How To Purchase a Domain Name and Hosting from Whogohost


Whogohost is among Nigeria's leading web hosting company and domain registrar. Whogohost offers both hosting and domain priced in Naira. Reading my first post on Whogohost, i taught how to setup a wordpress blog with Whogohost. Here i want to discuss how to purchase a domain name from Whogohost.

How To Purchase a Domain Name and Hosting from Whogohost

Don't let it look surprising to you, because unfortunately, indigenous domain registrar like Whogohost did not offer step by step tutorials on teaching people about their service. One is, they didn't teach users how to register a domain name neither teaching how to set it up in blogging platforms. Whogohost feels users can do so because same is being done in other domains registrars.


HOW​ ​TO​ ​BUY​ ​A​ ​DOMAIN NAME​ ​AND​ ​WEB HOSTING​ ​–​ ​A​ ​STEP​ ​BY STEP​ ​GUIDE

Before​ ​you​ ​place​ ​an​ ​order,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​important​ ​you​ ​know​ ​the difference​ ​between​ ​a​ ​domain​ ​name​ ​and​ ​a​ ​hosting​ ​account. Every​ ​website​ ​has​ ​its​ ​web​ ​pages​ ​or​ ​scripts​ ​stored​ ​on​ ​a​ ​server somewhere.​ ​These​ ​web​ ​pages​ ​or​ ​scripts​ ​are​ ​what​ ​you​ ​view​ ​on your​ ​browser.​ ​This​ ​space​ ​on​ ​a​ ​server​ ​is​ ​called​ ​a​ ​hosting​ ​account.

WhoGoHost​ ​offers​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​hosting​ ​packages​ ​with​ ​different disk​ ​quota​ ​and​ ​bandwidth​ ​offerings​ ​and​ ​prices. The​ ​domain​ ​name​ ​is​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​name​ ​that​ ​your​ ​site​ ​visitors use​ ​to access​ ​your​ ​website.​ ​So​ ​if​ ​you​ ​want​ ​to​ ​visit​ ​WhoGoHost,​ ​you would​ ​only​ ​need​ ​to​ ​enter​ ​the​ ​domain​ ​name​ ​whogohost.com​ ​into your​ ​browser​ ​address​ ​bar.​ ​In​ ​reality,​ ​the​ ​domain​ ​name​ ​is translated​ ​to​ ​the​ ​IP​ ​address​ ​of​ ​the​ ​server​ ​that​ ​hosts​ ​the​ ​web​ ​pages for​ ​the​ ​web​ ​site.

To​ ​get​ ​an​ ​account​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Internet,​ ​you​ ​need​ ​both​ ​a​ ​domain​ ​name and​ ​a​ ​hosting​ ​account.​ ​But​ ​how​ ​does​ ​the​ ​domain​ ​name​ ​know​ ​the IP​ ​address​ ​of​ ​the​ ​server​ ​that​ ​hosts​ ​the​ ​webpages​ ​of​ ​the​ ​site?

DIFFERENCE​ ​BETWEEN​ ​A DOMAIN​ ​AND​ ​A​ ​HOSTING ACCOUNT​

There​ ​is​ ​a​ ​link​ ​between​ ​a​ ​domain​ ​name​ ​and​ ​a​ ​hosting​ ​account called​ ​the​ ​nameservers.​ ​These​ ​nameservers​ ​are​ ​values​ ​given​ ​to the​ ​domain​ ​that​ ​would​ ​direct​ ​the​ ​domain​ ​to​ ​the​ ​server​ ​where​ ​the web​ ​pages​ ​are​ ​hosted.

This​ ​means​ ​that​ ​you​ ​can​ ​register​ ​a​ ​domain​ ​with​ ​one​ ​company and​ ​get​ ​a​ ​hosting​ ​account​ ​with​ ​another.​ ​As​ ​long​ ​as​ ​the​ ​domain has​ ​the​ ​right​ ​nameservers,​ ​the​ ​domain​ ​would​ ​point​ ​to​ ​the​ ​correct server.

This​ ​therefore​ ​implies​ ​that​ ​you​ ​can​ ​place​ ​an​ ​order​ ​for​ ​a​ ​hosting account​ ​alone,​ ​a​ ​domain name​ ​alone​ ​or​ ​a​ ​combination​ ​of​ ​both​ ​a
domain​ ​and​ ​a​ ​hosting​ ​account.


How To Place Order for Both Domain and Hosting 

The​ ​steps​ ​highlighted​ ​below​ ​are​ ​ideal​ ​for placing​ ​an​ ​order​ ​for both​ ​a​ ​hosting​ ​account

Go to​ ​http://whogohost.com​ ​on​ ​the​ ​address​ ​bar​ ​of​ ​your browser​ ​and​ ​click​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Order​ ​Now​ ​button.

