The necessary steps after you’ve bought a domain and hosting
Buying the domain and hosting itself can be quite challenging for some people, but it doesn’t mean that your struggle will be stopped there. Even after you’ve acquired a reliable reseller hosting service, there are steps that you need to do afterward:
1. Check Email
Yes, seriously, this is really the first step you should take. Because once you buy a domain and rent hosting from any provider, they will usually send a notification email containing the domain account, hosting account, and client area account (account to the domain hosting provider where you purchased the domain and hosting).
Although on each domain hosting providers this information can vary the format, there is at least 3 information that you will get.
Well, with your domain account and hosting account information, you can use it to log in to domain panel and hosting panel.
2. Login To Client Area
Yes, the next step is you have to log in to Client Area where you buy domain and hosting. In the client/client area of this area, besides you can find billing administration information, each domain and hosting provider usually also have the panel to manage domain and cPanel hosting through this Client Area page, although still limited to domain account ID settings and hosting.
But some things that you should look for include:
Check your Domain Nameserver, make sure it really leads to the IP Address server hosting that want to be connected.
Check your username and password to log into your cPanel hosting.
3. Go to CPanel Hosting
The next step is to get into cPanel hosting. Here you can start managing your website like creating an email with a custom domain, creating a website using an auto-installer like Softaculous, Fantastico De Lux or Quickinstall, setting the location of folders on the server, and so on.
If you want to use WordPress, you can directly install it using both auto installer. It’s easy and fast.
4. Make your Website online
Furthermore, after your WordPress website has been successfully installed on hosting, you can start running the website while learning how to use WordPress by following the tutorials that are scattered on the internet. Or please read our blog that contains tips on managing websites and online marketing.