Follow the instructions in the welcome email to log in to Hostinger.Once you log in.
you’ll answer a series of straightforward questions about the website you are trying to create:
And it’s basically this easy throughout the whole setup, which only takes a few minutes.
You’ll have the option to claim your free domain as long.
As you signed up with Premium or Business Shared Hosting:
At this time you can also connect domains you already own (the walkthrough is very simple) or buy additional domains.As you select from free domains, keep an eye on the renewal pricing. Your domain is free for the first year. After that, you have to renew, typically at a higher price. This is no different from any other host, but you don’t want to be surprised about renewal pricing.
The top example where the renewal price is more than 50 times higher than starting price is unusual. But it happens. The bottom example is much more within the normal range for domain name renewals.Step 4: Install WordPress with HostingerNext, you’ll choose your content management system (CMS). I recommend using WordPress.Hostinger will give you other CMS options, but unless you have a compelling reason to do otherwise, WordPress is the easiest, cheapest, safest play you can make.
Create a WordPress account with a strong password, and choose from dozens of different layout options for your site. Different layouts are known as WordPress themes.You just have to make a choice at this time–you’ll be able to change themes and customize the site later. We’ll go into all that in the next steps.For now, just confirm everything is correct:
Double-check all this
And if for whatever reason Hostinger has located your website in an incorrect region, adjust that by clicking the purple pencil edit button.Once you are sure that the information is right, click Finish Setup. This takes less than five minutes.Congrats! You now own a piece of the internet!Let’s dive into using WordPress.
Access WordPress in Hostinger Dashboard Hostinger offers a very convenient dashboard for you to manage your site.
It’s known as hPanel, and is very welcoming to new users, as far as website control panels go.And if you have any confusion, Hostinger has tons of support about how to navigate hPanel.
You’ll be prompted to use WordPress to create your site. If you miss the prompts or skip them for any reason.
you can always log in to WordPress using the left-side dropdown panel in the dashboard:
Enter the WordPress account .
password you created in the last step to log in and start customizing your new website.Step 6: Design Your Website with Customizable .
Themes You already selected a WordPress theme to build your site, and if you are happy with the way it looks,
great!If you want to see what else is out there, you can explore tens of thousands of themes on WordPress.org.
A lot of them are free. There are also some you need to pay for.Pro tip: Don’t worry too much about this section.
It’s easy to get caught up with perfectionism and think that you need to get your theme right the first time. That’s not true.
The most important thing you can do is choose a basic theme and go with it. You can always change your theme later.
Go to your WordPress website’s administration dashboard. You can do this through the Hostinger dashboard, or you can use the URL [your website name].com/wp-admin.
Then simply use the username and password you got in the previous step.
Once you’re in the admin dashboard, go to your sidebar and click Appearance>Themes>Add New Theme.
This will allow you to add any theme you want from WordPress’s library. Choose one now.For this article, we’ll be using OceanWP. This is a free theme that’s very flexible. Whether you need a blog, ecommerce store, or whatever else, OceanWP can get it done.
You’ll now be able to change
any aspect of your website you want. This includes things like your website’s colors, menu options, header images, and more.After clicking on customize, you’ll see a look at your website as you customize it as well as a left sidebar with different customization options.Each theme offers different options, but there’s a lot of overlap between themes. We’re going to go into more detail about what each option does—and whether or not it’s vital:
Site Identity. Important. This area will allow you to change your site’s title as well as a sub-head or tagline. In most instances, you’ll also be able to upload a site icon as well. This is the image that appears in new browser tabs when people are on your website.Colors. Optional. Change your website’s color palette. For OceanWP, this section only allows you to change the color of the title text.Menus. Very important. It allows you to create a navigation menu for your website. Your reader will use this menu to discover and navigate to specific pages of your website. You’ll also be able to choose where the menu appears (e.g. top, footer, sidebar).Widgets. Optional. These are different tools you can place throughout your website such as archives, calendars, search bars, and more. Completely optional, but can be helpful depending on what website you have.
Most important page now for your website.
How to Create a HomepageOceanWP gives you two different ways to create a homepage:Your latest posts. Your homepage showcases your latest blog posts.A static page. You create a page to become your home page.The first option is straightforward: Create blog posts and the homepage will automatically show all your latest blog posts.That’s why we want to walk you through creating a static page for your website. This can be especially useful for companies that just want a branded page to introduce their audience to the website.It’s also much more customizable than a page showing your latest blog posts.First, head back to your WordPress website dashboard and click on Pages>Add New.