Reseller Startup Guide

Welcome to HostGator! Congratulations on signing up for a reseller hosting account with us.  This guide will help you get started.


Starting Fresh

If you are starting fresh with a new site, then follow the steps in this order:

Initial Setup

  1. Determine Your Needs
  2. Change Your DNS
  3. Create Packages
  4. Creating Your Client's Web Space (optional)
  5. Uploading Your Site

Post Setup

  1. Note these Useful Links
  2. Get More from your Hosting Account
  3. Get Help
  4. Manage Your Billing

Transferring Your Existing Site

If you have an existing website and are transferring it over, you would want to follow the steps in a slightly different order:

Initial Setup

  1. Determine Your Needs
  2. Create Packages
  3. Creating Your Client's Web Space (optional)
  4. Uploading Your Site
  5. Change Your DNS

Post Setup

  1. Note these Useful Links
  2. Get More from your Hosting Account
  3. Get Help
  4. Manage Your Billing

You will note that when you transfer an existing site to your new hosting account, you change DNS after you copy your site over, not before.  This is so your visitors continue to see your website while you transfer it over.  If you are starting a new site, then you change your DNS first so people can see your new site sooner.


You can also view our original Reseller Getting Started page, which contains most of these items on one page.  This guide contains much of the material from the Reseller Getting Started page, just divided into bite sized pieces.


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