If you want to start new business or you want to start blog for fun it doesn’t matter I believe that currently at the end of 2013 self hosted WordPress site is the best option for you. WordPress give you many extending options, it is open source platform and you can find thousands of free templates and plugin extensions.
Lunching a Self Hosted WordPress Site
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Since in 2008 I discovered Namecheap domain register. At that time they were offering domains only, nowadays they are selling both domains and hosting for them. There are various hosting options, but in my video I will use Namecheap service as I like their services, especially their 24×7 support witch is one of the best I’ve ever seen.
In next four steps I will try to describe you in simple lines what you have to do to setup self hosted WordPress blog in matter of minutes.
Get a host
Web host is home of your websites. You own it but you have to pay fee for hosting. I suggest using Namecheap hosting as they offer $3.48/month offer for annual payment.
Register a domain
You can order your domain on many domain registers but I suggest you registering domain through your hosting company. This way you keep everything streamlined. In case that you’ve already registered desired domain with another service you just need to host it on Namecheap servers or you can transfer your domain to Namecheap for cheap as $4.99 one time payment.
Installing WordPress and SQL setup
This is very easy and strait forward process but for a beginners this could be nightmare. I can’t suggest you using of automatic install tools that are offered by hosting company as personally I don’t like them.I prefer installing WordPress manually. For manual installation you have to go through WordPress.org and download latest version of the WordPress then upload it into server. (Note that there are free blog sign up available at WordPress.com or EduBlogs.org, check the advantages of self hosting blog). Wile uploading will take some time you have to create SQL database and user. Of-course you have to attach user to the database.
Log in and start blogging
Latest thing to do is to finish installation trough wizard page and login, you are ready to start blogging (Check our WordPress Tips for Beginners).
Make your blog authoritative
If you are serious blogger and want to success in online business you have to daily work on your blog authority. This is serious and must do process if you wish to make money blogging check our tips and tricks to get your blog authoritative.