If you are reading this page, it means that you are almost ready to launch your website.  It's time to move your website off of the staging server and get it onto a hosting account to make it live.  I like to have my clients control their own hosting.  It's fairly straightforward to set up and puts you completely in control of your website and all its elements.

I like to recommend using SiteGround for hosting WordPress sites.  Their pricing is very competitive (@$50-75 for the first year), they have live tech support that comes in handy and the sites I host with them are fairly speedy and stable, which is a big issue in Google's eyes.

The steps to set up the hosting plan are below.  If you have a smaller site of a few pages, not many images or other major content, the StartUp package is probably fine.  A larger site, with many images, video or audio files, the Grow Big option might make more sense.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Here is the link you should use:  https://www.siteground.com/go/therd

   Step 1:  Select your plan

Step 1:  Select your plan

   step 2:  indicate the domain you'll be using (you should already have purchased one) & check off the "website transfer" box"

step 2:  indicate the domain you'll be using (you should already have purchased one) & check off the "website transfer" box"

  step 3:  confirm the details (you can de-sselect the sg site scanner) and proceed to enter your payment information    step 4:  you will receive confirmation emails with account information.  please forward those emails to lbrandt@therd.net

step 3:  confirm the details (you can de-sselect the sg site scanner) and proceed to enter your payment information

step 4:  you will receive confirmation emails with account information.  please forward those emails to lbrandt@therd.net

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