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Tips

[Black Friday Deal] 50% Off Hosting Plans from HostGator

(Cross-posted from BloggertoWp blog)

It is that time of the year, when discounts are flying around. We have a Blogger to WordPress Migration service which has announced a Black Friday Deal for people looking to buy hosting on HostGator.

In this deal, you can get any Hosting plans from our affiliate (Hostgator) for 50% off today. The special offer only until 11.59 PM CST Friday, November 25th, 2011.

How to go about it

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Purchase HostGator web hosting by following our affiliate link.  You will get 50% discount on your HostGator bill apart from 10% discount on our Blogger to Migration service charges.

If you have a Blog running on Blogspot (blogger.com) and want to migrate to WordPress, you can also avail of 10% discount on blog migrations services by contacting us here.

Note: You will have to apply separately for both discounts. Read more about it here.

Link: HostGator Hosting | Blogger to WordPress Migration

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Tutorial

How to Install WordPress on Hostgator

WordPress installation is not a big deal with any hosting server. If you have a hosting with hostgator then you can install WordPress in few easy steps.

Follow the steps below :

  1. Login to your Hostgator c-panel. If your Domain name is example.com, then your hostgator cpanel can be  accessed at www.example.com/cpanel
  2. Scroll down with more menus, you will find Software/Services. Under that click on Fantastico De Luxe.
  3. After that you will move to next page, select WordPress from the left side menu.
  4. Then click on the New Installation link.(see image below)
  5. After that select the domain on which you want to install WordPress. You can also install WordPress into sub-folder. Read all the information of that page.
  6. Click on the Install WordPress button, before that cross check all the fields carefully.
  7. It will automatically create a database for WordPress and you will get all the info about WordPress installation.
  8. Add your email id on which you will receive all the information about the installation of WordPress.

That’s all about WordPress installation. Hope you find this article useful. Read more about WordPress on the How to use WordPress user guide.

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Editorial

50% Off From HostGator + FREE Blogger to WordPress Migration [Cyber Monday Deal]

This is a quick post for those who have missed our Black Friday deal. The older deal has our Blogger To WordPress migration service for FREE and 80% discount from HostGator.

In this new deal, you will get 50% discount from HostGator plus migration service for FREE  provided you signup for HostGator using our affiliate link –  http://rt.cx/hostgator

With 50% discount rates, one year hosting will cost around $40 only.

Remember, to get 50% discount, you need to buy hosting from HostGator on Monday (November 29, 2010 – in CST timezone). You can use FREE migration offer anytime after your purchase.

To qualify for FREE migration service, you need to purchase webhosting from HostGator by following our affiliate link only.

Read how to signup for HostGator to get FREE migration service

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Editorial

HostGator’s Flat 80% Black Friday Discount + Free Blogger to WordPress Migration offer is Live

Update: Black Friday offer by HostGator is ended now. But you can still get FREE migration from us by following this promo.

This is quick post to notify all our readers that, HostGator’s flat 80% discount Black Friday offer is now live.

Also, if anyone signup using our affiliate link, they will get our Blogger To WordPress Migration Service FREE!

How to get this Black Friday Deal!

  1. First clean your browser cookies by following this guide by Google.
  2. Click here to go to HostGator. Our link is – http://rt.cx/hostgator
  3. Choose any plans you like to buy. We recommend, buying “Hatchling Plan” which will cost $35.64 for 3 years.
  4. Once you find a suitable plan, click on “Order Now” button next to the plan name.
  5. On next screen, you will be asked to provide a domain name and a coupon code. If your already have a domain registered, please enter that on right side. For promo code, leave default BLACKFRIDAY80 as it is, which is basically gives discount of 80%.
  6. After entering domain and promo code, click on “Continue to Step 2” button.
  7. On next screen conform your order.

For more details related to this offer, please check our previous post. Remember, this offer will end in 4-hours!

Link: Signup for HostGator

Update: Black Friday offer by HostGator is ended now. But you can still get FREE migration from us by following this promo.

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Editorial

HostGator Shared Hosting from $0.99/month – Flat 80% discount [Black Friday Deal]

Update: You may also like to check FREE Blogger To WordPress migration offer!

3 days back we posted about upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday events and how they bring opportunity to make/save money!

As expected, we are loaded with plenty of deals here. This post is about most lucrative webhosting deal from HostGator where you can get decent quality web-hosting starting from $0.99/month. For the first-time HostGator is offering flat 80% discount on all their hosting products which includes VPS as well as dedicated hosting.

HostGator Rate-Card for Black Friday

As you can see, there are two flat-rate discounts available on Black Friday.

80% discount will be available for 4-hours only between 5AM to 9AM CST. From 12AM to 5AM and 9AM to 11:59PM, flat 50% discount will be available.

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Clocking CST timezone!

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If you are already in CST timezone, then only big deal for you is to wakeup early, i.e. 5AM to get maximum 80% discount. 80% discount may end-up earlier than 9AM, if HostGator gets more sales than anticipated.

For other bloggers from around the world, below are 2 helpful links:

  1. Know what time it will be in your city when it will be 5AM in CST on Black Friday
  2. Check current time in CST timezone

Using first link, I found in India, it will be 04:30 PM when 80% discount will take off.

