Before going ahead into marketing your business online, it’s important to first have a website that will represent your brand and business. One way to go is using a commonly used CMS like WordPress which will make your website creation and future updates quite simple.
Building a website with WordPress or any other Content Management System or even coding scratch is a decision which the website owner has to answer before he is able to go any further. Choosing how to build your website will depend on your online need as well as your budget and the kind of website you want to create.
Why Choose WordPress?
WordPress is one of the leading Content Management System mainly used to build blogs and websites. Due to its simplicity, features and quality of coding, many tend to go for WordPress. Moreover, a lot of free and paid plugins and widgets are easily available online for almost all requirements.
Building a website with WordPress is not that difficult. All you will need is to get your hosting ready and make sure that it supports linux, php and mysql. Most control panel provides you with an easy tool installer to install wordpress with one click. You may use such feature or install it manually.
To install WordPress manually, you will first need to download the latest version of WordPress.
Once done, upload and extract the content in the root folder of your website.
Before going any further, create a new mysql database within your hosting control panel and note done the database name, database user, database host and password which will be used when installing WordPress.
Now, go the website address and it will automatically ask you to create wp-config. On the next screen, you will require to enter the database information you’ve noted above so WordPress can access and create the necessary tables.
Yes, it’s that simple! WordPress is already installed!
Now, all you have to do is to login and install a nice theme and some nice plugins to get rolling!