And what for you need this
Perhaps you have Gmail account at Google or any other mailbox somewhere else. Or maybe you have even several different mailboxes ? Am I right ? Now you must be wondering what for you might need yet another mailbox ? And what for you would have to remember another, long, difficult password allowing you log into the mail ?
Well, during WordPress installation at HostGator you must provide a valid email address. You will get on that email address password and link to the installed WP. I think it’s better to get these important information through a secure mailbox. Therefore you should create email account in Control Panel, because all email accounts at HostGator are provided with a secure https connection, no matter what type your hosting package is.
I’m not saying that right after WP installation someone will hack your mail to get password for your newly installed WordPress. But who knows what might happen ? It’s better to be prepared for the worst. And remember that HostGator allows you to create as many as you want email accounts. So, why would you not take advantage of it ? Below I’m explaining how to create email account in HostGator cPanel.
First log into HostGator Control Panel.:
Now scroll down to the Mail section and click Email Accounts icon.:
You have to enter a new Email address and choose the domain (not if you have Hatchling account). Then generate a password. Try to produce something more difficult than just passwordPassword.– to do so you can use Password Generator tool to check its strenght. It should be as strong as possible (100/100). Re-enter the password to confirm. Select Mailbox Quota. Click Create Account.:
Your https connection
Unfortunately, there are many stories about bloggers who’s blogs were hacked or had some kind of security problems. So, please remember to use your brand new mailbox anytime you are required to enter your email address in order to get whatever you need while setting up a blog. It’s always better to receive these things through a secure connection.