How To Create a Website (in 5 minutes) – Simple Step-by-Step manual

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How To Create a Website (in 5 minutes) – Simple Step-by-Step manual

How To Create a Website (in 5 minutes) – Simple Step-by-Step manual


Hi there. I’m Siggi from Sigginet.info. In this video I’m gonna show you how to set
up your own personal wordpress blog in under 5 minutes using this easy to follow, simple
step-by-step process. Also, in this video I’m going to show you
how you can save 20% from your website hosting fees OR if you want to try it out for one
month, you can get it for only a penny. I’ll show you how. The reason I recommend the service I use is
because they have 24/7 phone service, excellent e-mail and chat service, and they make sure
that your site stays up and running no matter what. When I needed help with my websites, they
responded to my email inquiries within minutes, helping me to resolve my problems. I cannot
recommend their service more highly. But first things first. I’m gonna to start
a timer so we know how long this process really takes. Ok, let’s dive right into building our blog
now. So, the first thing we do is we go to sigginet.info
We click on the hostgator logo on the right side of the website to secure our 20% discount If the website notifies you about storing
cookies, then we press accept and continue. Next we click on the big blue button labeled
“view web hosting plans” to see the plans they have available. If you are only going to get one domain, you
should get the hatchling plan, but if you plan on getting more domains like me, choose
the Baby Plan. Click the Order Now button under the plan
you want, or in our case, the Hatchling plan. Now I’m going to type in the domain I want
to get. I’m going for my5minuteblog.com As you can see, Hostgator checks for availability
and suggests alternatives if the domain is taken. Now you have to choose our preferred Billing
Cycle. The final price is based on how long the billing cycle is so I personally prefer
the 12 months billing cycle. Now we enter our desired username and our
desired security pin. Make sure to write this pin down, you will need it in order you lose
access to your account. Next up is the Billing information. I’m going
to cover this up so my credit card stays safe. Ok, Now that we’ve entered our billing information,
we need to enable or disable the addons. I personally don’t want to use any privacy on
my domains, but if you want to, you can enable the Domain Privacy Protection. This makes
sure that your location information and e-mail is hidden from the public whois records. Now the SiteLock is something you may want
to add to your account to get a daily scan for viruses, malware and such. Hostgator should
notify you when you have something fishy on your site and remove it for you. And finally, we go over our order details
to verify our options and the total price. If you agree with everything, just check the
agreement checkmark and press the create account button. Here’s a little bonus for you, if you want
to try this hosting out for one month, go up the page and change the coupon code to
1CENT, press validate and change your billing cycle to 1 month. So now Hostgator bills my credit card and
presents me with the thank you page. Hostgator will send me an e-mail with the
login information once it has processed everything and created the account on their servers.
This should takes a couple of seconds or a couple of minutes if their servers are very
busy. Now I check my e-mail and I find the e-mail
from Hostgator and open it. Inside the e-mail is the username and password
that I will use to log on to my control panel. Click on the control panel link in the e-mail
to go your control panel. Remember to save the e-mail for future use. Now we enter our login information and press
Log in to go to our control panel. The first time you open your account, Hostgator
will show you a couple of “get started” screens. I just press do not show me this again and
then click on “no” below the “get started” button.
I do the same for the next screen. Now we need to find the Software/services
box, it should be the second last box in the list, and we press the Quick Install logo Next we find the WordPress link on the left
side under the Blog software box Then we click the continue button to configure
our wordpress website installation. I’ll enter my e-mail, blog name, username
and my first and last name. Then I click the Install now button and Hostgator
installs and configures my wordpress blog for me. Hostgator will then show us the login
information for the blog and also send an e-mail to the e-mail address with the login
information. Copy the password and put it in a safe place.
You should have gotten an e-mail with this login information by now, remember to keep
that e-mail in a safe place. Click on the “Admin Area” link to go to the
admin area. If there’s a problem with loading the page
like here, don’t worry. This is a DNS issue that resolves itself usually very quickly
but can take up to two days in the worst case scenario. Just refresh the site every now
and then if you get this. The site will pop up soon. Now that my site pops up, I enter my username
and password and press Log In. Don’t worry, I’ve changed the password so now it’s no longer
what you saw earlier in the video. Now we want to add a new post, so we put the
mouse over Posts and press Add New in the submenu. Let’s enter the post title, add some content
and one picture of a happy watermelon for show. Next up we press the Publish button to publish
our post. Let’s check our timer to see how long this
took. Oh damn .. looks like we did this in five
minutes and six seconds! Oh well, close enough I think. Let’s see how the site looks now by going
to my5minuteblog.com Ooh, nice. So there we go. Now you know how to set up
your very own blog on your very own domain. If you liked this video, please share it with
your friends and click the like button. If you want to be notified when I release
new instructional videos like this one, then click on the subscribe button and subscribe
to my channel. Thanks so much for watching, and I wish you
the very best in setting up your own website. Until next time, take care.

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