Learning how to host a WordPress blog can be a task that some may think it is more complicated than it really is. There are two options to host a WordPress website or blog, one which is free and requires minimal technical knowledge (if any), and the other is a paid option – mainly because you would need to have a hosting account and your own domain address for your website.
You can gain access to the free WordPress service by going to WordPress.com. It is here that you will be able to register for free and create a blog. If you choose this option you remember that your website address will be displayed something like this – mysamplewebsite.wordpress.com. This is perfectly fine if your blog or website is intended for personal use or just to jot down your ideas. On the other hand, if you want to be seen in a more professional light, then hosting your own WordPress blog is the way to go.
If you do not currently have hosting I would suggest to go and buy some ‘shared’ hosting space. This will be quite reasonably priced and will be a very good option for exactly what you need. No need to go for dedicated hosting when you’re just starting out.
When you choose to host a WordPress blog it will mean that you will firstly need to go to the WordPress.org website and download the latest version of the software. Once you have done this, there is the famous “5 minute setup guide” which will show you step-by-step how to host a WordPress blog. It really is simpler than you may think.
You can also install and host your WordPress blog by using a script program called Fantastico. This program pretty much does all the hard work for you by allocating all the necessary files in the right areas for your WordPress blog to run as it should. The whole installation is quick and easy and will require no real technical knowledge.
There are benefits to either installation you choose to go with when hosting your WordPress blog. Take into account what your needs are – once you have established that, your reasoning behind your decision will be much clear and ultimately much more suited for what you want.