This article is about a feature, which is only available for new customers, identifying themselves as Beginners, who have an active WordPress installation. If you marked yourself as an experienced user, you can find guidance in the linked articles below instead.


If you are starting your journey with websites, we have a new page in hPanel that can help you with all the main steps. It’s called Websites, and can be found at the top of your hPanel:

There you will find all the websites which you currently have, with the list of steps and the progress of them:

Steps for all websites are:

  1. Connect your domain

  2. Secure your website

  3. Set up email

  4. Build your website

  5. Promote your website

Each task either has a quick option to complete it or a link to a tutorial with detailed instructions 😉


Step 1 - Connect your domain

If you haven’t done it yet, point your domain to Hostinger. It might take up to 24 hours for changes to take effect.

NOTE:

  • If you purchased a domain at Hostinger, it will point to our servers by default

Step 2 - Secure your website

To secure your website, it’s recommended to:

  1. Activate SSL certificate to enable a secure HTTPS connection

  2. Activate Daily Backups to ensure you have a save point before doing any major changes. Daily Backups are already added to you if you have Shared Business, Business WordPress, or higher plans

Step 3 - Set up email

Setting up emails can be done in 3 simple steps:

  1. Create a mailbox to start communicating with your customers. Check instructions for Titan Emails and Hostinger Emails
    it can be quickly done for both Titan Emails and Hostinger Emails

  2. Set up an Email client on your device - use your emails on different devices, applications, and plugins. Check instructions for Titan Emails and Hostinger Emails

  3. Create a Catch-all email to not miss any email sent to you. Check instructions for Titan Emails and Hostinger Emails

Step 4 - Build your website

To build your website, you need to:

  1. Create your logo to make your website look unique and professional

  2. Publish your first post - start your online presence with a post or page

  3. Create a contact form to allow your customers to contact you

  4. Add Google Analytics to monitor your website’s progress

Step 5 - Promote your website

When your website is created, there are just a few things left to start promoting it:

  1. Optimize content for search engines, as better optimization = better ranking!

  2. Get your Google Ads Voucher (available for a limited number of countries for the time being). Make sure to check how to use Google Ads

These are the starter steps for your website to be successful online. Welcome aboard and have a wonderful journey with Hostinger! 💜

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