How to Add a New WordPress Site in Shared Hosting
If you’re looking for a way to quickly create a blog to share with family and friends, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss the steps necessary to create a new WordPress site on a shared hosting account. We’ll cover everything from installing WordPress to creating a basic blog with a few posts to publishing your first web page.
Create A New WordPress Account
The first step in creating a WordPress site is to create a new WordPress account. If you already have a login for the WordPress dashboard, then you can use that to log in and create a new site. If not, then you’ll need to create a new account.
To save you the steps necessary to create a new WordPress account, we have provided a handy guide that’ll walk you though the process step-by-step. You can find the guide HERE.
Choose A Name For Your New Site
Now that you have a WordPress account, you can start creating the blog you’ll use to share your creative writing, photo albums, or entertaining stories with family and friends. One piece of advice: pick a unique and descriptive name for your site. While it may be tempting to choose a catchy and memorable name, don’t – you’ll struggle to come up with something if you run out of ideas.
For example, if you have a creative writing blog, then choose a name that describes the type of content you’ll post such as “Tales Of A Traveller” or “Wordsmithing With Wit.”
Transfer Your Domains
If you own existing websites with a lot of content that you’d like to port over to your new WordPress site, then one option is to buy a domain that matches the name of your new site. For example, if you’re creating a blog about adventures abroad, then you could buy a domain such as “adventuringabroad.com.”
If you can’t buy a matching domain, then you could always use a sub-domain such as “writing.adventuringabroad.com.” Once you have a domain that maps to your new site, you can install WordPress and start blogging.
Decide On A Password
The next step is to choose a strong password for your new account. It’s essential that you keep your password safe and secure. If you use the same password on other sites, then it’ll be easy for someone to guess your password and set up a blog or site in your name.
That being said, don’t choose something that’s too easy to guess. For example, if you use “123456” as your password, then someone could easily guess your password and set up a blog or site in your name. It’s best to choose a password that’s between 8 and 15 characters long with at least one number and one punctuation mark.
Choose The Right Hosting For Your Site
Now that you have a WordPress account and a domain name, you can start shopping for web hosting. Once you have your web host, you can install WordPress and start blogging. This is where things get a little tricky. There are several different types of hosting available, and not all of them are suited for WordPress blogs.
If you want to create a blog for your personal or commercial use, then shared hosting is the perfect option. With this hosting option, all the files for your site are stored on a server that’s shared among many other sites. When a visitor clicks on a link to your site, then their computer will contact the web host’s server, which will then distribute the request and load your web pages into the user’s web browser.
So, to create a WordPress site in shared hosting, you first need to determine whether or not you’ll actually need a dedicated server. If you do, then dedicated hosting is the perfect fit. Otherwise, shared hosting should work just fine.
Here is a short tutorial on how to create a WordPress site in shared hosting:
1. First, you’ll need to purchase a shared hosting account from a reliable provider. We recommend Serveboard, a veteran of the web hosting industry, who have a 24/7/365 support team available via phone, email, and live chat. You can also find them on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
2. Next, you’ll need to install WordPress to the server and activate it. To do this, visit the WordPress website and click on the blue button to the far right of the page that says “Get Started.” From there, click on the Self-hosted option and follow the onscreen instructions to install WordPress to your server.
3. Once you’ve installed WordPress to the server, you’ll need to log in and set a password for the site. To do this, visit the site in your browser and click on the admin icon (next to your name) to the right of the page. From there, click on Settings and enter a password for the site. Make sure you use a combination of letters and numbers for the password and keep it safe.
4. Next, you’ll need to log in to your WordPress dashboard and click on the Tools button in the upper right-hand corner of the page. From there, click on the “Import Plugins” option under the “Tools” menu. This will open the WordPress plugin directory. Navigate to the “Import” tab and select the option that says “Imported.”
5. The next step is to visit the WordPress plugin directory that you imported and find the plugin that enables you to create a blog or website. Once you’ve located this plugin, click on it and install it on your WordPress dashboard.
6. Once installed, activate the plugin and enter a title for your blog. This will be the name used to display your blog posts on social media platforms and in search results. You can also use this plugin to import posts and pages from other platforms such as Medium and LinkedIn.
7. After you’ve entered a title for your blog, you can start creating your content. To create a post, click on the green “New Post” button to the right of the page. This will open a new post area. To add content, simply start typing and the post will auto-fill with your content as you type. When you’re done, simply click on the blue “Publish” button to the right of the screen.
8. Finally, you can head over to the Appearance option on the WordPress dashboard and choose a theme for your site. To do this, click on the Themes button in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
9. From there, you can choose a theme that suits your needs from a variety of options. You can also choose a color scheme from a drop-down menu. Once you’ve made your selection, click on the “Choose Theme” button to the right of the screen.
10. Once you’ve chosen a theme, you can start customizing the layout of your site. To do this, click on the “Customize” button in the upper right-hand corner of the page. This will open up a panel of options where you can choose a new layout for your site. You can use the arrow buttons to choose a vertical or horizontal orientation for your site.
11. When you’ve chosen a layout, you can click on the “Save Changes” button to the right of the screen to save them.
12. Finally, you can click on the “Dashboard” button in the upper right-hand corner of the page to return to the WordPress dashboard.
A Few Tips
1. If you decide to go with a free WordPress account, then you won’t have a dedicated IP address. This means that someone else could always claim your blog as their own. To counter this, you can purchase a premium domain through a reputable company such as Namecheap, which gives you a dedicated IP address. We recommend this solution for larger blogs or those wanting to monetize their content.