How to Create a Website Host on WordPress

Step one – Set up your domain

The first step to creating a website is to pick a domain for it. If you already have a website, you can use this domain to create a new site. Otherwise, you can purchase a premium domain through a company like WordPress.com (if you want to keep your domain) and use it to create your site.

The advantage of using a premium domain is that you can create as many sites as you want using the same domain. To create a site, simply log in to your WordPress dashboard and click on the “Add new site” button. You will see a screen similar to this:

In case you don’t have a WordPress account yet, you can create one by clicking on the big purple button called “Create a WordPress account”. Once you have a WordPress account, you can use the Dashboard to create your new site.

Don’t forget to change the admin password once you’re done setting up the site. To do this, click on the small “gear” icon in the top right corner of the Dashboard and then select “Change password”. You can find more tips on how to use WordPress in the FAQ section of their site.

Step two – Choose a hosting provider

Now that you have a domain and a WordPress account, it’s time to choose a web hosting provider. You don’t need to get a dedicated server or use a managed WordPress host — any standard web host will do. Just make sure that it supports the features you need (usually using the CPanel).

If you decide to use WordPress, the built-in host will be enough for most people. However, if you are looking for a more professional look, you can purchase a dedicated server from an affordable web hosting company. But, if you are looking for something in between, you can use a managed WordPress host, which will give you all the benefits of using the software and the security of having a dedicated server behind you.

Step three – Install WordPress to the root directory

After you have registered your domain, you should have received an email from WordPress with the domain password. You can use this password to log in to your WordPress dashboard and install the software to the root directory. To do this, navigate to your domain in a web browser and click on the “Install” button (the first one). This will take you to a page where you can choose the location for WordPress to be installed.

If you have already installed WordPress to a specific directory, like /wordpress or /blog, you can navigate to that directory and click on the “Install” button. This will ask you to confirm the location of WordPress.

Once the installation is complete, you can log in to WordPress using the account you created earlier. To make sure everything is working correctly, click on the “Settings” icon in the admin area and make sure that the “Reading” section is set to “wordpress.yourdomain.com”.

Don’t worry — if you type in “www.yourdomain.com” or “yourdomain.com” when you are in a web browser, the website will automatically direct you to the WordPress dashboard.

Step four – Configure your home page

After you have installed WordPress, you should have a page called “Home” where the content is. This is the default page that shows up when you visit your domain name in a web browser. To edit this page, click on the “Settings” icon in the admin area and then select “WP_Home” from the drop-down menu.

You can upload a custom HTML template to this page using the “Add new page” button in the admin area. This is basically what you will see when you visit your domain in a web browser – the text on the left and the right side are the sections you can edit.

Step five – Customise your WordPress dashboard

After you have configured your home page, it’s time to customise the WordPress dashboard. To do this, click on the “Settings” icon in the admin area and then select “Appearance” from the drop-down menu. On the next screen, you can choose a theme for the WordPress dashboard.

If you have installed a child theme (a theme meant for use with WordPress), you can choose this theme in the drop-down menu. Make sure that you switch to this theme once you are finished editing the WordPress dashboard – changing back to the default theme will remove all your customisations.

Once you have chosen the theme, click on the “Save changes” button and then log out of the WordPress dashboard. You will now be back at the domain login screen. You can also log back in using the same account you used to create the site.

Now that your domain is all set up, you can start working on your site. If you want to use WordPress, you can use the tools in the Dashboard to start creating content and adding custom features.