Well, One of the most common but important question I usually hear it all the time is
“How can I start a blog of my own without having any coding knowledge?”
Let me tell you, for blogging, you don’t need any coding experience to start with. All you need is a strong will to start and a little bit of knowledge which I am about to show you in this article.
First of all, let us understand what exactly is blogging, who should start it and what is the use of starting one.
What is blogging?
Blogging is nothing but an online personal journal.
The only difference is, with a hard copy journal you probably want to keep it locked inside a safe but with an online journal, your personal daily experiences will be available to almost everyone on this planet to read.
Who should start it?
If you ask me who should start a blog, my answer is everyone.
I mean, there are hundreds of reason to get started with blogging.
But the first reason will be it’s cheaper.
What is the use to start one?
You can use blogging to educate others but mainly educate yourself.
Plus you can use it as a source of side to a full-time income source.
Starting a blog may be one of the best choices you could ever make, so let’s get started.
Once you decided to get started, the first thing you will need is a web hosting.
It is crucial because it is basically the home for your blog.
Some people decide to go with a free plan, but I personally think that you should go with a self-hosted WordPress blog.
Having your own personalized domain name seems professional and give a good impression on your readers.
With Siteground I had some awesome experiences. It is not only one of the best hosting service, but also have a superb customer service. If you can’t reach them over the phone, you can always try their chat service who are super friendly will help you right away.
Plus it has 99.99% up-time score, which means your blog will rarely get slow.
If you want to start a WordPress blog, Siteground is really a good option. I highly recommend it.
So, let’s get started…
SO, LET’S START A WORDPRESS BLOG WITH SITEGROUND
1. Choose a Hosting Plan
If you are getting started, then it’s time to choose a perfect hosting plan for you.
Siteground offers 3 best and affordable plans.
For most people, StartUp (which is the starting package you will get with Siteground) package serves best. You can easily upgrade your plan later once you grow.
2. Choose Your Domain Name
Once you have chosen your hosting plan, it’s time to register a domain name.
Domain name is the most important and essential part of your blog. So, take the time to figure out what will be your domain name for your blog.
I suggest purchasing both domain name and hosting plan from Siteground. It will avoid any technical complication if you don’t have any technical knowledge.
3. Enter Your Information
Once you have decided the hosting plan and domain name, the next page is to input all your important information.
Select and insert all the information which has been asked on “Review and Complete” page.
Set the period of time you want to purchase at a time.
Plus if you want to add any extra service, like domain privacy SSL Certificate or site scanner you can tick the check mark next to it.
Finally, hit that “Pay Now” button and VOILA, you are now a proud owner of that domain name.
P.S. – If you still facing trouble while buying, go to the “LIVE CHAT” section and their customer care associate will be more than happy to help you.
4. Login and Account setup
So, now that is all done with buying and all that, go to the login section and sign in.
When you sign in for the first time you will be land on the Siteground account setup page, so fill it properly and that will take you to your account page.
5. cPanel and WordPress Installation
Now that you are in the account go to “My Accounts” Tab and click “Go To cPanel”.
Sign up for the cPanel and then Sign in
Now click on the “WordPress Installer” icon under “WordPress Tools”.
Click the install button
Click the install button and on the next page, fill all the information which is needed to get you sign-in to your blog’s WordPress backend.
Now go to the Appearances >> Theme >> Add New and search for a suitable theme which fits for your blog and installs that theme on your blog.
You are all done… NOW GET STARTED!!!