How to build your first wordpress website part 2 is a continuation of https://bloggdin.com.ng/2019/01/09/how-to-build-your-first-wordpress-website-part-1/
I suggest you check out the part one before reading this.It would help you understand this post better.
If you are following from the part 1 of this post, you will notice that in the last paragraph i mentioned something on domain name and hosting.As stated in part 1 of this post, a domain name is a name you buy on the internet. While hosting is making your website live on the internet.
That’s all you will be getting on domain name and hosting for now. To know more about them kindly subscribe to know when next the post will be up.
All being said let’s move on, To be able to buy a domain name and host your website, you have to register on one of the many hosting platforms we have on the internet. I recommend Qservers for you. Therefore, i would be using Qservers hosting platform to explain the rest of this post.
Using Qservers as a case study
The first thing you have to do is to register as a new user on Qservers website using this link Qservers .This would only take a couple of minutes
Upon registration through that link,you can proceed to login into your portal.The page looks like this
After login, you will be redirected to the dashboard.On the dashboard you will see a link DOMAINS click the link, it brings a dropdwon list.From the drop down, select DOMAIN SEARCH . View image below for better understanding.
After clicking the link, you will redirected to the search page which looks like this. On the search page, you can search for the name you will like to name your brand and see if it is available. You can choose from various extensions which includes ‘.ng’, ‘.com’, ‘.com.ng’, .org’.ng’ , ‘.org’ etc.Depending on the extension you decide to choose, the price would vary.A post on domain name and its extensions will be coming soon.Subscribe to be first to get it.
After searching for your desired name, you should get a congratulations message if your brand name is available. As seen below
As you see from the image, the domain name ‘www.theno1blogger.com.ng’ is available for N1,000 per year
The price varies depending on the extension you choose and so also is the availability of the name.
The name ‘www.theno1blogger.com.ng’ is just for explanation, i didn’t purchase it.
i suggest you purchase it now before some else does through this link Qservers and following the process from above.
After choosing your desired domain name, click on the continue button at the bottom of the page.It takes to the page below. On the new page click on ‘No Hosting!Click to add’ link and the check box ‘DNS Management’ as seen in the image below.
Clicking on that takes you the page where you can choose your desired hosting plan. C
The hosting page should look like this after redirection.
There are several hosting packages you can choose from. This includes the starter pack which goes for N350/Month and N3500/year.This package consists of 2,000Mb Web Space, 8,000 Mb Band Width, Unlimited Email accounts, Mysql and 5 subdomains. This package should enough for any business website but if you need more, you can go for the other packages; Business pack, developer pack etc.
Choosing the starter pack take you to this page.
The page above allows you to choose your preferred billing cycle which can either be monthly, quaterly , semi-annually etc. That’s totally up to you to decide how you want to be paying. After that click on the continue button. It takes you to the next page. Click on continue again. This takes you to the check out page.
After checking out and you have successfully confirmed payment your website should be ready with your chosen domain name.
Your Website details will be sent to you by the hosting provider Qservers after payment confirmation.
Thanks for following me this far. If you want to get the complete guide to set up your wordpress on your newly hosted website. Keep in touch because an e-book on how to set up wordpress on your website will be in stores soon.