by Jeff Hamilton, Evelyn Trimborn, Thomas Michaels and Martin Warner
Having a professional-looking website is essential for almost every type of business in order to showcase all of your products and services, but many small business owners have little experience with building a website and even less cash to spare to hire a professional website designer.
Having a website that is available around the clock is also essential to your online success. Your choice of website hosting company will be one of the most important business decisions that you will ever make.
The authors, all experienced website developers, give you the benefit of their experience with HostGator as a hosting service, and in particular HostGator’s Control Panel (cPanel), to help you make the most of all the professional-quality features that can help you build your website in a matter of minutes if you have your content prepared to paste in and publish.
In this fully illustrated guide, you will learn how to get started with HostGator, including the types of services they offer and the differences between them. Then it will be time to register your domain name and get started using the cPanel to set up email addresses, create web pages, turn your new website into a blog, and much more.
You will discover:
+ How to set up customized email addresses for your new business
+ The four way to create your website, even if you have no experience at all
+ How to integrate Google Checkout and PayPal into your website so you can start taking online payments immediately without the need for an expensive merchant account
+ How to get started using WordPress to create a professional blog that search engines will love (especially Google)
and much more.
The illustrations help guide you through the wide array of special features contained in HostGator’s extensive cPanel. Learn how to:
+ Locate the special Google AdWords discount coupon in your interface (save $50 to $100 off your Pay-Per-Click ads)
+ Use WordPress as a robust content management system to keep all your essential business files in one place
+ Track and test the success of your new website through sophisticated website analytics tools right inside your cPanel
+ Access your cPanel on any computer in the world to build your website without the need for expensive website creation or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) software
and much more.
If you want to get started creating a website today without spending a lot of time and effort, download this illustrated step-by-step guide and begin building the business of your dreams.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: SIGNING UP FOR YOUR ACCOUNT
CHAPTER 2: YOUR HOSTGATOR CPANEL OVERVIEW
CHAPTER 3: BUILDING A WEBSITE WITH HOSTGATOR’S SITE BUILDER
CHAPTER 4: USING WEBSITE BUILDER
CHAPTER 5: USING WORDPRESS TO BUILD YOUR WEBSITE
CHAPTER 6: GETTING SUPPORT FROM HOSTGATOR
CHAPTER 7: HOW TO READ THE STATISTICS FOR YOUR WEBSITE
ACTION STEPS CHECKLIST
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jeff Hamilton and Evelyn Trimborn are two of the main writers and editors for the popular business and finance website InsiderSecretsCorp.com, and the authors of over two dozen step-by-step guides in the Business Matters and Money Matters series from Eternal Spiral Books.
Thomas Michaels has worked in the technology departments of some of the world’s leading Fortune 500 corporations. His main interests are how to make cutting-edge technology accessible to small businesses and how to stay ahead of the curve with the ever-increasing speed of change in the ecommerce, mobile and social media worlds. He is a frequent contributor to InsiderSecretsCorp.com on key topics related to technology, business and finance. He is fascinated with Google’s many products and his mission is to keep an eye on their latest trends.
Martin Warner has been marketing online for about five years for several top health and finance companies. He is especially interested in the social networks, particularly Facebook, and how small businesses can make the most of this growing phenomenon to increase their revenues and save time and effort marketing effectively. He is a writer for Accent Marketing Group Inc.’s popular blog. In his spare time, he also loves to keep an eye on the latest mobile marketing trends.