Hi friends this time we bring to you very easy way to start the online e-commerce website, which anyone can follow those who want to start online store. You don’t need any coding skills.
This tutorial is long so I divided it into parts.
1. Registering domain name
If you already have an offline store or a shop and you sell products, so you can go with your existing name for your website. Otherwise you can choose any name you like. Domain name should clear your business purposes a little bit. For example if you have restaurant,and want to register a domain name so it can be related to food .
.com Vs other domains
People prefer more to visit “.com” domains instead of others domains. So I will suggest you to buy “.com” domain. But it is not necessary other extensions are very popular too, It doesn’t affect your business. Domain with “.com” will be expensive as compare to other. So if you are thinking to do it in lesser budget you should go for other extensions.
Here some websites where you can register your domain name
I will prefer Hostinger because it provides good hosting too.
2. Buying hosting for website
After buying domain name you will need a perfect web hosting. There are some points you should keep in mind before buying hosting plans.
Web hosting should have more storage space for website. Because with the time our website would require big space for adding more products and functionalities. I will suggest you to buy unlimited storage plan for web hosting. So you won’t face space problem in future.
More People on your website means more traffic and you never want to stuck in traffic jam. More Bandwidth allows you to handle more traffic or request on your website. It is Surely necessary to buy a hosting plan which have more bandwidth.
Website hosting must support PHP.PHP is server-side scripting language which is necessary for all server based things. Like Getting data from server display them on website. In this tutorial we will use WordPress. It is a free and open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL. So without php WordPress won’t run.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser in an online communication. The usage of SSL technology ensures that all data transmitted between the web server and browser remains encrypted. It Provide you Security and assurance to your buyer that their information is safe. It is necessary when you deal with money. Web Hosting should support it too.
Here are Some website where you can buy Web hosting
As I told you I prefer Hostinger because it has good hosting plans and user friendly interface.
3. Setting up Server and Control panel
Now we have a domain name and Web hosting space. It is Time to contact everything and setting up control panel . There can be two possibilities.
1. You bought domain and web hosting from same provider.
2.You bought domain and Web hosting from different providers
If you are in first case it easy to setup web server.When you buy Web hosting it asks for website and you have just provide website name. And it will automatically setup name servers.
For second case we have to update name servers manually. It will take some time.
4. Installing WordPress, WooCommerce plugin and WooCommerce compatible theme
WordPress can be installed with two methods.
1. Automatically with installers on server
Many web Hosting providers have WordPress installer on their servers. Hostinger have WordPress installer on their Web hosting service. So you just have to go ‘auto website intaller’ in control panel and enter your website address and create user name and password. That’s it. It will automatically install WordPress on server. Remember Email id and Password you have entered it will Use in login on WordPress account.
It has three parts
1.Wordpress Downloading and uploading on our own server
Downloading and uploading
Visit following website to download WordPress
Download and unzip the WordPress package. Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL (or MariaDB) user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it and remember all the credentials. Now Upload the WordPress files on your web server. You must upload all files to Public Directory or Root. Run the WordPress installation script by accessing the URL in a web browser. This should be the URL where you uploaded the WordPress files.
If you installed WordPress in the root directory, you should visit: http://yoursite.com/
In the next post we will setup all things . I hope to see you in next post. For Any questions comments below we will surely answer you..