Hi all, earlier this week I opened an account at Hostgator and so I now have a username and a password for Hostgator...thats fine, no problem there...
I have also signed up for a Wordpressdirect account and so I now also have a user name and a password there as well ...thats fine, no problem there either...
The question is this: Should I still be able to sign into my Hostgater account (to see what's going on with payments and domain names etc) or do Wordpressdirect take control of my Hostgator account?
If it is possilbe for me to sign into my Hostgator account then how do I go about doing it, I cannot find a Hostgator page that say's 'login' or anything like that? any comments would be most appreciated,
regards Jim T.
Hi Jim, No wpd don't take control, in the wpd set up you just give that tool permissions to add/manage content on the domain.
When you set up your hostgator account you should have recieved an email with billing logon details (this if it's the same for everyone - https://secure.hostgator.com/billing/). As for managing your site content, you log directly into the domain with www.yourdomain.com/cpanel or www.yourdomain.com/whm (depending on the type of account I believe). But be wary of making any changes as it might interfere with any changes you make via wpd.
You should have received a Welcome email from Hostgator with the log in information for your account. Page 6 of the transcript for Module 2, Day 5 called "Set Up Your Wordpress Blog" shows a screenshot of the Hostgator information you should have received via email and will need for your blog installation via WPD.
Marty explains this in detail in Module 2, Day 5, so I suggest you go through that video again if you haven't already done so. You will be entering the Hostgator information into Wordpress Direct when you are setting up your blog.
However, you should also keep the Hostgator log in information in a safe place for future reference. It will be used with any other domains you add to your Hostgator account in the future.
"If you have the right tools, you can do it." ~ Al Brodsky, my Dad (1906 - 2005)