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  1. VascoZZ
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. I have a blog at WordPress.Com: http://assasin04.wordpress.com/
    2. I wish to change the URL to something else [say http://www.assasin004.com, and use WordPress.Org [NOT .Com] for managing it.
    3. I want people to be able to email me at say xyz@assasin004.com, for which I wish to use Google Apps (free).

    How should I proceed now? Can I register a domain using Google Apps @$10, and then host the website on Google Apps/sites itself (using the WordPress.Org install)? Would I be able to export the current WordPress.Com content to it later, or should I copy-paste it there (I can do it as there are very few posts)?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    See Installing_WordPress. O9nce you new self-hosted site is up & running, you can export content from your wordpress.com site & import it into your new site.

  3. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not too familiar with Google Apps sites, so I'm not sure if they support WordPress.

    Basically you need PHP and MySQL to run WordPress. If Google doesn't provide that, then you'll need to find another host.
    http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

  4. VascoZZ
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @esmi,
    Okay! So, can I call my Google Apps a/c storage my "self-hosted site" server?

    @Fonglh,
    Okay! Lemme check it.
    But, if Google doesn't, which hosting place is the best according to you?

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As fonglh said, it's unlikely that you will be able to self-host a WordPress site using a Google apps account - although you are free to use any email address that you want in your own WP site hosted elsewhere..

  6. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Discussions about hosting providers aren't allowed here, because they tend to degenerate into spam and advertising.

    However, there are some suggestions on the WordPress.org page.
    http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    You'll have to shop around yourself and consider your target audience. Your website may load faster for your users if you pick a host in a country where the majority of them reside.

  7. VascoZZ
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @esmi & fonglh,

    Thanks a lot for your help, guys. I'd look elsewhere for hosting then.

  8. VascoZZ
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I meant: I'd host it using WordPress elsewhere and use Google Apps for email! :-)

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