I normally buy all my domains through Namecheap—they’re relatively cost effective, plus it keeps all my domains in one place.
I host my sites though with Siteground.
Whenever I install WordPress, I go through much the same process. I configure my domains to point to Siteground’s name servers. I create a new area in my webspace for the WordPress files and setup the mySQL database to pull those files.
I almost always forget how to do some part of this process so I’m writing it here for future reference.
If you want to use a registered domain with a different web host and run WordPress, I’ll go through my exact process here step by step so you can refer to it as well if you need to. The specific example will be using Namecheap and Siteground but you can do this with another registrar or host—it’s pretty much the same process.
Okay, let’s get into it.