This is Lesson 1 in our Free Course on How to Set up Web Hosting for your WordPress Website, to view the full course click here, if you just want to view this lesson you can watch the below video or read our step by step blog post.
We are going to use Hostgator to set up our Web Hosting, we have arranged a special deal for our community from Hostgator if you follow this link you will get a discount on your first months hosting and we earn a referral commission which allows us to create these courses for you for free.
Once the Hostgator Page has loaded Click on the orange Get Started Button in the middle of the page.
You will then arrive at the Shared Web Hosting Page with the following Three Options Shown Below
For now to get us started the Hatchling Plan will be enough for your first website
If you would like to upgrade at a later stage to get the benefits of the more expensive packages you can do the upgrade when you would like to add more domains or need some of the additional features.
When you open a new account with hostgator you can also get your domain name at the same time.
Under Number 1. Choose a Domain at the top of the page select the domain name you want, remember we want to select a .com if it is available, the .com is more recognized and easier to rank on Google, if it isn’t available then you can try a new name or another TLD
Package Type – Select the Hatchling Plan
Billing Cycle, this is up to you if you can afford a longer cycle of 12, 24 or 36 months you do receive a good discount for paying upfront, however to get you started we recommend the 1 month option to keep your costs low when starting out. We will tell you more about the coupon code you can use the get a good discount on your first month below.
Enter a username that is available and select a security pin
Fill in all the information required to open your account
Email, Name, Company, Phone, Address, Country, Zip Code, City and your payment details remember to keep all this information secure.
Do not select any of the additional services we do not need these to get you started
You are half way through the lesson keep going to complete how to set up web hosting for your wordpress website, if you get stuck at any time leave us a comment below or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist as soon as possible.
To get the full discount available enter the coupon code DMWITHKARL and click Validate.
See the above screenshot for the Order details before the validation of the coupon code.
Make sure that the Hosting Addons are not selected at the bottom of section 1, scroll to the top and the page and make sure this box is unticked as you can see in the below screenshot Hostgator tends to tick this by default, go back and check that you have unticked this box.
Once you have unticked the box review your order details it should look like the below screenshot with a total of $12.96
Domain name $12.95
Hosting $0.01 after the coupon discount – DMWITHKARL
Once you have the correct discounted total, agree to the terms and select checkout now.
Congratulations on completing the first lesson Set up Web Hosting for your WordPress Website, you are now on your way to online success keep up the good work.
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