Getting started with SiteGround Web Hosting for WordPress is one of the easier steps of getting into Affiliate Marketing.
SiteGround offers 4 types of Web Hosting on its platform and claimed to be trusted by the owners of two million domains.
SiteGround Web Hosting Options:
SiteGround will let you use a number of different Content Management Systems such as Joomla, Magento, Prestashop, and more.
Managed WordPress Hosting
SiteGround has developed it own automated WordPress installation system. This WordPress Starter creates a real, functional site in minutes. No need to wait around for a technical support ticket to be created for your site to be created.
SiteGround can also transfer your WordPress site from another company with the free SiteGround Migrator plugin. Professional transfer services are also available.
Starting a WooCommerce storefront has never been easier than working with SiteGround. It only takes a few clicks to install a storefront theme working with the WooCommerce engine hosted at SiteGround.
Sometimes you just need scalable business resources and servers that are professionally managed. SiteGround has this offering as well.
For the purposes of this article, I am going to be focused on the Managed WordPress Hosting option.
How to Get Started
Click here to start a WordPress website on SiteGround Web Hosting and follow along below.
A Variety of Managed WordPress Hosting Plan are Available
Select a Plan
Notice that each of the plans has the follow services standard, not matter the package selected:
- Free SSL
- Daily Backup
- Free CDN
- Free Email
- WP-CLI and SSH
- Unlimited Databases
- 100% renewable energy match
What are these services, and what do they mean to you and your affiliate marketing blog?
Free SSL Certificates refers to Secure Socket Layer. With this enabled, your prospects will have the peace of mind of knowing that their interaction with your site will be secure. SiteGround includes that Let’s Encrypt Standard and Wildcard SSL certificates. For your convenience, the Standard SSL comes preinstalled on your site.
SiteGround backs up your account daily and keep up to 30 copies. You also have the option to create instant on-demand backups with the click of a button. This option is great when you are doing WordPress version upgrades or working with Plugins or Themes. Having the ability to back up your site and account before you make changes is something you should pay attention to, and it is included with SiteGround.
Free Email lets you present a professional impression by using your domain name as part of your email adress.
Site Staging allows you to make a copy of your site, work on it, and then push the changes live with our staging tool.
For the advanced users, you will have access to tools like WP-CLI, SSH access, PHP version control, Git integration and more that make workflows easy and fast.
For the purposes of this demonstration I am going to select the GrowBig package.
Select the Number of Months for your Hosting Plan
Register a New Domain or Use One You Already Have
SiteGround also allows can act a a Domain Name Registrar. If you do not have a name register then you can do so as part of the same checkout process as your web hosting selection.
Note the price for the Domain Registration.
Create Your SiteGround Account
The SiteGround account creation screen and payment information all on one screen.
Submit Your Payment and Finalize your Account
The payment options include Visa, MasterCard and Discover. I did not see an option for American Express or for PayPal, so be prepared when you are ready to check out.
Make note of the email address that you use and the password that you set because you will need these to log into your SiteGround Account to set up your WordPress Installation.