This is a simple 5 step guide for someone who has never had or created a website, and is recommended for Bloggers and Small Businesses who need a quick website on a budget. Most people avoid this because they think it’s just an unnecessary expense especially with a small business. Bloggers also think it’s better to use free options, and later realise they need a self-hosted blog to be taken seriously so it’s best to start off right and we have the most affordable option for you.

Step 1: Visit 1AND1.COM 

Step 2: Click on the WORDPRESS HOSTING option. 

Step 3: Pick your plan. Each of those plans include a free domain so register for the type of project you need – the most common being the essential plan.

 

Step 4: Check if your domain name is available, or opt for an alternative name. We highly recommend a .com domain from all the options you see.

 

Once you’re happy you can proceed to checkout. (Don’t bother about add-ons at this stage)

 

Step 5: Register for your 1and1 account and process your payment. Once complete, you will get a confirmation email and now it’s time to log in using those details and build your fancy new website.

If you want to see part 2 with self-setup instructions, leave feedback in the comments section.