Recently I have had a lot of people asking me how they can create their own blog/website, and the tools that I recommend.
When it comes to buying your domain name and creating your website, there’s only one service that you should be using – HostGator!
Below, I have written up a detailed tutorial of the quick and easy way to create your own website with HostGator!
Step 1: Register a Domain Name
If you are super new to internet marketing and you’re not yet sure what a “domain name” is, it is basically the “www.reecemoss.com” part of my website (the most important identifier).
This is what people type to access your website, so make sure that it isn’t too long – and that the name resonates with your business/personal name.
HostGator makes this process incredibly easy to do.
Simply go to the HostGator website, and on the “Domains” page, type in your desired domain name, like below:
Although you are able to register your domain name and hosting platform on two different websites, you will be responsible for advanced server administration – so I really recommend that you use HostGator for both; purchasing your domain name, and purchasing your website hosting.
Once you have chosen your domain name, I really recommend that you check the “Domain Privacy Protection”. If you don’t do this, people can easily find your personal information, such as your name and even home address!
HostGator will protect you by using their own information if you tick the “Domain Privacy Protection” option – so I really recommend you do this!
Once you have chosen your domain name and set up your hosting account – you can proceed to create your blog!
STEP 2: Installing wordpress
If you asked me what my number one reason for using HostGator is… it’s this – their easy installation of WordPress.
HostGator makes it incredibly easy to install WordPress – 3 simple steps!
The 3 Simple Steps:
Step 1. Open your email and find the welcome email that you have received from HostGator. In this email, HostGator has provided a link to your cPanel (control panel). Use the username and password provided to access your control panel.
Step 2. Look for, and click the “Quick Install”. In the “Popular Installs” section, you will find “WordPress” – click it!
Step 3. Fill out the form with the information provided in your welcome email from HostGator. Once satisfied with the information you entered, click “Install WordPress”.
and that’s it!
I told you it was super easy!
Now all you have to do is customize your blog so you’re happy with how it looks – and you’re ready to start blogging and making some money!
So, there it is. The quick and easy way to create your own website with HostGator!
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