Aruba.it offers a wealth of features for developers and for beginners. If you’d like to learn more about it, read my in-depth review. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of connecting your domain and setting up WordPress.
When you sign up with Aruba.it, you’ll receive a lot of welcome emails—most in Italian. Believe it or not, the screenshot below shows all of the emails I was sent the day after I signed up.
There’s some useful information in the emails if you’re an Italian speaker, but if you’re not, you have to consider whether it’s worth the time to translate them one by one.
Whatever language you speak, you will need to dig through the emails to find the one with the username and password for your control panel. I did just that and tried to log in and set up my WordPress website.
However, in website hosting, it’s rarely that simple. Since I’d purchased a domain from Aruba.it, I got this error message.
I waited for the email. Approximately six hours later it came through and I was able to visit my WordPress website live on the URL.
If you think I’ve missed a step or two, you’d be right. I didn’t have to map any Domain Name System (DNS) or manually install WordPress. The nice people at Aruba.it had done the legwork for me because I’d purchased the WordPress hosting service. Thanks, Aruba.it!
What’s more, as Aruba.it doesn’t offer a free CDN (content delivery network), I didn’t have to install that either. After receiving the activation email, my website was ready to use.
Slow, but Very Easy
It took about seven hours from start to finish, and then the relentless, confusing welcome emails were in Italian, but those issues aside, I really didn’t have to do anything other than wait.
If you want to learn more, head over to my full review of Aruba.it. Or if you’d prefer a host with instant setup, read the in-depth review on Hostinger to see how you can get started in just a couple of minutes.