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WordPress Website Setup


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This tutorials will take you through what you will need to set up your own website, where to go to get everything and what the costs are going to be.

This tutorials will take you through what you will need to set up your own website, where to go to get everything and what the costs are going to be.

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  • The basic requirements you need for setting up a websiteWho supplies them.The costs involved
  • Domain name registrarOnly renting the domain nameChoose a name closely related to your business – business name preferable
  • Maintenance – security, site maintenance/updates, site performance, backupsDreamhost– Shared hosting (cheapest option). you have to share your resources (memory, bandwidth) with other users who are hosted on the same machine as you failure of a shared host cantake your website offlineMedia temple – Grid hosting (more expensive) web space is not located on one machine, but is more like a "virtual machine” on a cluster of serversyour website can leverage resources from more machines in the cluster if necessary. If one grid fails, another server takes overWordPress Managed Hosting – everything is managed for you.Some web hosts will include a free domain name when you sign up for a planIf you cancel the plan you may have to then pay for the domain name
  • FreeEasy to installThere is a learning curveUser friendlyCustomizable and adaptable for your needsConstantly updatedLarge communityLots of plugins, themes and add ons.
  • Free – security and hosting taken care of. Good for learning.Can’t customize code, premium themes, plugins, advertising.Self Hosted – use plugins, themes, customize code but have to supply own domain name and hosting. Maintenance.
  • What’s next?Manual InstallationGrab a domain nameSign up for webhosting account
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    • 1. WordPress Set Up Guide
    • 2. Creating a website is like building a house… There are three things you will need to build your virtual house..
    • 3. The AddressA domain name is theaddress you send yourcustomers to.
    • 4. The AddressChoose a domainname that representsyour business
    • 5. Block Of LandWeb hosting is theblock of land you buildyour website on
    • 6. Block Of Land What hosting you choose depends on how ‘hands on’ you want to be.
    • 7. The House! WordPress provides the framework of your website
    • 8. .com vs.orgBuild your own house…or not. It is difficult to run an online business with a free account.
    • 9. Costs??? Domain Name - $10 - $20 per year Shared Hosting - $10 per month Grid and Managed – $24 per month WordPress – FREE! Compare this to the cost of setting up a bricks and mortar shop??
    • 10. What’s Next??