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What happens after I purchase web hosting?

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When you purchase web hosting, there’s a lot to take in. You need to figure out how your domain name works with your web host and how to use the control panel they provide. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through what happens after you purchase web hosting and introduce you to some helpful resources that will help make it easier for you as a WordPress site owner.

Your Domain Name

Now that your site is up, there is one more thing to consider: your domain name. This is the part of the URL that comes after “https” For example, if you were to visit us at, then our domain name would be (although we also have a subdomain called /blog). Your domain name should be easy to remember and short so that it’s easy for people to type into their browsers when they want to visit your site or email you (remember: no one likes getting an email address with random characters in it!).

Your Web Hosting Account

Now that you’ve purchased and set up web hosting, it’s time to get started!

What is a web hosting account?

A web hosting account is the space where your website files will be stored. It also gives you the ability to manage and access those files from any device, as well as add more space if needed.

How do I access my web hosting account?

You can log into your cPanel by going to [URL]/cpanel. You can also use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software on your computer to upload files directly through an FTP client like FileZilla or Cyberduck. Learn how-to use these tools in our article “How To Use FTP Software.”

Your Email Account cPanel

Now that you’re on your new site, you’re probably wondering what to do next. There are a few things that need to be taken care of right away. The first thing is to change the email address associated with your account. You can do this either by logging in via cPanel and going into the Email Accounts menu item, or by clicking on Account Information in the sidebar menu at the top of any page on our website (it looks like this:).

You will then see an option for changing your email address. If you wish, you may also add additional addresses for other people who will be using this web hosting plan (if it was purchased as a shared service). Once done with these changes, make sure that all emails coming from our servers have been changed over to reflect those new addresses!

Your Database

A database is where all the information about your website gets stored. For example, if you wanted to update a piece of content on your site, it would be stored in a database and then pulled up by your web host for display when someone visits that page.

Your Control Panel

The control panel is where you can create websites, email accounts, databases and more. It’s a simple to use interface that lets you easily manage the site content online. You can also access the control panel from any browser that’s connected to the Internet.


All the information you need to get started on your new website is available in cPanel.

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