Link: HostGator

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Editorial

Results of Hostgator Webhosting DW giveaway contest

Today is the 15th of January and the Hostgator Webhosting DW giveaway contest is closed and results are out. First of all let me thank all the participators for taking part in this contest.  Also a special thanks to Harsh Agarwal who sponsored this special giveaway on DW.

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Over all we had 66 valid entries and the post was Retweeted a 114 times! As Harsh had explained in his post that this contest was a way to encourage people who are still shy of using WordPress because of the cost involved. The prize is hostgator baby plan one year subscription which is worth 120$. You can host multiple domains in this plan along with bandwidth and storage being unlimited.

We used Random.Org . After compiling the whole list of comments which are valid, I used Radnom.org lists to create a randomized list. The one at the top was the winner.

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Congratulations to Vicky whose name popped up first once the list was randomized. He wins the Hostgator goodies worth $120.

Here is the video of the winner being selected through Random.org

Here is the list of all those who participated in the contest.

  1. jaswanth on January 1, 2010
  2. Tech Society on January 1, 2010
  3. Kashish Kaushik on January 1, 2010
  4. Shubhendu Pandey on January 1, 2010
  5. Namit Gupta on January 1, 2010
  6. Manveer Singh on January 1, 2010
  7. S.Pradeep Kumar on January 1, 2010
  8. MostlyBlog on January 1, 2010
  9. sauravjit on January 1, 2010
  10. Avi Singh on January 1, 2010
  11. Athul Jayaram on January 1, 2010
  12. Sagar Gholap on January 1, 2010
  13. Pratik Parekh on January 1, 2010
  14. alok on January 1, 2010
  15. Suhas on January 1, 2010
  16. Joseph on January 1, 2010
  17. Mrpant on January 1, 2010
  18. Richie S. on January 1, 2010
  19. S60 Betalabs on January 1, 2010
  20. Varun Agarwal on January 1, 2010
  21. Mandar Salvi on January 1, 2010
  22. ali360 on January 1, 2010
  23. debayan laha on January 1, 2010
  24. Tech-Freak Stuff on January 1, 2010
  25. P.K.ARUN on January 1, 2010
  26. SirajHassan on January 1, 2010
  27. Pratik Parekh on January 1, 2010
  28. Mahesh on January 1, 2010
  29. Baris on January 1, 2010
  30. Rishabh Agarwal on January 1, 2010
  31. George on January 1, 2010
  32. Paritosh on January 1, 2010
  33. Anurag Mittal on January 1, 2010
  34. srivathsan.GK on January 1, 2010
  35. Akshay Kakkar on January 1, 2010
  36. Mrinmay Bhattacharjee (mrintech) on January 1, 2010
  37. Ankit Bansal on January 1, 2010
  38. thewisecrab on January 1, 2010
  39. Simran on January 1, 2010
  40. Vaibhav Kanwal on January 1, 2010
  41. Mayur on January 1, 2010
  42. Lucifer on January 1, 2010
  43. Sharad Kumar on January 2, 2010
  44. Rajeel on January 2, 2010
  45. Varun Agarwal on January 2, 2010
  46. Sumit Kalra on January 2, 2010
  47. Sithin Sony on January 2, 2010
  48. Gautam on January 2, 2010
  49. ContestItalia on January 2, 2010
  50. Ankit on January 2, 2010
  51. khalid on January 2, 2010
  52. Vicky on January 2, 2010
  53. Sothy on January 3, 2010
  54. Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats on January 4, 2010
  55. M. R. SOHEL on January 5, 2010
  56. Quakeboy on January 6, 2010
  57. CelebCurry on January 6, 2010
  58. BlogrPro on January 7, 2010
  59. Prasanth Chandra on January 8, 2010
  60. Binoy xavier on January 8, 2010
  61. Akbar on January 8, 2010
  62. Puneet on January 8, 2010
  63. umesh on January 9, 2010
  64. Nandan on January 12, 2010
  65. Atul Tiwari on January 13, 2010
  66. Uttoran Sen on January 13, 2010

PS: The new theme for Devils Workshop is on the verge of completion and and we are hopeful to get it live soon. Also do await a lot more surprises from our rtBlogs network  in the coming days 😀

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Contest

Retweet And Win Hostgator Webhosting: DW New Year Giveaway

First of all happy new years to Devilsworkshop readers and nothing could be better than starting new year with a perfect gift for Bloggers. This time our new year giveaway,  is intended for all the bloggers and people who wants to start blogging.

Why this Giveaway :

We were about to give this gift to DevilsWorkshop readers last month, but we hold it a bit, so that we can give our readers a perfect gift.

Since long we have been getting lots of query for our blogspot to wordpress migration service. For Bloggers who are not hostgator aware of this, we provide various blogging services like Blogspot to WordPress migration, Custom WordPress theme, Custom WordPress plugin, WordPress SEO and many more. So this giveaway is intended to provide a platform for users who are still on Blogspot and never tried wordpress because of lack of funding. We are sorry that we can’t entertain everyone here with hosting, so this giveaway will decide the lucky winner who will win Premium Hosting worth 120$.

