(a) RightClick on the Namecheap banner ,then click open in new tab in the menu,OR ,simply click on the banner.
The advantage of opening in a new tab is that, you will be able to flip between the tutorial and its implementation,if you are on windows system.
(b) Click on signup button to register.
I deliberately encircled it, with a red ink to hasten its visibility.
This event launches the form, required to create the Namecheap account.
The information you will supplied to this form, must be done correctly,most especially the email address field( accessible or working email should be used) which is where Namecheap will send your cpanel details as well as communicating with you ,when you require their supports.
For the username,use your nickname, or whatever name you will easily remember.
When you are done filling the form,click the Create Account and Continue button.
This action will redirect you to the home page ,where you will be required to obtain a domain name.
Move to step2,and follow the procedures to getting a new domain name
Domain Name Search
(a) This is where you will obtain the url(uniform resource locator) to your dream site.
The domain name is randomly searched for, via the search button base on its availabilities.
Sometimes, little modifications are adopted in situations where a name, you desire or want has been taken.
It is also pertinent ,to note that, the domain name which you want to use should reflect your business or site intention.
For instance,if you want a website for restaurant business,you will chose domain names like; www.bonusrestaurant.com OR www.peopleeatery.com and so on.
If you observe the naming methodology,you will notice that ,it says something about the business type.
But it will be weird,if you had used names like ; www.spareparts.com , www.sundaybookstores.com and www.unilag.edu.ng etc.which should be suitable for businesses like auto parts,bookshops and schools respectively.
Adopt This Case Study ,To Obtain Your Dream DomainName
Ebuka is into Gym business,his dream site is www.lossweight.com. However,the domain name has be taken by someone else since 2000.
As a result,he was faced with two options;one was to contact the owner for resell at a very high price,the other, was to modify the domain name,by randomly adding numbers, letters or admixture of both to the original for his search.
First option;domain name not available
This was his search for www.lossweight.com result
Second Option-The Domain Name Has Been Modified And,It Is Available.
Finally,Ebuka being economical,was able to modify the original www.lossweight.com to www.lossweight20.com which has not being taken.
And that is it!
Ebuka has gotten a domain name (www.lossweight20.com).
He quickly adds to cart,and do the needful before he losses it
So, i will advice you to do your domain name search, by emulating Ebuka.
Note: The name Ebuka should not appear in any of your forms,he is only used as a case study.
To chose a plan,hover the mouse on the Hosting tab encircled with blue ink(again,i deliberately use the encircling to enhance its visibility.)
A drop down menu will appear with different hosting plans.
For this tutorial,i will use shared hosting because it is relatively cheap and affordable.
So,click the shared Hosting in the menu list.
This action will navigate you to another page, where you will select your shared hosting plan.
Shared hosting plans
Before discussing the share hosting plans,i see a need to brief on subscriptions plans that are in the shared hosting plans.
There are basically two types; the monthly,and the yearly subscriptions.
Monthly is achieved by clicking the monthly button
Yearly is achieved by clicking the yearly button.
However,the yearly subscription earns 50% discount.
Monthly Planned Subscription
Click the Monthly button for the above subscription type
Relation between the two subscription plans
The cost of one month in monthlyplanned subscription is twice, that of one month in yearly planned subscription.
So be wise in your choice!
Yearly Planned Subscription
Click the Yearly button for the above subscription type
There are three plans or options to chose from in the shared hosting plans.
Each plan allows 50% discounts ,for yearly subscriptions.
This is interesting!
In addition,each plan goes with these benefits;
*Free website builder
*Domain name and privacy protection
*Free automatic SSL installation
*30 day money back guarantee
This is super awesome!
Is this not a humanitarian service??
In addition, Stellar plus ,and Stellar business have advantages of offering more storage spaces, and auto-backups.
In fact,there is even cloud storage in stellar business plan.
So, the choice of plan ,depends on your business.
For this tutorial,we will use the stellar plan because it is affordable and suits our business.
We will also use the yearly planned subscription because it is cost effective and economical.
Using Steller & Yearly subscription Plan
Click Get started For the Stella plan
This action will open new page,click on Add to Cart to move to shopping cart.
Make sure your subtotal is not more that what you ordered for.
You can view list(optional)to see the content of the cart.
Then,click checkout to move out of shop.
Click on the Confirm Order.
The Confirm Order action will open up a page for you to enter your account contact information
Account Contact Information
This is where,you will enter your bank account details, and other necessary information to enable the hosting company (Name cheap)to process your request, as it is in the cart.
Click on the Continue button
This will direct you to a page,where you will enter your complete bank account details registration.
Please,examine your details well in the form, to make sure they are correctly filled before submitting.
Once you have summitted,Namecheap will get back to you via your email,if everything went well..
Finally ,navigate to your email account if the form submission was accepted.
In the email,you will see the login details to your control panel(cpanel)
/**The cpanal is where you control the default site settings,install some basic applications like wordpress(site power),SSL etc.**/
The cpanel details ,is usually like the one below.
Copy the the url in the cpanel details as it appears in your mail.
In this example, the url;http://showall.com will be copied.
So,paste the copied url on your browser.
The browser will launch a page like the one below.
Then, copy and paste ,the username and password as the appear in cpanel details, the into their respective fields and hit the login button.
You are inside the cpanel.
Please don’t forget to change the name cheap password to something you can easily remember..
Your website is up,but not to your taste!
You have successful gotten an internet land & address!
The next step, is to build on the land.
Are you ready to learn how to build in less than three hours with us? We may or may not charge you depending on your patronage.
The choice is yours.
If you want to build with us,then remark on the tutorial,and we will send you a link.
However,if you can do it alone , kudos!
But in either way,you can leave a comment,if you think we have done a great job.
Correct us,if the need be!