How to start your own blog
web hostingHow to start your own blog
The process to start your own blog is quite easy and will not take you more than 20 minutes! After this process, your blog will be online and ready to accept your articles. Choose a web hosting package from MyIP.gr, the best web hosting company in Greece.
The steps you need to take to create your blog are very simple.
You will first need a domain name
Do you already have your own domain name? Then proceed to step 2! The domain name is what the visitor will type in order to visit your website. One domain for example is myip.gr – if you type it from anywhere on earth, you will enter our website!
So for your own blog, you will need a domain name. The best and most trusted company for domain name registration is Papaki. You can find a detailed presentation of Papaki services here or register your domain directly at MyIP.
To secure your domain you can use any word you want or a combination of them, as long as the domain is free. Many bloggers use their name as a domain name while others find a “brand” that they use for both the blog and their domain.
If you want to create a Greek blog, targeting the Greek public, then it is better to register a .gr domain. But if you are targeting a foreign audience with foreign language content, then you may prefer the global .com extension.
Register your domain name and move on to the next step!
Choosing a web hosting company
The web hosting company is the one that “keeps” your files online and available 24 hours a day. On its servers will be all your files for the blog such as texts, images, databases, etc.
As you understand choosing a web hosting provider is crucial as it should be a professional company with reliable servers and impeccable technical support.
Choosing a bad provider will literally ruin your blog and all your work. Imagine having 10 minutes or more of downtime every day – unfortunately this is something that happens in many small hosting companies.
There are hundreds of web hosting companies to choose from for our website and blog. But our proposal is the company MyIP with which we cooperate for over 150 websites that we host there.
We have not encountered any technical problems with the servers and for any help we needed in the hosting package, they responded immediately.
Top host also offers some important benefits for a new blogger starting now such as:
- Free automatic WordPress installation through the control panel, with 1 click
- 24-hour technical support
- Very fast servers in Greece
- 90 day money back guarantee
MyIP quality web hosting services cost from just € 4 / month – very low cost. Buy your own hosting package now and go to step 3 to create the blog!
Creating and setting up a blog
After you have purchased the web hosting package from MyIP, then we are ready to configure the domain and then install WordPress!
In the initial email of MyIP, you will receive 2 (usually) name servers of the format ns1.myip.gr. You must enter these 2 name servers in the domain you registered in either Papaki or MyIP. Inside the admin panel there is the corresponding option.
Note: If you buy domain + hosting from MyIP at the same time, then you do not need to make any settings in the domain – everything is done automatically!
WordPress installation is very easy through MyIP’s panel. Once connected to the control panel, you will find the corresponding button for the application (it will state Application or Installation).
There you will find a plethora of cms and other scripts, ready to install with one click. Locate WordPress and install it at the root of your domain (i.e in domain.gr not in a sub-folder of the style domain.gr/blog etc)
Once you have completed the installation, you can log in to the administrator which is at domain.gr/wp-admin. You will immediately be in front of the admin panel where from there you can make all the settings on your blog such as changing the template, creating articles, creating pages, etc.
Change template and create articles
Before you start writing your first articles, it is a good idea to look for a template that you like. A nice template wins visitors while on the contrary a poorly designed layout can make the visitor close your website immediately.
Log in to the admin panel
Go to Appearance -> Themes… There you can search for a template or see the most popular ones. With a click you can perform the corresponding installation. Once you have completed the change in appearance, you can write your first article by going to Posts -> Add new
Beyond that, WordPress has infinite possibilities that you should slowly explore on your own. There are plugins where these are small extra programs that help you in functions of your website.
You can also see the detailed guide for creating a blog to answer more questions and of course write us in the comments any questions you have about building your blog.