Step-by-step guide to signing up for hosting with Hostmonster, based in the United States. (This applies with or without your own domain name)
1. To start, go to hostmonster.com which will look something like this
2. Select the plan that suits your needs. They’re phasing out the Basic Plan so I suggest going with the Plus Plan. Note the star beside the price – the price varies according to how long you sign up for.
3. Tell them if you have a domain or if you need one. If the domain you want is taken, get creative and think of other words you can add. Hostmonster does not register .ca domains.
4. Complete your personal details.
On the same page, take note of how the price changes when you select longer periods of time. Choose whatever suits your budget and makes sense for you. On the list of options, you really only need Domain Privacy Protection. ($0.99 per month)
Enter your package and payment information, agree to the terms, and proceed. You will receive email from hostmonster and I will need you to forward all of them to me if I’m setting up your website.
That’s it! Easy. I’ve been with hostmonster since I started and it has been a great experience. They have a fantastic hosting service with outstanding technical support and customer service.
If you have any trouble signing up, contact them at 866-573-HOST (4678) or use their Live Chat.