In this tutorial, I will show you how to buy and install WordPress on GreenGeeks step by step. Where I will show you which hosting plan you should choose and the actual buying process involved. I will then show you how to install WordPress on GreenGeeks the right way…

How To Install WordPress On GreenGeeks 2021 🔥 + SSL & Email Setup [Tutorial: beginners buying guide]

  • Updated January 24, 2021
  • Updated January 24, 2021

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to buy and install WordPress on GreenGeeks step by step.

Where I will show you which hosting plan you should choose and the actual buying process involved. I will then show you how to install WordPress on GreenGeeks the right way and choosing the correct settings towards the end of this video. I would give you a very special offer if you decide to pick out GreenGeeks. So we my link below. I would give you my 6-figure blog, of course, for free as a way of saying thank you for supporting my channel.

Now let’s get started.

Step one, click on the link in the description or type this into your browser.

It will take you to my special GreenGeeks discount page where you will get the best discount greenGeeks is currently offering.

For transparency, this is an affiliate link. I will receive a small commission while you get a special discount and my 6-figure blog, of course, for free so it can be a win win situation for the both of us. And I really appreciate you supporting my channel.

Now we click on Get Started Now. Now, GreenGeeks has three shared hosting plans for you to choose from.

The first is the Lite Plan, this one in the allow you to have one website. So it’s going to be suitable for you if you’re a local business or you or someone who only needs one website. But if you want any more than that, you’re going to need to go for the Pro Plan on the premium plane. Now, both of them offer unlimited websites, but the main difference here is the performance and the IP address. So the Pro Plan only gives you a two times performance increase from the light plane.

But the Premium Plan is even faster at four times. And the other main difference is you get a free, dedicated IP address. So unless you really need it for a specific project, then I definitely recommend you just take the Pro Plan as this will be more than enough for your multiple websites.

And not having a dedicated IP address will not affect your SEO and will still allow you to rank your Web sites. Fine. I don’t use a dedicated IP address for my beginning Web site and they are still fine. So I’m going to click on Get Started on the Pro Plan. Now, when it comes to domain names, I recommend you don’t buy any of your domain names from any hosting providers. Other YouTuber don’t tell you this, and it really annoys me.

So I’m going to explain it to you now. For example, here at dot com domain name from green geek’s is going to cost you $30.95 per year, but you’re going to have to pay an extra $9.95 for the domain privacy. Their main privacy is very important, and I believe this is a requirement as it protects you from marketers contacting you constantly every day, trying to sell their services to you. So overall, it’s going to cost about 24 dollars per year for a dot com domain from GreenGeeks.

But if you go to a dedicated domain name provider like Namecheap, which I use myself, it’s only going to cost you $8.88 per year and they provide you the domain privacy for free. So you think about it, nine dollars as opposed to $24. That’s about three times cheaper and that’s every year.

So if you want to save money in the long term, then I recommend you go for Namecheap.

But if you just want the easiest way and you have the budget, then you can choose GreenGeeks and if it’s green and you just type in the new domain you want here. But if it’s my recommended method for Namecheap, then you buy it from them cheap. And I have a video to guide you through that step by step. Yeah. And then you come down here and type in your domain name that you’ve chosen. Now click on next and now you can see your coupon savings has been applied and you’ve got the discount for my link.

Now you feel that your private information here. Now the next thing is to choose how long you want to buy your hosting plan for. And obviously 3 years is going to be the cheapest. So I recommend you always buy the longest plan possible as when it comes time to renewing, they’re going to charge you a lot more. So pick the 3-year plan and play around with it. And if you’re happy with it, keep it. But if you’re not, then you have a 30-day money back guarantee where they will refund you the full cost.

But just be aware that if you do buy your domain name from GreenGeeks, that part cannot be refunded.

Now, with the same location, you can choose where you want to host your website and they have three locations. So what I recommend you do is to choose a server location which is closest to most of your visitors.