Contest Prize :

We are giving away hostgator baby plan one year subscription which is worth 120$. You can host multiple domains in this plan and bandwidth and storage are unlimited.

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How to Participate :

To participate in the contest all you need to do is :

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  • Tweet about this post
  • Comment with your tweeted link
  • Become a fan of DW on facebook Fan page in the sidebar.

How Winner will be selected :

All the participant, who have completed all the above 3 points, will be eligible for participation. And Final winner will be decided via Random draw using random.org. Winner will be announced on 15th of January 2010.

Short Tweet Link :

You can quickly copy paste this text to tweet this post :

Giveaway : Retweet and win Hostgator #Webhosting http://bit.ly/64XslH

Best of Luck with this contest and happy new year to DW readers.

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Reviews

HostGator: One Months Review

gatorThere are three kinds of hosting companies – small, big & huge. Small companies host hundreds of domains. Big companies host thousands of domains and huge companies host over lakhs of domains. HostGator fails in third type, it hosts more than18lakh domains! I had heard a lot about Hostgator so decided to try it.

Aspects I would cover…

  1. Company Bio
  2. Pre-sales Questions
  3. Sign-Up & Migration Experience
  4. Review of Service & Support
  5. Pricing
  6. Conclusion & Rating

Company Bio

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HostGator is a provider of shared, dedicated and reseller web hosting services focused on the consumer and small business markets.It was established in 2003 by Brent Oxley, since then its growing leaps and bounds. The company uses ThePlanet Datacenter for hosting its servers, which is one of the reputed DC in US.

Pre-sales Questions

Before going to sign-up for any hosting service, I always ask questions. The main objective of pre-sales question is to ensure that the particular service suits me and to check the response time. I opened a sales ticket which contained 10 questions asking various things. i received answer to all my questions in about 15-20mins. Then i sent a few more question this time acting dumb, so to test their patience and how much do they care about their customers. I received answers to all my doubts in grammatically correct English. even after they, the customer rep asked if i had any more doubts i could use live chat option to get instant help. Happy with responses of sales staff , So i decided to sign-up.

Sign-Up & Migration Experience

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Sign-Up process is just like any other host. Entered few details and paid via paypal. instantly got E-mail from Hostgator giving Account details. To my surprise the Server IP, Username & passwords field very empty!. This time for help, I went to live chat. explained my problem and got missing details within 5 minutes. One more problem I faced was whatever content i upload on site didn’t show up on domain which was ordered along with hosting. I went to live-chat for help, it turn out my domain wasn’t even registered! operator said it would take 12-24hrs as domains are registered manually after fraud check. this wasn’t told to be before and i wasn’t happy. Then, i sent a ticket for data migration from old server and went to sleep.

Review of Service & Support

This is where HostGator scores most, its customer service is just awesome. After my domain was registered and site was live, I opened lots of support tickets at different time slots over a period of 30 days. the average response time was about 20minutes which is the best I have experienced so far. the service which I was on was Intel Xeon 2.2ghz with 4GB ram, the average load on server was less than 1% at all times. for testing, i moved a existing forum so i could test how they handle heavy traffic sites. just after two hours i got a mail from HG saying my site is taking lot of resources and i should move it to dedicated. to my surprise they didn’t suspend the site completely. Good, as most shared host would simply suspend your site or maybe your whole account. One more thing is that, if you aren’t happy with support response you can email owner of company, Brent. He would make sure you get all the V.I.P treatment. I even tested their money back guarantee by asking for refund, they quickly refunded my money within two days.

Pricing

Their Baby plan which has Unlimited Diskspace and Bandwidth costsunder $10 per month. Further Discounts can availed if you pay in advance. however the discount coupon can only be applied on first order and without discount the prices seem to be little on a higher side, I guess this awesome support costs

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Hatchling Plan

* $8.95 (monthly)
* $83.40 (12 months @ $6.95)
* $142.80 (24 months @ $5.95)
* $178.20 (36 months @ $4.95)

Baby Plan

* $9.95 (monthly)
* $214.80 (24 months @ $8.95)
* $282.20 (36 months @ $7.95)

The best thing about their pricing is, the have coupons which enable you to get hosting at $0.01(1 cent) for first month,so that you can try them risk free.

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Conclusion & Ratings

HostGator is one of the best company to host your site. however hostgator is more suited to small business and people with multiple websites, as it tuns out to be cheap. however if you have a single website i won’t advice you to go far HG as its little costly.

Pros: fast Support,24/7 Live chat

Cons: Big company so you won’t get customized solution you could get at small companies

Ratings

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* Pre-sales Questions: 5/5
* Sign-Up & Migration Experience: 3/5
* Review of Service & support: 5/5
* Pricing: 4/5
* Overall: 4.5/5

Tip: Try Hostgator’s baby plan risk free for 1cent for first month with coupon “BloggerToWP

Link: HostGator-Sign Up


[Editor Note: This post is by guest blogger Gaurish Sharma. He blogs at Gaurish Sharma Live about technology.

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