Domain, Hosting, Wordpress, Setting up

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So, I bought WpProfitBuilder over a month ago and have just been putting off everything because I really have no clue what I'm doing.

I need a domain and hosting and to install Wordpress on my domain and once I have that set up I can start inching forwards more with my ideas but for right now this is my roadblock.

My questions really are:

If I get my domain and hosting both through Hostgator then do I still need to worry about nameservers or is everything just automatically linked up?

Once it is all linked up how do I install and open Wordpress on the domain, and last how do I keep my name secure and anonymous so nobody knows I'm the creater of the site?

Oh, and also if you know about how much I will spend today to get it set up, that would be nice, I only have about $40.00 to spend right now.

I'm not necessarily looking for the cheapest way to do this, just the most trusted, easy, safe, and secure way, emphasis on easy.
#domain #hostgator #hosting #nameserver #setting #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by [Justin] View Post

    If I get my domain and hosting both through Hostgator ...
    I strongly advise you never to register a domain and host its site with the same company.

    This explains why (read carefully! ): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7628717

    (I strongly advise you not to use Hostgator, too, but that's another matter, and in any case probably less important than the important point above.)


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    • Profile picture of the author [Justin]
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I strongly advise you never to register a domain and host its site with the same company.

      This explains why (read carefully! ): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7628717

      (I strongly advise you not to use Hostgator, too, but that's another matter, and in any case probably less important than the important point above.)


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      Thanks, I'll take your advice and get hosting and domain from different companies. I hear the most about hostgator, it seems like it's the most popular so I figured it would be best to use. What do you recommend if not hostgator?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by [Justin] View Post

        I hear the most about hostgator, it seems like it's the most popular
        It was. I used to host there, myself.

        Unfortunately, it's all changed recently, because Hostgator was bought by the dreaded EIG conglomerate, which seems to be more or less the kiss of death to any hosting company (and for fairly understandable reasons, really).

        HostGator Alternatives, Part 1: Who is EIG? - The Digital FAQ

        I recommend this thread, and especially Artgirl's posts in it (she "knows a bit" about hosting! ): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post9639550

        For myself, I have three recommendations ...

        1. Avoid GoDaddy

        2. Avoid 1and1

        3. Avoid any hosting company owned by Endurance International Group, whose business model seems to be to take over countless previously decent hosting companies and gradually (but very consistently!) turn them into unreliable disasters with dreadful service disasters.


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        • Profile picture of the author [Justin]
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          It was. I used to host there, myself.

          Unfortunately, it's all changed recently, because Hostgator was bought by the dreaded EIG conglomerate, which seems to be more or less the kiss of death to any hosting company (and for fairly understandable reasons, really).

          HostGator Alternatives, Part 1: Who is EIG? - The Digital FAQ

          I recommend this thread, and especially Artgirl's posts in it (she "knows a bit" about hosting! ): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post9639550

          For myself, I have three recommendations ...

          1. Avoid GoDaddy

          2. Avoid 1and1

          3. Avoid any hosting company owned by Endurance International Group, whose business model seems to be to take over countless previously decent hosting companies and gradually (but very consistently!) turn them into unreliable disasters with dreadful service disasters.


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          Hmm, any advice on what to check out instead of what to avoid? I've only heard of GoDaddy, HostGator, and NameCheap I think was another hosting a lot of people recommended. That's all I know though.
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          • Profile picture of the author [Justin]
            Originally Posted by [Justin] View Post

            Hmm, any advice on what to check out instead of what to avoid? I've only heard of GoDaddy, HostGator, and NameCheap I think was another hosting a lot of people recommended. That's all I know though.
            Nevermind, I see it's all in that link to artgirls post.
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          • Profile picture of the author [Justin]
            Hmm, so after seeing what artgirl said I think I will go with NameCheap for hosting because that's also what the guy who made the plugin I bought (profitbuilder) recommended. If I shouldn't get a domain with my hosting company though, and I shouldn't get a domain with godaddy, then who should I get a domain with? And will it still be as simple to do NameCheap with some domain company as it will be to use hostgator and some domain company and get the nameservers switched and everything? Or are you just recommending don't use godaddy for hosting or something, or don't buy a domain name with them or does it not matter where I get my domain only where I get my hosting?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicole Sakoman
    Originally Posted by [Justin] View Post

    So, I bought WpProfitBuilder over a month ago and have just been putting off everything because I really have no clue what I'm doing.

