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[TUTORIAL] Get domain + hosting for 1 year for 1 $

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by WebScraping, May 21, 2013.

  1. WebScraping

    WebScraping Newbie

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    Hello all,

    I'm going to share this method I used for getting domain and hosting for 1 year for 1 $. Well lets get right away to the thing.

    First You can get domain like boncle sayed in his post from here:
    Well I can't post links which sucks but You can find his thread by search for namecheap

    So now when this is done head over to amazon and sign up there for aws(just google it).

    Once You have registerd new account there You will get free hosting for 1 year but the catch is You will get only 15 gb traffic but this is just fine and You have to get familiar with amazon as it can be tricky.

    So lets start with setting everything up on amazon.

    What You want to do is to setup new instance of EC2. You do that by going to console and then click to EC2 and then to Instance and then pick Launch Instance.

    Notice : You will recive now how to login to Your virtual server in cloud. I would go in details over this because its explained very well there. But basicly You will get .pem file with which You will login to server.

    Once this is done You have to get an Elastic IP and assign it to Your instance. So go and generate that IP and now You will have to associate this IP to Your instance and now You have static IP for Your server.

    Ok great, next what we want to do is to login to server and do the basic install and make this a webserver. So this is install apache,mysql or whatever else You use.

    If you have picked ubuntu server this can be done with this next commands:

    sudo apt-get install apache2
    sudo apt-get install mysql-server
    sudo apt-get install php5 php5-mysql

    Ok this is basic stuff You will need to get a webserver.

    Next thing what we want to do is setup DNS. First we need to get Route53 which is amazon service and get the dns servers from there and enter this in namecheap settings. This part might now work right away but give it time, as it needs for updating DNS servers.
    So You do this by going to
    Route53>Create Hosted Zone and there You enter Your website registered by namecheap.
    Notice:
    Link to Your site will not work with www in front for now , so we have to tweak this too.
    We do this by going to route53>Hosted Zones>Go to Record Sets>Create Record Set
    For name enter www, for type pick A - IPv4 Address and for Value enter Your ElasticIP address.

    And thats all, now You have 1 year hosting for 1$

    ;)
     
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  2. C.S.R

    C.S.R Regular Member

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    i think i will have to learn many things before following your method...seems difficult for me. not for starter:(
     
  3. oozyluce

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    A very nice hack. Props to you for writing this method OP.
    Usually methods claiming to give you free hosting for a year or the such involve very low-grade servers with poor website performance, but in your case, you harness the power of AWS, which doesn't need to be sold anymore
     
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  4. sravan4u

    sravan4u Junior Member

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    It may sounds some complicated to get hosting but the information is very useful to get cheap hosting.
     
  5. ehinoze

    ehinoze Power Member

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    Nah its not hard.been there done that, then moved to something more expensive
     
  6. WebScraping

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    Its not hard, just a little more work and I think its totally worth it. Maybe I jumped over some parts too fast but then again if someone gets stucked I would gladly help him out here.:kiss:
     
  7. Technosmart

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    is this amazon vps?? or just hosting? i need free vps
     
  8. imkinga

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    It's complicated, but nice to try, thanks!
     
  9. WebScraping

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    Its vps, You get root access to server
     
  10. mohan1218

    mohan1218 Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot for this wonderful post....

    If it's a VPS, Can I use it for installing bh seo tools? If so..that would be a goldmine for me....
     
  11. rkwebs

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    its must need a credit card to verify
     
  12. WebScraping

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    Yep You need cc for both of them
     
  13. oozyluce

    oozyluce Regular Member

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    No, it's not a Windows VPS it's a linux one, designed for web apps / web servers.
     
  14. WebScraping

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    You can pick what do You want to use, Win or Linux when installing instance
     
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