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How to Sign Up for Hosting

Follow along as we sign up for website hosting on our journey to build our own website.

When you go to you will see that you land on the business hosting page.

The best performance package that you can sign up for is “Pro”. Click on “Order Now” & then chose the registration duration. It will break down to what it would cost monthly but you are required to pay in advance.

If you wish to select “Launch” or “Power” this will work with either one.

NOTE: The best option is VPS but I’m going to use shared “business” hosting for this tutorial if you want VPS all you need to do is to hover over Web Hosting in the navigation and then VPS Hosting and select Managed VPS Hosting – VPS-1000HA-S will work for most websites. Unfortunately, if you are working with a limited budget, this may be too much. (Don’t worry you can upgrade later)

As you move forward with the “Pro” hosting package you’ll see the default price is $15.99 per month. Depending on the specials they’re running, I’ve seen them do 43% off like they are doing at the time of me working on the workbook a few times.

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At the time of me doing this you can get 1 year and it will cost about $107.88. (Prices are subject to change.)

Chose your Data Center – If they have availability for multiple servers at the time you sign up you will see multiple options for your data center. If you see the options, just chose the data center closest to you.

Do not install WordPress here. We are going to do this later so we can customize our advanced settings. So keep this section set to “No, Thanks”

Click on “Continue”.

how to sign up for hosting

Onward to the next step!

But first, just a reminder that we are going to be installing WordPress in a later step and if you want a massive shortcut you can check out the bonus video training at (Launching Soon!)

Enter in the domain you want to purchase(if you have not already registered one) on the next page and click search to start the process. Once you see the success message “Great news, is available!” click on “Add to Cart” & then click on “Continue”

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If you didn’t follow along as we purchased the domain with HostYak then the next section is for “Domain Privacy Registration”. I highly recommend that you keep the privacy registration setting on. For only about $10/year this will keep your information private so that people can’t do a “WHOIS” reverse search to find your phone number, email address, mailing address, etc. Click on “Continue”

Once you have done that you will need to create a new account. Under “New Customer” please enter your email address & click continue.

On the next page fill out your information to create your account and complete the purchase. Now click “Continue”

Once you get to the “Review Your Order” page, please be sure to go over all of the information. Then you need to click “I Agree” on the bottom of the page to agree to the purchase & Terms of Service. Then click on “Checkout”

Now you have completed the process to register your domain name and have signed up for hosting. The next thing you need to do is check your email account for an email from InMotion Hosting to set your password & verify your account. Please follow along with those emails in order to complete this step.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!