You will need a hosting server to install WordPress and upload your files. WordPress installation requires your server to have PHP and mySQL. Make sure to choose one that support PHP5 and hosted in a Linux server. Most of the hosting plans comes with a free domain name for the first year. So save that $10 for your Starbucks coffee.
The first step to create your website is to get your domain name for your website (www.yourdomainname.com). You can use your company name or use a keyword rich domain name so that your website can rank high for that particular keyword in Google. So you need to brainstorm a few domain names you want for your site.
Next, go to Namecheap to check whether the domain name is available. Try to use .com if available. Another good alternative can be .net or .org. After you have decided on a domain name for your website, don’t buy it first. Because in my next article, I am going to show you how you can get your first domain name for FREE! If your hosting doesn’t provide you with a free domain name you can easily register at Namecheap.
WordPress is a very powerful content management software for creating web 2.0 websites. It started out as a blog software and now it is used to create business websites and gallery showcase. What makes it so popular is that it is free and comes with a nice admin page to update your individual pages. Besides that, you can quickly add in contact pages, newsletter features, rss feed and more. All these helps to engage your readers without the need to know any web programming!
WordPress is a leading content management software for creating web 2.0 websites. It first started out as a blogging tool where you can easily write and publish new articles. Images, videos and links can be easily inserted using the intuitive interface. It also comes with other features like comments, RSS feed, user logins out of the box. Best of all, it is free and easy to install. Web designers are now taking a step forward to use it for making business websites and cool online magazine websites all powered by WordPress. So what makes it is such a popular tool?
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