WordPress is one of the powerful blogging platforms available to webmasters. It comes in two versions: one with the free hosting plans offered by wordpress. and the other with the premium hosting plans needed for wordpress. Self-hosted WordPress refers to the premium hosting Nicaragua B2B List version because the package requires hosting included to launch your website. We started this website on Blogger, then moved to Weebly and finally settled on WordPress from 2015. Here’s our review based on 5 years of using the self-hosted WordPress platform. Prerequisites for running the WordPress site Generally, you don’t need any prerequisites to purchase Weebly or Wix plans. They offer free hosting as well as a domain for a year. However, to use WordPress, you need the following conditions.
The installation process depends on how you want to start your website. The official WordPress site allows you to download the installation package. You can either install and play the test setup on your PC/Mac or directly purchase a hosting plan to launch your site. There are software applications that allow you to use your PC or Mac as a local server and install applications like WordPress on it. You can set up a local server on your PC using WAMP and on Mac using MAMP. It works like any other application and you can continue to use the computer for other purposes. The idea is not only to learn, If you plan to start a smaller blog, you don’t need to spend a lot of time on local setup.
You can directly purchase hosting with a free domain from one of the most popular shared hosting companies. WordPress recommends purchasing hosting from Bluehost, SiteGround, and Dreamhost. These companies offer cPanel setup to use your hosting account and install WordPress using Softaculous, a one-click installer. The installation process on the live server will take less than five minutes using the one-click installer. After installation, you can start creating and publishing content like any other platform. Comparing to free hosts like Weebly or Wix, installation is a complete redundant process in WordPress. Content management system WordPress is a comprehensive content management system that lets you manage thousands of posts and pages on the go.