How To Make Your Own Blog AT Only $11.88/Year? Step By Step Guide

Do you want to  make your own blog at only $11.88 for a year with a free domain?

If you say yes, then you can read this step by step guide because this guide only for that person who would like to create a WordPress blog with low cost but super fast hosting.

Ok, I think you will make a blog with low cost like GosView. But before creating an own blog, you have to remember a few things. Because making an own self-hosted blog is so tough if you have no the following materials.

  1. You have to need a payment method like PayPal or MasterCard.

Note: If you have no a PayPal account, just create or You can use Payoneer MasterCard. If you have no Payoneer card, you can apply to Payoneer for a MasterCard and get $25 Bonus)


Another way is that If you would like to instant MasterCard to purchase digital products like hosting or any other products, you can Signup Nettler and apply a Virtual MasterCard.

  1. You have to minimum $12 in your payment method for making a complete blog.

Note: If you want to use a Premium WordPress theme, you have to need extra $19. It’s an offer price of Mythemeshop. But regular price is only $47.

Now before going to the next step, you should remain the both 1-2 materials.

Okey, finally I hope, you have the above all requirements. Now you want to make your own blog.

How To Make Your Own Blog?

First of all, have you chosen the name of your new domain? This the most important step to creating a successful blog. If you fail to select a good domain name, probably you should suffer many bad things.

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So before registering a domain, you should research domain name with short domain name suggestion tools which are the perfect for keyword based short domain name idea.

After selecting a domain name, go to 1and1 host and click The ‘Web Hosting’>’WordPress Hosting‘. See screenshot below

1and1 weh hosting

Here you will get three WordPress hosting plans of 1and1 host. You can start a blog at only $0.99/mo (Yearly $11.88) using 1&1 Managed WP BASIC plan that is perfect for beginner or blog. But If you would like to make your own blog with another plan like PLUS or UNLIMITED, then you can do.

You can also check  1&1 Managed WP BASIC plan features here. You can see there are many features that you will not get others host. So don’t worry about 1and1 hosting. Believe me.

Major features of 1and1 WP BASIC Plan:

  • REE domain registration
  • Unlimited visitors and space
  • Automatic security updates
  • Pre-installed plugins
  • WP Expert Support
  • Unlimited e-mail accounts
  • Security with SSL Certificate
  • Geo-redundancy
  • DDoS protection
  • Data Recovery
  • Pre-live staging
  • 24/7 Support

Read also: 5 Cheap (But Fastest) WordPress Hosting of 2016

Ok, I think you would like to create a blog with WP BASIC at only $0.99/mo Where a yearly charge will be $11.88.

Next step# Click on ‘Continue‘ button of 1&1 Managed WP BASIC plan.

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1and1 WordPress hosting plan

Now you have to enter your domain name which you have researched by the Domain name suggestion tools or any other ways.

Say you have chosen xxmydomain’ as your new domain name. So enter your domain name. Then click ‘Check‘ button.

Check domain availability

Note: Your domain name must be available to register, otherwise you will not able to register your chosen domain. So in this section check your domain availability carefully.

If your domain is available to register, then you will get the following interface. Now click the again ‘Continue‘ button.

1and1 domain name checker

Next step# you will get your billing chart, here you can check your payable billing information. How much money have you to pay for 12 months hosting purpose.

So check your billing status. In this section, you have not to do anything. Just simply click ‘Continue’ button again.

1and1 wp basic billing cart

Note: Before hitting continue button, you should read 1and1 Hosting policy which you will get in the bellow section.

Now you have to register a 1and1 account. To register click “Create new account” button.

Next step# you will get a customer details page. Here you have to enter your all information like name, address, phone number, password etc. So enter all information carefully. And click ‘Continue to payment option’ button. For an example see the screenshot bellow.

1and1 customer details page

Next step#, you have to select your preferred payment method.

Tip for MasterCard: If you select MasterCard option as your payment method, then you have to enter your card details like Card number, CVC, expire month and expire year. After successfully entering payment details, Click ‘Continue to Order Review’ button.

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1and1 payment method

And finally, pay.

Tip for PayPal: If you have PayPal account , just simply choose PayPal option and click ‘Go to PayPal‘ button.

After clicking, you will be redirected to the PayPal site. After that Login your existing account by clicking ‘Pay with my PayPal account‘ link. See the screenshot bellow.

PayPal Login
After logging, you have to pay by clicking the Pay button.

Note: If you already login your PayPal account. you can directly pay. Otherwise, you will have to complete the above process.

Finally, when you complete the payment process, you will get a confirmation message. Sometimes it may take a few minutes. So Login your email which you have used to register for a 1and1 account. And confirm your account by clicking the confirmation link.

Now, your all process are complete. You have to wait 24-48 hours to confirm & active your 1and1 hosting account. When your account will active, you will get a message.

After confirming, you can install WordPress through your 1and1 hosting control panel.

Read must for next step: How To Install WordPress On 1and1 Host?

Lastly, if you have any question regarding 1and1 hosting service or this guide, Please comment bellow. I will try to answer in a short time.


  1. LH Louis 02/11/2016
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