Starting a website if one of the first things to do for any business in Ireland. I started my first online business with a self-hosted WordPress website back in 2013.

In this guide I will explain to you the most simplified steps to creating a website using SeekaHost domains and 1-click WordPress hosting.

5 Steps to Build a Website on WordPress

Buying a domain name, installing WordPress, and building a self-hosted WordPress website with a blog on involves a few straightforward steps. Here’s a detailed guide to help you through the process:

Step 1: Buying a Domain Name on

Buying a Domain Name on

  1. Visit Open your web browser and go to
  2. Create an Account: If you don’t already have an account, sign up by clicking the “Sign Up” button and filling in the required details. If you have an account, simply log in.
  3. Search for a Domain: Once logged in, navigate to the domain registration section. Use the search bar to look for your desired domain name. Enter the name you want and click “Search” to see if it’s available.
  4. Choose Your Domain: If your desired domain is available, you’ll see an option to register it. If not, try different variations or choose from the suggested alternatives.
  5. Register the Domain: Once you’ve decided on a domain, select it and proceed to checkout. You’ll need to provide some registrant information and complete the payment process to register the domain.

Step 2: Setting Up Hosting on

Setting Up Hosting on

  1. Choose a Hosting Plan: After registering your domain, you’ll need to select a hosting plan that suits your needs. offers various WordPress hosting plans.
  2. Purchase Hosting: Select the plan you prefer and proceed to checkout. After purchasing, you will receive hosting account details and instructions on how to access your control panel (cPanel or SeekaPanel, depending on the plan you choose).

Step 3: Installing WordPress

Installing WordPress

  1. Access Your Hosting Control Panel: Log in to your hosting control panel using the details provided by
  2. Install WordPress: Look for the WordPress installation tool in your control panel. This is usually a one-click installer like Softaculous or a custom installation tool provided by SeekaHost.
  3. Configure WordPress: Click on the WordPress installer and follow the instructions. You’ll need to select your domain, choose an admin username and password, and possibly set some other options. Once configured, initiate the installation.
  4. Access Your WordPress Dashboard: After installation, you can access your WordPress site by adding /wp-admin to your domain URL (e.g., Log in with the credentials you set during installation.

Step 4: Building Your Website and Blog

Building Your Website and Blog

  1. Choose a Theme: From your WordPress dashboard, go to “Appearance” > “Themes” to select a theme. There are many free and premium themes available. Choose one that suits the style of your blog and website.
  2. Customize Your Site: Use the “Customize” option under “Appearance” to modify your site’s look and feel. You can change colors, fonts, layout, and more.
  3. Create Essential Pages: Go to “Pages” > “Add New” to create essential pages such as “Home,” “About,” “Contact,” etc.
  4. Setting Up Your Blog: To add a blog, go to “Posts” > “Add New” to start creating blog posts. You can categorize and tag your posts for better organization.
  5. Install Plugins: Enhance your site’s functionality with plugins. Go to “Plugins” > “Add New” and search for plugins you might need (e.g., SEO, security, contact forms).

Step 5: Launching Your Website

Launching Your Website

  1. Review Your Site: Before going live, thoroughly review your site’s content, design, and functionality to ensure everything is as you want it.
  2. Go Live: If your site is set to “private” mode, change it to “public” through the settings so that it’s accessible to everyone on the internet.

Additional Tips

  • Regular Updates: Keep your WordPress, themes, and plugins updated to ensure your site is secure and running smoothly.
  • Backups: Regularly back up your site to prevent data loss.

By following these steps, you should have a functional self-hosted WordPress website with a blog ready to welcome visitors.

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