This section provides detailed information to help you signup for web hosting account and set up a WordPress blog. We also included screenshots of the pages that you need to go through.
InMotion Hosting now offers an exclusive deal for all FirstSiteGuide’s visitors like yourself, so be sure not to miss it. The only thing you need to do to start the process is to click on the InMotion link.
Depending on your specific needs, you may choose one of three WordPress Hosting Packages: “Launch”, “Power” and “Pro”. The special deal assures a discount of over 50% on either one! Once you’ve decided which one fits your blogging requirements best, proceed by clicking the “Order Now” button (we tested the “Launch” package in our example here).
Apart from the low price, InMotion Hosting offers convenient billing as well. For “Launch” and “Power” packages, you can choose between a 12-month and a 24-month billing plan, while the “Pro” package comes with a 12-month, 6-month, and 1-month option. The setup is free for all alternatives except the last one. Pick your best-fit package and hit “Continue”.
At this point, you’ll need to choose and enter a domain name. If you already have one, InMotion Hosting will have no problem working with that.
If not used before, your domain name can be anything you want. Check the first box (“I would like to purchase a new domain”) and enter your name in the box below.
In case you already own a domain name, check the second box (“I already own this domain or will handle the registration separately”).
Then, click “Continue”.
This step will inform you whether or not you have chosen a domain name that is available. Additionally, you’ll be asked to rethink your options and offered to upgrade your package. Whether you choose to upgrade or not, click “Continue”.
Completing the order form can be quite a drag, but InMotion’s questions are simple and assure that your order is safe.
- Account Options: InMotion will detect your location and select the nearest coast. In case you need to adjust your Max Speed Zone, you can do it now or leave this option for later.
- Account Owner/Billing Address: In this section, you’ll be asked to leave your information so that InMotion can confirm your authenticity and manage your billing account. Rest assured that your personal details will be secure and accessible only to those working on your account.
- Domain Privacy: Though optional, the “Domain Privacy” form protects your domain from identity theft of any kind. This service costs an additional $9.99 per year, and it’s up to you to decide if you need it at this stage. You can always add it later.
- Content Management System Auto-Installer: At this step, you’ll be asked to choose whether or not you want CMS ad-ons to be added to your package. Be sure to select “Install WordPress” in order to seamlessly log in to the WP dashboard and instantly start blogging. If not certain at the moment, the rest of InMotion’s CMS options will be available in the Control Panel later on.
- Payment Information: Enter your credit card details and check the “I Agree” box to continue.
- Finally, hit the “Purchase Account” button to complete the order process.
Congratulations! You’re now the owner of a brand new hosting account and a registered domain name!
The only thing that separates you from having a completely installed blogging platform is a confirmation email that you will receive soon in your inbox.
We’ve already mentioned InMotion’s exceptional customer care, but this option brings the experience to a whole other level! Once you’ve completed your purchase, you’ll be offered additional support articles, guides and tutorials. You can choose according to your specific needs, but we’ve already selected a few of really educational ones that you’ll certainly find useful.
You’re only a couple of steps away from logging into your WordPress account. To start blogging, check the email account you’ve used during the registration process. You should receive three emails from InMotion Hosting; if they are not there, check your spam folder or try waiting a few seconds more.
The first email contains your Support Center information, while the second includes a Billing Receipt. The third, however, is the most important one – the Welcome to InMotion Hosting email carries your WP login information.
You’ll see the red “To get started, set your password here” button. Click to proceed to the next step.
The button will lead you straight to the Account Management Panel (AMP), where you’ll be asked to set your password. Choose a foolproof one and click “Submit”.
At this point, you’ll receive a password confirmation with a link towards direct account login.
At last, a login page will appear in front of you. Enter your email address and your chosen password, click “Log In” and voilà – your WordPress site is now ready for you.
Your Account Management Panel will look as presented below. You can manage your account details straight from there, just as well as transfer your domain if needed, pay your bills, purchase additional hosting and send a support ticket. InMotion sure knows how to make everything convenient for their customers, and AMP serves as proof!
Now that you’re done with adjusting your account settings, return back to your email inbox to finally enter your newly acquired WP site.
Scroll down to the bottom of the Welcome Email you’ve received from InMotion Hosting, where you will find the “Login to the Administration Dashboard” section. If your WP blog is ready, click on the “Admin using your domain” link to log in. If not, hit the “Admin Temp URL” button instead. This email contains your login information, so be sure to find your username and password and copy them.
Go back to the Admin Login Page and paste the information.
Once entered, your username and password will lead you straight to your WP blog!
Congratulations, Your WordPress Blog
is Now Ready for Launch!
If something is still unclear, perhaps our step-by-step video will be helpful when making your own WordPress blog, so check it out. Should you need any help with the set-up process, we will be happy to assist you, free of charge. Just contact us.
Remember that InMotion Hosting Customer Support is at your disposal 24/7, so feel free to contact them whenever the need occurs! Be that a setup hiccup or a difficulty of some other kind, InMotion’s helpdesk will come to the rescue.