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I buy a namecheap domain but what next??!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Florin94, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Florin94

    Florin94 BANNED BANNED

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    So Im locking to get a pretty cheap hosting now (under10$/year) and to create an store with woocomerce. Sincerlly Im pretty noob at seting domain and host so litle bit of advice will be great. What do you recomend for this task.?Can I use even bloger or wordpress host for that and how (i just hear about that.... not shor)? Another option will be that https://buyshared.net/shared-cpanel-hosting/ but dont find any helpfull info about how to set it with domain I buyed allready and dont know if is ok. Sincerlly in store will be only 3-4 products so not required much space. Thank
     
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    uncutu Elite Member

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    I'll summarize it in 3 stages... There's yt tutorials that can guide you on it all.
    -Buy hosting (Avoid free hosting packages like the plague. Bluehost, Hostwinds, Godaddy, Hostgator are some popular providers. More here.)
    -(Optional) Hook it up to Cloudflare
    -Configure domain DNS records to point to your server

    -Download Filezilla
    -Connect to your server
    -Upload Wordpress files
    -Create your mysql DB in phpmyadmin
    -Edit your wp-config.php

    -Initialize wordpress setup
    -Upload your theme/plugin
    -Customize your Wordpress install, configure plugins, themes, woocommerce, etc

    -Make sure everything works right & start sending traffic.
     
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  3. DaneelOlivaw

    DaneelOlivaw Newbie

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    Namecheap "value" hosting package is $9.88 for the first year and host up to 3 sites. I'd recommend them.

    Avoid godaddy, hostgator and bluehost like a plague, too. I used all of them in the past.
     
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  4. SEO

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    I'll add that StableHost is a good budget host, but a bit more than what you're wanting to spend. I would advise, at $10/year, your hosting may not handle WordPress+WooCommerce very well due to the memory overhead you might have. If you notice your site crashing or timing out a lot, then you might need to invest a bit more in your hosting. Don't get discouraged though. Keep trying.
     
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    WooCommerce requires a lot more processing power than the vanilla(default) wordpress site. You won't get a stable hosting for $10/year and even if you get it somehow, it simply won't be enough for running a woocommerce store. Go ahead if it's a test project. Else, consider increasing your budget and choose a quality hosting provider. We've a lot of special hosting offers in our Hosting Section. Take a look and pick whomever you like after reading the reviews.

    Basically after getting a domain, all you need to do is update it's nameservers to point to your hosting account's nameserver. Your hosting account's nameserver details will be there in your welcome mail or you can find it inside your hosting's control panel as well. After updating the nameservers, your domain will load the content from your hosting account which is usually the index.html inside the public_html folder.

    If you got the hosting account and need help with pointing the domain and installing wordpress., feel free to PM me. I'm here to spoon feed all the newbies who're all new to this.
     
  6. Florin94

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    Thank all . I understand now. Thank for time to write response. Very informative. Unfortunatelly I only have now 10$ and locking for something in this budget. Will give a try. Thank