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HostGator Reseller Tutorial
My preferred website setup is HostGator for web hosting and GoDaddy to register domain names. It’s a good idea to separate these services, because sometimes companies will try to lock-in your domain if you cancel web hosting with them.
I’ll first take you through my process for registering a domain.
Then you’ll see how easy it is to create and manage several client websites using the HostGator reseller hosting package. Or if you choose to go with a shared hosting account, you can simply create these new accounts each time you get a new client.
I highly recommend you use HostGator for reseller website hosting – I have for years with zero problems:
You can follow my process for updating the nameservers and DNS settings on your domain manager. This will point the domain to your new HostGator reseller account.
Then you can create a new hosting account using WHM, which includes adding a package to allocate the desired amount of space on your web server, then creating a cPanel account to manage the individual domain hosting settings.
You’ll also find out how to create a simple e-mail forwarded so you can accept e-mail at your new domain, even if you don’t want to create an account.
I simply forward e-mail to my Gmail account and manage several e-mail addresses from there using filters and other methods.
Watch my video for a step-by-step tutorial of this entire process from start to finish on my personal domain.
Here’s the other piece of software recommended in this video, LastPass:
They make managing several accounts for yourself and clients a breeze.
Do yourself a favor and go with their password manager to make your life easier and your websites more secure!
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