Every month more than hundreds of questions i got through my mail that is (Is Blogging still working?). And the fun fact is those people don’t have any blog asks this type of question.
One more question circulates on every fourm is realted to hosting. Which is the Best Shared Hosting?
Here we have came up with all the solution for beginners. After end of this post you will be smart enough to start your own WordPress Blog with Hostgator Hosting.
Befor going too much technical let me introduce you with some common terms you will get to face every where in the Blogging journey.
Start WordPress Blog in 8 Easy Steps
Decide what topic you are going to cover on your blog (niche)
This is something tricky, for a new newbie blogger it is very difficult to decide the topic. But for some of the newbie this is not even in his checklist. Here is how you can choose a good topic
- Choose whatever you are got at and you do have a good knowledge about that topic,
- Think of this that can you write a bunch of helpful article related to that topic,
- Is the topic can be monetized or are people really searching for that on internet.
If your selected topic is stading over these parameters go ahead, and think for a domain name. Like traveltips.com, techhouse.in, earmoneyonline.guru or anything of your choice.
Register the Domain Name, the first step toward starting your wordpress blog on hostgator
Purchasing a domain name is the first step towards starting a blog or website, here in this case we will be choosing hostagor hosting but I will recommend you to buy a domain name form GoDaddy or Bigrock.
As you also know godaddy is the world’s number one domain name provider. Below in this post we have also discussed how you can connect your go daddy domain with HostGator hosting.
Select a Hostgator Plan
Step1: Visit the official website of Hostgator,
Step2: Choose Web Hosting (linux) option from the above drop down menu,
Step3: Choose the Prefered Plan
Befor choose a plan you will be asked to “SELECT SERVER LOCATION”.
As suggested choose India if your site is going to recieve traffic from India, this will boost up your website page speed and indrectly ranking of your website.
You will see four different types of plans. My recommendation is to choose the BABY plan if you want to learn blogging but if you are sure enough that you are going to host a single or dual website then you can go with STARTER or HATCHLING plans.
I do suggest you to choose hosting for a period of 1 year.
Lightning Fast Website
Features of HOSTGATOR BABAY PLAN
- Unlimited Domains
- Unmetered Disk Space
- Unmetered Transfer
- Unlimited Email Account(s)
- Free SSL Certificate
- Free Upgrade to Positive SSL
- Free Dedicated IP
1-click CMS installation
New – PHP 7.1
Complete Your Order
Step 1: Click on Buy Now
After getting your choice done for the hosting plan proceed further by clicking on Buy Now. After this there a pop up window will shown up asking “Do you already have a domain”.
If you have already brought your domain name from anywhere else then click on yes otherwise go with no and register your brand new domain name.
Step 2: Enter Your Domain Information
For now i am choosing yes for this demo, as quick you click on yes a new pop up will flash asking your domain name.
In the given box enter your domain name details with domain extension. Further you should uncheck the blue tick from the below options as these are not more important and charges more.
Step 3: Review Order
Its time to review your order, in the product section will be seeing Multi Domain Linux Hosting (Your Plan), if you see anything else then i will suggest you to remove that.
Step 4: Login or Sign Up
If you already own a hostgator account then login with your email id and password and if you are new to hostgator then click on Create an Account option.
After creating a brand new account or loging in simply move forward towards payment option.
Step : Complete Payment
Now its the final time to complete your order by making the payment. There are many options available for payment such as Net Banking, Credit or Debit Card, PayTM, JioMoney, Mobikwik, Freecharge, Cheque, UPI, Prepaid Balance and others.
Cheers! and welcom to the board
You have successfully completed the purchase of Hostgator Hosting, now its time to wait for few minutes to process your order and other technicalities.
After few minutes you will be able to access your cpanel, the userid and password of cpanel will be sent on your provided email.