Installing WordPress at a Web Host Just Takes a Few Minutes Filling Out Some Information and a Few Clicks
Start a website steps include choosing a web host.
Frequent Questions About Using a Web Host
Start a Website – What is a web host? A company that offers software installations and file storing online is a web host. Installing WordPress at the web host is done with a quick one click method where you simple choose the software you want to use from a list. There is also some registration information that you fill out.
Is Using a Web Host Complicated? In the past people used more complex methods but today creating websites and using a web host keeps getting easier. The web host will have a free telephone tech support line you can phone if you have questions or need help.
Will I Need to Use FTP or Write Any Code? You will not need to use an FTP or write any code. The web host uses icons and menus. Self-hosted simply refers to the process where you register with a web host and click to install WordPress software.
Install WordPress. Installing WordPress is done by clicking on it to choose it from a list of software available at the web host.
Web Host Sign Up. To start your web host account click on the Sign Up button, fill in your name, email, address and payment information.
Web Host Costs. Web hosting is available at top rated web hosts for under $10 a month.
Other Services Web Hosts Offer. Many web hosts also offer domain registration so you can do both a the same company.
Username and Password. A confirmation email will be sent to you with your login information, username and password after you register with the web host.
Using a Different Web Host From the Domain Registration Company
This Means You Will Have a Copy and Paste Step to Point the Domain at the Web Host
Changing the Nameservers
In the past people often registered the domain at a different company from the web host. Today more domain registrars and web hosts are offering both services at one company.
Domain Pointing. The important point to find out is if you can move the domain from the website later if you choose to use the domain somewhere else.
Nameservers. If you use a different company for the domain registration and the web hosting then there will be a step called “changing the nameservers” that will be needed. It is a copy and paste job.
Changing Nameservers. Think of “changing the nameservers” as telling your domain name where the web site files are stored.
Cpanel. On what is called the “cpanel” or the main screen at your account at the web host there will be a place that says “Nameservers.” There will be two nameservers.
Nameservers. At the domain registrar on the screen for your domain name there will be a place to click to paste in new nameservers.
For this step you can open two screens at once on your computer to make it easy. Highlight the first nameserver at the web host, right click and choose “Copy.”
Then go to the screen at the domain registrar and put your mouse pointer in the box for pasting the nameservers. Right click and choose Paste. Do the second nameserver the same way.
Congratulations. You have now registered with your web host.
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