Step 3: This is the next step for how to create a website. Next you need to connect your domain to your hosting account.
When you got your confirmation email from HostGator, they should have sent you two specific nameservers that look something similar to this:
Keep these handy, because you’re going to need them in a minute.
The next step is to login to your GoDaddy account and then click on “Domains” and then on “Domain Management.” Then click on your domain and then click on “Set Nameservers.” Once you do, click the option that says “I have specific nameservers for my domain.” Type in the two nameservers that you were sent in your email into slot 1 and 2 (replace the nameservers that are there if there are any).
Press “OK” and you are done. It says that for the nameservers to update it typically takes two hours, but in my experience it happens as quickly as 15 minutes. Type your domain URL into your browser and keep refreshing your website every half hour or so until you see a login screen from HostGator (with the HostGator mascot on it).
Step 4: Installing WordPress on your Domain
When your website is displaying the HostGator login screen, go ahead and press “cPanel” and login using the username and password you registered when you signed up for your hosting account.
Once you are logged in, scroll down and click on the button that says “QuickInstall.” Next click on the link on the left hand side that says “WordPress.” After that, click on the button that says “New Installation”, fill out your information, press “Install WordPress”, and you are done (the section of the fill out form that says “Install to Directory” can be left blank).
Now go back to your website URL and refresh it, and you should see the basic WordPress installation is there!
How you know how to start a blog.
Once you have the basic WordPress installation on your domain, to start playing with your website and customizing it, you’re going to have to login to the backend of your website by going to www.YourDomain.com/wp-admin (in other words, type in your domain URL and add /wp-admin to the end). Once you are there, login using the information you registered when you installed WordPress.
From this point on, anytime you want to modify your website, you would do it from this backend area.
Once you watch those two additional videos (less than 20 minutes each), you’ll be pretty good at making websites!
Congratulations on having built your first website and having realized just how easy it is!