As an active blogger and YouTuber in various niches, I’m always on the lookout for the best services to help me build new websites, high-converting landing pages and optimize multiple routine processes.
During my online career, I have built over 50 websites using WordPress CMS. And this one is one of them.
I can’t tell you enough how much I love WordPress. It’s so easy to create a database, launch Filezilla, move all the files to my server, configure a wp-config.php file, and start customizing a brand new website to look like it was created by a professional studio.
But you know what? Recently I did some calculations and found that even though the entire process of installing WordPress only takes 5-10 minutes, I spent over 8 hours doing the exact same thing over and over again. Well, that translates to the entire workday!
I started looking for ways to streamline this process and came across GreenGeeks Quick Launch Wizard.
Long story short, you can launch a WordPress blog in a few clicks (literally – not 5-10 minutes, but a few clicks!).
Well, to be honest, I knew it was possible to reduce the amount of time it takes, but for one reason or another, I never tried it.
Let’s take a look together at what it is and decide if installing WordPress manually this way is really that easy and fast.
First, let’s go to the official GreeGeeks website and choose a plan:
Even though it’s not a big deal to choose a plan, I think the best option is “Pro”. With it, you can create as many websites as you need and get the fastest performance.
After that, you have to decide whether to create a new domain name or use a domain you already own. I prefer to buy domain names from NameCheap, so I choose the second option.
The next step is filling up the form:
I won’t get into the details of creating a new account, confirmation, and payment, but the point is that GreenGeeks provides you with everything you need. That includes not only a domain name and a web hosting account but also a pre-installed WordPress.
GreenGeeks Quick Launch Wizard allows you to:
- Install a WordPress CMS;
- Get an SSL certificate for your domain name;
- Pick a custom WordPress theme to be installed automatically;
- Select WP Plugins (such as WooCommerce, Elementor Website Builder, WPForms, Loginizer Security, wpCentral – Manage Multiple WordPress, etc);
- Install LiteSpeed and LSCache acceleration plugins that make your website load much faster.
In a few words, instead of downloading a WP archive, plugins, themes, customing wp-config.php file, connecting it to a database, you just do it all in an easy-to-use GreenGeeks Quick Launch Wizard panel.
You don’t even need an FTP client!
Well, to be honest, since I consider myself a pro when it comes to installing and customizing WordPress manually, it’s not a big problem to go the traditional way, but if you’re brand new to all this stuff, if you’ve never used an FTP client (and don’t want to learn what it is!), GreenGeeks Quick Launch Wizard is a great way to save your time.
Do you know how much time I spent when I first installed WordPress back in 2008? Several days! I just couldn’t figure out which FTP to use, how to create and connect a database, what to do, and where to find wp-config.php.
Now there is no need to reinvent the wheel and use the old-school approach.
Are there any disadvantages? Is this all secure?
I don’t see any reasons why this feature could be insecure. In the end, it’s all about saving your time and optimizing those routine processes.
Time is your valuable asset. So why not save 10-15 minutes if you’re about to create yet another website and several hours if you’re just starting out?
It’s worth mentioning that I’m a vegan, a healthy living enthusiast, and don’t drive a gasoline car. So not only do I like this particular feature, but it’s important to me that GreenGeeks is an environmentally friendly company.
GreenGeeks has been offering its web hosting services since the dinosaurs ruled the world, so why not try this time-saving feature from a well-known and reputable company?