Wordpress Website Hosting

Hosting a Wordpress blog on your own domain is both affordable and easy.

There are also many advantages for doing this including having a professional look and feel for your business or brand and having a lot more control on how your blog is set up and administered. Basically you will pretty much have total control, since it will be your domain, your disk space and your Wordpress installation.

However, for many people, the idea of setting up their own website with their own domain name is a daunting task. Fortunately, this is a very simple and straight forward task where there are fundamentally just 4 things that need to be taken care of:

  1. Choose and purchase your domain name. This can be done with companies such as GoDaddy, Dotster or Yahoo.
  2. Set the Domain Name Servers with your registrar. For the technically challenged amongst us, this will probably be the hardest task of all. See Setting Your Domain Name Servers for more information.
  3. Purchase your Domain Hosting. There are many companies who you can do this with and it certainly pays to shop around. See Choosing Your Website Hosting for more information.
  4. Install and configure Wordpress on your website domain.

There, I told you it would be easy… And it gets even easier because there are many hosting companies out there who offer ‘one click installs’ for Wordpress. This means that you can just specify a name for your blog, a name for your database, a few logon parameters, press a button and it will all be done for you. Here is a list of website hosting companies that have this available:

Yahoo! Web Hosting has a Wordpress install with plans starting from $8.95 that include 5GB of disk space and 200G