How To — Start A WordPress Blog — Get Started With Web Hosting

Now you have purchased a domain name, a web hosting plan and have updated the nameservers as well. So what happens after that? Basically, once you purchase a domain name + web hosting plan, you need to do 3 things. First, setup your web hosting account (including nameserver updates, update passwords, etc.). Second, upload the website files from your computer to the server. Third, setup your custom email accounts ([email protected]).

When your web hosting account is activated, you will receive a welcome email from the web hosting company with the account information. Some web hosting companies offer instant account activation and hence you receive the account information email almost instantly.

I have received the account information email in less than 30 minutes. Now I will simply go through the Hawk Host Client Area — just in case.

So let’s get started!

1. Hawk Host Account Information

Hawk Host Account Information

That’s “Account Information” email from Hawk Host which includes the server details (or the login information to your hosting account). You will need this information to directly login to your cPanel. And hey, it’s different from your Hawk Host login (which is basically your email address and the password that you have set during the checkout process).

2. Hawk Host Login

Hawk Host Login

Login to Hawk Host Client Area by entering your email address and the password that you have set during the “Checkout” process.

3. Hawk Host Client Area

Hawk Host Client Area

That’s the Hawk Host Client Area or the Dashboard from where you manage your Hawk Host products and services and billing. You can click on “SERVICES” to view your Hawk Host products and services.

4. Hawk Host Services

Hawk Host Services

Alternatively, you can go to Hawk Host Client Area > Services > My Services, to view your Hawk Host products and services.

5. Hawk Host My Services

Hawk Host My Services

When your hosting account is activated, you will see “Active” status for your hosting account.

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6. Hawk Host Manage Product

Hawk Host Manage Product

You can click on your domain name to see its hosting information (like the associated domain name, server name, IP address, nameservers, and billing details). Also, you can click on the “cPanel” button (under One Click Login) to instantly login to your cPanel (without entering the cPanel username and password).

7. Hawk Host Domains

Hawk Host Domains

Go to Hawk Host Client Area > Domains, to manage the domain names registered via Hawk Host.

8. Hawk Host Billing

Hawk Host Billing

Go to Hawk Host Client Area > Billing, to manage your billing.

9. Hawk Host My Invoices

Hawk Host My Invoices

Go to Hawk Host Client Area > Billing > My Invoices, to view all your invoices.

10. Hawk Host Support

Hawk Host Support

Go to Hawk Host Client Area > Support, to get support for your web hosting account from the Hawk Host support team.

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Mahesh Mohan

Agnostic, Apolitical, Bluephile, Brutally honest, Curious, Digital Creator, Finance geek, Marketing ninja, Microsoft fanatic, Multi-passionate nerd, Overthinker, Perfectionist, Workaholic.

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Mahesh Mohan

Agnostic, Apolitical, Bluephile, Brutally honest, Curious, Digital Creator, Finance geek, Marketing ninja, Microsoft fanatic, Multi-passionate nerd, Overthinker, Perfectionist, Workaholic.

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