Quick Guide to Signing Up for $0.01 Hosting with Hostgator

Looking to create a website or blog?  Look no further.

Buying a hosting plan is easy, all you need to do is select a host, shared hosting is highly recommended and the most affordable.

Hostgator is used by many blogger's worldwide, being both affordable and offering awesome shared hosting plans.  With over 9,000,000 sites currently being hosted, you can trust them to offer you a great service.  

I'm going to show you how to sign up and buy hosting from Hostgator for just $0.01.  I'll also share the coupon code for the yearly package to save you money on hosting.

Signing up for Hostgator Webhosting

Follow the 3 simple steps below to get started with Hostgator hosting.

Step 1

Go to Hostgator.com.  Your target is to buy webhosting for 1 cent.  

Click ib 'Get Started Now!' button.

Step 2

You need to choose a plan.  Hostgator offers 3 plans on shared hosting - Hatchling Plan, Baby Plan and Business Plan.

If you're creating only one website/blog, the Hatchling Plan is enough for you.  If your plan is to create multiple sites, choose the Baby Plan because it offers unlimited domains hosting.  Business Plan is designed for business and service-oriented sites.

I would recommend choosing the Baby Plan, but you can upgrade at anytime.

Once you've chosen the plan, click 'Sign Up Now!' button under the plan.

Step 3

Then you'll be taken to the Hostgator Order Form page.

You need to choose a domain name.  You'll get 2 options - 'Register a New Domain' and 'I already Own This Domain'.

Enter your chosen domain name under "Register a New Domain" tab and select the extension.

It will then show you whether your selected domain name is available.  If it is available it will be added to your cart as a primary domain name.  It will also show other available domains for different extensions.

Hostgator offers a "Domain Privacy Protection" service for $9.95 a year.  Privacy Protection hides your personal contact information from public view.  If it's not a problem for you to show your public contact information, uncheck the box and save $9.95.

Confirm your Hosting Plan Package Information.  Select package type.  In case of Billing Cycle you need to select 1 month and you want to get started with 1 cent for the first month.

Fill in your Email, Name, address and phone number and other details.

Select  a payment method from the right hand side of the screen, which can be done through PayPal or Credit Card.  If you select PayPal you'll be taken to the PayPal payment page.

Hostgator offers Additional Services such as SiteLock, CodeGuard, Search Engine Visibility etc which aren't so important.  Uncheck all of these services, otherwise it will be added to your cost.

In the 'Coupon Code' field enter coupon 1 Cent and click 'Validate'.  Your Amount Due will be $0.01.  If you buy the domain from Hostgator, domain cost will be added to your total bill.

However if you're going to buy hosting for more than one month then go with the default coupon which offers 30%  off your total purchase.

Last Step

Review your order, like Hosting Plan, Package, Total Due etc.  And make sure you get the discount.

If you buy the domain name from Hostgator this cost will be added to your Final Bill.

You won't get any discount on the Domain Name.  Once you've confirmed everything, click on "Checkout Now" button.

According to your payment method you'll be taken to the PayPal payment page or Credit Order page.

Hostgator will send you an email confirming your order.

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