Having read this tutorial, you will have a better understanding of the different plans offered by Hostking, and how to order them.
In the previous article we explained how to order a domain name with Hostking. Now we will discuss how to order a web hosting plan for the domain name.
Note it is always better to order both at the same time by ordering the hosting plan which would request you to purchase or transfer a domain name aswell in the same process.
What is Web Hosting
Web Hosting is probably the most important part of it all if you want to start having a website online or use email accounts.
Each of our Web Hosting Plans come preinstalled with the following features:
- Litespeed Web Server
- Cloudlinux + CageFS Protection
- SSD Diskspace
- Bitninja Server Protection
- SitePad Sitebuilder
- Spam Filtering and AV Scanning
- PHP Selector Tools
- NodeJS Support
- Python Support
- Free SSL Certificates
- Acronis Server Backups
We strive to only use the best tools available in the market.
So how do you get started
First go over to our website and click the “Start Free” button. Alternatively head over to the menu bar and select the Web Hosting Menu option.
Once you have done you will be redirected to the web hosting plan page. Here you can select anything from the basic free plan which has limited features and does not include Litespeed, Bitninja Protection or Backups. Some of these are critical if you will be hosting a business website for performance and security.
Choose Free hosting if you cannot afford to pay just yet or just testing our services before you make that definite decision to choose us to host your website. Choose any of the other plans if you require premium plan that comes with all the requirements most businesses will require when getting started.
Note with free hosting be sure to perform backups regularly.
Lets move on to the ordering process
Now that we have decided on the plan of our choice lets head on to ordering the package.
Click the Order Now button on the page to begin the process.
The Next page should request if you will be.
- Registering a new domain name with us
- Transferring a existing domain with a different provider over to us
- Update an existing domain at your current provider to point to us
Third option is a bit technical so if you are unsure feel free to message our support team for assistance by clicking the chat button in the bottom right corner.
Now click the add to cart button
Once done you should see a continue button.
On the next page you will see the billing cycle. Monthly recieves no discount whereas Annually,Biannually or the next page you can click continue aswell.
The Review and Checkout Page is where you check your order and register your account details with us. You also choose the payment gateway of your choice in this page.
Once completed filling the information in. Click the Continue button to be redirected to payment and email verification page. Thereafter you will be in the Client Area page.
Here you can click the Manage Button or click the Services then the Manage button to manage your Web Hosting Plan.