Are you looking for the right way to start a WordPress blog?
We know that starting a blogging trip can be very exciting and scary at the same time, especially if you are not a tech-savvy person. But be confident and know that there are many people like you who are willing to leave your comfort zone by starting a WordPress blog. We always mention how you can improve your blogging journey. However, if you are new and do not know how to start, don't worry, we are here for you. In this guide to starting a WordPress blog, we've used fewer technical words so everyone can easily understand them.
Starting a WordPress blog is very easy and you don't need any special technical skills. Most people get to know WordPress while working on their blog themselves.
Let's first look at the requirements for the WordPress blog:
1) A domain name
2) A web hosting account
3) Time to get started
Watch this video to understand the difference between domain name and web hosting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d4y2kfXADo
If you want to save time, contact a trustworthy web hosting team that will easily install WordPress for you.
1) Register a domain
The domain is the name of your website, which is used by people to identify your brand on the Internet. Examples of domain names are google.com, facebook.com, Milesweb.com etc. On the website without a domain name the IP address is shown as a name, which is difficult to understand. Therefore, it is necessary to create a simple and easy to understand domain name for your website. To register a domain name, visit the MilesWeb Hosting domain page and check whether this domain name is available. Try to use extensions such as .com, .org, etc. according to the profession or location of the website (or company).
Once you've found your favorite domain, register it immediately before others buy it.
This video will help you understand domain names – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jEd5kK-fgs
2) web hosting account
For a WordPress blog, all you have to do is buy WordPress hosting. WordPress is the largest and most widely used content management system with which users can easily create, manage and optimize WordPress websites. It offers a wide range of free themes, plugins and other features to make a site run successfully.
Many people tend to opt for WordPress.org's free WordPress hosting, also known as self-hosted WordPress. However, the free WordPress hosting offers only very limited functions and the maintenance must be carried out by the user himself. If you are not familiar with technical aspects of WordPress, never choose free WordPress hosting.
Domain name and WordPress hosting
You can choose between two types of WordPress hosting:
1) Shared WordPress hosting
2) WordPress cloud hosting
Both promise to start your WordPress site in minutes.
Let us see the difference between them:
Shared WordPress hosting –
The shared WordPress hosting plan is cheaper than other hosting plans. In the crowding-out competition between hosting providers, some companies have still managed to offer the best hosting in India at a very minimal price and with lots of resources.
The Heart and Diamond plans under cheap WordPress hosting offer a free domain name. If you haven't registered a domain yet, this may be the best deal for you, where you get two services for the price of one. Simply buy a hosting plan from these two and get a domain for free. Isn't that a valuable business?
What does the WordPress host offer?
(i) Fully managed WordPress –
The MilesWeb team takes care of the heavy server administration so that you can get started in minutes. The highly qualified technical team takes care of all technical things, WordPress updates, server optimization, optimization of PHP versions and monitoring.
(ii) Free WordPress Migration –
If you are not satisfied with your current WordPress hosting provider, you can always contact the support team of the web hosting provider. The team is available 24 hours a day to perform the website migration task at your preferred time and time. All website data is carefully and free of charge migrated without data being lost or threatened.
(iii) High performance –
The managed WordPress hosting plans guarantee high performance and faster page loading speed. These plans are created on the latest Intel Xeon processors with SSD storage and hardware RAID 10.
The exclusive shared WordPress hosting features are:
- Cloudflare Railgun
- HTTPS by default
- GZIP / Brotli compression
- SFTP access
- Dedicated WordPress support
- Daily backups
- Server side optimizations
WordPress cloud hosting
WordPress cloud hosting offers LiteSpeed Web Server + LSCache to improve the performance of the WordPress site / blog. LSCache takes into account the high load and sudden traffic peaks on the site. The LiteSpeed web server has an integrated LSCache, which offers acceleration solutions and the optimization of plugins.
The meaning of LiteSpeed + LSCache is:
(i) Offers a full page cache at server level – It's a way to cache multiple versions of content that is generated based on user agents, geography, currency, etc.
(ii) Supports Content Delivery Network – By using Cloudflare as CDN, no plugin for your static content is required on the WordPress site.
(iii) Provides private cache – The restricted content on user-specific pages can also be cached.
(iv) Crawler – Continuous crawling is provided to update pages with the expired cache.
(vi) browser cache support – LSCache eliminates the need for any browser cache plugin and is easy to set up without disturbing the configuration files. It can also edit .htaccess for you.
(vii) Lazy Load Images – LSCache only delivers the media required to fill in the current viewpoint. Mobile users also receive bandwidth usage alerts.
(viii) Image and database optimization – LSCache takes responsibility for reducing the size of images on your website to improve website load time. WordPress data also becomes lean, lean and efficient.
After choosing one of these plans, MilesWeb takes responsibility for configuring and optimizing WordPress in your account. Once WordPress is activated, you can use this tool as you like.
To create a WordPress blog, first open WordPress and go to Appearance in the dashboard and click on Themes.
Then click the Add New button.
Now you get options to choose the topic. By clicking Preview, you can view the appearance of the topic.
Choose the one that best suits your needs.
After selecting the topic, start writing your blog.
Mention the title in the field provided.
Write down your blog below.
You can see that you can use WordPress to embed media files such as images, videos and gifs in your blog.
Before you publish, click Preview and check that the blog looks exactly the way you want it. If everything is perfect, click "Publish".
This way your blog will be visible on the internet.
If you have any doubts or want to know more, you can always contact a good web hosting company like the MilesWeb support team.
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