The best hosting company
As you could have read on About page I signed up for a hosting account with HostGator – great hosting company located more than 4500 miles away from my country. Why I chose HostGator to be responsible for web hosting of this blog ? The reasons are many and everything will be clear to you after reading the following text.
HostGator is one of the largest and most famous in the world and in the U.S. alike web hosting provider, now hosting more than 9 000 000 (nine millions) domain names worldwide. They offer cheap and reliable web hosting at the highest level with unlimited possibilities. By purchasing the cheapest package you have an account with no limit on : the number of mailboxes, sub-domains, FTP accounts, MySQL databases. Unlimited are also brandwidth and discspace. But please don’t bother yourself with all this technical details. Focus on creating a blog and remember that HostGator allows you free WordPress installation with just few clicks – and that’s why I chose this company.
The entire process of creating a hosting account is very simple and takes only a few minutes. It consists of several steps. Here they are.:
Click HostGator to get to the homepage.:
Click View Web Hosting Plans to select a hosting plan. You can choose one among three hosting packages offered by HostGator. It all looks like that.:
- Hatchling Plan. It is a web hosting for only 1 domain. I recommend this option because it’s the cheapest one and more than enough to start with. I believe there is no point in spending money unnecessarily on more expensive packages. I assure you there will be other things you will not be able to save money on.
- Baby Plan. Choose it if you have multiple domains, or in advance, if you know you will register several domains and planning to set up different blogs.
- Business Plan. If you’re wondering over this choice, I believe its better to choose Baby Plan. Also has an unlimited number of domains and is cheaper.
Click on the small triangle pointing up to select the period of time for web hosting. And click Order Now.
Now on the next page you have to enter your domain name, confirm your hosting package type and choose billing cycle. Choose also your username (you will use it to log into Control Panel of your hosting account) and security pin.:
Next enter all billing information (e.g. your country, first name, last name) and required payment information.:
Next you might choose hosting addons. These are additional featurs such as site backup, domain privacy protection or sitelock. I would suggest not to buy them as you will not need them at the beginning. But the choice is yours.:
The last things to do are : put your Coupon Code which is blogstart25 for 25% discount (it’s an affiliate discount – you will get 25% discount and I will make some commission – everyone will be happy – thanks in advance) and click validate. Tick that you had read (first really read them) and agree to the terms and conditions of use. Click CREATE ACCOUNT.:
Now you have a hosting account with HostGator. HostGator will send, to the given email address during registration, all information necessary for login into cPanel (where you can install WordPress) and into Billing/Support System (where you can make and check payments).