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We are live talking about Hostgator today this is where our hosting is and all that means is that when we get our wordpress.org application which is free it needs to be hosted somewhere now some people who are developers graphic designers they have there they may have their own web hosting accounts or they have their own servers and so it’s completely free for them.
Obviously because they’re hosting on their own servers but we need to host on someone else’s servers a third party server and one of those is Hostgator which is what I use it’s what I’ve always been using and of course I’m a creature of habit.
I don’t know about you but I pretty much stick with the same thing as long as it’s going good and they’ve had excellent customer service I’ve never had an issue with Hostgator so you know it’s to me it’s an awesome awesome service so this is the front page that you’re looking at Hostgator calm and they have some options here for creating a package or a hosting package so I am going to go there’s some new things that have been added since I’ve been with Hostgator I’m gonna go to web hosting because that’s where I started that’s pretty much what looks the same to me right now they actually cleaned up this site a lot it used to look so messy that you didn’t know what was going on so I love the new site now these are the three basic plans for web hosting you have your hatchling plan which is just for one domain.
You’ll get 1-click installs which is also something new that hostgator is doing unmeasured bandwidth and you have a shared SSL which is your security certificate you have your baby plan here that’s unlimited domains which I recommend also one-click install and it also has the same within certificate amount and then you have the business plan which is what I have it’s unlimited domains also 1-click installs and the other it also has the unmet or the bandwidth it also has free private SSL and IP and it also has free toll free numbers which I didn’t know about that and I’m thinking I wonder did they just do that or because I really utilized toll free numbers I believe in having a toll free number for your website for to be professional in your business but anyways so I recommend not doing the hatchling.
I did that when I first got on because I didn’t think I was gonna need anything else but when you start to learn about online marketing and getting your business online and and creating sales funnels and things like that you’re gonna realize that you need more access to web pages so I would recommend either the baby plan which is unlimited domain or doing the business plan which is what I do now they have yearly and they also have monthly I have three years where I pay a lump sum with the business pant plan I think it’s like three hundred and fifty dollars every three years that I pay that would equate to eleven dollars and ninety six or twelve dollars a month with with the baby plan you have that option to do it yearly one year two years three years or you can do it monthly people get kind of weirded out when they see at checkout when they see their yearly when they do it for three years because obviously it’s tallying the price of the 7.90 six cents times three years.
So we’ll just look at we’re gonna go with the baby plan and we’ll click on the monthly up $10 a month and we’ll hit sign up and see what that looks like for you guys so basically you already have a domain it gives you an option to register a new domain you already have one so you’re gonna click I already own this domain and then you’re gonna type in your domain name it’s gonna be the HTTP my computer’s being unfriendly to me today okay why is this not oh here we go and then I picked a mobile what did I pick television right calm so it’s gonna look like that and then you’re just going to go down the line and you’re gonna create your own username and your password or your PIN and this is just for Hostgator when you go into your cPanel or your control panel to get your name servers and to do other activities with your URL and your account.
So you want to take note of what you choose make sure you copy it down somewhere and it’s also going to be mailed to you but I you know I always copy it down because you never know with mail you’re gonna fill in obviously your billing information credit card information and then when you go down it’s gonna ask for add-ons it’s gonna upsell you on some things you don’t need any of this right now I would say just ignore that and then you’re the only thing I would actually recommend in the beginning is the site back up it’s $20 a year or $10 a month or something like that or $8 a month or something like that and that’s good for instant backup so you don’t have to worry you can always if something goes wrong with your website you already have a backup system and it’s gonna be in your cPanel.
Whenever you need to go and say oh I messed up something I need to back up to my latest my earliest version or what have you okay and then it’s going to give you the price with the add-ons because it’s unlimited hosting with it so you can put I use my site because I when I first got on I I learned how to create websites so I started doing that for people and they host on my on my Hostgator account and and they’re called add-on so whenever I create a new URL or they purchase a URL and I direct my name servers to my Hostgator and now I have it live for them this is how we do it with the hosting add-ons and so they kind of charge you for that total upfront and but that’s just one time and then it’s gonna be 10 bucks a month so it’s 50 about fifty dollars down ten bucks in a month after that and then you just hit checkout now okay and then from there you should get an email with all your register information and your pin information okay and then we’re going to go in once you get that you’re going to go into your Hostgator cPanel and that’s where we’re going to get our name servers like I told you in your GoDaddy account where your URL is you want to hook up those name servers and we’re going to do that in the next video but before I do that I want to go over to the new web hosting they have a a web of WordPress hosting cloud hosting service that they didn’t have before.
Let me see if I already have that pulled up here let me go over there she plans they have this new WordPress my computer is slow there we go WordPress hosting so if you hit get started I believe it’s going to tell you what that’s all about and basically it promises that you get a greater speed like 2.5 times faster and it has a built-in malware protection and it has free might migrations when you choose when you hit choose plans.
It’s going to take you down here this is actually where I’m kind of confused where I’m going to probably contact Hostgator to see if because this is new how does someone who’s already been with them and already has a Hostgator account how does that work for my accounts because I’m noticing the maximum amount of sites you only have up to five depending on what plan you get so I’m kind of confused about that but this is an option as well I’m assuming if you can start out with this if you like it’s supposed to give you this added speed you can just buy now it’s the same set up when you purchase and just do it that way it’s up to you whether you you want to start with the plans that I’m used to the dedicated plans or I should say the legacy plans that I’m used to or the new WordPress site cloud plans ok so we’re going to stop here in the next video we’re going to go into the Hostgator cPanel and get those name servers alright and don’t forget your pen and your password because you’re going to need that to log into the cPanel all right we’ll see you in the next video you.