Here are the steps I followed when I purchased my new domain name 🙂 🙂 and hosting service. I purchased through

I. Domain

after you pay for it, you get to this page where you see the red “MANAGE” button.
II. Hosting
Then I am purchasing the Hosting. In the drop-down menu, I selected “shared hosting” and the cheapest option $9.88/year
Then I select to use this hosting for the domain name I just purchased (option #3)
Select the domain I just purchased for this hosting service
After payment I arrive at this page
Click on the red button “MANAGE” you see “VERIFY CONTACTS” and an email will be sent to your email on file to verify that this purchase is made by you.
check your email. You should have received an email from Namecheap about how to access cPanel (link, user name, password)
You should also get an email to ask you to click on a link to verify your contact information.
in the email there was this message:
“Note: In order to access cPanel for your domain before DNS propagation is complete, please use the following link:”
III. WordPress Installation
After you login your cpanel, go down the list to find WordPress, click on it
Click on Install, you will be asked to select a username and password
WordPress installation should take only a few seconds
IV. Point Your domain to your hosting
Go to “Domain” menu, click on MANAGE next to your domain purchased
In the NAMESERVERS option, choose “Namecheap Web Hosting DNS”
You are all set!