Fast, Easy and Effective Website Setup

by Baba

Once you get the hand of setting up websites, you’ll be able to go from buying a domain to having a fully setup WordPress website in as little as 30 minutes. A well setup website will increase your chances of ranking well with search engines, make it easy for you to make changes to your website and help you create a website that your readers will love.

Step 1: Buying the Domain

The first step is to purchase a domain name. In general, .com domain names will do better than .net or .org domains. One or two word domains tend to do better than extremely long domains.

Having your main keywords in your domain will also help you rank with search engines. If you can buy an exact match domain for the keywords you’re typing for, your chances of ranking well for the keyword go up dramatically.

To register your own domain, just go to and make your purchase.

Step 2: Choose a Reliable Host

There are a few things you should look for in a web host.

First of all, it should have extremely high uptimes, so your website almost never goes down. There should be no spammers on their servers, or else your site may get blacklisted as well. The servers should also be extremely fast.

In addition, they should have a robust cPanel installed that allows you to quickly and easily install web applications. They should have excellent customer service. Finally, the price should also be reasonable.

For most marketers, HostGator is a great webhost to start with. It matches all the above criteria. It also comes with Fantastico, which allows you to install WordPress at the click of a button.

Once you’ve purchased your webhost plan, write down the nameservers and then copy and paste them into the DNS settings in GoDaddy. This basically tells GoDaddy where your website is hosted so it can direct people who come to your domain to your server. Your website should be up and running within the hour.

Step 3: Install WordPress

WordPress makes it easy for just about anyone to create a website from scratch and have a very good shot at getting ranked. For most users, it’s easier and faster than setting up and HTML site or using a different content management system.

If you’re using HostGator, all you need to do is log into your cPanel, click on Fantastico, select WordPress and hit install.

That’s all there is to it! In just 3 easy steps, you’ve gone from having no website to having a fully setup domain and hosting. The first time might take a few hours, but with practice the whole process can take under 30 minutes.

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