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  1. Tatiana Walton
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm a part of my school's 2013/14 Journalism class. Our current setup is horrible, and the teacher (though retiring this year) is allowing me to completely overhaul the site as the next Online Editor In Chief. I'm already experienced in WordPress as a regular blog member, but not an admin (however I am in the process of learning it).

    However, my teacher is only allowing me to host it through Bluehost because we already have a setup with them and security and all that. I haven't yet pitched to her the wordpress hosting, but she has already expressed that she vastly prefers we continue our final year with Bluehost and then it can be changed to whatever after my peers and I graduate next year.

    Basically, how would i go about hosting externally right off of the bat? we already have a domain name that won't be changed (unless my teacher miraculously agrees to use WordPress hosting). I noticed that upon attempting to initially set up a wordpress blog it gave me the options of free (.wordpress.com), and premium and business.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Start by reading this: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    Then, for info on a self-hosted WordPress.ORG site see: http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress

    BlueHost is a recommended host - so that will work just fine.

  3. OrangeFishDesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    With most external hosts, if you have access to the control panel for the host account you should be able to run through a menu / easy steps to install WordPress and create / link a database to it. If you only have access to the host server folder. (with FTP details), you will need to follow these steps.
    1. Download WordPress from http://wordpress.org/support/
    2. Upload all the extracted files and folders to your server with FTP and a FTP program like FileZilla.
    3.Run the installation - for detailed instructions look here -> Installing wordpress

    Hope that helps.
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