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Hosting for Uber NoOb (4 posts)

  1. wisedave
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,

    Strange situation I find myself in. I contracted with a freelancer who began to set up a WP site for our business. I purchased a domain and set up an account with (mt) Media Temple. The guy showed me some progress, I paid him an agreed amount....now he has done a runner!

    I attempted to contact the guy of a couple of months, but nothing. Meanwhile, I was racking up hosting costs. I closed that account down now.

    I still want a WP site.....but I want to give it a go myself. I don't have any knowledge of this type of stuff (servers, email, Photo Shop, design....ect)

    What hosting company can give me the best support and a resonable price? (mt) was a bit pricey, but it's what the guy wanted. I attempted to take a look, but freaked out a bit with all the techy options.

    Any ideas or help? I can't afford to drop a huge amount for a designer, so I am going free style here.

    Thanks for the help!

    -Dave

  2. stylishjm
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I use Hostgator for 50+ wordpress sites with little trouble for a very good price.
    http://www.hostgator.com/ Their Tech support are also very good.

  3. wisedave
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello SJ,

    Thanks for the input....the fact that you have 50+ sites would leave me to believe that you are an experienced WP'er. How fast do you set them up and what do you uss 50 sites for?

    Cheers,

    Dave

  4. stylishjm
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Two ways you can do it from Hostgator

    #1 Quick Way

    1. Log Into cPanel (yoursite.com/cpanel)
    2. Go down to Quick Install near the bottom (under software/services)
    3. Select WordPress and fill in the required credentials
    4. Setup creates the Database automatically and your site is up and running in minutes

    #2 Longer Way (my preffered way)

    1. Download latest WordPress Files from this site
    2. FTP to directory you want it installed to (I use the home directory).
    3. Set up Database & User using the easy to use Mysql databases software in cPanel
    4. Go to yoursite.com/ and the WordPress Installer will load
    5. Enter the details that you used for Mysql Databases software
    6. Done, takes a little longer but I prefer it that way.

    I develop sites for clients based locally from personal use to businesses.

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