Articles in the Setting Up a Blog Category

3 Things to Check Before Ordering Web Hosting
Posted in New Blogs, Setting Up a Blog on 7 July 2008

When it comes to web hosting, you’ll want your first host to be your last host. Going through the hassle of changing hosts can be a challenge for even the most experienced webmasters. I made the mistake of half-assedly choosing my web host a few years ago. I greatly overpaid for the services I was […]

Please Tell Me Again Why You Don’t Own a Domain?
Posted in Building Your Blog, Setting Up a Blog on 31 October 2007

I’ve been on the hunt for another blogger willing to help out on one of my more popular blogs and the volume of responses amazed me. I was expecting one or two at most, but by the end of the day, I had about fifty emails swamping my inbox and that was just Day 1. […]

Do NOT Start a Blog Without a Contact Page.
Posted in Customization, Setting Up a Blog on 15 October 2007

If there is just one thing every blog, new and old, needs, it’s a ‘Contact Me’ page. I’ve seen blogs operate without them for a long time and absolutely no good can come out of not having one. They are incredibly easy to set up, regardless of blogging experience. What bad could really happen without […]

Install WordPress
Posted in Setting Up a Blog on 27 September 2007

This is it. The final step to setting up your very own blog. Are you excited yet? You should be. Although it sounds complicated, this step the second easiest step to setting up a blog, right behind verifying if the domain name and host are working correctly. To install WordPress, login to your cpanel account […]

Verify the Domain and Host are Working Correctly.
Posted in Setting Up a Blog on 26 September 2007

It’s alright, the hard parts are over. This step is actually relatively simple. So simple in fact, all you have to do is type the domain name you registered into the browser to verify that everything is working correctly. Take a minute and try that now. There are only two things that could possibly occur […]

Purchase the Domain
Posted in Setting Up a Blog on 26 September 2007

This step should be relatively painless if you followed the guide and already have hosting set up and an available name picked out. Click here to pick out a name and click here to set up a hosting account. Once you have decided on an available domain name and you set up a hosting account, […]

Order Hosting
Posted in Setting Up a Blog on 26 September 2007

Hosting a website may sound confusing, but in reality, there is very little to it. A host is basically a server that stores all of your blog’s files. There may be more to it than that, but this isn’t Hosting 101. I’m here to show you which host to use and how to properly order […]