Setting up your own web hosting opens up a world of opportunity. You can build multiple websites, emails, and databases with vast amounts of storage and a free SSL Certificate. Even better, setting up your own hosting is getting easier and easier to do. Here’s Jonny with the updated Name.com web hosting flow.
Video | How to install your WordPress website
You can own your own content, control your online destiny, and make an incredible website with WordPress. WordPress is by far the most used website builder so it comes with a vast online knowledge base from its millions of users. Also, it’s pretty easy to get started. We actually offer WordPress Hosting that comes with WordPress pre-installed on our hosting. Or you can install your own. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to do that.
Jonny: Here we are again at Name.com tutorials. Let’s install WordPress on our domain name.
So how do we do that? Get to our web hosting dashboard, which would be My Account, and then web hosting in the center column. And then on this page, we’re gonna click our new handy, dandy, WordPress button. Right here. We’re gonna click it.
After clicking on that link, it will take you to this page for the overview of your WordPress and if you click on install, it will take you to this page where you can set up your domain for the WordPress installation. I’m gonna choose HTTP protocol. I’m gonna choose My Domain name which is gonna be Name Tutorials.
Directory. The directory is relative to your domain and should not exist. So to install in this directory just type directory, or d-i-r. To install only in this, leave this empty. So I’m going to leave it empty cause it’s gonna install it on my domain.
Then we have the site name. We call it My Blog. I’m gonna call it Name.com Tutorials. Site description; I’m gonna call it Tutorial Blog. My admin account I’m gonna add… I’m gonna save. I’m gonna remember this information. So this is my admin username that I need to remember to log into my WordPress backend. And then we got my admin password, which is very important.
Got my admin email just in case I need to recover my password login. I’m gonna choose English. I’m not gonna set up any themes or anything yet, I’m gonna do that after I do my installation but once I’m done with all that, I’m gonna click install. It’ll take a minute here while it installs my WordPress to my domain. And then once it’s set up, it’ll give me this information. And it lets me log in to my administrative URL if I need to. And from there, I can start building my WordPress website.
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How to find out who owns a domain name
Domains have essentially become the real estate of the online world, and just like a suburban dream home, domains tend to pass hands several times over the years. But if there’s a domain out there that you’re interested in purchasing, how do you go about getting in touch with the owner? We’ll explain how in this handy guide.
How to customize your Prologue one-page website
Prologue one-page websites are one of the easiest and quickest ways to put your domain to use and get your website going. But did you know that you can customize your page in a variety of ways to truly make it yours? Here’s how you can do it yourself.
Never forget to renew your domains with this tip
Imagine this scenario: You manage a few websites here and there and everything is going great! But one day you’re happily running through the few of the websites you own and notice something is amiss—that beautiful website you spent all that time on doesn’t resolve, and instead sends you to a parked page. Oh no. You accidentally let your domain expire again.
How to set up a masked URL forward
A common problem that occurs when you set up a free website through sites like WordPress and Blogger is a less than ideal domain name. While having a domain like yoursite.wordpress.com could work well enough when you’re first starting out, you may want to show a more professional online presence later on. One of the easiest solutions for this issue is to set up a masked URL forward.
How to change your cPanel password
Forgot your cPanel password to manage your website’s hosting? Follow these simple steps to reset your password and regain access to your account.
Have hosting with Name.com? Here’s how to get a free SSL certificate
Ever since we rolled out our Encryption Everywhere program, we’ve been helping new customers secure their websites by including a free SSL certificate with every hosting plan. The good news is that this program has expanded to existing customers as well—so if you are currently hosting an unsecured website with us, encrypt it for free by following these easy steps.
Forgot your username? Here’s how to regain access to your account
With so many different usernames and passwords to remember (all with different limitations and restrictions) it’s not all that uncommon to forget which combination goes with each website. So if you ever forget you Name.com username, rest assured that you can still regain access to your account by following a few simple steps.
6 video tutorials to answer your most common domain questions
We get it: Domain registration and website management can get confusing sometimes. We’re always doing our best to make your Name.com experience as painless as possible, so our support team has created series of video tutorials that answer the most common domain and website questions.