Having highlighted the viable benefits of blogging in an earlier post, “We Teach We Blog”; I present you this enriching opportunity. With your desire to start your blog/ website for your school, institution, company or business, just adhere to these steps outlined below and be a proud owner of your website or website hosted blog. Congratulations!!!
It is noteworthy to formally expose you to real benefits I gain from you when you buy a website on SiteGround through my referral links planted in this article or other articles. The truth is; I earn a commission from SiteGround. If you have found my blog/website useful so far, and you want to appreciate my effort, now is the time! Just click on my referral links on this post or other post. Click here to buy a website.
First Step: Choose your hosting plan
Here, you are required to choose from the various hosting plans offered by SiteGround. Click here to access the various plans. I recommend the Start Up plan which is perfect for beginners like you.
- 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
All plans include free domain registration.
Second Step: Choosing Domain
In SiteGround, Domain Registration is FREE!! So here, you choose or register a domain name. You only pay for hosting with SiteGround. Choose “Register a New Domain Name” and type in the preferred domain name for approval. That is if you are registering a new domain name. you have to choose another domain name if the former was not approved but if your domain name is approved, then, congrats.
However, if you already have a registered domain name or you want to move your website to SiteGround to enjoy all their services, then click on “I already have a Domain” and type in your domain name.
Third Step: Choose your Password
Proceed to choose your password. This is the password you want to use to access your website
Fourth Step: Provide your Payment Information
Then continue by supplying your payment information as shown below. You can make payment with a Visa or Master card ATM card. Indicate whether you are using a “Visa” or “Master card” in “Payment Method” box. Then type in the 16 digit number that appears in front of your ATM card in the “Card Number” section. The “Cardholder Name” box should be for your name as it appears on the ATM card, then fill in the expiration date as indicated on your ATM Card on the “Card Expiration” section.
Finally fill in your “CW Code” which is the 3 digit number behind your ATM card and besides the signature section.
Fifth Step: Provide your Personal Information
Then supply your personal information to the “Contact Information” section. Remember the zip code for Nigeria is 110001. Find out their country zip code and use same if you are not from Nigeria. Also prefix your phone number with your country code. Nigeria’s country code remains +234.
Sixth Step: Review and Purchase
Then the final step is to review and confirm your purchase information as shown in the box below. In the section denoted as “Extra Services”, unclick “Domain Privacy” and “HackAlert Monitoring” to make the total $47 and confirm you agreement with the Siteground terms of service. You can submit your order and bingo, you have purchased your own website.
Seventh Step: Choose your Software
To conclude, you will choose your software from a list of options as shown below and I will recommend “Wordpress”.
Eight Step: Indicate if you are starting a new website or not
Then go to your account setup wizard and indicate whether you are starting a new website or transferring an existing website as shown below.
Final Step: Indicate what your website should be for
Hmmm! Don’t sweat yet, it’s almost over! Proceed to the website preferences page and indicate your choice of what your website should be for. If its personal blog like mine, you can choose same. It could be for your law firm, so choose business or for an organization, then choose non-profit organization.
Congratulations, you have your website hosted blog and your login details would be sent to you via email. You can log into your website account and post your first blog post.
Do not hesitate to contact me in case of any difficulty via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 08038126911
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Onwukeme Ijeoma is a passionate Science Educator, Researcher, Academic Counselor and Consultant.