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I bought a domain name through name cheap, now what.

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Jafaar09, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Jafaar09

    Jafaar09 Newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I recently bought a domain now, but I am unaware of the next step, is there a guide somewhere that shows the next step?

    I was wondering where can I access the log-in information for me to edit the site I just bought? I tried browsing through name cheap, but I'm still not sure


    Sorry I am a little new, and yes I've realized its a bad idea to start spending when you're unaware of the next step.

    Thanks for your help in advance.
     
  2. arpitagarwal82

    arpitagarwal82 Power Member

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  3. PHPInjected

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    Next you're going to need hosting. Hosting allows you to edit the site itself once you install a plaform (html/css, joomla, wordpress, shopify, etc). You will attach the Domain Name Servers from your hosting provider onto the domain. I would recommend Hostgator, but you can get whatever hosting company you want.

    Here are instructions on how to set DNS on namecheap: http://support.hostgator.com/articles/how-to-change-name-servers-with-namecheap
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

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    First you need a business plan....

    Why did you buy that domain name? You certainly have an idea where you'd like to go next?
     
  5. Jafaar09

    Jafaar09 Newbie

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    I have an idea where I'm going next, I've purchased this starter pack from a seo service offered here at bhw.

    So I did get a keyword, but I'm required to purchase a domain and "Hosting" before the next step in the process.

    So i did purchase the domain, so just a little confused on the next step.
     
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    I gave you an exact description of what to do..lol
     
  7. Jafaar09

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    Yeah I was just telling him of what my next step is and where I am a little confused.

    I just tried getting in touch with someone who could help with hosting through the hosting forum here.

    Also I just checked host gator, is there a certain plan you recommend?

    Thank you though!
     
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    Namecheap has a great support team. Contact them, they'll be happy to help you out with most of the things you just ask.
    To get you a little started:

    You should've gotten an email from namecheap, it has all login information for your server.
    The subject should be something like this: "Your Hosting Welcome Guide for yourwebsite . extension".

    The email should explain how you can get access to your cpanel.
     
  9. Jafaar09

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    I just checked my e-mail and I haven't received such email yet, maybe because the website was purchased less than 24 hours ago?

    I will try to live-chat and ask them regarding the login information for my server, thank you!
     
  10. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yep @PHPInjected gave you all the next steps.

    I thought your question was aimed at the business side.

    If your doubts are technical, then just follow his instructions and get your site up and running.
     
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    With HG, you can use the Baby Plan and it will suffice. Good luck!
     
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    Thank you, your advice did help a lot. I've got everything set up.