Set up a WordPress blog in 5 minutes
WordPress is one of the world’s most popular blogging platforms and is used by both beginners and experienced bloggers. More than 60 million websites are using WordPress. It is an open-source free CMS ( Content Management System ) based on PHP ( Personal Home Page) and MySQL ( Structured Query Language ).
My website is also built on WordPress and I found it very easy to use and most importantly the interface is very user-friendly.
In this article I will show you how easy it is to get your blog or website up and running in about 5 minutes.
Step 1: Choose a webhost
There is a plethora of hosting companies today, but after I tried a some of them and also did some research on other I’ve chosen TMDHosting.There are a lot of reasons why I decided to use TMDHosting, but here are just a few:
- Free installations by a specialist
- BBB rated TMDHosting business at A+
- Easy-to-use control panel
- Immediate Activation
- Step by step tutorials
- Free installations by a specialist
- 24/7/365 Premium Support
- SSD Supercharged Servers
- No gimmicks, No Contracts, No hidden costs, with a comfortable 60 days money back GUARANTEE and option to cancel at any given time
And to make the deal even better, if you sign up thru this tutorial you will get a special offer of shared hosting starting at just $2,85/Month, 50% off the regular $5,85/Month for 36 months as well as a free domain name.
To start with TMDHosting follow the steps below. You will reach our 5 minutes goal if you have already prepared a domain name and to have your credit card or PayPal details ready before you get started.
Step 2: Getting started
Next, you will need your domain name you’ve already prepared for your future website. If you already own a domain name, you will have to choose a slightly different route to make sure you get your DNS appointed to TMDHosting. But if you need to register a new domain name, you can purchase one and the best part is that it comes for free with your new hosting account purchase.
In the next step, you will choose which hosting package you want. You can decide between 12,24 and 36 months, but in order to save money and considering that you will want your website long-term, I would choose the 36 months option to get the best price, in our case $2,85/Month.
Now it’s time to choose your Domain name. If you already have it prepared it will considerably shorten the time.
After you’ve entered the domain name, you’ll have to fill in your personal information.
There are a few other offers available at sign-up, which you can include at will, but one I strongly recommend is Domain Privacy, a paid service that hides your personal information on WHOIS databases.
After you have chosen the hosting package and filled all your information click the “Checkout” button to complete the purchase. Then you will have to create a password for your new account.
Now that you have already an account you can begin installing WordPress!
Step 3: Installing WordPress
This is the moment you’ve been looking for, and the time has come to slay the beast and install the world renown WORDPRESS. It might look difficult but in reality it is very simple, and anyone with basic computer knowledge can do it. Go to your Home page in the Client Area in your newly created account and login into cPanel. You will find your login details into your registration email. In cPanel scroll down to Softaculous Apps Installer and click on WordPress icon.
This will open the installation window. Click on the blue “Install” button that will start the installation process, which has a few steps aswell.
First you need to choose where you want to install WordPress.
This can be any domain on your account, or even a sub domain or a folder for one of your domains in your new hosting account. Then you should click on “Check Domain,” which will make sure the domain is assigned and pointing to your account.
Then you will have to set up another user and password for your WordPress install. My recommendation is to choose a different username than admin( which is default ) and a good strong password.
And you are almost done. Once the WordPress install is done you will receive your site URL, the admin login URL, your username, and password. You will get a copy of this information, in your email aswell without the password of course.
And Voila. You can now log into your fresh WordPress website by going to the admin login URL. After inserting the correct login info you will be taken to the WordPress dashboard and from there you can start creating pages post or even changing themes.
Don’t forget, if you sign up through this tutorial, you’ll receive a special offer of shared hosting at $2.85/month for 36 months, as well as a free domain name for a year!
Additionally you can use NameCheap.com to buy more domains or compare domain prices, especially if you get unlimited hosting.
If you have more questions feel free to use the comment section below! Have fun and enjoy the day!