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
WordPress Website Setup
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