In this tutorial, I will show you how to buy and install WordPress on iPage page step by step. I will show you which hosting plan you should choose and the actual buying process involved…
How To Install WordPress On iPage Hosting 2020 [Tutorial: beginners buying & setup guide]
In this tutorial, I will show you how to buy and install WordPress on iPage page step by step.
I will show you which hosting plan you should choose and the actual buying process involved. I would then show you how to install WordPress on iPage the right way and choosing the correct settings towards the end of this video. I will give you a very special offer. If you decide to pick up iPage through my link below, I will give you my 6-figure blog course for free as a way of saying thank you for supporting my channel. Now let’s get into it.
Step one, click on the link in the description or type this into your browser. It’ll take you to my special iPage this campaign where you will get the best discount AiPage is currently offering. Now we go to hosting and click on Web hosting. So from the hosting page, you scroll down and you can see that pricing. There’s only one plan for you to choose from. And in that plan, you have unlimited websites and pretty much unlimited everything.
The only difference here is how long you buy your plan for so you can get it for three years, two years or one year, and the price gets cheaper the longer you buy it for.
So I always recommend that you buy for as long as you can. So in this case would be 3 years as you’re going to save the most money, because when it comes time to renew, you’re going to get charged a full price. So take advantage of a discount when you can and they have a 30 day money back guarantee. So if they’re not right for you from the start, then you can cancel and get your refund. But if they are, then you’re saving money in the long run.
So go click on Add to Cart.
Next is to choose your domain name. Here’s something that really annoys me that no other YouTubers tell you about. And this is how expensive domain names are with hosting providers. For example, iPage is going to cost you for a dot com domain. $10.99 for the first year and $17.99 to renew your domain name every year with them.
And this doesn’t include the domain privacy, which is another $10 per year. And domain privacy is very important as it will protect your identity. So marketers won’t be able to contact you and annoy you every day selling their services to you.
So overall it’s going to cost you on average $28 per year. So this is very expensive. What I do and what I recommend you also do is get your domain names with Namecheap. This is what I do with all my domain names. So you can see here it costs $12.98 to renew every single year and it’s got the domain privacy included with the WhoisGuard for free every single year.
So the overall price for a domain name on Namecheap is about half as much as I. So to me it only makes sense to do it that way.
And if you got a lot of spare cash and you just want the easiest option and just type in the domain, you want to buy into this box that I already have a domain name, so I’ll type in my domain name with name with Namecheap. Click on Search now click on I own and want to transfer this domain. Click on I want to transfer my domain and now I want to scroll down, click on, continue to add on.
And for here we do not want the website back up or the site. Look there are free options available instead of paying money like this. So don’t waste your money, just keep it simple. And also we’re going to remove the domain transfer as I had to click it to be able to go to the next step, which I also believe is not very ethical from my page to do it this way. So cancel that and then click on proceed to billing.
So now fill out your personal details here and we come down and fill out out payment method here. Also, you can choose between PayPal or your credit or debit card and now you can click on purchase and now we can see here our purchase is successful.
Sometimes is in order, if you like. Here you just have to wait for you can’t be confirmed and then we can move on.
You can see that just while I was talking, the set up has been completed and now I can log in. The next step is to go to your email account and check your email.
And here is my order confirmation. Next, I will click on this to create a password and to the security information I click on Save and Continue and here is our dashboard.
So the next step is to connect that domain name from Namecheap to iPage.
But if you ended up buying your domain name from my page, then you can skip this step and go straight to the next step. Anyway, we need to click on Import Domain, click on Add Existing Domain and now entering your domain name from name change and click on ADD Existing Domain. Next step is click on Manage, then click on hosting tools and these two name servers. Here is what we will need to copy and paste in our Namecheap domain account from my Namecheap domain that I’ve selected.
You come down to the name.
Service section, click on this and change it, the custom DNS, and this is where I would need to paste my two name service in here, make sure they match and now we just click on Save DNS update may take up to 48 hours to take effect.
This is rarely the case. It normally takes about an hour or under and your site would have been transferred to iPage. And once that’s done, we can move on to the next step.
The next step is to install our WordPress website and to do that from our dashboard, we click on WordPress, we can get started, use existing plan, type in your site title, put in your email, username and password. Make sure you don’t use admin username as this to make it easier for hackers to get into your website. I click on Install WordPress and that’s it.
It’s a fairly easy method.
We still have another step to go. But I just wanted to ask you if you’re getting value for my video so far. If so, just let me know by liking my video and subscribing to my channel so you don’t miss out on more quality video that I release every single week.
But before we click on Manage Site to work on our Web site, we need to install our SSL certificate. And to do that, it’s very easy with a page from our summary dashboard page or you would have to do is just to make sure that the listing is on and to enforce our SSL. So that’s all. Just make sure these two buttons are on and our SSL is done. This is as easy as it gets even compared to other hosting providers.
Just a quick note, though. Make sure you don’t click on SSL certificate here to try and install it, because this will take you to the paid option, which I believe is pretty manipulative from my page here. See, trying to make you pay three dollars per month, but you don’t have to.
Next up, we’re going to create our email account.
And we do this by going to email management and clicking on standard as the other two options will cost money again. Now, under email management, we just click on add email, choose your mailbox name and password and once you’re happy and click on Create Mailbox and that’s it.
Your email account is being created successfully. That was also very easy to do just to make sure that everything worked. I’m going back to my WordPress dashboard and now you can click on Manage Site to access your WordPress dashboard. So you can see here from the WordPress Dashboard that our WordPress website has been installed successfully and even our SSL certificate is working and our site is secured.
And if you want to see what the front end looks like, you just hover here and click on visit site.
And here it is. Our page is set up correctly and running. Just a quick note on my bonus offered to you. If you decide to pick up iPage through my link, just simply 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 barebones iPage, you can it’s time to go out and fully build out your WordPress website.
And this next video will help you do just that. So check it out and I’ll see you in that next tutorial.