Purchase a Web Hosting Plan
If you’re not familiar with the term, a “web host” is kind of like a warehouse for websites on the Internet.You pay a small fee to keep your website on the Internet, handle all your visitors, back up your website, provide customer support, manage the security of your website, and so on.
Website hosting costs money, but you usually get a good bit for your money.
Here are a few of our favorite features:
A technical support team knowledgeable in WordPress
A built-in Content Delivery Network (CDN) to speed up your site
Free SSL certificates (so Google will know your site can be trusted)
Daily backups (so you never lose your data)
How to Point Your Domain Name to Your Web Host
This next part is a little technical, but we’ll make it as simple and painless as possible.
To connect your Namecheap domain name with your SiteGround hosting account, follow these steps:
Sign into your Namecheap account.
Click Domain List on the left-hand sidebar and select MANAGE next to your domain (if you just purchased the domain name, you can also select it from your account’s main Dashboard).
In the Nameservers section, choose Custom DNS from the drop-down menu.
Enter your SiteGround name servers. To find them, log into your SiteGround account, click the Go to cPanel button, and copy the Name Servers listed in the ACCOUNT INFORMATION section. This tells Namecheap you’re the rightful blog owner.
Save your changes in Namecheap by clicking the green checkmark.
With your new domain and web host connected, it’s time to set up WordPress.But don’t worry. Installing WordPress isn’t complicated.In fact, many premium WordPress hosts make the process ridiculously easy — no cPanel or localhost know-how required.If you chose a different website host, we’ll go over their steps for installing WordPress in a moment.But first, let’s quickly walk through SiteGround.After logging into your SiteGround user panel for the first time, the Account Setup Wizard will appear as a pop-up window:
How to Log Into the WordPress Dashboard
In your favorite web browser, go to your WordPress login URL by appending /wp-admin (or /admin or /login or /wp-login) to the end of your domain name.
If you’re not familiar with the term, a “web host” is kind of like a warehouse for websites on the Internet.You pay a small fee to keep your website on the Internet, handle all your visitors, back up your website, provide customer support, manage the security of your website, and so on. In short: Website…