Installation of Wordpress and Wordpress Mu
Wordpress - It’s a fantastic 100% free script that you can run nearly any kind of website off of. Whether you want to sell products, display photos, display videos, advertise your business, manage an online magazine or nearly anything else Worpress is designed to do it. Since Wordpress if free, open source, GNU software (script), thousands of people all over the world offer free plugins to suit nearly anyone’s needs. The New York Times even runs off of Wordpress.
Wordpress Mu - Are you familiar with Google’s Blogspot or Wordpress.com. These are platforms where you can run your own blog or website off of the server for free. Anyone can join one of those sites and have their own blog up and running in minutes. Wordpress Mu allows - Allows you the ability to run a website similar to wordpress.com or blogspot.com. With a little customization and your creative efforts you can actually build a site that people may even like better than these major players.
Installation of Wordpress - The beginners Guide:
Server - This is the computer from the hosting company that the wordpress script will run on. There are server companies that offer “Fantastico” that will automatically install Wordpress but in general it uploads old versions and is almost no easier than installing wordpress yourself. I reccomend hosting wordpress with us. We offer custom pricing for your individual needs. Our server is geared for wordpress and we specializre in wordpress trouble shooting. We offer Cpanel hosting (the most user friendly type of hosting available) and we reccomend cpanel servers for all of wordpress or wordpress mu hosting.
- FTP (File Transfer Protocal) - This is what you use to get files on to the server computer. Wordpress is a series of files that you simply upload to the server and install. I reccomend WINSCP to upload all of your files. It’s fast, free and easy to use.
- Data Base (sounds scary but it’s really easy with php admin). In order to install wordpress you need a MYSQL databse. Cpanel servers simpy have an icon that says create a database. All you have to do is create a username.