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Few questions for WordPress newbie for start blog.[hosting, FTP client, hacking] (6 posts)

  1. udagama
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi!
    These days i face many inconvenient on the blogger blogger platform, such as indexing slowdown. So i need to move WordPress. I never use WP. So I need to select auto install WordPress hosting provider, because of i don't like to install any software on my computer.

    1).If i use auto-install hosting service, like bluehost then i can upload images, videos, codes, new templates using web browser OR i have to use FTP client like FileZilla?

    2).Are there any relationship with the blog/website SEO and its hosting company/server? If so how do i select best SEO friendly hosting service/company?

    3).How do i protect WordPress blog against malware, hacking, etc?

    4).Should i use Dedicated IP for new my blog?

    5).I don't have enough php, MySQL, etc programming languages knowledge, so if i use WordPress with auto-install hosting service, it will make hard to maintain my blog?

    Thanks!

  2. kostas123
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress as all CMS platforms , are made for non-tech users . After the initial installation , an administration panel which is accessible via a browser , can handle all publishing functionality . No knowledge of PHP , Mysql is required for maintaining/updating a WordPress installation as backups can be done through phpMyadmin (a browser-based Mysql administration tool ) and all administration tasks can be done via a FTP-client or your hosts administration panel (cPanel). If you like to tweak your WordPress-Blog , by modifying template files or developing custom functionality , then of-course PHP/Mysql and a deeper understanding of the WordPress platform is required . The WordPress community has developed thousands of plugins that work out-of-the-box (just install and enable) , so an average Blogger should have ready-made functionality without the need to touch a single line of code .
    There are excellent books available to give you a good starting point .
    Codex is also a valuable reference library for newcomers or experienced WordPress developers .

    Are there any relationship with the blog/website SEO

    If you mean search engine page-rank , my opinion is that you have to start from the beginning (your old page-rank will get lost). SEO has nothing to do with hosting service/company . Factors that might affect SEO are : quality of content and if your site follows Standard Compliant rules .

    Should i use Dedicated IP for my new blog?

    This isn't a requirement .

    How do i protect WordPress blog against malware .

    Hardening WordPress is a must read article .

    Do I have to use FTP client like FileZilla

    Uploading template or large media files can only be done via a FTP client or your host's administration panel (cPanel) .

  3. udagama
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First of all i want to say many thinks providing me a detail answer. However i have little questions. I like to use BlueHost company as my hosting provider.

    >>>If you like to tweak your WordPress-Blog , by modifying template files or developing custom functionality , then of-course PHP/Mysql and a deeper understanding of the WordPress platform is required .

    I have no idea for create a new custom templates, so every time i hire someone who has ability to create a template ( trusted person ). So normally i upload template. So uploading task can only do via FTP client Or it can do via Web browser like blogger?

    >>>The WordPress community has developed thousands of plugins that work out-of-the-box (just install and enable) , so an average Blogger should have ready-made functionality without the need to touch a single line of code .

    Can i install plug-ins via web browser or i have to use FTP client?

    >>>If you mean search engine page-rank , my opinion is that you have to start from the beginning (your old page-rank will get lost).

    No, i know search engine page rank depend on incoming links, I want to know hosting server and its other hosted sites affect my blog Google SERP? That mean my post keywords ranking.

    Thanks!

  4. kostas123
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    An average WordPress Blogger shouldn't need to tweak template files . For example , would you like to change the look-and-feel (layout, color-schema) --> just install a new Theme .
    Would you add a new functionality --> just install and enable a new plugin .
    Themes and plugins are installed via your browser (just login you administration panel) .
    Many factors affect your SEO , incoming links , is one of them . My opinion is that the link-factor has the lowest impact on SEO . As I aforementioned quality of content and Standard Compliant rules are the most important factors .
    Another factor (also important) is the url-shema , WordPress has the permalink factor to make your links SEO friendly .
    Most likely WordPress has a totally different url-shema as the Blogger framework , so search engines will lose your tracks if you move to a WordPress Blog .
    For example my latest WordPress article has the following url-schema :
    http://my-domain-name.com/2012/02/04/exploring-various-parts-of-php-by-reverse-engineering/
    If I move my article to a Blogger framework then of-course the article will be represented by a totally different url-schema (only my domain name will remain unchanged ) and search engines will lose my tracks .

  5. udagama
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    >>>>If I move my article to a Blogger framework then of-course the article will be represented by a totally different url-schema.

    So it will temporary hit my ranking?

  6. kostas123
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Your ranking will start from the beginning ,though , probably duplicate content is penalized by crawlers .
    Note: This is the outcome of my three-years WordPress experience , I'm not a SEO expert .
    A must read site for webmasters is Google's FAQ: Crawling indexing & ranking .

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