup wizard as pictured below:
You are then taken to the account set up assistant as pictured below.
Since I am setting up a WordPress website, my answer to the question “What type of website do you need?” was Personal/Blog.
And my answer to the next question “Do you know which software you are going to use?” was WordPress.
On the next screen, as pictured below, we are asked to enter details for our WordPress account (this is different than our login info for the SiteGround hosting account).
Use your email, pick a username, and a strong password.
Your SiteGround WordPress hosting plan also comes with several free WordPress templates that you can choose from, if you want.
These are premium themes but they are search engine optimized and come with excellent support. When it comes to technology, good support is worth a lot. 😉
The next screen says Congratulations! – and that’s it. You are ready to log into your new WordPress website and get to work.
Four simple steps. It could not have been any easier.
cPanel for Addon Domains
SiteGround also uses cPanel so you can use Addon domains with your account (if you have a hosting plan that allows multiple WordPress installs.
You would use this feature if you already own a domain using a service like GoDaddy but you want to host the WordPress install at SiteGround.
SiteGround is a Solid Choice for DIY WordPress Installs
The installation is easy and SiteGround support is fabulous and very knowledgeable about WordPress, should you run into an issue.
Even the most basic packages include automatic updates, daily backups (which is very important), free WordPress themes, and site security features.
WordPress hosting packages start at $6.95 per month, which is quite reasonable for the value you receive.
What is Your Favorite Service for WordPress Hosting?
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