Website hosting options for dog breeders, dog groomers and pet businesses.

If you are looking to create a website for your dogs or pet business that won’t cost a fortune but will look professional and you will be able to manage and update the yourself then the answer is a WordPress website. 
A lot of people rule out the idea of a WordPress website for the dogs. But with decent simple to use web hosting at a good value price, free themes for WordPress, free page builders and free templates which can be used to create any website you can image, you will be glad you didn’t dismiss the idea.
Web hosting is the service that allows you to display your website on the internet, it’s like your little space on the internet. You need to rent the space from the website hosting company in order to display your website. 

A domain name is the address of your website, it is the name that you type into the url bar of your browser (the search bar at the top of the screen) to find your website. You can purchase a domain name from the hosting company too. The domain name you chose can be your kennel club affix, kennel name or pet business name if it hasn’t already been taken.

There are lots of different hosting companies out there but I use Siteground hosting for all my websites and domain names they are a brilliant option, which are recommended by WordPress.org

Siteground offers managed WordPress hosting which is powerful, yet simple to use. They are top rated for their WordPress hosting support help centre which is available 24/7 round the clock, the support team are experts in WordPress. 
The dashboard in the client area is clean, simple and easy to use so you can build and manage your WordPress website  easily. Siteground have made hosting easy for someone with a non-technical background. With just a click of a button the job is made easy.

Installing WordPress at Siteground

WordPress is a content management system CMS, which basically means software which is easy to use, you don’t need codes to make a website. WordPress is free, however you need hosting to be able to use it on the internet.

At Siteground it is just a click of a button and WordPress is installed, that easy!

The steps below show how easy it is to install WordPress at Siteground, then how to add the free SSL (secure site lock) to your website and how get to your WordPress dashboard to start creating your Website.

Once you have your hosting and domain you will have the following options, choose WordPress. Then choose a user name and password, keep it safe this is your log in details for the wordpress website.

Next find go to my account, click > websites > click > site tools. You need to install the SSL ITS FREE the SSL is the site security lock which gives the padlock on your website in the web browser.
Click > SSL manager

On the drop down tab find lets encrypt then GET

Under actions click the 3 dots, then click Enforce HTTPS

You will be taken to another screen click the HTTPS Enforce ON, that is the SSL done. Your website will have the padlock in the browser now and is a secure site, google likes a secure site.

Back to the site tools, scroll down the page, click the small arrow that will take you to the WordPress dashboard. It is that simple.

dog kennel free website template design

Use the worlds leading WordPress page builder and take your website design to the next level. With a front end drag and drop page builder the design possibilities are endless.

With the Astra theme for WordPress there are 20 free starter sites available including free online store templates to use with the woocommerce plugin for wordpress.