If you really want to start blogging like a Pro, go get your own web hosting account. I strongly recommend Hostgator [affiliate link]! It’s easy to setup and it’s totally affordable!
Step 1: Go to this link: http://bit.ly/hostgator-best-web-hosting & choose the hosting account you need.
There are three Plans to choose from: Hatchling, Baby, and Business Plans. If you want to save money and you only plan to build one blog, go for the Hatchling Plan.
I recommend that you get the Baby Plan. Why? Just in case you want to help another would-be blogger, or if you want to launch more than one blog, you can easily do that. You can host several blogs and domains with the Baby Plan. That’s what I’ve signed up for.
Click ORDER NOW if you’ve made up your mind.
Step 2: Register a Domain Name with Hostgator or Enter a domain name you’ve already purchased.
If you followed the steps in registering a domain name in our previous blog post, then you already have a domain name registered via Godaddy.com. Enter that domain name in the “I Currently Have a Domain Name.”
Step 3: Enter a Coupon Code.
I’ve created a coupon code for the readers of this blog. If you enter transformleadership, you’ll get a one-time discount of $9.95. Not bad eh?
Step 4: Choose a billing cycle and create your account.
You can choose a monthly, semi-annual, annual, or even 24-month or 36-month billing cycle. You get some discount if you choose the 24-month or 36-month billing cycles.
Create your username and password.
Step 5: Choose a payment method and enter your billing information.
Review the information of your hosting account, and finalize your order.
Your hosting account costs $119.40 annually. That’s less than P4,889 per year or P407 per month!
Step 6: Create your account!
This is the last step. When you’ve reviewed the information you entered, just click on CREATE ACCOUNT and you’re all set!
You can then start pointing your domain name to your hosting account and install WordPress via Hostgator’s CPanel. And that, my friends, will be our topic for next week.
Note: I’m an affiliate of Hostgator. If you decide to buy your webhosting account through the links above, I get a small commission from the company.