December 2, 2018
Correct Way To Start A Blog
The correct way to begin a blog is to purchase web hosting a domain name. A lot of people get web hosting and domain names mixed up. The domain name is the www.yoursitename.com and the web hosting is a server in which you pay for so you can have all your files on it. You simply could not run a blog without a domain and a web hosting service.
The above situation would never have happen if you would have payed under $5 a month and hosted your blog on a “paid” server. You don’t have to pay anything to have WordPress installed on your blog so it just makes sense to do it the correct way. Don’t be tempted to use these free services unless you are not really serious about your blog and could live without it.
Once you sign up with your chosen hosting company you are ready to begin the process of starting a blog. Don’t worry you don’t have to be a technology guru in order to operate and maintain a blog. In fact, if you can click a couple buttons you should be fine.
Using Your cPanel For Your Blog
Don’t worry the name cPanel isn’t really as fancy as it sounds. In fact, it is quite simple and it is the backbone behind all your sites hosted on a server. So in order to login to your cPanel you are going to need to go to your site examplesite.com/cpanel then simply type in your username and password. Once you have done that you can control various elements of your site. Manage your billing, web stats, creating domains, the whole nine yards.
For this tutorial we are looking for Softaculous because this is how we install WordPress (the simplest blogging platform) on our blog. Please see the video down below for installing WordPress on your blog and what to do next:
Very, very easy to do and once you have it installed you will simply go to your website examplewebsite.com/wp-admin and type in your username and password. By default your username will be “admin” and it an auto generated password in which you can change later.
You are all set and have answered the question how to start a blog, which really isn’t that hard. Your on your way to customizing it and making it something you are proud to call your blog.