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How to set up a URL on Hostgator with WordPress and Cloudflare

How to set up a URL on Hostgator with WordPress and Cloudflare

okay in this video I’m gonna show you how to purchase the domain and get the hosting setup and get CloudFlare set up so if you saw the last video you saw that sunrise desk contractors comm was an expired domain and had a lot of good stats on it when I checked it and it’s a Yelp listing it’s got the Monta listing the compass yellow pages BBB which is really important some other yellow page listings it’s got a Facebook I mean it was a real
company and it look we’ve even got the Google map listing but unfortunately doesn’t have the website so I’ll see if I can add that later with one of my Google accounts but we’ll go back to our doughnut dough domain name register I used Namecheap because you get to who is for free so you have to remember if you’re building a lot of websites you’re gonna want to keep that who owns the web sites private and then also you’re gonna want to keep the
hosting each hosting they call it SEO hosting but each hosting account for each domain to be a different IP address and I’m gonna show you how to accomplish that with using just one 1195 Hostgator shared hosting we can do about 50 60 sites on and then you use a free service called CloudFlare which will help protect the IP address of the hosting for each one of the domain so I’ll go through it here now so what we’re going to do is I’m going to
purchase this domain here real quick I’ll pause the video ok I’ve purchased the domain and now that that’s set we’re going to want to go to our Hostgator so we go to Hostgator and create an account customer login and then go to the portal login and I’m gonna get myself logged in here okay so once I’m logged in I’ve got a couple different hosting accounts in here I’m gonna go ahead and launch my cPanel alright so cPanel is going to load okay so
what I’m going to do first is I need to get the IP address of this server of this shared server so be careful because it says last login that’s me that my IP you want the site IP so we’re gonna go ahead and take that hardness okay so first thing we’re gonna do after we’ve got this is we’re going to or we’re gonna have to come back here to add the domain but I’m going to first do CloudFlare so we’re gonna go to CloudFlare we’re gonna log in and
you can read about what CloudFlare does it’s a pretty cool free service and it gives the website some additional benefits other than just masking the IP of the hosting for the URL we’re gonna click add site and we’re gonna we’re gonna need so we got sunrise we’re going to add it next 0 confirm plan confirm okay so if there’s anything there already we’re going to delete it also just click the X and then enter instead of doing just a quickly
something there’s like 50 of them so click and then enter click then enter click pin it okay so first things for the a record we’re gonna do the @ sign and we’re going to put the IP address so we’re saying the a record at that hosting make sure we don’t have any spaces after it like I do here we’re gonna add the record okay once that some we’re gonna do the cname and we’re gonna do www and that no dot there no spaces add record okay we’re done
with that we’re going to continue so now we’ve got the name servers so we’re going to go ahead and copy these we’re gonna now go back to our where we hosted the website there we go so we go to manage sunrise manage then we’re gonna go to where it says name servers we’re gonna click it to custom DNS we’re going to put the first one in from CloudFlare the second one all right we’re clipped this little green button and then you’ll get a little
pop-up thing up here that should say like it’s gonna take 80 seconds Oh 48 hours so that’s actually change but it’s actually really quick okay so the next thing we’re gonna do is we’re going to go back and finish out CloudFlare continue we’re gonna go to this is just an extra thing go to crypto and you’re gonna switch it to flexible that’s gonna give you HTTP okay if you don’t know what that is it’s it’s not that difficult to just do a quick
search to figure out what it is but it’s basically saying that the site’s secure but anyways moving on so we’re done with cloud fair we go ahead and close that out we’re gonna go to Hostgator now and we’re going to add the domain so you can kind of do it in different parts this is the way I do it so we’re gonna go to add-on domain you can also just type up here if you don’t want to look for it something’s going on close that so I can just type ad
and then there comes add on domain all right I’m gonna paste the donor domain name in no extra spaces it’s gonna fill it out and add domain ok domains not now where the the site requires WordPress so we’re now we’re going to create the wordpress template and now you’re gonna select from in here where where it is so the name of the site is sunrise contractors should be right there I’m not going to specify the directory I’m just gonna click Next a
blog title is gonna be alright as contractors you can change this later and I’ll show you an additional videos of what we do alright click both terms of services you’re gonna click install now really important this is gonna finish really quickly the DNS that we set earlier might not be ready so you’re gonna really need to save this somewhere so I just open a notepad or have have some way to do it where you’re going save these passwords because I
I’ve yet to figure out on Hostgator how to get back in here and figure out what they are you can reset the password using your email but I’ve had trouble with that so really important that you save that so we’ll it says 60% overall I don’t know why it says that even though it’s done but at this point now sunrise contractors we’re gonna go to it see if it switched over yet okay great so now we’re gonna do admin login sometimes this takes a while
and sometimes you might have to try different browsers because of the cookies if you go to it and it’s not available and then you try subsequent can’t tries to go back it just doesn’t show available sometimes we just speed that up you clear cookies in your cache or you can change your browser all right so I’ve got the password and alright and we’ve got an error coming from our Hostgator so I don’t think it’s fully propagated yet go back so it’s
good to see some of the problems sunrise contractor so I don’t think it’s fully propagated yet so we got to wait a little bit longer maybe another 15-20 minutes I’ll pause the video and I’ll come back when it’s all set okay I had to wait about 10 15 more minutes i refreshed the page and we are good to go so now we just have a basic WordPress template up on Sunrise contractors dot-com and it simply looks like this in the next video I’m gonna show
you how to install the plug-in and put a template on this thing and and get it get it live alright see you in the next video