How To Start a WordPress Blog With Siteground

how to set up a blog wordpress siteground

START A WORDPRESS BLOG ON SITEGROUND
Click on this link to go to Siteground.

1. CHOOSE A HOSTING PLAN

There are 3 hosting plans which are:

  • The StartUp plan is perfect for people with one website that are starting now
  • The GrowBig plan is a great value for money offer, including the option for multiple websites and the SuperCacher that greatly 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 would recommend going for the basic hosting plan to start off with until you are ready to perhaps create more blogs. I personally have the GrowBig plan.

how to set up a blog wordpress siteground

2. CHOOSE A DOMAIN NAME

Your domain name is the name that you will be giving your blog/website. Have a brainstorming session of the names that sound good to you, and something that I would recommend is choosing something that people would search for in Google, or even better – something quirky that people are likely to remember. You want to be memorable!

If you already have a domain name, then make sure that you check the box to say that you do and it will transfer over.

how to set up a blog wordpress siteground

3. ENTER YOUR INFORMATION

Once you have purchased your domain name, it’s now time to fill in all of your information – pretty straightforward!

how to set up a blog wordpress siteground

4. CHOOSE YOURΒ HOSTING SERVICE LENGTH

I would definitely recommend going for 12 months or more.
how to set up a blog wordpress siteground

5. ACCOUNT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CREATED

Congrats, you have now set up your account with Siteground! Now the next step is to set you up with WordPress.

how to set up a blog wordpress siteground

INSTALL WORDPRESS

Within the Siteground site, go to the ‘My Accounts’ tab and then to the orangey-red button which says ‘Go to cPanel’.

set up a blog wordpress siteground

Next, in the ‘Autoinstallers’ section, click on ‘WordPress’.

how to set up a blog wordpress siteground

Next, click on the blue ‘Install’ button.

how to set up a blog wordpress siteground

After you have clicked on Install, fill in the information on the page. You can see below how mine looks (you don’t need to fill in everything).

how to set up a blog wordpress siteground

At the bottom of the page, ignore where it says about choosing a theme, I would recommend doing this within your site once it’s all set up. Click on ‘Install’ at the bottom.

how to set up a blog wordpress siteground
You’re all done! Congratulations on setting up your blog! I’m so excited for you – you can now begin writing your very first blog post and be a part of the blogging community.
I have a blog post with my favourite blogging themes (like the one I use!) that I recommend you check out if you want your blog to look amazing.
If you have any questions, please shoot me an email and I would be happy to help!
how to start a blog wordpress siteground