So if it is a global site and I recommend you choose the United States, but if it’s anywhere in Europe or even in Asia, it may be better to choose Europe as it’s closer to you. But I’ll select United States for this tutorial and now feeling your payment information and click on Create Account. And that’s it.

You’re already successful. Now you need to follow the instructions and go and check your email for the logging details. So he is my login credentials. And the login page, click on that now, entering your login details. Verify everything. You may need to verify by sending the code, so I sent the code and then I’m going to check my email and put the code in and here is my code.

Now click on Verify Code. So now my account is being verified and I’m logged in. We are now logged in GreenGeek’s dashboard. And before we do anything further, the next step is to connect your domain name from Namecheap to GreenGeeks. But if you bought your domain name from GreenGeeks, then just skip this step and go right to the next one.

But if you got it from Namecheap like me, then go to hosting, click on manage and see here domain name servers. These are the three name servers we need to copy over to and Namecheap hosting account if I select the domain name.

So this is a domain that I want to connect to GreenGeeks on my Namecheap again. So you come down to name service section and you select this and change the custom DNS then for the name server one, two and three. This is where you would paste in those values from GreenGeeks. And now that they have copied in you, just click on the checkmark here and save it. That’s it. Says your DNS area has been updated and may take 48 hours.

This is really the case normally an hour max, but five to 10 minutes and it should be ready. So when it’s ready, we can go to our next step.

Now ready to install our WordPress website and to do this, click on hosting and click on cPanel. And now just a quick side note. If you want to install your second, third or fourth websites, then you just click on this, add on domain’s button and add your domain first before you can install your WordPress website. But anyway, this is my first website, and the domain name has already been added on Czechia. So he’s go down to the WordPress manager, buy Softaculous, click on that.

And now we click on install. Make sure you pick the right the my name type in your site name.

And the site description always go down to the admin account and for the username, make sure to use anything but admin, because when people try to hack your website, they’re going to get admin first and for password, I recommend you putting something safe. I normally just let Softaculous generate me a new password and for the admin email, put an email saying that you want to use. Now we go down and you can untick WP forms as you may not need it, but Litespeed Cache is a really handy plugin to have as it will speed up your website a lot.

So we can keep that there for now and we can scroll down to the bottom and click on install. And that’s it for WordPress website has been installed successfully, but we can’t open these pages yet because our SSL certificate is not being installed and our website is not yet secured.

We still have another step to go. But I just wanted to quickly ask if you’re getting value out of my channel. If so, just hit that like button for me and subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss out on any quality content that I release every single week.

So the next step is to install our SSL certificate, so from the dashboard, we want to go to security, click on add SSL certificate, select your service, pick your domain name, click, continue. And we want to select the free. Lets encrypt SSL. That is enough. And now click on confirm and create. Now we want to install SSL certificate. And that’s it now, this is how it has now been installed, so to check that it all worked.

We want to go back into our Softaculous app and log in and check. So we click on spectaculars here on instillations and we want to click on admin here.

And here it is. This is our WordPress dashboard page.

So this means that is being installed correctly and the site lock here is active, which means that our SSL certificate is working. And also to check the front-end of the website, we scroll over here and click on visit site. And this also shows our barebones website is working and our site is locked. Now, the next step is to create our email address.

So to do this, we go back to our dashboard, click on cPanel, and we scroll down to the email accounts section, click on that and click on Create, Choose Your Username and Password.

And now we want to click on Create. And it’s that simple. You can see my email has been successfully created.

Also, just a quick note on my bonus offer to you. If you decide to pick up GreenGeeks through my link, then just send me your receipt to [email protected] and I’ll send you access to my bonus course right away. It’s that simple now that you have successfully installed WordPress onto your bare bones GreenGeeks, again, it’s time to go out and actually fully build out your website. And this next video will help you do just that.

So check it out and I’ll see you in that next tutorial.

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Allan Borch

Hey I’m Allan, founder of Dotcom Dollar. I started my own successful online business and quit my job in 2015 to travel the world. I started Dotcom Dollar to help aspiring entrepreneurs like you create a successful online business.