While people think getting a domain for your name is enough for your website, let us tell you something. No, it is not enough. The main thing that will keep your website visible to the public is by hosting it. Today in this blog, we will tell you in detail about how to do web hosting in Nepal. You must have reserved your domain name, and you are ready to start your website.
If not, you could visit our previous blog about how to register your domain name for free. If you have one, you may be wondering “what is this web hosting?” or “How can I host my website?”. Some of you might be confused about why you need to host your website. This blog is perfect for you to clear up the clouds in your mind about web hosting.
Web hosting is necessary when it comes to the website. Just like the location of your shops in the real world, your website also requires a location on the digital world or let’s say the internet/online world. Let us clear out with examples. Let’s say; there is a shop name “ABBA Shoes” that is located on the opposite of your house. The store requires some space or a large one to store all their shoes.
Similarly, your website also requires some space to store all the data like the pictures you upload on the website. It can also be the maps or even the PDF files that you have on your website. So to store all those data, your website is going to need a storage place.
Thus, the personal location of your website on the online world where all your data on your website is stored is called Web hosting. We bet this might clear all your confusion regarding web hosting. But there’s more to it. There are many types of web hosting. They are:
- Shared Web Hosting
- Dedicated server hosting
- Cloud web hosting
- VPS web hosting
- Self-service hosting
- Reseller web hosting
Why do you need web hosting?
Hosting your website is like opening the gate of your website for your audience. If you haven’t host your website, then it will be visible for no one. Without web hosting the domain name registering will be of no use. In short, web hosting is the space that you need to buy on the server to store the files of your website. And without space, can you even fit something? It is universally impossible.
Also hosting your website is like giving extra security to your website. Thus, the hosting company that you choose to host your website will secure the contents of your website as well. Hosting your website is like drinking water. Either you take it, or you won’t survive.
There are various platform perform web hosting in Nepal. Some of the best hosting company in Nepal are Himalayan Host, Prabhu Host, Gurkha Host, Web Host Nepal, and Mercantile Communication. But if you want to choose the best hosting platform across the world, then HostGator will do magic for you. HostGator is known for the best web hosting for a business website or any small to huge websites.
What is HostGator?
HostGator is the top leading website hosting services provider with secure and easy web hosting in Nepal.
In this blog, we will be showing you step by step tutorial on how to host your website with HostGator. Go through every step and do not miss any.
Steps to host your website through HostGator:
Step 1: Go to the website
On your URL box type the link https://www.HostGator.com/web-hosting and press enter. You will be directed to the web hosting page of HostGator like in the screenshot below. There you can see three boxes with three different plans. The first box is about hatchling plan. Any plan you choose will give you free SSL Certificate, one-click installs and unmetered bandwidth.
In the hatchling plan, you can have only one domain, and the price of the hatchling plan starts at $2.75 per month. The second plan is the Baby plan. The baby plan comes with unlimited domains, and the price starts from $3.95 per month. The third plan is the Business plan. In the business plan, you get unlimited domains, free upgrade to positive SSL, free dedicated IP and free SEO tools. And the price starts from $5.95 per month. Hence, choose the plan that suits your business type. After you are done finalising Click on the “Buy Now!” button.
Step 2: Choose a domain
Once you click the buy now button, you will be redirected to the registration page. The first step is by filling the domain name. HostGator gives you two options. One is for those who have a domain, and the other is for those who want to register a new domain.
If you already own a domain click on “I Already Own This Domain” if not fill in the “Register A New Domain” site. Fill in the blank space with your domain. You can then choose from the available domains.
Step 3: Choose a hosting plan
As on the screenshot below, you can see that there are four boxes. The first box will ask you to choose a plan/package. Choose one from the three options given. I.e. Hatchling, Baby and Business. The second box is the “Billing Cycle”. You can choose 1-month, 3-month, 6-months, 12-months, 24 month and 36-month packages. Choose for how long you want to host your website. The longer, the better.
After that, fill in your Username and Security PIN. Follow the rules given while filling these two boxes. After filling the blanks with information, let us jump to the next step.
Step 4: Enter your billing info
Next step is about giving your billing information to HostGator. Here, you have to give your email, name, phone number, address, country, city, state, payment type, name on your card, credit card number, CVV code and expiration date of the card.
Giving the company’s name and Tax Exemption ID is an option for you while you have to give all your other information. HostGator gives you two methods to pay. Either you can use a Credit Card or PayPal. Fill all the form and scroll down for the next step.
Step 5: Adding Additional Services
If you need to re-work on your website or build a new one, we are glad to help you.