Starting a new web site for a small business is an excellent idea. You can make it profitable. That means starting your small business website work for 2020 to make it productive easier than ever before. It’s also simple to learn without having programming knowledge or technical experience, as you think. But how to get started with building a website for a small business?
If you start thinking about a new website, I recommend you to choose WordPress for better future and to do what you need without wasting time.
WordPress is a blogging platform. But it’s flexibility offers much more than a blogging platform to build your business website also.
The best part is if you want to start a blog with representing your business, WordPress has that everything to manage you’ll in the future. (If you wish to create your homepage, blog, shop, in the same website)
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What is a Self-Hosted Website?
Self-Hosted websites are different than other free platforms. If you’re interested in creating websites before, I hope you’ve known about open blogging platforms such as:
But free platforms have serious limitations for starting your business website.
However, if you are serious about starting a profitable and successful website to spread it on more audience, a Self-Hosted website is better for you with the content management system (CMS) we called WordPress (a web software).
That’s mean you’ll have full control of your website to make it looks perfect with design, options, and whatever you want to do.
What You’ll Need to Build a Website for Small Business?
If you want to build a professional business website, you have to walk through this simple step-by-step guide:
- Sign up for a web hosting (I recommend Namecheap).
- Choose your hosting plan.
- Pick an awesome domain name for your website.
- Complete hosting registration.
- Install WordPress.
- Start your productive journey.
Let me explain, Follow the guide!
1. Sign Up for a Web Hosting
We can be called it, the engine that powers your website. If you want your WordPress website to have fast loading speeds without any issues, I recommend choosing Namecheap as your hosting provider.
I have more experience with Namecheap, and their quick customer service is fast and help you anytime with live chat. And they offer everything for the cheapest prices in the market.
There are several hosting plans to choose from WordPress Hosting on Namecheap. If you’re a beginner, you can choose the “Stellar” plan and they will also offer you SSL certificates for FREE.
2. Choose Your Hosting Plan
To get started, Go to Namecheap. Also, navigate to WordPress Shared Hosting plans and see the list of Namecheap hosting plans.
Think twice and more before choosing your hosting plan. You can see the difference between every price plan that you have to purchase.
However, I can recommend you to select the “Stellar” or Stellar Plus plan to get started, but you can choose any plan for your needs. Choose the billing cycle to be monthly or yearly. (You can get 50% off for your first-year plans at Namecheap)
3. Pick an Awesome Domain Name for Your Website
Once you choose a preferred plan you’ll ask for a get domain name to continue to purchase your hosting plan. First, add your preferred hosting plan to the cart and navigate to buy a domain name from Namecheap directly.
If you want to buy a domain from Namecheap, additionally you’ll be charged for the domain separately from the hosting plan price.
Choose a perfect domain name and check your domain availability. If you’re ok with it, then add it to your “Cart“. (You cannot change your domain name again)
The best part is Namecheap offers the domain privacy for free that most hosting providers charge it for as an additional cost.
4. Complete Hosting Registration
In the final registration page, you have to complete your configurable options and payment options to own your hosting space. There you’ll see the all order summary clearly with benefits you’ll get from Namecheap.
Read all the things and complete your purchase with your credit or debit card securely. If you have any questions, kindly contact the Namecheap team for any assistance.
5. Install WordPress
Now you’re an owner of a brand new Namecheap account. Now let’s trying to install WordPress in the correct way.
After you complete the sign-up process and the payment, you’ll redirect to the Namecheap account area. Go to Domain list > Manage > Products > Manage > Go to Cpanel. Now log in to your Cpanel under your brand new domain.
To install WordPress, find the “Softaculous App Installer” in Cpanel and click on “Blogs“.
Now, click the WordPress icon on the top left corner to get started with the process.
After that, you can see the short brief about the WordPress software. Read the information and click “Install” to continue the process.
Here, you can see the last steps of the installation process that you have to fill out important details.
first, choose the HTTPS as your protocol. Make sure to install your SSL certificate from Namecheap. (You can find it on Cpanel named as “Namecheap SSL“)
Choose a domain to install WordPress. (This will default as your current domain)
Scroll down and give a name to your website and choose a username, password to login to your WordPress dashboard. (You can change these settings later, but remember the current password.)
Fill out all the details carefully and click the “Install” button on the bottom of the page.
Now WordPress will start the installation process and it will take up to 2 minutes to complete. Well, Sit back and wait for your website to come up!
After a few minutes, the process will end and you will show the login navigation link. Go to website.com/wp-admin to login to your WordPress dashboard.
6. Start Your Productive Journey
Now, your website is ready. Just view your website using your domain name. Navigate to WordPress dashboard and start posting some new. It’s not hard to do. WordPress is very simplified and easy to use.
You can log in to your WordPress dashboard from anywhere using the link website.com/wp-admin.
So that is the process of installing WordPress. This is for non-developers who will love to website. I hope you all done with the previous steps and also I think now your website is alive now.
Now you can start building your website with choosing a great theme and plugins for start customizations on your website.
WordPress Page Builders: Page builders can help you to create and design your web site’s pages in drag and drop editor. Using the Elementor page Builder offers that everything in one place for easy use.
WordPress eCommerce Plugins: In the WordPress way, we can be called it, WooCommerce. This amazing plugin helps you to sell physical goods and digital goods or local and global customers with your preferred payment options including PayPal and Stripe.
I made this guide to getting a brief idea and starting your website for a budget without spending more money. So, you can begin building your small business site yourself.
While you using the WordPress you may have questions and issues, I can recommend to looking to wpbeginner.com and search your query for easy WordPress solutions. They have a bunch of articles reading WordPress solutions and tools for better practices.
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