A Fully Managed WordPress Hosting Solution
Overview of the process
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
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.
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
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.
2.2 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.
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.
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.
3.3 Click on the NS/DNS Records button to open up the nameserver records.
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.
Complement Your New WordPress Website
The beauty of WordPress is many free themes and plugins are available to use to help get you started. However, to help extend capabilities there are many paid services which help you achieve out of this world results. Here are a handful of such services to take your WordPress site to the next level.
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