A blog has been a blessing in my life. It is through blogging that i have been able to learn what the Internet is all about. I have equally meet some great people thanks to blogging. I have developed skills in fields which universities in my country could not offer. In fact , today i am a digital marketer setting up an agency in my country, again because i started blogging. To give back to those who are looking forward to start up someting online and make money, i always write on how to's that can really help you get started. While on my way up the ladder of success, i enjoying sharing my experience and know hows with the youths so that tomorrow we can all say '' We made it'' . I have been using websites to make money and looking forward to create money making machines around the world. Today, I am going to share with you how to create a self hosted blog on Hostgator.
For you to start a blog, three main things are required namely:
1. Domain name
2. Web Hosting Account
3. Content Management system.
HostGator provide its customers with all these requirements and other advantages making it easy to get started with. I have used Hostgator services for four years now and my experience had been a great one. This is why i will always recommend it . we will see some of the advantages soon.
You can read more Advantages here: Why You Should Choose Hostgator to Host Your Blog
Let us create a blog that you will have full control over it. Stay focused and follow this guide on how to start you blog. Don't be in a rush, get a cup of coffee by your side because we got serious business to do here. This is the first step to making money online. We are aware of several other methods to do this. However Our Focus is on Hostgator to make things easy , secures and sure. Make sure you follow the steps closely .
HG#1 Create You Account and Purchase you Hosting
The first step to making you own blog is to create your hosting account.
With Hostgator you have three choices to make a s a blogger when you visit the company's website
( i)Web Hosting ( Standard packages)
(ii) Cloud Hosting ( web hosting packages with 2 x faster load speed.)
(iii) Word Press Hosting (with a 2.5 times loading speed).
Recommended Hosting Package plans and Types
As a starter, i will recommend you select option (i) or (ii), depending on your budget.
Visit Hostgator and Make your choice here
Buy Hosting Package on Hostgator
On the new page that opens you will need to caryout three main actions.
(a) Enter your Domain name e.g bestblog .com.
Here are some tips that will guide you to choose the perfect domain name for your website
*choosing a domain name that ends with .com is the best option to use
* You domain name should not be too long.
*It should not contain hyphens.
This is your first blog, making it simple will be ok. There are however some cases where you can use this. But it is not recommended when you are starting a blog.
*Select a unique domain name that can be easily remembered by your website visitors.
* avoid copy rights infringement. e.g googlecamer.com ,microsofgermany.com among others. Be natural.
(b) Choose your hosting plan and select the Billing cycle as 36 Months. This is because the first purchase always come with excellent discount . You can see upto 63 percent discount on the screen shot.
Most Coupons are automatically applied. So no need to border about that section.
You can always contact me to get high discounts with Hostgator by email or using our contact page
Proceed to Checkout. Once your order is processed you will see a confirmation page as seen below
Congratulation my friend. You Hosting account is set.
You will need to login in into your email address to confirm your account. The confirmation email is equally very important as it contains some important information about your account. You are advised to keep that email. Here is a screen shot to show what the email contains.
You are the owner of a money making website. Take a minute and chill or just shout '' i made it'' . You can now proceed to setting up your first blog.
Lets take a Break, Take some time and send me Coffee. Hahaha ! I can see you still got energy. I need a cup of coffee though. Can we continue? Just as a reminder, we are Creating a blog, Thanks to Hostgator Hosting.
HG#2 Starting your First Word Press Blog on Hostgator
One of the things that makes HostGator my recommended webhosting company is the fact that they offer services tha permits you to start a blog with or without coding knowledge. However, it is always recommended to permit a pro spend two- three days on your blog to ensure you are doing the right thing. I am always available if need be.
Word press is a content management system that power 27 % of the websites on the Internet including one of the biggest news websites cnn.com. This is because of it simplicity. It is easy to use and can be used by pro and newbies. You will be able to create post, publish articles and sell products on your website after installing word press. This is the reason hostgator has integrated the One Click install tool in every hosting account for free.
Big names like Enstine Muki (enstinemuki.com) , Brian Clark (copyblogger.com), Harsh Agrawal (shoutmeloud.com),Darren Rose (problogger.net) among others are using word press websites hosted on Hostgator. Get your self on the list by creating a Hostgator account and lets make it happen.
Do you thing my friend, Let us keep going. I have always done it by myself, i believe you too can. Its easy though !!
If you already have a domain name that you want to use in your newly purchased hosting Account, then read this post:
The main things involve is changing name servers with your Hostgator Name servers.
Installing Word Press (Content Management System)
#1 Visit Hostgator Customer Portal and Login in with your email and password. Then proceed to Cpanel with your email and password. You can equally follow the instructions in the email sent to your email to login into your hosting account.password.
|Hostgator Cpanel Login|
#2 You should be on a page that looks like this.
*On this page scroll down to the section that display ''Software and Sevices''. In this section, click on ''Quick Install'' OR
*You can equally Click on
in the section for '' Special services''
in your Cpanel
|Check out This icon in your Cpnel|
Once installation is done. You will see a confirmation message on your screen .
Click on View Credentials to get user name and default password.
You will equally receive a confirmation message in your email account. This should contain your user name and password for word press.
Login to Word Press.
If your domain name is for example ransbiz.com, type ransbiz.com/wp-admin. Then type in your email and password to have access to word press CMS.
As you can see, you are now ready to publish your first blog, publish your first page among others. That was easy right ? Your website is up and running.
PS: Can you leave a thank you on the comment section?
Get started with WordPress! Use the one click install On Hostgator to start that Blog you've always wanted
Thanks for spending time on this post. As you can see, creating a blog with Hostgator involves
-Creating your Hostgator account
- Installing word press on Cpane and
- Setting up your word press blog to look the way you want.
I will like to read your first blog post .
After starting a Blog, the next thing is to Monetise it.
How do you plan to monetize you new blog? You can let us know if you need some techniques .
You can equally share some great techniques you are using to monetise your blog. Happy Blogging.