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SELF-HOSTING GUIDE

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New to self-hosting your WordPress website or blog and don’t know where to start? We got your back!

Below we outline the steps to signing up for a new hosting account with a couple of our highly recommended web hosts. They are two of the most reliable we’ve found so far with little to zero downtime, and we’re confident you will be pretty pleased with their hosting services.

  1. Go to SiteGround’s sign up page and choose a hosting plan that best fits your need.
  2. Under the ENTER DOMAIN section, choose Register a New Domain (if you don’t have a domain name yet) or I already have a Domain (if you have already purchased a domain name from another registrar).
  3. Under the PURCHASE INFORMATION section in the HOSTING SERVICES subsection, choose your Period (length of your hosting plan). Remember that you get better discounts if you choose a longer term on your first term. Plans renew at their regular rate.
  4. Under the last section PAYMENT INFORMATION, enter your payment details.
  5. Click the green Pay Now button to process your order.
  6. Sign up done! Welcome to your shiny new hosting account!

 
  1. Go to Bluehost’s home page and and click the green Get Started button to sign up.
  2. Choose a hosting plan that best fits your need.
  3. On the next page, choose Create a new domain (if you don’t have a domain name yet. This is FREE with all Bluehost hosting sign ups) or Use a domain you own (if you have already purchased a domain name from another registrar).
  4. On the next page, fill out the Account Information section and choose an Account Plan under the Package Information section. Remember that you get better discounts if you choose a longer term on your first term. Plans renew at their regular rate.
  5. There are Package Extras listed on the page that you can purchase on your discretion. But know that your website will still function without them.
  6. Under the last section Payment Information, enter your payment details.
  7. Click the green submit button to process your order.
  8. Sign up done! Welcome to your shiny new hosting account!