In this introductory mini course, we walk you through the steps of (1) signing up for a basic web hosting plan through HostGator.com, which is required for running WordPress, and (2) installing WordPress itself. As an added bonus, I show you how to get your first month of hosting at HostGator.com for a penny and a 45 day guarantee.
I occasionally get small businesses and individuals who approach me and tell me they want a website, and they want to build it themselves so they can save some money and learn the process. They don’t completely understand web hosting, but they know it’s something they need to have, and they ask me how to get started. How to sign up. They’ve usually heard about how awesome WordPress is, but are intimidated at the thought of installing it. That’s who this course is intended to help.
Note: While WordPress is undoubtedly one of the most popular website platforms available, there are still some people that are intimidated by it. If that's you, check out my alternative course: Easier Than Wordpress: Design Your Business Website. In that course, I show you how to design a website in LightCMS, which is ultimately more simple than WordPress, but offers less flexibility, and less scalability.