How to sign up with Host Gator

May 29, 2009 by

hostgatorSigning up with Host Gator is easy… They kind of get you at first because it says $7.95 per month for the baby hosting package. Well to get that price you have to sign up for 3 years. I signed up for the 9.95 month to month package. The order process was extremely easy. The only question that might confuse you –

It says:

1) Register new domain or
2) I will use my existing domain and update my name servers only.

So if you don’t have a domain name you will have to choose option 1 and register a new domain name. The prices when I looked them up were running around $15.00/yr. Now most companies offer two domain servers one main server and one for backup. Host Gator has six servers distributed around the U.S. which makes them very reliable. So I don’t think there is anything wrong with registering your domain through them.

Option 2 if you already have a domain name registered with GoDaddy or Dotster you will choose this option. Once you have gone through the registration process you will receive a welcome letter that lets you know what your new DNS will be. Simply log into GoDaddy or Dotster or whatever your registrar is and update your new DNS.

They need to bind the account with a domain name so you will have to choose either option number 1 or option number 2.

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