    I need a domain and hosting and to install Wordpress on my domain and once I have that set up I can start inching forwards more with my ideas but for right now this is my roadblock.

    My questions really are:

    If I get my domain and hosting both through Hostgator then do I still need to worry about nameservers or is everything just automatically linked up?

    Once it is all linked up how do I install and open Wordpress on the domain, and last how do I keep my name secure and anonymous so nobody knows I'm the creater of the site?

    Oh, and also if you know about how much I will spend today to get it set up, that would be nice, I only have about $40.00 to spend right now.

    I'm not necessarily looking for the cheapest way to do this, just the most trusted, easy, safe, and secure way, emphasis on easy.
    Buy hosting from hostgator (check for best coupons online-google that)
    Buy domain from GoDaddy (also google coupons). If you find really good coupons you can get booth for less than $10.

    Doing all other is extremely easy. Write in youtube: how to transfer godaddy domain to hostgator

    and

    How to create a database in hostgator

    and

    how to install wordpress in cpanel.

    Watch few videos and try it... you have nothing to do wrong.

    Have in mind that you need to wait up to 24hrs for a domain to became active and when you change servers that takes up to 24hrs also.

    This is easy, and you shouldn`t run away from it... if you can`t figure this out, than how will you do the rest... Just be brave and try... you have absolutely nothing to waste.

    If anything happens, go to hostgator/godaddy support which is really good and quick!

    Be brave and become resourceful! those are the only 2 things you`ll need in IM.
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    • Profile picture of the author [Justin]
      Originally Posted by Nicole Sakoman View Post

      Buy hosting from hostgator (check for best coupons online-google that)
      Buy domain from GoDaddy (also google coupons). If you find really good coupons you can get booth for less than $10.

      Doing all other is extremely easy. Write in youtube: how to transfer godaddy domain to hostgator

      and

      How to create a database in hostgator

      and

      how to install wordpress in cpanel.

      Watch few videos and try it... you have nothing to do wrong.

      Have in mind that you need to wait up to 24hrs for a domain to became active and when you change servers that takes up to 24hrs also.

      This is easy, and you shouldn`t run away from it... if you can`t figure this out, than how will you do the rest... Just be brave and try... you have absolutely nothing to waste.

      If anything happens, go to hostgator/godaddy support which is really good and quick!

      Be brave and become resourceful! those are the only 2 things you`ll need in IM.
      Thanks, I will search that stuff more. So if it takes 24 hours for my domain to be live are you saying to wait until it's live to figure out how to change the name servers?
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      • Profile picture of the author Nicole Sakoman
        Originally Posted by [Justin] View Post

        Thanks, I will search that stuff more. So if it takes 24 hours for my domain to be live are you saying to wait until it's live to figure out how to change the name servers?
        No... do it all when you buy... it will only take time for changes to update.
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        • Profile picture of the author [Justin]
          Originally Posted by Nicole Sakoman View Post

          No... do it all when you buy... it will only take time for changes to update.
          Okay thanks for clearing that up for me
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  • Profile picture of the author bizzly
    Originally Posted by [Justin] View Post


    My questions really are:

    If I get my domain and hosting both through Hostgator then do I still need to worry about nameservers or is everything just automatically linked up?
    As said above, it is not advisable to keep both registration and hosting with the same provider. I would suggest you register your domain with a different company then host with Hostgator

    Originally Posted by [Justin] View Post


    Once it is all linked up how do I install and open Wordpress on the domain, and last how do I keep my name secure and anonymous so nobody knows I'm the creater of the site?
    Once you register the domain with the registrar of your choice, you go to Hostgator and sign up. You then add the domain name to your account and use cpanel to install Wordpress .Now you go back to your registrar account and point the nameservers to Hostgator ( you find the nameservers in your cpanel) Now its all "linked up".

    You keep your name anonymous by registering the domain under privacy. A number of registrars offer free privacy. Some charge between $1-5 per domain per year


    Originally Posted by [Justin] View Post

    Oh, and also if you know about how much I will spend today to get it set up, that would be nice, I only have about $40.00 to spend right now.

    I'm not necessarily looking for the cheapest way to do this, just the most trusted, easy, safe, and secure way, emphasis on easy.

