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Determine Your Needs - Reseller Startup Guide


Part 1 of 9 of the Reseller Startup Guide

Getting started with your web hosting account is not complicated. The first step is to determine what you need to do.

Are you starting from scratch, or do you already have a website(s)?

If you're starting from scratch, proceed to:


If you already have a website(s), how do you plan to transfer your site(s) over to your HostGator account?

I want to transfer my site(s) using HostGator's content transfer service

Do you need to transfer your website(s) from a previous host? If so, HostGator can help you with that. Simply fill out the migration form to have us transfer your site(s) for you. HostGator will transfer the files for free within 30 days of signing up. Please visit our article on HostGator Website Migrations for full details.

Once the transfer process is completed, proceed to:

I want to transfer my site(s) on my own

If you decide to transfer one or more of your sites on your own rather than use our migration service, it may be useful to go through this guide, although in a slightly different order. Instead of changing the DNS now, you would do it after you uploaded your website(s).

If you are migrating the content yourself, skip Step 2 for now, and proceed to:

(We will come back to Step 2 later.)

Reseller Startup Guide
Initial Setup: Step 1 | Step 2 | Step 3 | Step 4 | Step 5
Post Setup: Step 6 | Step 7 | Step 8 | Step 9