Step 2: Register & Host Your Domain Name

Time to commit

Why & What

Once you have decided your domain name and found it to be available, you need to register it and then host it.

Most website service providers throw in free or cheap domain name registration when you purchase their hosting services.

Suggestions

  • Siteground, Cloudways are good and economical. WPEngine is a little expensive.

Steps for follow

Choose your hosting service. While purchasing a plan, register your domain name. As an example for this task, we will purchase and host “herbalshoppe.in” on SiteGround.com:

  1. Go to SiteGround.com.

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  1. Click SEE PLANS.

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For this example, we will go with StartUp plan. Click GET STARTED button for the StartUp plan.

  1. Select Register A New Domain. Then enter HerbalShoppe in domain name field and select .in as below:

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Click PROCEED.

Availability of the specified domain name is checked and successful availability is shown as:

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Fill up all required fields in Client Information, Password Information, Payment Information, and Purchase Information sections.

The Purchase Information section shows what you are purchasing and how much does it cost:

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  1. Check the entries and then click PAY NOW.

After successful payment, the Thank You page appears:

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Check the email that you specified in the Client Information section. There will be an Order Confirmation email that also lists your login credentials. Note the login credentials for future use.

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No. Step Duration
1. Choose a Domain Name – Is the domain name of your choice available for purchase? Let’s check 20 mins
2. Register & Host Your Domain Name – Time to commit 20 mins
3. Plan the Webpages – Decide the information you want to add on website 20 mins
4. Collect or Create Basic Website Content – Time to write all the content for the website 3 hrs
5. Install WordPress on Your Website – Let’s start creating website now 20 mins
6. Install a WordPress Theme – Start customizing your Website 20 mins
7. Install Useful Plugins- Add basic functionalities in your website 15 mins
8. Import Media Files – Add all the images & Videos 10 mins
9. Customize Your Website (Part 1) – Customize the Title, Tagline & Icon Image 10 mins
10. Customize the Selected Theme (Part 2) – Set Footer, Logo and other basic elements of your theme 20 mins
11. Create Website Pages and their Navigation System – Create Dummy Home page & other pages and set the website Menu 30 mins
12. Update the Webpages with Planned Content – Write the final copy of all WebPages 60 mins
13. Add a Call-To-Action to the Home Page – Prepare your website to generate leads 20 mins
14. Set the SEO parameters for the webpages – Make your website SEO Friendly 20 mins
15. Activate Google Analytics – Set your website to measure all critical metrics 15 mins
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