    $40 should get you started depending on who you register the domain with, and the hosting plan you go for on Hostgator.
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    • Profile picture of the author [Justin]
      Originally Posted by bizzly View Post

      As said above, it is not advisable to keep both registration and hosting with the same provider. I would suggest you register your domain with a different company then host with Hostgator



      Once you register the domain with the registrar of your choice, you go to Hostgator and sign up. You then add the domain name to your account and use cpanel to install Wordpress .Now you go back to your registrar account and point the nameservers to Hostgator ( you find the nameservers in your cpanel) Now its all "linked up".

      You keep your name anonymous by registering the domain under privacy. A number of registrars offer free privacy. Some charge between $1-5 per domain per year





      $40 should get you started depending on who you register the domain with, and the hosting plan you go for on Hostgator.
      Sweet! I still really don't understand name servers. I watched a couple vids but it seems everyone does everything different so I'll keep watching until I see what seems most common.
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      • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
        To purchase your domain name, use NameCheap. They include WhoIs Guard (privacy) completely free for the first year. I've used NameCheap for years and they are the best. Lots of newbies opt for GoDaddy, but many Warriors complain about constantly being bombarded with spam promotions, etc.

        I also hosted with Hostgator for many years, but their service is now the complete pits. I did a great deal of research and in the end chose BigScoots. Their customer service and site speed is second to none and I couldn't be happier with my choice.

        I was dreading moving multiple websites, but BigScoots moved everything, including dozens of email addresses for me, within just an hour or two. I recommend them highly!!
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        • Profile picture of the author [Justin]
          Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

          To purchase your domain name, use NameCheap. They include WhoIs Guard (privacy) completely free for the first year. I've used NameCheap for years and they are the best. Lots of newbies opt for GoDaddy, but many Warriors complain about constantly being bombarded with spam promotions, etc.

          I also hosted with Hostgator for many years, but their service is now the complete pits. I did a great deal of research and in the end chose BigScoots. Their customer service and site speed is second to none and I couldn't be happier with my choice.

          I was dreading moving multiple websites, but BigScoots moved everything, including dozens of email addresses for me, within just an hour or two. I recommend them highly!!
          Thanks, I am going to use namecheap for hosting but I'm going to take others advice and not get my domain where I get my hosting, where would you recommend I get a domain if not godaddy? and is there being ads the only reason you recommend staying away from godaddy?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicole Sakoman
    I think that for now, your main aim is to start... not to pick endlessly which hosting and domain provider to choose.

    Go with hostgator and godaddy or namechamp, since you`ll find many coupons for that and will be least expensive... Other things will come with time. Just start!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicole Sakoman
    It`s easy... on hostgator you have in mail nameservers or when you log to cpanel. copy them, and go to godaddy account and you`ll have there change option. I watched few days ago some video that shows exactly the process.

    Pick middle plan on hostgator (I think it`s baby plan), and find coupon for it.
    When buying a godaddy domain, get free whois coupon, and you can buy domain for $2 first year...

    everything for less than $10...

    Also forgot to add... search knowledge base of hostgator, they have a tons of videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Just for the record, and to explain the reason many of the seasoned marketers here steer clear of HostGator, is because it was 'bought out' by EIG, as well as several other 'popular' webhosting providers, and the quality of swervice (not a typo) has seen a steep decline ever since.

    Not that you need to worry too much about starting off with HostGator, or any of the others on the list here - you may want to explore other options in the future when your business is up, running, and performing.

    In the meantime, if I were you I'd look closely at the 100 videos offered here (*Not an affiliate link) - although some of the sites have changed, the basic set up instructions are the same for the learning curve you're up against, and this basic training is cheap for $17. (*Just don't get caught up in buying all the upsells, Aaron has a massive sales funnel, lol) - Oh, scroll down and look at what's included in the modules...and if you can't squeeze together the $17, then just use the tutorial titles as a guide to search Google/YouTube for free step-by-step installation instructions.

    Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author pluto1
    What you have asked is all part of setting up your site. Most of the hosting providers make sure that this process is fairly straight forward. Even if you run into any issues, there are tons of step by step guides and videos you can go through. If your hosting provider is great at customer service, they will have someone to chat 24/7 and you can ask them any kind of questions re nameservers etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author [Justin]
      Thank you all. I like how namecheap will make me anonymous for free, but if I shouldn't use my domain and hosting together I guess that won't help so I think I'll use namecheap for hosting and godaddy for domain because I don't know where else to go for domain, and idk what the issue would be with godaddy, seems highly recommended. I'll have to look more into namecheap vs hostgator
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