Hi I’m Tony, my friends and I are going to show you everything you need to know about getting your own wordpress site live and ready for visitors in as little as an hour! … > > > Why WordPress?
It’s a good question – why do so many people and businesses choose wordpress as their prefered choice? A: the flexibility that wordpress has.
There are close to 75 million others whom have already set up their wordpress blogs, so you should be reassured in the knowledge that the wordpress content management system (CMS) is the most popular in the world.
At the moment 25% of all new websites created will be built using wordpress with 49% of the top 100 blogs ranked by Technorati are using wordpress… Including: Honda, NFL, New York Times, CNN, Technorati, NASA, TechCrunch, Harvard Law School, BBC Top Gear and the National Geographic to name a few.
There are a few things that you need when setting up a free or self hosted wordpress website, and they are:
A Domain Name - Hosting For WordPress – A Purpose
The domain name is your online address the www.online-address.com where your readers will find you. Hosting is where your online address is stored plus all the files you have at that address – it’s the home of your website. And Purpose- well why do you want to set up wordpress, what’s the objective of the site? With a real purpose creating content for your audience becomes a lot easier.
With just a little know-how you can create truly stunning unique websites or blogs. Watch how quick and easy it is to setup a wordpress in the video, we show you how with self hosted and a free blog in less than 3 minutes.
If you that haven’t purchased your domain name yet, you can do so simply. We have an easy to follow guide on how to start a blog with wordpress.
Picking Your Starting Point
The first choice you have to make really is whether you opt for a free hosted version of WordPress, or dive right in and setup a wordpress blog with your own hosting with your own private domain name.
If you are brand new to wordpress and have never setup a wordpress blog before – I understand that you may not want to invest in a domain name and hosting just yet – that’s not a problem. Just pick your site domain name above with SiteRubix and you can still follow along with the lessons and build your own wordpress on, their, advert free!
If you are in it for the long haul and you will be setting up your site from scratch. I recommend you visit our page aptly named “how to start a blog.” If this ain’t your first rodeo, and you’re are setting up wordpress on your own hosting and domain, as long as your hosts has cpanel you should be just fine following along with your own wordpress.