Blog or a website, you might be aware of these terms and many of you know How to start a Blog in 2021.
But this article is for those who are beginners and yet to start a blog.
If You are also planning to start a blog then this is for you and you have taken a great decision to do so.
Let us discuss everything step by step about a blog. People generally think that a blog is a big thing and only expert can develop, write and grow his blog.
The very first is to know what is a blog? All other blog related subjects are combined with this.
Let us know How to Start a Blog in 2021 :
To express your views, thoughts, or any information on such platform which is published on the internet (World Wide Web) is called a blog.
The Blog has its unique domain name (Blog Identity) so can be identified easily on the internet.
The Information or views of a blog writer are published in the form of posts that are easily accessible to web visitors.
The content of such posts of a blog may be text, images, videos or gifs, scanned documents, downloadable files etc.
The posts are regularly updated or written by a blog owner or blog writer.
There are many platforms to start a blog like WordPress, Blogger, and Wix.com.
Out of all blogging platforms, WordPress and Blogger are the most popular platform to start a free blog.
Blogger is hosted blogging platform whereas WordPress.org is self hosting platform, creating a blog on WordPress.com you need to buy a good web hosting to host the blog on internet.
These are the following requirements to start a successful blog.
a) Domain Name
To start a blog domain is essentially required and without a domain name, you can not start a blog whether it is free or paid.
Lot of domain provider companies or platforms are available on the internet and you must choose a best domain provider and a unique name.
Here I have listed some best domain providers for you to choose best domain provider.
You can buy your domain from these domain providers which are the best amongst all.
This domain registrar started in 2000 and provides all types of top-level domains. You can research and buy the best domain name from Domain.com.
GoDaddy is also one of the best domain provider and here you can buy a domain starting from ₹199 for the first year.
Bluehost is the best domain name provider and it is also one of the largest web hosting companies. I always use the Bluehost web hosting and it’s amazing.
You can also get a free domain name if you purchase Bluehost web hosting. The domain will be free for one year.
HostGator is also a famous domain provider. You can buy a domain name from this company starting from 580/- rupees.
Namecheap is also a domain name provider and as the name suggested the domain name is the main business of this company.
You can think to buy a domain name from them too.
b) Web Hosting
Web hosting is a server where all your website or blog data is kept and provided as and when required or any user searches on search engines.
When the exact keyword matches with your domain name then your website or blog appears on the internet.
In short, a web hosting service is very essential for our blog or website to run on the world wide web(WWW).
A best web hosting service is needed to start a blog. There are so many web hosting providers available but you need to choose best out of them.
You will find so many web hosting companies or hosting providers on the internet but the key thing is to choose the best one.
The type of hosting also plays an important role in success of your website or blog.
If you have purchased cheap hosting then your blog or website may affect in ranking on google.
There are few best hosting providers that I would like to mention here so you can choose the best hosting plan for your blog or website.
To buy hosting you can visit their website and purchase their host plan as per your need.
You can also consider best prices amongst them.
BlueHost is the best hosting company amongst all and it is the best choice for most bloggers.
They offer powerful SSD dedicated hosting with full root access and also provide best shared hosting.
A shared hosting plan is best for beginners. For more hosting plans you can visit the BlueHost website.
It is a cheap hosting plan and the service is better as compared to pricing.
As you can see Hostiner web hosting starts at ₹59 only. Premium hosting starts at ₹119 and business hosting at ₹259.
This is the best for new bloggers and who can not afford the high prices.
HostGator is best for small needs/business. Its hosting services start from ₹580.
HostGator started its hosting services from 2002 and since than it has been a trusted brand.
SiteGround is one of the best hosting services providing platform. It also provides other services along with hosting like website building and smooth website transfer.
The pricing pattern of SiteGround hosting is shown in the following image.
They provide a truly excellent product. It does come at a price though.
A fully managed WordPress host is noticeably more expensive than shared hosting providers.
These are the best 5 hosting providers, however there are many more and you can choose through them.
To setup a blog on blogger very first step is to search blogger.com on google.
After clicking first website which is blogger’s site you will see this window:
Click on the “Create Your Blog” button and a screen will appear to choose your Gmail, choose your appropriate Gmail, and the below screen will appear:
Enter your blog name and click next like following window:
After clicking next the following window will appear where you have to enter your blog address or domain name like this:
As you can see the message is displaying “sorry, this blog is not available” then you have to change the domain name a little for an available domain like this.
Now after clicking the next your blog is created and a dashboard opens like that as under:
Now settings, layout, themes, and other settings of the blog are required to be done.
I will show you how to set up your blog on blogger fully in the next post. If you want it in my very next post, please comment.
To start a blog on WordPress, first, you have to buy a domain and hosting as described above in the “Domain & Web Hosting” sections.
Hosting that you have bought will provide a facility to install WordPress and you will be able to host your WordPress blog.
I am showing you how to install WordPress after buying Domain and Hosting.
Here I am using Hostinger hosting to install WordPress.
Go to the dashboard of your hosting service and install WordPress as follows:
and then to auto installer
Click auto installer and then click WordPress to install it.
After selecting WordPress now following screen appears:
select HTTPS, your blog domain, blog language and set an admin password for WordPress, and click install.
Now select your blog domain & click on “Edit Website”. Your WordPress dashboard is opened.
Now your WordPress blog is created and only setting up of your blog is remained.
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