Want to get your own WordPress blog but don't know where to start? Is there anything you like and do not get bored of dealing with it for hours?
With a blog, you can share your thoughts, or photos, and once they are online you will meet more people online with common interests. You can use a blog for your job, your hobby, for information, for some other activity, or just for your personal concerns.
Below you will find a complete guide on how to start a WordPress blog without any special technical knowledge.
The interested party must download the wordpress web software in order to have complete control over his data.
- Can use plugins and themes for free or for a fee.
- He can put ads on his site
- > Is responsible for any updates and backups.
- WordPress.org is available for free to all users
WordPress.com has the following packages: WordPress.com free, WordPress.com Premium and WordPress.com Bussiness.
- The free version of WordPress.com (without the need for a domain or hosting package is only available with subdomains. It will be in the form todikomoublog.wordpress.com)
- The free space available is up to 3 GB. To use more space, you need to upgrade to a chargeable Premium or Bussiness package.
- The user does not need to install WordPress, it is hosted on the server of the company that provides hosting.
- There is no support for themes and plugins in any package other than Bussiness.
- Updates and backups are done by WordPress and not by the user.
- The service offers minimal customizations for SEO.
To create a free blog at WordPress.com open the link
What do you need to start a WordPress blog?
Below we will see what you need to start a decent blog that looks like a regular site and not a WordPress subdomain. The solution with a hosting package, and your own domain gives you more management options. There are three things you need to start a blog like this:
- A name for your domain, e.g. iguru.gr
- A web hosting account to upload your website to the web
- Your attention for the next few minutes.
We will start by choosing a wordpress hosting provider. You need to choose the right web hosting company for wordpress. There are many companies that offer hosting services but do not have optimized servers to host WordPress without any problems.
We at iGuRu.gr, which is on wordpress, use the company WPEgine for hosting our site. The company offers security and optimized servers for hosting that inspires trust.
But its packages are a bit awkward especially if you expect your page to have high traffic. Here we will talk about Managed Hosting, and specifically about Managed WordPress Hosting.
Managed Hosting will free your hands. It will automatically update the core, themes and plugins. Your site has the maximum performance due to the specially designed infrastructure. Usually Managed Hosting infrastructure uses Cloud which is always better than simple hosting.
The site is protected 24/7 from any size or duration of DDOS attacks, and there is specialized Support for whatever is needed.
There is a Restore service that will help you restore your site within a few seconds of an automatic Backup with one click.
What I choose
So according to the above with a Google search for Managed Hosting Wordpress you will find several services at very reasonable prices. Before choosing, search and read the reviews you will find.
Usually hosting providers also offer domains. In case you do not know what to do with the domain name you want, it would be good to buy it from the same company that bought the hosting package. Support will help you with DNS settings. If you search patiently, you will find hosting services that offer domain names for free.
But let us mention once again: If you find an amazing offer, before choosing it, search and read all the reviews you will find.
Immediately after acquiring a Managed Hosting WordPress package, you can play with the environment, upload your personal logo, and of course start sharing your ideas.