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Setting up a WordPress blog is very simple and takes only a few minutes. WordPress is a very sophisticated platform and allows users to create pages that are free and convenient to use. WordPress is a very popular blog site. What some users do not know is that it is very easy to transform a blog into a personal site with a unique domain. Setting up a domain is easy, but it is a good idea to prepare and research what is needed before applying for or buying a hosting service.

Setting Up the Web Host

Choosing a good webhost can be difficult, as there are so many options. WordPress advises users to choose web hosts that can support PHP 4.3 or higher or MySQL 4.1.2 or higher. WordPress does not recommend users to use web servers that support Apache or Nginx. After choosing a hosting provider, all that needs to be done is to set up the domain hosting, which is linked to the WordPress account.

If you have not already, you should download WordPress and install a basic account. Once a basic account is set up, users will need an FTP (File Transfer Protocol). This will allow users to upload and download files between their computer and their WordPress page. Obtaining a FTP is straightforward and some web browsers will provide a free FTP download. FTPs are easily found through an internet search engine. A user will need to input access data into the FTP program. This will allow a user to transport files to the new chosen domain name, once everything is set up.

Simple Installation Tips

The separate domain server should send a confirmation email with all account details including the new domain name. Once the domain server is set up, one can login to WordPress and access the control panel. Once signed into WordPress, users can then click on the software and services icon from the control panel on the left side. This will give users options to start the installation process.

Information on the current installation will appear and users are provided with options to install the main domain name. The fantastic thing about WordPress is that one can add on a domain or a subdomain name to their blog site. Adding a domain name to a user’s blog pages will make for a more professional and personal website.  Further options for the root directory will appear and users can type in the domain name or dot com address. Users will be provided with a WordPress administrator’s account. The new installation will appear on the administrator’s panel. From this page, users can amend and access any changes to their site. All of these details can be sent to an email account. Remember to choose a secure password and correct email address. You can print this information at your convenience.

Although using WordPress is straightforward, it is always good to do a little research and get the best out of any online platform. WordPress has a large number of user help pages and there are many tutorials online. Online tutorials appear in a variety of forms, including text, multimedia, blogs, and interactive forums.

Posted by admin on February 21st, 2011 :: Filed under WordPress Hosting
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