How To Start A Blog (in 10 Minutes)

How To Start A Blog (in 10 Minutes)

Hey everyone in this video I am going to
take you through this simple process of getting a blog set up at Hostgator and
you’ll be up and blogging in just a few minutes and one of the reasons I like
Hostgator so much is that they have really great customer support and so you
can chat with them right here you can call them and like I talked about in
another video where I review all the different hosts that I’ve used hostgator
customer services hands-down the best and I just really like them a lot so
anyway without any more chat about that we’ll get going so what you want to do
first here is this is a home page and so once you’re on the home page you can
just go ahead and click view web hosting plans and then here you have a couple
different options that you can go with the hatchling plan is the cheapest but I
would probably recommend the baby plan for most people and the difference is
that the hatchling plan you only get a single domain that you can put on this
hosting account whereas a baby plan you can do unlimited and if I can tell you
one thing from all the bloggers I’ve seen it’s very rare when I see a blogger
who only has one domain and doesn’t have a test site or doesn’t have another site
that they kind of want to play with so so it’s really not that much more when
you’re I mean unless you’re going out three years unless you’re doing a
three-year package that’s where they’re like big deal is but if you’re only
locking in for six months and we’re only talking like what 80 cents difference or
something so so that’s the other thing you’re gonna save some money by locking
in for a longer rate and you know and if you’re not sure completely sure that
you’re really into this this whole blogging thing then it might be better
to go with the monthly or six-month rate so anyway so go with baby plan and then
once you order that now you’re gonna go ahead and enter in whatever domain name
that you want to use and if you have a domain you already bought from somewhere
else you can enter it in here but we’re gonna go through this process of you get
in your domain name right now so we’re just gonna go ahead and
call this test blog one three five because I’m guessing that’s not
available and then right here what you want to do is enter in Christian PF and
this will give you 25% off whatever package you decide to choose and so this
is where you need to decide how long you want to do this because it’s only going
to give you 25% off whatever the length of package you choose so if you do one
month you’re only going to get 25% off for one month but if you lock in for a
year you’ll get that 25% off for an entire year or up to three years so you
know that’s where you just need to kind of decide what you want to do and
sitting right here you can go ahead and enter in your username okay so for the
rest of this stuff just go ahead and enter in all your information and then
what you can do is just got get down to the bottom and on you can just go ahead
and create your account okay so now I chose to pay via PayPal so it’s gonna
take me here to the Pay Now button and I’m just gonna go ahead and do that okay so you should begin an email from
them it might take a few minutes and if you don’t get it after a few minutes I
would just use a live chat box and just ask them about it but let’s flip over to
our email and here it is and then what this is is our login information for
that so what we’re gonna do is go ahead and we’re going to click on this one
right here it’s going to take us to our control panel and then we’re going to
we’re going to need our username just go ahead and drop that in and then we’re
going to need a password I’ll paste that in the route login and
now we are in our control panel area this is where we’re gonna get the blog
all set up for you so we’re gonna come down here scroll all the way down under
this software and services area and click on Fantastico de luxe and this is
where we’re going to install WordPress so on the left side you can just click
the WordPress blot button and we are going to do a new installation okay and
then install on domain whatever domain we put in and then we’re just going to
put in an admin name here and we’re gonna put in a password and we’re just
gonna do test pass okay and then the email it by default it’s going to give
you whatever your original username was at your new domain
and I can show you how to set that up in a separate video but if you have another
email address that you’d like to use because this email address will not be
set up by default you’ll have to set it up and it’s pretty easy but if you want
to use a different email you can just drop that in right there okay and
there’s a site and we’re just gonna install WordPress and then just watch
this we’re going to finish installation and then now we are good to go and then
right here we’re gonna get our username and a password and it’s also gonna have
a link for the admin area of our blog and so if we’re just gonna go ahead and
click this open that in a new tab and we got our name and password and now what
you see here is the backend admin side of your new wordpress blog so flip back
over here we’re going to go username and our password you can just go ahead and
enter that in and then we can login into now you are
now logged in to your your new blog and so right here you can just click this
and we’ll go ahead and open that in a new tab and you can see your new blog
and so this is your blog and you can just go let me pull this over see and
see it just go over to posts you can just do add new post so and then we’re
gonna go ahead and click publish and now we are officially a blogger so now you
can see your first post over here and there it is so if you have any issues
going through any of this process contact Hostgator via their phone number
or via the chat box I’ve done this quite a few times sometimes it goes really
really quick sometimes you have to wait a little bit for your account to be
activated so either way if you have any issues and it doesn’t go really really
fast for you just contact them and they should be able to help you out and speed
things up a little bit okay so that is about it
so I’ll see you guys later

18 thoughts on “How To Start A Blog (in 10 Minutes)

  1. I did everything that you did but when im trying to go to my website normally or with wp-admin im getting an "ERROR 404 – PAGE NOT FOUND" please help

  2. hmmm… I am not sure why you guys are getting that error, but that is exactly why I like Hostgator over other hosts out there – because you can get free phone support or chat support and they will be able to quickly help you get it fixed.

  3. I am extremely new and want to start blogging. I was wondering if we created a domain with this site and generated a lot of traffic, would hostgator be the one to pay you? Kind of confused. I spoke to a rep and all she kept saying is "you can create a blog"

  4. Could you show how to set up the default email it gives you with your username and domain name? please and thank you.

  5. Nice video, very helpful information.
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  6. Yeah right ten minutes! I am 48 hours later and HostGator has now asked me to send a PHOTOCOPY OF MY PASSPORT AND CREDIT CARD. And still no website. What the hell, dood. No mention of that, eh? I'm going to stick to blogs, thank you very much. 

  7. @Videoorchard I created this video to do just that – what part of the process are you having trouble with?

  8. Hey man, hey everyone,
    I found this coupon that gives a 25% discount. I typed in 'dealfornewbies' (DealForNewbies) when getting my hostgator account and automatically the costs turned out lower. Everything worked out fine. Thought I'd let y'all know. Take care and keep on making videos 😉

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