This guide will walk you through the steps of setting up Managed WordPress hosting for a site that is under development.
Visit the A2 Hosting Managed WordPress and click the Get 1-site option.
I recommend managed WordPress hosting because the server is preconfigured for WordPress, requires less time for upkeep, and makes it harder for your site to get hacked.
You most likely already have a domain at Godaddy or another domain registrar. But you don’t want to change your domain nameservers until the site is ready for launch. So choose Use a subdomain from A2 Hosting.
Change the Billing Cycle dropdown to 12 months. The default setting is 36 months which can cause some sticker shock if you glance over this setting.
Complete your purchase.
Once the site has been approved and a launch date has been scheduled, you will be provided further instructions on how to update nameservers to the new a2 hosting account.