How To Start A Blog with hostgator and wordpress -2019
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How To Start A Blog with hostgator and wordpress -2019


everyone in this video I am going to
take you through this simple process of getting a blog set up at Hostgator and
you’ll be up and blogging in just a few minutes and one of the reasons I like
Hostgator so much is that they have really great customer support and so you
can chat with them right here you can call them and like I talked about in
another video where I review all the different hosts that I’ve used Hostgator
is customer services hands-down the best and I just really like them a lot so
anyway without any more chat about that we’ll get going so what you want to do
first here is this is a home page and so once you’re on the home page you can
just go ahead and click view web hosting plans and then here you have a couple
different options that you can go with the hatchling plan is the cheapest but I
would probably recommend the baby plan for most people and the difference is
that the hatchling plan you only get a single domain that you can put on this
hosting account whereas a baby plan you can do unlimited and if I can tell you
one thing from all the bloggers I’ve seen it’s very rare when I see a blogger
who only has one domain and doesn’t have a test site or doesn’t have another site
that they kind of want to play with so so it’s really not that much more when
you’re I mean unless you’re going out three years unless you’re doing a
three-year package that’s where they’re like big deal is but if you’re only
locking in for six months and we’re only talking like what 80 cents difference or
something so so that’s the other thing you’re
gonna save some money by locking in for a longer rate and you know and if you’re
not sure completely sure that you’re really into this this whole blogging
thing then it might be better to go with the monthly or six-month rate so anyway
so go with baby plan and then once you order that now you’re gonna go ahead and
enter in whatever domain name that you want to use and if you have a domain you
already bought from somewhere else you can enter in here but we’re gonna go
through this process of you get in your domain name right now so we’re just
gonna go ahead and call this test blah one three five because I’m guessing
that’s not available and then right here what you want to do is enter in
Christian PF and this will give you 25% off whatever package you decide to
choose and so this is where you need to decide how long you want to do this
because it’s only going to give you 25% off whatever the length of package you
choose so if you do one month you’re only going to get 25% off for one month
but if you lock in for a year you’ll get that 25% off for an entire year or up to
three years so you know that’s where you just need to kind of decide what you
want to do and sitting right here you can go ahead and enter in your username
okay so for the rest of this stuff just go ahead and enter in all your
information and then what you can do is just get down to the bottom and on you
can just go ahead and create your account okay so now I chose to pay via
PayPal so it’s gonna take me here to the Pay Now button and I’m just gonna go
ahead and do that okay so you should be getting an email from them it might take
a few minutes and if you don’t get it after a few minutes I would just use a
live chat box and just ask them about it but let’s flip over to our email and
here it is and then what this is is our login information for that so what we’re
gonna do is go ahead and we’re going to click on this one right here it’s going
to take us to our control panel and then we’re going to we’re going to need our
username just go ahead and drop that in and then we’re going to need a password I’ll paste that in and I’ll log in and
now we are in our control panel area this is where we’re gonna get the blog
all set up for you so we’re gonna come down here scroll all the way down under
this software and services area and click on Fantastico de luxe and this is
where we’re going to install WordPress so on the left side you can just click
the WordPress block button and we are going to do a new installation okay and
then install on domain whatever gnome domain we put in and then we’re just
going to put in an admin name here and we’re gonna put in a password and we’re
just gonna do test pass okay and then the email it by default it’s going to
give you whatever your original user name was at your new domain name.com and
i can show you how to set that up in a separate video but if you have another
email address that you’d like to use because this email address will not be
set up by default you’ll have to set it up and it’s pretty easy but if you want
to use a different email you can just drop that in right there okay and
there’s a site and we’re just gonna install WordPress and then just watch
this so we’re gonna finish installation and then now we are good to go
and then right here we’re gonna get our username and a password and it’s also
going to have a link for the admin area of our blog and so if we’re just gonna
go ahead and click this open that in a new tab and we got our name and password
and now what you see here is the backend admin side of your new wordpress blog so
flip back over here we’re going to get a username and our password we can just go
ahead and enter that in and then we can login and so now you are now logged in to your
your new blog and so right here you can just click this and we’ll go ahead and
open that in a new tab and you can see your new blog and so this is your blog
and you can just go let me pull this over so you can see it just go over to
posts we can just do add new post so and then we’re gonna go ahead and click
publish and now we are officially a blogger so now you can see your first
post over here and there it is so if you have any issues going through any of
this process contact Hostgator via their phone number or via the chat box I’ve
done this quite a few times sometimes it goes really really quick sometimes you
have to wait a little bit for your account to be activated so either way if
you have any issues and it doesn’t go really really fast for you just contact
them and they should be able to help you out and speed things up a little bit
okay so that is about it so I’ll see you guys later

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