Siteground Registration Guide [SCREENSHOTS]

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However, if you’d like to orient yourself with the sign-up process, I trust you’ll find this article helpful.

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STEP 1

First, you’ll need to visit Siteground in a moment (I’ll give you the link again below), where you’ll be presented with three options:

Siteground Registration Process - Step 1

If you just want one domain (one website), you will find the StartUp plan sufficient. (And you can upgrade down the track if necessary.)

If you plan on registering more than one domain, or think you may want to host a second website, or you plan on adding an e-com component to your site, the GrowBig plan is recommended.

STEP 2

You’ll be presented with this screen:

Siteground Registration Process - Step 2a

If you don’t have a domain name yet, this is the place to create one.

Select Register a New Domain and type in your choice of domain name. Siteground will inform you whether the domain is available (and give you options if it is not). (In this case, Siteground will be both your domain registrar and webhost provider. Good job!)

If you already have a domain name, click the I already have a Domain option and add your website name in the field provided:

Siteground Registration Process - Step 2b

In this case, you will have the opportunity to transfer your domain to Siteground later (if this is what you’d like to do). If you do transfer the domain name to Siteground, it will become your domain registrar and your webhost, which is both convenient and cost effective. If you choose not to transfer your domain name to Siteground, that’s also okay. Siteground will be your webhost but not your domain registrar in this case.

 

STEP 3

Finally, you’ll need to register your account:

Siteground Registration Process - Step 3a

Fill in the necessary information until you get to this section:

Siteground Registration Process - Step 3b

Siteground offers a 12-month option but you can sign up for longer periods to secure the discounted rate for monger (24- or 36-months). This is highly recommended.

You will also see an option for extra security, the SG Site Scanner. While it is optional, we do recommend it. Bear in mind that it is an annual fee.

If we’re building your site from scratch, you won’t need the “Website File Transfer”.

What’s Next?

You’ll receive notification from Siteground of your purchase and be guided through the initial setup process. If you need help, Siteground will provide it. If you know what you’re doing, you can decline the help.

If we’re building your website for you, please decline Siteground’s assistance. We’ll do it all for you.

To begin registration at Siteground and get your 50% off, click here:

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