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Page updated 15.48 GMT 13th October 2019

A Fully Managed WordPress Hosting Solution

Today I am going to walk you through the steps of setting up a WordPress website combining these two great services, KnowHost and Uniregistry. Both of these services I currently use with no problems whatsoever and offer a great foundation for anyone starting a marketing business.

Overview of the process

We are going to be working with 2 great services, Uniregistry for setting up domain and Knownhost for deploying a fully Managed WordPress hosting solution.

Uniregistry has been looking after my domain names for the last 5 years now, with reasonable priced domains on new and renewals.

As for KnownHost, I have several different types of hosting with them which have all exceptional uptime and deliver at speed to my viewers. Today we will be looking at their Managed WordPress solution as I feel for those starting out makes a great starting point for WordPress.

In this easy to do guide we will cover the following:

  • Domain Name
  • Webhosting Setup
  • Pointing Domain to Webspace

Okay Time to Get Started……..

Step 1 Obtain Your Domain Name

Note – if you already own a domain name, you can skip down to step 2.

So by now, I would imagine you have a Domain name in mind for your project that you’ll be using for your Website creation.
I have several domain accounts but today I will be using Uniregistry to demonstrate the process of pointing the domain to your new WordPress installation.

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When you have grabbed your domain name come back here to follow the setup process for your web hosting. We will return back there to configure the domain in step 3 once we have our WordPress hosting in place.

Step 2 Setup Managed WordPress

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So today for our short guide I shall be using a company called KnownHost who offer fully managed WordPress solutions, which takes the hassle out of the technical aspect leaving you to crack on with your new website.

As you can see from the screenshot below Knownhost offer 2 managed WordPress services, one being an entry-level and the other a Business level.

The notable difference in the two is the storage space and bandwidth, so depending on the size of the website you’re going to launch it’s worth taking note. Upgrading from the Entry level WordPress Hosting plan to the Business level is seamless with no downtime.

Overall Features Include

  • Securing hosting using Imunify360
  • Automatic Updates
  • Easy Control panel
  • 30 Day Money Back
  • Free SSL

KnownHost does also offer various other types of high performance hosting like Shared, Reseller, Cloud, VPS and dedicated, but today we are concentrating on a Managed WordPress solution.

2.1 Goto KnownHost Managed WordPress Plans and Select your desired package, as we mentioned earlier the main factors are centred around storage and bandwidth. When done click Order now to take you to the configuration screen.
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2.2 Once inside the configuration screen we have a couple of options. Make your selection between 1 month right up to 3 years. If you just dipping your toes then go for a month, which gives you the chance to try the services to see how their work.

2.3 Add your domain name in the Configurable options.

2.4 Select your payment option.

2.5 Fill out the account creation section if your new to KnownHost further down the page or login if you have an account already.

2.6 Once filled out, click “Create Account” where you will be taken to the order confirmation screen to review your order details and to confirm the purchase.

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Once all is confirmed with your purchase you will get a couple of e-mails, confirmation of payment and your login details. Now, remember you have 2 sets of login details, one for your KnownHost account and one for your WordPress site admin also known as the backend.

2.7 Next login into your account on the main page so you can access your service you have just purchased. Click on the “manage” button next to your new package and this will take us into your hosting area control panel.
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2.8 Once inside your hosting control panel you have a few options at your disposal, like changing domain, change passwords, backup/restore, setup unlimited e-mail accounts, SFTP/SSH access, statistics, manage WordPress and automatic updates.
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Now at this point move to your Domain registry as we are going to change a couple of settings.

3.Point Your Domain to Your Website.

It is worth noting that when you connect your domain to your WordPress site it may take up to 24 hours for the Domain Nameservers (DNS) to switch over. Once this has taken place you will be able to log into your WordPress website and start creating.

Note – these next steps are instructions if your domains are based at Uniregistry, if you use a different domain registry then please follow their guides for changing nameservers where your domains are registered.

3.1 Login into your account out Uniregistry and go to manage domains.

3.2 Click on your domain name in the list, this will then take us to a number of options for your domain.

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3.3 Click on the NS/DNS Records button to open up the nameserver records.

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3.4 Click on My account defaults from the drop-down button and click on “set new name servers”
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3.5 Okay we are now going to assign the Nameserver names that were sent to you via e-mail when you setup your KnownHost WordPress hosting account. You need to add these 2 names into the boxes provided, clicking Add after each entry. Then when done click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page.
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All done..

So that’s the domain all set up, just a small wait while it goes through the propagation procedure throughout the worldwide servers.

Once this completes you will be able to see your WordPress site in all its glory and its just a case of logging in and off you go!

Also, remember that your site will come with a Free SSL certificate which gets installed automatically when the WordPress hosting is created, but bear in mind this can take up to 24 hours to show a secure padlock in the browser.

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