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How to Sign up With Siteground
For Web Hosting & Domain Registration
I know you’re anxious to get your site set up! Let’s get started with SiteGround!
Click here to go to SiteGround’s home page. The first screen you are going to see is this one:
You have two options: “Sign Up” or “See Plans”. Click on the “See Plans” link and you will be directed to this page:
You will see 3 plans listed – StartUp, GrowBig and GoGeek. As you can see, each plan has the same 4 features, and then there are more added as you pay more money. For a blogger just starting out, just choose the StartUp plan. It is more than sufficient for most bloggers needs, and if your site grows, you can always switch over to the next plan up. SiteGround makes it easy that way.
Once you have decided which plan to go with, click “Get Started”. This will take you to the domain registration page:
This page offers you two options: “Register a New Domain” or “I Already Have a Domain”. If you’re a brand new blogger and have never had your own website before, you are going to choose “Register a New Domain”. This is where you will enter the domain name you decided on, on Day 1. If you have a domain name which you own, meaning you have already registered it with a web hosting company, you would choose “I Already Have a Domain”, and SiteGround will switch it over for you at a small cost.
Once you have entered your domain name, click “Proceed” and you’ll land here:
Top of Page:
Bottom of Page:
At the top, where it says “cookeighswithkelleigh.com”, your new domain name will be listed. Cookeighswithkelleigh.com is my blog’s evil twin. It’s a fictional domain name I used as an example.
Fill out all of the information this page asks for. All the fields on the top of the page are pretty self-explanatory, so I won’t go into each of them in detail, however there are three options at the bottom of the page that are NOT mandatory that require a little information as follows:
Website File Transfer: Choose this if you have an existing website that you want to transfer from another web host to Siteground. There is a charge for this, but SiteGround often offers it for free.
SSL Certificate for 1 year: Purchasing an SSL Certificate offers you more security by encrypting data which is entered into your blog by third parties, for example, if you are selling something and people will be providing you with credit card information. Again, there is a charge for this, but SiteGround often offers it for free.
SG Site Scanner: This is extra security for your site, as described in the info SiteGround provides.
If you want any of these extra services, just click on the boxes beside them, click to confirm that you have read and agree to the SiteGround Terms of Service, and click “PAY NOW” at the bottom of the page.
Wait a couple of minutes, and a page will appear confirming your payment and, voila, you will have given birth to a bouncing baby blog! And like all babies, we have to take some steps to help them grow, and that’s where we will pick up on Day 4 of It’s Easy! To Start a Blog – 7-day Email Course!
Pssst! Write down your username and password – we’ll need them tomorrow – and keep any emails you may receive from SiteGround between then and now!
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