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Can I download wordpress with using wordpress.com as my host (7 posts)

  1. agrinshtein
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am using a mac os x and I downloaded PHP and MySQL and WordPress however I still dont see how to use the program, open it or do anything with it. Any help?

  2. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Spend some time looking at the codex.

  3. agrinshtein
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I spent some time, and I see that you need someone hosting using Apache, or ightspeed, but I dont see why I can have wordpress.com host it. Or maybe its not meant to run together with it but that wouldnt make too much sense.

    Thanks

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you do have MySQL and PHP running, then please review Installing WordPress.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I dont see why I can have wordpress.com host it

    WordPress.com is offering free blog - they are running the software and the host server: you just sign up. You do NOT need anything for that, and you get what they offer. That's it.

    If you want your own WP install, then yes, get a domain, get a host and install it.

    You can have it on your computer, too - although most of us have a local install only for local experiment and development. Of course, you could turn your machine into a server and host yourself, however I think that's too much for you at this moment...

  6. agrinshtein
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks. So does that mean that that if I ever want to upgrade from wordpress.com that I would have to go to an outside host?

    Aron

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Going from wordpress.com to you own hosted version is not an "upgrade" - technically. It is a move.

    Upgrade is when you update your own WP install, let's say from version XX.0 to XX.1.

    And having a wordpress.com blog or having your own hosted blog are two different animals, despite the similarties in the names. So, don't mix them. However, you can export your content from a wp.com blog to your own hosted blog (there is an export/import tool).

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