When I started my WordPress journey, I had no idea of WordPress hosting, domain name etc. and all this was equal to rocket science for me. After using a self-hosted WordPress blog for a long time, I now know that WordPress is one of the easiest platforms to start blogging and learning. In this tutorial, I will tell you how to buy hosting for your blog. For any new WordPress blog, A2Hosting Shared hosting is perfect, and you can easily handle 20,000 traffic per day. You will need two things to start a new WordPress blog:
What’s great about A2host is that it also offers a free domain with who.is guard, so you don’t need additional domain registrar to buy the domain. If you already have a domain name, you can use it to signup to A2host, and use the free domain feature later. You can also get a special discount from A2Host when you will use the link given below for sign up.
SignUp for A2Hosting Service.
Guide to buy hosting for blog:
Simply, follow the A2host signup link given above and you will be on the signup page of A2Host.
On the next page, you have to choose the hosting package that you want. Let me quickly tell you the major difference in all three plans of A2Host:
- Starup hosting package: This is the cheapest, which costs $ 2.99 / month and lets you host a website. This plan offers 100 GB of storage and unlimited bandwidth. This is great when you have planned to host only one site.
- Plus hosting package: This is the pack that I would recommend to you, as it has a difference of only $ 2.99 / month over the cost of the and starter package, as it allows to host all features + unlimited sites as well. More unlimited resources are like icing on the cake. Harsh sir also hosts his sites on this plan.
- Turbo Boost: These are great for businesses that require an SSL certificate. This plan has all the features of plus hosting + Dedicated IP SSL certificate and also some more features. The price difference is $ 7, and you get what you pay for appropriately. This plan is recommended for business and eCommerce sites. For a WordPress blog or a website of an informative kind, you should prefer plus package.
In the image below, you can compare all four plans:
Click on select below your preferred plan and on the next page you can claim your free domain or you can use any other current domain as well. You can use the free domain feature again at any time.
You can buy a domain name from A2Host (the first year is free), or you can add your existing domain name to “I have a domain name”. In my case, I am using A2Host free domain name feature.
Click Next, and it will take you to your A2Host account information and payment page. Fill all the details, and make sure that the details are accurate.
A2Host Package Selection:
Now select the package you want to buy. Whenever I buy shared hosting from A2Host, I choose the three years plan, because I get this package at a minimum price of $ 6.95 per month.
As A2Host is an old and reliable WordPress hosting company, this investment is better than paying discounted renewal fees next time.
While you are filling the package information column, if you want to keep the backup of your website somewhere else, then uncheck the site backup pro.
As if we don’t want this for our wordpress blog, then I uncheck it. Once you have filled all the details, go ahead and make the payment. You can make payment by credit card or PayPal.
Once your payment process is done, within a few minutes you will receive the login details of your A2Host account. Now login to your A2Host cPanel, and install WordPress on it.