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Few questions for WordPress newbie for start blog.[hosting, FTP client, hacking]

  • 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!

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  • 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) .

    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!

    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 .

    >>>>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?

    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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