Want to start a new blog using WordPress on your A2 Hosting package? Don’t know where to start from and what to do? This is the guide to hosting a wordpress site at A2 Hosting.
Once you have purchased a hosting package from A2 Hosting, you will receive a welcome email. There will be the nameservers and panel URL for your hosting account.
Go to your domain name provider and update the nameservers to your domain name with the one in the welcome email.
Now, after everything is done you will be asked to log into your domain, do that. Enter the domain and enter the password you just made for your account. You will be on the Welcome screen. Click on cPanel.
Now we are hosting a wordpress site at A2 hosting
Now once you are inside cPanel, there are just a few minutes between you and your new WordPress blog. It’s just a matter of time, you’re just moments away to start a WordPress blog from scratch, seriously.
Scroll down the page to Website Builders. Click on the WordPress logo and wait for it to load. You should now be looking at a page full of codes and scripts. Don’t panic, simply click on the WordPress logo under Blogs.
A new screen will appear after a while saying Install WordPress. In the directory field, leave it blank to install it in the root of the domain.
Click on the text that says I have understood the terms and condition and then click on Install now. The installation will begin, wait a minute or two and WordPress is installed.
When WordPress is installed, a new screen will come up. Here there are all the details of the WordPress installation you just did. Password, Username, Login URL and blog URL is given here. Backup the details for reference
Open the blog for the first time
Enter the domain name, and voila your blog is there on the world-wide web. Now you need to log into your WordPress control center from where you will write blogs, install themes and plugins.
Now that you started a WordPress blog, write your first post
Enter the login URL you got before on the address bar. Once you are there. Enter the username and password, you saved. Congratulations, you are into the back-end of your blog, into WordPress dashboard.
The front-end is what the readers see, and back-end is what you use to manage your blog.
Now, write your first post. Navigate to Posts>Add New.
Enter the title of the post and start writing. Once the blog is finished, you can publish the blog. The publish button is on the left side of the color cleanish blue.
Congrats you have written the first blog post. Here, you have completed the guide. You have successfully started a new WordPress blog from scratch on A2 hosting.
This is how you can go for hosting a wordpress site at A2 Hosting.