At the moment, over 66 million websites are using WordPress as it’s the most popular platform for blogging and publishing. This CMS enables you to set up your website from scratch in matter of minutes. WordPress hosting in Pakistan is also getting popular day by day and there are many Pakistani web hosting companies which offer this CMS. HostBreak offers WordPress hosting in Pakistan which is not only affordable but also super-fast and secure. This blog post will guide to set up your hosted WordPress site.
WordPress.org vs WordPress.com
Many users face this dilemma which is the best between these two. Main difference lies in flexibility and degree of customization offered by WordPress.org for blogging and uploading content. WordPress.com provides complete package and simple to handle but it automatically comes with a branded domain name and more restrictive in nature. WordPress.org is comparatively more advanced, offers more freedom and you can use it for powering your already hosted website. Both of them are free open source CMS but you have to bear cost of domain name and web hosting for the downloaded software.
Choose Domain Name and Web Host
Before getting WordPress hosting for your website, you need to choose a domain name suitable for it. There are many companies who offer exclusive domain registration services but some web hosting companies also offer this service. When you choose HostBreak for WordPress hosting, you not only get managed WordPress hosting but also get free domain registration & domain transfer.
Downloading and Installing Software (Without One-click Setup)
If you do not want to use our one-click setup for WordPress, then you can go for manual setup. But before initializing the process, you should have File Transfer Protocol client for uploading files on your website. You can download it from recommended FTP client Filezilla. You also need access to your web server, a plain text editor like Notepad and your favorite browser. Now, click on the download button and you will get a compressed Zip files – unzip this file in your hard drive.
For accessing all of the stored posts, meta data and other information, create a database on your web server. You can create it manually by using either cPanel, phpMyAdmin, the MySQL client or Direct Admin. Move all of the contents of Unzipped WordPress directory into the root directory of your web server for integrating WordPress and your domain. It will take some time. Type http://yourname.com/wp-admin/install.php for navigating to your domain. Log in by entering temporary account details and your new WordPress website is ready to use. You can find installation tutorials on WordPress websites as well. Now, you can download plugins, themes and forums for customizing your WordPress website.