If you want to get started with a website or blog service the very first thing you need to do is buy a hosting package. Buying a hosting is not a big task but beginner may find it a bit difficult, so in this post, I will be sharing how to sign up for HostGator webhosting.
If you are new to HostGator, it is one of the popular web hosting company that offers reliable hosting plan. HostGator offers many plans for websites If you are beginner then I would recommend you to go for shared hosting because it’s an affordable one.
So let’s get started with the process of buying hosting from Hostgator web hosting.
How to Buy hosting from HostGator Webhosting?
As HostGator offers many hosting plans like Hatchling plan, Baby plan & Business plan. I would suggest you to go for Baby plan as it is affordable one and perfect for any blogger who would like to host multiple websites. So in this post, we will be learning how to buy HostGator Baby plan for one year.
#1 HostGator Homepage-
Go to Hostgator.com click on “Get Started Now” button. (Follow screenshots)
#2 Select HostGator Hosting Plan-
On the next step you need to select Hosting plans, Here HostGator offers 3 hosting plan as Hatchling plan, Baby Plan, Business Plan. I would suggest you to go with “Baby Plan” as it offers unlimited domain hosting.
Once you have chosen a plan just click on “Sign Up Now” button.
#3 Select your Domain name-
In this page, you need to select your domain name that you want to host on HostGator. Here you will get two options.
Register a new Domain– Here you can buy a domain name from HostGator. Remember HostGator usually charges $12 per domain.
I already Own this Domain– If you already purchased a domain & only want to host it from HostGator then select this one.
Let’ s assume that you are going to purchase a domain. Simply enter your desired domain under Register a new Domain name and select your extension from the drop-down.
You will also see “Domain privacy Protection” which will hide your personal contact information from public view if you are okay with that you can uncheck this box to save $12.95.
#4 Review your Hosting Plan-
Now you have to confirm your hosting plan package. You can change your package type and duration of your hosting plan here.
#5 Enter your Billing Information-
Here you need to enter your name, email, phone no, address and other details. Make sure that you have entered your correct information as they might call you on your provided mobile number for verification
Now there will be two payment methods i.e. Credit card and PayPal. Select the one you want to make payment from. If you select PayPal you will be redirected to PayPal payment gateway page.
HostGator offers many additional services like HackAlert Monitoring, Professional email, Site backup & SSL certificate, these services are not so important you can simply uncheck all these additional services to save your money.
#6 Enter a Coupon-
Here you can redeem additional discount amount by entering a valid coupon code. You can find many coupons on the internet, select the one who add the maximum discount. Once entered click on “Validate”. Your discount will be added to your due.
#7 Verify your Order details-
Before you move ahead with your order be sure to cross check your order details like your information, package details, total due and discount amount if you have added a coupon code.
Once you are confirmed with your details click on “Checkout Now” button.
Depending upon your payment method you will be redirected to PayPal payment gateway page or if you have selected payment via credit card you will be taken to a successful order page. Finally, you will receive an email from HostGator confirming your order with hosting account details.
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If you find this article helpful for you, I would appreciate if you could hit share to help more beginners to setup a WordPress website and if you have any problem in the process of buying hosting from HostGator hosting do let me know in comment section below.