Drag​ ​the​ ​slider​ ​to​ ​the​ ​hosting​ ​package​ ​you​ ​would​ ​prefer​ ​and click​ ​the​ ​Order​ ​Now​ ​button

Since​ ​you​ ​are​ ​registering​ ​a​ ​new​ ​domain​ ​name,​ ​enter​ ​your domain​ ​name​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Register​ ​a​ ​new​ ​domain​ ​section​ ​and​ ​select the​ ​extension​ ​of​ ​the​ ​domain.​ ​Click​ ​the​ ​Check​ ​Availability​ ​button
the​ ​check​ ​if​ ​your​ ​domain​ ​is​ ​available.

​If​ ​your​ ​domain​ ​of​ ​choice​ ​is​ ​available,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​Click​ ​to continue​ ​button.​ ​If​ ​it​ ​isn’t,​ ​try​ ​using​ ​a​ ​different​ ​domain.

If​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​add​ ​more​ ​products​ ​to​ ​your​ ​shopping​ ​cart, click​ ​the​ ​Continue​ ​Shopping​ ​button​ ​and​ ​begin​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of placing​ ​another​ ​order.​ ​All​ ​orders​ ​would​ ​be​ ​added​ ​to​ ​your shopping​ ​cart.

If ​you​ ​don’t​ ​have​ ​an​ ​account​ ​with​ ​WhoGoHost,​ ​enter​ ​all​ ​your details​ ​in​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Customer​ ​section.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​already​ ​have​ ​an account,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​Existing​ ​Customer​ ​tab​ ​and​ ​then​ ​enter​ ​your email​ ​address​ ​and​ ​password.


Choose​ ​the​ ​payment​ ​method​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​use.​ ​(The CashEnvoy​ ​payment​ ​option​ ​allows​ ​you​ ​to​ ​make​ ​payment​ ​online with​ ​your​ ​MasterCard​ ​and​ ​Verve​ ​card)

Check​ ​the​ ​checkbox​ ​beside​ ​the​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​service​ ​once​ ​you​ ​haveread​ ​through​ ​it.

Click​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Complete​ ​Order​ ​button.

If​ ​you​ ​chose​ ​the​ ​CashEnvoy​ ​payment​ ​option,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​Pay​ ​with CashEnvoy​ ​button​ ​to​ ​start​ ​making​ ​payments​ ​online.

Details​ ​of​ ​your​ ​order​ ​would​ ​be​ ​sent​ ​to​ ​your​ ​mailbox,​ ​including the​ ​pending​ ​invoice.

Your​ ​order​ ​is​ ​now​ ​complete


How To Place Order for Domain Only

The​ ​steps​ ​highlighted​ ​below​ ​are​ ​ideal​ ​for​ ​placing​ ​an​ ​order​ ​for​ ​a domain​ ​only.

Go to http://whogohost.com

​Enter​ ​the​ ​domain​ ​name​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to register​ ​in​ ​the textbox​ ​provided​ ​on​ ​the​ ​homepage​ ​and​ ​choose​ ​the​ ​domain​ ​name extension​ ​you​ ​would​ ​prefer​

Click​ ​the​ ​Check​ ​Now!​ ​button

Click​ ​here​ ​to​ ​view​ ​all​ ​the​ ​available​ ​domain​ ​extensions​ ​on WhoGoHost.

Since​ ​you​ ​are​ ​registering​ ​a​ ​new​ ​domain​ ​name,​ ​enter​ ​your domain​ ​name​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Register​ ​a​ ​new​ ​domain​ ​section​ ​and​ ​select the​ ​extension​ ​of​ ​the​ ​domain.​ ​Click​ ​the​ ​Check​ ​Availability​ ​button the​ ​check​ ​if​ ​your​ ​domain​ ​is​ ​available.

If​ ​your​ ​domain​ ​of​ ​choice​ ​is​ ​available,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​Click​ ​to continue​ ​button.​ ​If​ ​it​ ​isn’t,​ ​try​ ​using​ ​a​ ​different​ ​domain.

If​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​add​ ​more​ ​products​ ​to​ ​your​ ​shopping​ ​cart, click​ ​the​ ​Continue​ ​Shopping​ ​button​ ​and​ ​begin​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of placing​ ​another​ ​order.​ ​All​ ​orders​ ​would​ ​be​ ​added​ ​to​ ​your shopping​ ​cart.

