So you chose Host Gator Good for you, it’s a brilliant hosting company and very easy to use 🙂
You will need a credit card or PayPal Account to continue.
On the Host Gator click on the “View Web Hosting Plans” button.
HostGator offers three web hosting plans: Hatchling Plan, Baby Plan, and Business Plan. Of the three hosting packages available the middle one is the best value for money as it allows you to build unlimited amount of sites on your space.
Now you have to enter the domain name that you require, if it is available you will be taken to the payment option page. If it’s not available you will have to choose another name or variant.
Complete the “Billing Information”
Choose how long you wish to pay for, Hostgator are the only hosting company that I know that allow you to pay on a per month basis. You can even cancel with a 45 day money back guarantee.
You willl be asked for:
- Package Type:
- Billing Cycle
- Security Pin
- First Name
- Last Name
- Credit Card Information or choose Paypal
You will receive and email with all of you details on it, Please do not lose this email, it is important.
Thank you for your order with HostGator.
You can login to our billing system at http://gbclient.hostgator.com/ login using your email address and the password **************
Your Control Panel: https://gator1121.hostgator.com:2081Your
Your Username: ************
Your Password: *************
We are happy to inform you that your Shared Hosting Account has been configured and is ready for use!
Visit the HostGator Knowledgebase and Video Tutorials section for solutions to commonly asked questions:
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to email email@example.com.
You have now ordered your Hosting Account and Domain Name, you now need to install WordPress on your account
Please note that it can take 48 hours for your domain name to become active. We can proceed but your domain name wont take you to the new site yet, so don’t panic
You need to login to your “Hosting control Panel” or CPanel as it is called. You have the address in your confirmation email that I mentioned before… you did keep it didn’t you…
In my example email it was: Your Control Panel: https://gator1121.hostgator.com:2081
follow the link to your CPanel locate and click the Fantastico icon near the bottom:
Click the WordPress link.
Choose New Installation:
The next screen needs a little bit of input from you:
Which Domain to use
Admin Access (User name)
Website name (you can change this later one)
Website Description (you can change this later one)
When you have entered these click on the ‘Install WordPress’ button
A confirmation page, click the Finish Installation. If you have an error message go back and check the previous page
Enter your email address and press ‘send email’ – this will send you a username and password reminder.
You now have a working, albeit empty website. We will discuss editing it in the next Making Your Own Website with WordPress Tutorial