WordPress is one of the most commonly used platforms for blogging. Almost all the web hosts support WordPress rather a few have it in the default installation package. Web Hosting Hub is one of those, and the most attractive thing about Web Hosting Hub is that it has the simplest installation process to build your own WordPress site.
Another striking feature of Web Hosting Hub is that if you create your account you will get a free domain name with each purchase. So you can get a free domain name while setting up a WordPress blog.
You would probably be thinking how to get started? Well. you are about to learn the simplest steps to setup WordPress on Web Hosting Hub. Softaculous is the environment used as an auto installer, it saves a lot of manual work and a lot of time that you may require to customize your account.
How to Setup Your WordPress Blog on Web Hosting Hub
Web Hosting Hub is tremendous for a new blogger for many reasons that you are about to see ahead, follow these steps to get started today.
Step 1: Click Here to Create a New Account
Directly go to the WordPress hosting page or see the current hosting plans on Web Hosting Hub Homepage. You will get three options on both the pages to setup your account.
If you are a newbie, you really don’t need to bother about spending a lot of money on getting a blog online. The Spark plan at $4.99 gets you a free domain ($10 value) for you whilst a credit of $50 for advertisements on Google AdWords. You can keep aside the other plans for now, as you can always upgrade later.
Well, click the button “Get Started” in the Spark tab and you will see the following window on your screen
Step 2: Enter In Your Domain Name (New or Existing)
If you already have your domain name.
Now if you already have a domain somewhere else you will have to rename their name servers to point them to Web Hosting Hub. If you don’t have one already, you can use the free domain that Web Hosting Hub offers.
If you need a domain name.
You can check on InstantName if your domain has already been registered. Do check it so that you can come up with a different name.
It’s better to choose .com or .net as these two are the most popular. When you are done selecting, put the name in the Free Domain Box on the left.
Your domain is free for a year if you do not want extras like domain privacy things, I guess you should not ask for it initially. Because it is not needed unless you want to hide your contact data from the domain name.
Once you are done, you can move on to the next step and add your account and billing information. You will get some deals regarding data backup and anti-spam but in my opinion you will not need any of them.
Step 3: Enter Your Payment Information
Do not forget to select a payment cycle of it will be set to a default cycle of 36 months. Well, it’s a long period of time. It may be good in the long run, but you may end up investing too much upfront. So it is a step that you do not want to skip.
The most suitable plan for a new blogger is the 12 months plan where you will be billed almost $85 once in a year.
If you choose automatic installation, it will not take more than a few minutes. It will save you the time and rigmarole that you will have to do in the customization process. However in this article you will learn the customized installation as well so that you can use it whenever you need something other than the default. Select the No, Thanks option to move ahead for the customized installation.
If you want to have WordPress installed automatically, select to “Upgrade to Nitro”. Otherwise, continue below.
If you are transferring a domain name.
You do not need to follow step 2 if you are using the free domain service. However, you need to follow the step 2 if you need to change the name server of the domain you already have.
Step 1: Updating Name Servers of the Domain ( Optional )
Log in to the account where your domain is located, select the domain from the list that you want to point towards Web Hosting Hub.
How to set your nameservers on Godaddy to point to Web Hosting Hub.
This will take you to the default name server setting
Changing the first 2 name servers will be enough. You can see in the above image how the first two name servers are changed to point towards Web Hosting Hub. For now, you can leave the 3rd name server alone and you may use it if ever you want to reset your domain to default.
Now you can save the changes and wait for the effects to take place. It usually takes less time, but it may also take the whole day long depending on various circumstances.
Once the name server is changed your domain will load Web Hosting Hub landing page on any browser.
You are now ready for the step 3.
Step 2: Installing the WordPress
You will get an email from Web Hosting Hub once you have successfully signed up for the new account. Log in to your new account and find the “cPanel”
If you do not see it you can go from your URL/cPanel. For example, if your site is siteabc.com you can access cPanel by going to siteacb.com/cPanel.
Once you are in the cPanel you will have two ways to access WordPress installer.
First option is in the Application box that lists WordPress among other applications.
The second option is under Sofware/Services box that has Softaculous link.
Both options will take you to the same page. The first page contains salient features of WordPress. Click the blue Install button to get started.
You will have to enter all your information here. The protocol should be left HTTP. If you have one domain you need not do anything. If you have more than one domains then select the domain where you want to install the software.
Leave database name and table prefix as it is because it will have no effect on your blog. The name just has to be unique.
Under the “site setting” tab enter the name and description of your new blog. The name and description can be changed later. Finally, you would have to create an administrator account the will need a username, password and an email address.
This account will be used whenever you want to do editing in your blog, make sure you remember the name, password and particularly the email address.
Now select a language and click the install button. It will take a few minutes. Once it is done you will receive a success message.
Save your login URL as you cannot get back to the success page once you go ahead. It usually looks like /wp-admin/ or /wp-login.php/
For example, if your sit is siteabc.com then you will use siteabc.com/wp-login.php to login to your WordPress account.
Well, you are ready to go. Your new account is now all yours. You can get started by customizing it via adding a new theme. You can add new photos to your account or write a new blog post. This is how simple it is.