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WordPress hosting – Upgrade Your Website To Be Powered By WordPress

WordPress hosting
WordPress hosting – Upgrade Your Website To Be Powered By WordPress

Are you still using static HTML pages for your website?HTML static pages are one way to publish your website but maintenance will most likely become a real hassle as soon your website grows big. How do you maintain all the links and content on a pure HTML website?

You’re right. You can’t do anything without having to spend few hours editing code. The easy solution comes in form of Content Management System, otherwise known as CMS. In past used a CMS could cost you thousands of dollars but now it is a completely different situation. Today, thanks to open source software such as WordPress, Drupal..etc you can have a powerful website on top of CMS without having to pay a single cent. Of course,
there are many different CMS such as WordPress, Drupal, Magento or Mambo but since WordPress is the most popular CMS, we will recommend it in this post.

Web hosting plan.

Right web hosting plan is first thing you need to and this is something you really want to do properlly. There are many types of webhosting and servers in today’s market. Linux server, VPS, Cloud server, Cloud hosting, Shared hosting, Reseller hosting, Dedicated server and Windows servers are only a few examples of terms you will see every day. WordPress will run on any web hosting type mentioned above but knowledge level to maintain it and price to run it are very different.
Wordpress is based on PHP and both Linux and Windows servers support PHP. However, note that PHP was initially designed to work on Linux servers, so if you want to host WordPress on a Windows platform your server/hosting account may require some additional adjustments so we highly recommend signing up for Linux based web hosting or server.

To start with WordPress website, you don’t need a powerful server to host your site, good shared web hosting will do just fine. For illustration, let’s say you visit our website and found that we offer few types of shared hosting plans. We have cPanel hosting plans and plesk hosting plans, and both are linux based hosting plans.Wordpress will work perfectly on any of our web hosting plans and WordPress auto-install option is available for all plans.
We recommend cPanel start or cPanel unlimited package if you intend to host 1 to 10 websites/domains and web hosting account will be activated in few minutes.Also we have managed web hosting plans for WordPress, Drupal, and Magento in case you don’t want to handle web hosting account on your own.If you select managed WordPress package wordpress will be pre-installed and you can start to post in few minutes.

After you sign up for a Linux based hosting plan, web hosting control panel(cPanel or Plesk depending what plan you have) is included with your account. Cpanel and Plesk are an admin control panels, both panels are very user friendly. You will need it to install WordPress on your site(if you sign up for managed package than it will be pre-installed).

How to install WordPress?

Step 1. Log in to your web hosting account and look for feature Softaculous or WordPress. Using softaculous, you will be able to install WordPress in few clicks.When you click on Softaculous you will be redirected to softaculous user interface, there you will see many different apps ready for installation…select WordPress.

Step 2. Now you will have to fill few fields, like admin password, directory where wordpress will be installed(example http://yourdomain.com/subdirectory), admin email..etc.Enter admin password,email and directory(to install it at http://yourdomain.com leave empty) and proceed with installation. The installation process will only take a few minutes.

That is it, you have now CMS website powered by WordPress.You will probably want to import your existing content from HTML website and also to match your website look, for this you will have to do some research about converting HTML template in to wordpress theme.

Check out our web hosting plans at https://nelsahost.com/hosting

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