If​ ​you​ ​don’t​ ​have​ ​an​ ​account​ ​with​ ​WhoGoHost,​ ​enter​ ​all​ ​your details​ ​in​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Customer​ ​section.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​already​ ​have​ ​an account,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​Existing​ ​Customer​ ​tab​ ​and​ ​then​ ​enter​ ​your email​ ​address​ ​and​ ​password.

​Choose​ ​the​ ​payment​ ​method​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​use.​ ​(The CashEnvoy​ ​payment​ ​option​ ​allows​ ​you​ ​to​ ​make​ ​payment​ ​with your​ ​MasterCard​ ​and​ ​Verve​ ​card)

Check​ ​the​ ​checkbox​ ​beside​ ​the​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​service​ ​once​ ​you​ ​have read​ ​through​ ​it.

Click​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Complete​ ​Order​ ​button.


​If​ ​you​ ​chose​ ​the​ ​CashEnvoy​ ​payment​ ​option,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​Pay​ ​with CashEnvoy​ ​button​ ​to​ ​start​ ​making​ ​payments​ ​online.

Details​ ​of​ ​your​ ​order​ ​would​ ​be​ ​sent​ ​to​ ​your​ ​mailbox,​ ​including the​ ​pending​ ​invoice. Your​ ​order​ ​is​ ​now​ ​complete


How To Place Order for Hosting Only

The​ ​steps​ ​highlighted​ ​below​ ​are​ ​ideal​ ​for​ ​placing​ ​an​ ​order​ ​for
both​ ​a​ ​hosting​ ​account

Go to​ ​http://whogohost.com​ ​on​ ​the​ ​address​ ​bar​ ​of​ ​your browser​ ​and​ ​click​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Order​ ​Now​ ​button.


Drag​ ​the​ ​slider​ ​to​ ​the​ ​hosting​ ​package​ ​you​ ​would​ ​prefer​ ​and click​ ​the​ ​Order​ ​Now​ ​button

Since​ ​you​ ​are​ ​not​ ​registering​ ​a​ ​new​ ​domain​ ​name,​ ​enter​ ​your domain​ ​name​ ​in​ ​either​ ​the​ ​Transfer​ ​your​ ​domain​ ​from​ ​another registrar​ ​section​ ​(if​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​transfer​ ​your​ ​domain​ ​or​ ​in the​ ​existing​ ​domain​ ​section​ ​and enter​ ​the​ ​extension​ ​of​ ​the domain.​ ​Click​ ​the​ ​action​ ​button​ ​to​ ​continue.

If​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​add​ ​more​ ​products​ ​to​ ​your​ ​shopping​ ​cart, click​ ​the​ ​Continue​ ​Shopping​ ​button​ ​and​ ​begin​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of placing​ ​another​ ​order.​ ​All​ ​orders​ ​would​ ​be​ ​added​ ​to your shopping​ ​cart.

If​ ​you​ ​don’t​ ​have​ ​an​ ​account​ ​with​ ​WhoGoHost,​ ​enter​ ​all​ ​your details​ ​in​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Customer​ ​section.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​already​ ​have​ ​an account,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​Existing​ ​Customer​ ​tab​ ​and​ ​then​ ​enter​ ​your
email​ ​address​ ​and​ ​password.

Choose​ ​the​ ​payment​ ​method​ ​you​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​use.​ ​(The CashEnvoy​ ​payment​ ​option​ ​allows​ ​you​ ​to​ ​make​ ​payment​ ​with your​ ​MasterCard​ ​and​ ​Verve​ ​card)

Check​ ​the​ ​checkbox​ ​beside​ ​the​ ​terms​ ​of​ ​service​ ​once​ ​you​ ​have read​ ​through​ ​it.

​Click​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Complete​ ​Order​ ​button.

If​ ​you​ ​chose​ ​the​ ​CashEnvoy​ ​payment​ ​option,​ ​click​ ​the​ ​Pay​ ​with CashEnvoy​ ​button​ ​to​ ​start​ ​making​ ​payments​ ​online.

Details​ ​of​ ​your​ ​order​ ​would​ ​be​ ​sent​ ​to​ ​your​ ​mailbox,​ ​including the​ ​pending​ ​invoice.

Your​ ​order​ ​is​ ​now​ ​complete


Conclusion

All These are all one one step by step tutorial which Whogohost has not offered to it users. This tutorial i hope will help you purchase a domain name for your blog or website. Click here to download PDF File on this tutorial which include step by step Guides and Images.

In my future post, i will teach you how to set up purchased custom domain name from Whogohost in Blogger blog.

Recommended : 

==> How To Set Up a WordPress Blog using Whogohost

==> How To Set Up Whogohost Domain on Blogger


Source : Whogohost PDF Tutorial





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