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How to Get Hosting for WordPress from HostGator

The first step to setting up a website is to purchase a hosting plan. Buying a hosting plan is not difficult, but most new bloggers find it challenging to understand which web hosting service is the best choice, which plan to buy, and how to shop.

In this guide, I will help answer questions related to what a new blogger needs to know when buy a hosting service for his website. If you are completely new to hosting for your site, I suggest you read my previously published article, A Beginner’s Guide to Webhosting Plans.

In this tutorial, I will be using Hostgator as an example. If you are new to Hostgator, it is one of the best WordPress web hosting services available. I also offer a discount coupon here, which will help you save money on your hosting plan.

Hostgator offers several plans, but for a new website (WordPress, Static, PHP, etc.), shared hosting provides a good start. In this tutorial, I will buy Hostgator’s “Baby” plan for one year. The Baby plan offers unlimited everything, and it’s especially perfect for any blogger who wants to host more than one website.

Buying Web Hosting from Hostgator with Maximum Discounts:

Hosting service charges are usually based on the package you are purchasing. The cost of hosting increases with the level of package you buy. For example, a cloud and dedicated server are the most expensive forms of hosting, followed by VPS and then shared hosting.

For beginners, I always suggest buying a shared hosting package because of the low cost. So let’s start with our beginners guide to buying a hosting service:

Go to Hostgator Homepage, And click on Webhosting in the navbar or click on Get started now (Follow screenshot below).

Choose Hostgator Hosting Plan

on the next page”Baby Plan” dropdown, Select one year or more. I recommend that you book your hosting for at least two years.

Here is a quick chart to help you choose the right hosting plan:

  • Hatchling Plan: When You Only Want to Host One Website
  • Baby Plan: When You Plan to Host More Than One Site (I Recommend This)
  • Business Plan: When You Need a Dedicated IP

Choose your domain name

If you already have a domain, select the part that says “I currently have a domain name.” Otherwise you can buy domain from Hostgator. Remember, Hostgator charges $15/domain. I suggest you buy a domain from GoDaddy and use that domain, put it in the field “Currently hold a domain name”.

Select hosting plan

Here you can select the hosting plan that you want. By default, it will choose the hosting package that you selected in step 1.

what is really important billing cycle, I suggest getting hosting for a period of 24 to 36 months. This is the last page where you will complete your Hostgator account purchase. You can change the duration of hosting from here. Choose a username for your account, as well as a security PIN.

The reason being, as you increase the tenure, the total cost decreases. Also, in the next step, you will get a discount coupon of 30% of the total bill. This is your only chance to get a discount on your purchase.

Note: No hosting offers a discount on renewal. The only way to get the discount is at the time of your first bill. You can learn more about this on my previous post How to Save Money on Hosting Renewal.

Billing Information

in “Billing Information” fields, you must provide your address and phone number. I suggest you double-check this information making sure it is correct, as they are going to call you on your given mobile number to verify the purchase you want.

This is to ensure the security of your account. Here you can also choose your payment method: PayPal or Credit Card. if you choose paypalOn the next page, you will be redirected to the PayPal payment page.

In the Additional Services section, make sure you have everything unchecked. Most of the paid add-ons are not worth it as we have complementary free options.

Add Coupon Code and Verify Your Order

In the Coupon Code field, add “SHOUTMELOUD30” and click Validate. This will give you 30% off on your total order.

Below the billing information, you can see the full details of your order. Before proceeding with the order, be sure to verify your order.

Once you are satisfied, click “Create Account”. Depending on your payment method, you’ll be taken to a PayPal payment page, or a “Successful Order Placed” page.

In about a minute you will receive an email from Hostgator confirming your order, and within an hour you will receive a call with your new hosting account details,

Watch this video to know how to buy hosting from Hostgator with discount coupon:

I hope this guide helps you with the process of buying a hosting plan. If you are confused or have any questions, feel free to let me know via the comment section below.

Also, if you find this tutorial informative, please don’t forget to share it on Twitter, Google Plus, and Facebook.

For further reading:

How To Create FTP Account On HostGator Hosting – cPanel Web Hosting

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