hosting Setup

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While you wait….
Before we send you blog live we need to get you set up with a hosting account. The guide below will walk you step by step through how to do this so that can get up and running the right way, without messing anything up.
It’s fast and simple so lets get it over and done with so the fun can begin!
Step 1: Go to
Step 2: Pick a Domain Name For Your Blog
(Already have a domain name? Just click on “I already own this domain” and enter your domain. Then move on to Step 3 by scrolling down a bit.)
How do I choose a good domain name?
Tip: Don’t worry about picking the perfect domain name. Your domain name isn’t cast in stone, you can always change it later if you wish.
Be sure you choose a domain name that is…
1. Easy to Remember – Don’t choose a nonsensical name, something tough to spell, or a long name full of dashes. “” won’t ever stick in someone’s head, but something like “” rolls off the tongue.
2. Unique and Descriptive – You want a name that reflects who you are and what you care about. Be creative and build an identity you’re excited about!
3. Trustworthy – Domain extensions like “.com”, “.org” or “.net” are the most popular, with “.com” being the one most people think of first. Try to avoid crazy extensions like “.rocks” or “.biz”, as these are less commonly used, tougher to remember and not as trusted.
Still stuck? Just use your name as the domain name, eg The pro is that you’re free to decide/change your blog topic later. In the meantime, you get to build your personal branding.
Type the domain name you want to use in the box, then click “next”. If the name is available, you’ll be able to claim it. If it’s not available, choose another one.
If the name you want isn’t available, HostGator will show you some alternatives that are similar – or you can punch in a new name and try again. I’d suggest you to use something that ends with .com, .net or .org
Step 3: Choose your blog hosting plan
I recommend the “Hatchling” plan for now – you can always upgrade later if you decide you want more advanced features, but you get more than enough with Hatchling.
Having cold feet? Hostgator offers a 45-day money back guarantee so you have nothing to worry about.
4. Complete Your Registration
Once you’ve chosen Hatchling plan and found a name you like that’s available, you’ll need to register it by putting in your contact and billing information.
You’ll also have a chance to customize your package a bit. This is a chance to save some more money, so don’t skip it! Apply Coupon code “htsabo” to get 50% off.
Tip: To save money, you can un-check the boxes under Add Additional Services. You don’t really need them when you’re just starting and you can always add them later.
Congrats, now you’re all set and ready to go. Hostgator will take a few mintues to set up your account and send you all the logins you need.

In the meantime your free step by step guide should be in your inbox now so let’s jump over there and get started on your blog.
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If you cheated and HAVE NOT set up your blog yet what are you waiting for?!?