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Domain Name Registration, Hosting Set Up & WordPress Installation!

Domain Name Registration, Hosting Set Up & WordPress Installation!

“The Journey Begins!”

**Please read through this post carefully as it contains a lot of important information**

*Coupon codes for the set up will be e-mail from blackboard – be sure to check your York e-mail to get the code. The code can only be used 1 time.

 

**Here is the Step by Step Video from class on 4/8 (Thursday Section)

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/TDTB0GQC0XVP2iIeeOiQfs8eMsD78LVtDr1nFequozzrLIITsCqE1Knep2eTiMqE.2UxTknK0aL5Qbvnb

Passcode: +sQ5c^33

 

**Here is the Step by Step Video from class on 4/6 (Tuesday Section)

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/jFVxZkAV3TEVQmyyO5mawXSFM904IDZ3HTehC-7R_jRzpmzpVwOEBt-STqWAiGFM.0ma0RoR-Uxc7UJre

Passcode: Lj302W#M

 


Last week we began talking about Domain Names and what role they play in creating a digital identity on the web (and as a part of this class.) If you missed the first that post check out our course schedule page under week #7 as it has context and will help make this next step a bit smoother. 

This week we are going to get started! We are going to register a domain name and also set up web hosting, which will allow you to put files up online and will be discoverable through your new domain name! We are going to use a form of ‘shared hosting’ where you get a portion of a server – think of it as having an apartment in a building. With this shared hosting you will be able to do a lot of things including installing your own instance of WordPress (remember, this is NOT wordpress.com but the open source version of wordpress.org) so you can start building your website for your domain name.

We use a company called Reclaim Hosting, with which we have a contract with so you will enter a coupon code and start your account for free.

*The coupon code will be e-emailed to everyone via blackboard on the morning that your class meets during week #9

We chose this hosting company because they have a lot of experience working with students just like you, that are likely getting their first domain name and web hosting account. You will be creating an account just like you would with any online vendor with which you want to purchase something. So it’s not a ‘CUNY’ account, we’re just giving you the coupon code to pay for the year’s service.

You do not need to pay for anything, so please reach out if you have questions – rseslow@york.cuny.edu

With that said, you will need to provide a name, address, and phone number. Lets go to this sign-up page <— to get started with the domain name selection process.

1. First you will need to pick your domain name, make sure that it is available and make your selection to proceed. (I suggest sticking with the .com or .net extensions)

pick-a-domain-name

2. On the next page, check the ‘add ID protection.’

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3. On the next page you should see two items in your cart and a price of $45 with ID protection, you will then enter the needed information for your account and provided coupon code and validate it. (you will NOT be charged for this, its already included in the course.)


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4. Your total should now be $0. If it is not then check the items and your cart and adjust.

5. You should now fill in your personal information, and select the payment by mail option. (again, you will not be charged anything.)

6. Complete the order and check your email for your account information and a verification of your e-mail, e-mail. With your new account information, log-on to Reclaiming Hosting. You must verify your e-mail by clicking on the link they provide.

7. YOU ARE NOW ALL SET AND READY TO START WORKING WITH YOUR NEW DOMAIN NAME AND WEB HOSTING ACCOUNT!

8. Its now TIME TO INSTALL WORDPRESS. – You will soon refer to the video below (coming after class on 4/6) and follow the step by step guide to install wordpress correctly. 

Coupon codes for the set up will be e-mail from blackboard – be sure to check your York e-mail to get the code.

 

 

**Here is the Step by Step Video from class on 4/8 (Thursday Section)

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/TDTB0GQC0XVP2iIeeOiQfs8eMsD78LVtDr1nFequozzrLIITsCqE1Knep2eTiMqE.2UxTknK0aL5Qbvnb

Passcode: +sQ5c^33

 

**Here is the Step by Step Video from class on 4/6 (Tuesday Section Only)

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/jFVxZkAV3TEVQmyyO5mawXSFM904IDZ3HTehC-7R_jRzpmzpVwOEBt-STqWAiGFM.0ma0RoR-Uxc7UJre

Passcode: Lj302W#M