In this post, I will show you how to set up InMotion hosting so you can get your new website up and running. I first switched to InMotion’s fast and secure SSD web hosting years ago and currently use them for a number of my clients. Their hosting control panel is easy to use and they offer free website transfers. Their Launch plan offers unlimited disk space, bandwidth, email, free SSL, and free domain name for 1 year.
InMotion Hosting Features Included with All Plans
FREE SSD Drives
Included with All Hosting Plans
New Or Existing Transfer
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One-Click restore and backup
FREE 1-Click Installer
Install Over 400 Applications
Code in More Languages
PostgreSQL, MySQL, Ruby, PHP
Secure IMAP Email
Access Email from Any Device
Max Speed Zone™
Choose Your Data Center
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Google Apps Integration
Easy to Use 3 Step Wizard
First thing we need to do is go to the InMotion’s website and select the Launch plan under InMotion’s Shared Hosting. Click on Learn More button under Shared Hosting to get started.
Choose A Hosting Plan
Now, lets select one of the plans by clicking on the “Add To Cart” button. If you don’t know which plan to choose, start with the Launch plan. This plan includes a Free domain, 2 websites, unlimited email, and many other features.
It’s time to set up your domain name. You can either register a new domain name which is included for free for one year or you can use a domain you already have.
Enter Your New Or Existing Domain
If you would like a free domain with hosting, enter the domain name you would like. Otherwise, you can select “I already own the domain I want to use.”
If the domain name you want is available, you’ll be able to add it to the cart. Once added, you can proceed by clicking on “Continue.”
If you want to hide or protect your contact information from the public, you can choose domain privacy for an additional cost. Having domain privacy can protect you from unwanted solicitation from companies trying to get you to transfer your domain to them for additional costs and can also prevent you from getting unwanted junk mail. Click continue to proceed to the next steps.
Configuration and Additional Options
Next, we’ll select the data center and choose to install WordPress to have it automatically installed for you. You can leave the default “Recommended” data center and select “Install WordPress” if you wish to do so. Don’t worry about any of the other options for now.
Billing Contact Email
As a new customer, you’ll need to enter a valid email address.
Now, fill out all the information on the provided form with payment information. Then, review your order and finish checking out.
Now, you should get a welcome email to set your password and to sign in to InMotion AMP (Account Management Panel) where you can set up your new website!
I hope you found this to be helpful. Please leave a comment if you have questions. Thanks!