HostGator Reseller Hosting Tutorial (Using GoDaddy Domain)

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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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Ray DelVecchio

  • Emily Macinnes
    Posted at 19:01h, 31 August

    Hi Ray. Amazing videos and beautifully explained. I can't thank you enough for how much I've learned today! I have a question about the WHM though.. When you typed in the WHM url at 8:05, is this a separate account that you've already purchased? Or is it part of Hostgator? I'm setting up as a web designer and as far as I have gathered from your videos I need to have in place all of the following: my domain (goDaddy), hosting site (Hostgator), FTP server (filezilla) and builder (wordpress) but is the WHM another element I definitely need? Or is it an added bonus just to manage multiple sites better? Would it be possible to do without this element as it seems fairly expensive? Anyway, thanks again, I really appreciate your explanations!

  • Piter Dimitrov
    Posted at 15:52h, 29 October

    One question and sorry if is dumb i'm new to this and i focus only on web design but…

    In hostgator reseller option can i create wordpress one-click installs for my clients websites ?

  • Christian Wilson
    Posted at 12:21h, 07 December

    Great tutorial. Your video is far better than those 98' looking tutorials by hostgator.

  • omer cohen
    Posted at 17:34h, 14 March

    youre great man

  • GabakUSA Free computer training
    Posted at 01:26h, 30 March

    go daddy is better than hostgator?

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