One of the very first step of setting up a Website is to buy hosting. Buying a Hosting is not tough but a newbie always find it tough to understand which Webhosting to buy and how to buy. In this guide I will help to answer all such questions which a newbie need to know when buying a hosting server for his Website. If you are completely new to hosting for your website, I recommend you to read my earlier article on beginners guide to webhosting plans.
In this tutorial, I will be taking Hostgator as an Example. If you are new to HG, Hostgator is one of the best WordPress Webhosting . I also add a discount coupon here, which will help you to save money on hosting. Hostgator offers many plans and for a new Website (WordPress, Static, php) site, shared hosting is good enough to start with. In this tutorial I will be buying baby plan for 1 year. Baby plan offers everything unlimited and it’s perfect for any bloggers who like to host more than 1 website.
Buying Webhosting from Hostgator with Maximum Discount:
Usually hosting charges are based on package which you are buying. Cost of hosting increases with level of package. For example, a cloud and decicated servers are costliest followed by VPS, shared hosting. For the beginners, I always suggest to buy shared hosting package, as it’s cheap. So lets get started with beginner hosting purchasing guide:
- Read: Hostgator review
, click on Webhosting (Follow Screenshots)
Select Hostgator Hosting Plan
On the next page under Baby plan dropdown, select 1 year or more. I would suggest book hosting at least for 2 year.
Select Domain name:
If you already own a domain select part which says I currently have a domain name. Else you can buy domain from Hostgator. Remember hostgator charges $15/domain. I would suggest buy domain from Godaddy or ShoutMyDomain and use that domain into the field which says I already have a domain name.
Hostgator Billing Information:
This is the last page to finish purchasing Hostgator account. You can change the duration of hosting from here. Select a username for your account and security pin.
Now in the billing info field you need to give your address and phone number. I would suggest to double check this information. As they are going to call you on provided mobile number to verify. This is to ensure the security of your account. Here you can select payment method: PayPal or Credit card. If you will select PayPal, on the next page you will be redirected to PayPal payment page.
Verify your order:
Below Billing info, you can see complete detail of your order. Before you move ahead with the order, verify your order.
Once you are satisfied, click on create account. Depending on your payment method, you will be taken to PayPal payment page or successful order placed page.
In minute you will receive an Email from hostgator confirming your order and within an hour you will be receiving a call and your new hosting account details.
- Sign up for Hostgator (Coupon: ShoutMeLoud25)
I hope this guide will help you to buy hosting and in case if you are stuck anywhere, do let me know via comment. Also, if you find this tutorial informative, don’t forget to share it on Google plus and Facebook.
In case of any query, feel free to ask via comment.