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How to Build a WordPress Website at an affordable cost?
In this article, we talk about building a website at an affordable cost. Yes I know there are ways of building a website for your business or blog that are absolutely free but this option usually means sacrifices in other areas like features, design, or quality. There may be a time you might want to upgrade or change your website and this will cost money. So just how convenient would it be for your business if you can get the best of both worlds- an affordable website that is very featured, well-designed, and also has a great potential for growth?
Building a website using Siteground
In this post, we are going to provide information on building a website using Siteground as your web hosting provider and WordPress to create your online presence at a cost yes but in my opinion an affordable cost for a new start-up business. We are assuming that you already have a domain to use for your site. If you don’t see my blog post here or my Youtube Channel video here on how to get a domain from NameCheap.
After obtaining a domain name it will be time to arrange a web host to host your website under your new domain.
Web Hosting on Siteground
There are many Webhosting companies who provide web hosting like Hostgator, Bluehost, Go Daddy, Ionos by 1&1 and A2 Hosting UK but we are going to talk about hosting with Siteground which is what we use to host this website.om
How you can get your website hosted for as little as £3.60 a month!
Here’s how you can get your website hosted for as little as £3.60 a month! ( at the time of writing this article )
Siteground offer 3 types of hosting packages Basic Hosting, Grow Big Package, and GoGeek package
These plans have unlimited disk space availability, unlimited bandwidth, WordPress can be preinstalled and one-click installation of free apps like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal or Magento and much more.
To find out further information on these hosting plans check this link .
Note: You do not need the GoGeek plan to build a good website for your business blog or online store. Our instructions below will help you in setting up your website and install WordPress
How To Choose Your Web Host Plan on Siteground ?
Note: You will need to enter your domain name and select one of the hosting plans you wish to use. ( We recommend if you are only having one website to go for the Basic Hosting Plan ) However, the Grow Big plan is worth considering if you are thinking of expanding the number of websites that you want to create in the future. I don’t think the Go-Geek is one to start of with as a new business but if the features available are what you need it would be worth considering too.
SiteGround’s 30-day money-back guarantee
SiteGround’s 30-day money-back guarantee for their shared hosting plans and 14-day money-back guarantee for their cloud hosting plans provides peace of mind that the company will uphold its Terms and Conditions.
Once you have signed up, they will email you all the login details and instructions on how to set up WordPress on your new Siteground web host account.
Check the Youtube video below which explains the process of setting up your Webhosting with Siteground.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is the most popular way to create your own websites. In fact, more than one in four websites on the Internet are powered by WordPress.
How to do a basic install of WordPress onto your site or domain name.
Please note, this process may vary depending on what web hosting service you choose to use so if you are using a separate web hosting service you will have to refer to their relevant procedures on how to set up WordPress. This guide is for using Siteground only.
To get an idea of how to set up a website with WordPress you can follow the Youtube video below : or do follow the guidance below.
How to set up WordPress on your website using Siteground?
To set up WordPress you have to login through the Siteground website with your login details and then you have to navigate WEBSITES on the top menu, Then Select your website domain name and click on the SITE TOOLS button next to it. Click on WORDPRESS in the left-hand menu then Install and Manage. This will take you to a page where you can Install and Manage WordPress. From there you can then select WordPress from the install New WordPress section.
You also have the option of setting up WooCommerce at the same time if you want, however, if you are following my whole guide on setting up your website at an affordable cost you should just install WordPress at this stage. We will install WooCommerce at a later stage along with our chosen theme.
If you don’t know, WooCommerce is a way to sell things online. It allows you to create products and sell them.
When you click on WordPress it will then take a few minutes for WordPress to be installed on your web host’s platform under your domain name.
Once it is installed you will be able to access your new WordPress website at your domain name by typing https://yourdomainname ie https//gallowayshop.com.
However, there are a few other things that need to be done before your website is ready for publishing. Take care of these steps first, such as installing an SSL certificate and choosing a theme.
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If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below.
The next step will be choosing the right theme for your new website.
Building a WordPress website at an affordable cost is possible with Siteground’s hosting plans.
When you’re ready to start your web hosting journey, Siteground has been a great company for me. I use them as my server provider with the most bang for my pound. They offer an all-inclusive plan that includes unlimited disk space and bandwidth to host any website or blog at the moment at an affordable price Plus, they have 24/7 phone support so if you ever run into issues getting WordPress up and running on your site, just give them a call!
What do you think of their service? Let me know in the comments below!
In the next article, I will also show you how to choose a theme that is perfect for your new online store.
I will then take you through selecting a free or premium theme that is built specifically for eCommerce stores ( WooCommerce ) and show you how to customize it into something unique along with creating pages
There are thousands of themes on the market with varying prices but a good, high-quality theme can cost up to £50 or around $69 so if you have a limited budget, stick to free or affordable.
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Don’t forget also to check out Gallowayapps YouTube channel for other videos on how to create a website for your business at a reasonable cost including WordPress plugins that you can install to complete this process at one of the most affordable costs.)