Today we are going to learn how to purchase a web hosting plan from HostGoi.com
If you are a beginner, then at first you need to learn what is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser.
Most hosting companies require that you own your domain in order to host with them. If you do not have a domain, the hosting companies will help you purchase one.
So, now you may think, what is Domain Name?
A domain name is your website name. A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. A domain name is used for finding and identifying computers on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses, which are a series of number. However, it is difficult for humans to remember strings of numbers. Because of this, domain names were developed and used to identify entities on the Internet rather than using IP addresses.
A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers, and it can be used in combination of the various domain name extensions, such as .com, .net and more.
The domain name must be registered before you can use it. Every domain name is unique. No two websites can have the same domain name. If someone types in www.yourdomain.com, it will go to your website and no one else’s.
The price of a domain name typically runs between $15-25 per year.
Now let’s buy our hosting plan…
The step-by-step guide to buying a web hosting plan:
To begin, head over to HostGoi web hosting page.
Here is my recommendations:
- Basic Plan: for startup websites
- Standard Plan: for blogging websites
- Economy Plan: for growing business
- Business Plan: for popular brands
All hosting packages are optimized for website needs. But You should opt for Business plan. Because with that plan you will get unlimited storage for your website and unlimited bandwidth which is important for day by day growing business.
Note: The links I give here will give you a big discount on all of these packages. But this discount is only for the first bill, so it’s better to buy a package for 2-3 years to save money.
Click on “Order Now” in front of the plan you have chosen.
Step 1: Choose a new domain, or use an existing domain
Here you can see three different options. I will explain you what they are exactly.
- Register a new domain: It means you haven’t any previous domain name and you want to register a new domain name to purchase the hosting plan.
- Transfer your domain from another registrar: This means you already have a domain name with another domain provider, and you want to move your domain authority to us. If you select this option, it will ask you to enter EPP Code (This code is unique to each domain name and is assigned by the registrar at the time of registration). If you don’t know what is your EPP code, then contact your domain provider, they will give you the EPP code of your domain.
- I will use my existing domain and update my nameservers: It means you already have a domain name with another company, but you don’t want to shift the domain to us, just want to buy hosting from us. And after getting nameservers details, you will add the nameservers to your old domain panel.
You need to select a option according to your requirement, in this tutorial I am registering a new domain name.
Search your domain name, if it’s available for registration, then you will get Congratulations!
You will also get similar domain suggestions, if your domain not available for registration.
After getting your domain, click on “Continue” and from here, the remaining steps will be very simple.
Now can can able to see a order summary, where it’s notified that:
Promo code added and click continue to see final billing amount. Look at the below example.
Simply click on “Continue” and you will be forwarded to next page.
Step 2: Domain Configuration
Note: This process only applicable if you’re registering a new domain name, if you selected existing domain option then you can skip this step.
- DNS Management (Free): External DNS Hosting can help speed up your website and improve availability with increased redundancy.
- ID Protection (Paid): Protect your personal information and reduce the amount of spam to your inbox by enabling ID Protection.
- Email Forwarding (Free): Get emails forwarded to alternate email addresses of your choice so that you can monitor all from a single account.
I recommend to add all three options because here. All 3 options are major for any domain according to whois security & DNS control or email forwarding.
After adding this three options, then click on “Continue“.
Step 3: Order Review & Checkout
Now review your order summary, in the picture you can see a discount coupon automatically added into order summary.
After reviewing your order summary, click on “Checkout” and you will be automatically redirect to next sign-up page.
Step 4: Enter your account details.
In this page you need to fill up your personal information, billing address, account password etc.
After filling all your information, click on “Complete Order” and it will automatically redirect you to a payment page.
After completing your payment, you will receive your invoice.
Note: You will get your account login information via email. For better security, we don’t provide direct login from client area panel.
Step 5: Log into your web hosting cPanel
Check your registered email for account login information, there you will get username, password, nameservers and other essential things.
That’s it! Congratulations! You have just purchased your web hosting package and domain name.
Did you use this guide to buy your hosting package? Did you get stuck somewhere in the middle? Let me know how it went in the comments below!
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