Buying a new Domain & Hosting service for the first time? Then you must be curious to know what’s next immediately! Right?
Ya, many tasks are there which needed to perform after purchasing a new domain & hosting service. These are really crucial & good practice before moving ahead.
So today I will discuss with all of you guys regarding 7 such crucial & must follow steps which you needed to perform immediately after purchasing your new domain & web hosting.
These are also known as post purchase setup phase too. If you are familiar with these, then fine but if you are a newbie with a full of hungry mind who wants to know what’s next,
Then let me give you an idea, What’s Next?
#1. Point Name Servers properly
It’s the first & foremost thing! If you have purchased your new domain name & hosting service from two different providers then it’s a mandatory step.
Otherwise, how will you get the access to your site when you will hit the url. Let me make it clearer to you by giving a simple example.
Suppose you have purchased your domain name from a provider where you have got it in a very good deal. But for hosting you wanted your preferred one which is highly reputed in the market. so at the end of the
So at the end of the day, you have purchased two services from two different companies/ entities.
Now tell me one thing, when someone will hit your url & if the name servers are not configured properly then how will it find & map your hosting server? Right?
If both the services were purchased from the same provider then there would be no such requirement of name server pointing.
But as you have purchased these from two different company so this step is very crucial.
#2. Change the passwords of all accounts
It’s for your own satisfaction & assurance.
After purchasing & getting the confirmation mail the very first step is to change the passwords of your billing account & cPanel to a more secure one.
Sometimes during purchase when we need to set username & password, we don’t think too much & give a simple one. No, there is nothing wrong in it. Sometimes we forget it but it’s important.
Because at that time our main focus remains on purchasing the service & other associated stuff. So do one thing, after the buying phase is over you can reset all the necessary passwords & security settings.
It’s the best practice!
#3. Check every nooks & crannies of your billing dashboard & cPanel first
It’s mandatory because when you have to run a website you have to take care off many things. So how will you learn all these things? There are two ways, one is the simplest Do It Yourself (DIY) approach & the other is talking with their support staffs whenever necessary.
So how will you learn about all these? There are two ways, one is the simplest/ straight forward Do It Yourself (DIY) approach and the other is, by talking/ interacting with their (the web hosting company’s) support staffs whenever necessary.
So using any of the approaches, first be well-informed and knowledgeable about the different sections of your billing account & cPanel. After that proceed next.
#4. Set up all the required emails for different purposes
After all these steps start setting up all the emails for you/ your team keeping all the business segments in mind. Just like one for marketing/ advertising related queries, one for general inquiry and like that.
Try to segment the works/ divisions first based that create specific email ids which will serve all the requirements & solve the purpose.
#5. Setup FTP accounts
Don’t forget to create/ configure FTP accounts. Because for any design & development related works or any other necessities where you have to access a specific directory on the server, there is no other option as good as FTP.
You shouldn’t give anyone the complete cPanel access except the admin. Otherwise, it can be a security risk for your entire site.
So create FTP accounts for different directories as per your requirement then circulate it among the team.
#6. Check Security, Backup & Performance related matters
Yes; now I am hitting the nerve of your site. The Security, Backup & Performance!
If you have purchased any third-party security service or any add-on with your hosting check it’s features first with manageability.
Does your web hosting service provide any integrated backup solution? If yes then study it’s workflow too & how will you be able to maintain?
Now comes the sites performance, check out what performance related matters you can control from your cPanel/ is there any option or not?
#7. And Now? Now, what?
Nothing! Just start. Time is passing by……..