If you want to start a blog or create a website, the first thing you need is a hosting service. I very strongly recommend SiteGround. They have provided excellent service for me for many years now – first with me Drupal websites and then with my WordPress sites. Here are the simple steps you need to take to use SiteGround for hosting your website or blog.
Click this SiteGround WordPress link and you’ll be taken to the page for WordPress hosting.
Step 1. Choosing the plan for hosting your website or blog
SiteGround has three plans:
- 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
and you can get a great discount on each one. Just click the button (“Get Started” or “Order Now”) at the foot of the plan you want.
I initially signed up for the StartUp Plan for my first website, but then upgraded to the GrowBig Plan so that I could add several more websites. I now have seven websites on the one plan for less than $8 per month.
The GrowBig Plan is designed to accommodate either a single more heavily-trafficked website or multiple average-size websites. It offers the following:
- Premium Support: Your tickets are answered with priority.
- Premium Speed: A SuperCacher is included to make your website faster.
- Premium Security: SiteGround keeps up to 30 backup copies of your website.
- Unlimited Websites: You can use unlimited addon domains to host multiple sites.
- Premium E-Commerce: One year free SSL certificate is included.
- Premium Joomla & WordPress: The unique dynamic caching makes these apps fly.
Step 2. Choosing Domain
Free domain registration is included in the SiteGround hosting service.Type in the name you want and SiteGround will let you know if it is available.
Step 3. Review and Complete
Unlike many other hosting providers SiteGround’s advertised discount applies to any of the initial periods chosen during the sign up process. I always go for the full three year period so as to make the most of the discounted rate.