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Start Building Your Business Website

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on 1 November 2013

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How To Create Business Websites
Using
WORDPRESS
What Will You Need?
Domain
Rs 1500
Wordpress
Free
Hosting
Rs 2500
Domain Names
Its like Address of your office
Pick the .com extension if possible
Make Domain Name Easy for Visitors
Use a Proper Domain Registrar
Always Prefer DNS Tools
Dont Get Lured from Extremely Cheap Domain Registration Fees
Select Domain Wisely You Can't Change It
Use Whois.sc for Domain Research
Have Some Knowledge About Domain Frauds
Avoid Buy Domain Names from Same Company You Are Buying Hosting
DOMAIN BUYING TIPS
WEB HOSTING
Web Hosting is Like A Rented Office Building
FILES
DATABASES
IMAGES
OTHER STUFF
Dont Get Lured By Cheap Offers
Cheap Hosting is Disaster
Your Web Host Must Be in Business For Atleast 5+ Years
Must Provide 24/7 Online Support
Must Read Terms of Services Before Buying
Free Add-ons Are Always Good to Have
Dont Buy From Host That Doesn't Have Automated Solutions
Always Read Reviews Before Buying
Always Buy Hosting in USA or Canada Avoid Others
Dont Believe on Affiliates and Dont Get Into Their Trap
WEB HOSTING TIPS
TYPES OF WEB HOSTING
Shared Hosting
Cloud Hosting
SHARED WEB HOSTING
Its like Public Transport
For small websites
Low Cost
Limited Resources
Always choose best host to avoid blacklisting / spamming
Now technical skills required
One bad guy can hog resources
Less Secure
All sites runs from single IP Address
DEDICATED WEB HOSTING
Its like your private car
High resources (bandwidth / disk / CPU)
Higher costs
Required Technical Skills
Highly Secure
High Speed / High Performance
More level of controls
Less chances of getting blacklist
You're the boss
Dedicated Hosting
CLOUD HOSTING
Expensive its like airplane
High Availability
Expendable
Backups
Dedicated resource allocation
Dedicated IP Address
Technical skills required
High Speed / Performance
Wordpress is Like The Work You Do In Office
Start With Wordpress
Flexible
Online Shop
Personal
Blog
Classifieds
Realestate
Job
Site
Company
Website
etc
Incredible
Extendable
Easy to Use
Pocket Friendly
Wordpress was started in 2003
WordPress was developed as Open Source Blogging Tool
Now WordPress serves as Content Management System
Wordpress has very powerful engine
Wordpress 3.5 has been downloaded 200,000,00+ times
Wordpress is in constant development process
Largest online publishing tool in the world
Wordpress powers 22 of every new 100 domains
Thats 22% of new Internet
Wordpress powers over 50% of new CMS sites
THE WORDPRESS
Understanding WordPress
Installation
First, login to your cPanel account and find the Softaculous icon under the "Software Services" section. It should be located in the lower part of your cPanel page, right under the "Domains" section.
Softaculous Installation
Once you click on the Softaculous button, you will be redirected to the page where you have to chose the application you want to install. On the left side of your screen locate the "Blogs" category, click on it and then click on the "WordPress" link that will appear.
On the next page, press the Install button at the top of your screen to specify that you want to perform a brand new WordPress installation.
Real World Examples
Hosting must have suitable bandwidth.
Hosting must have cPanel control panel.
Hosting must have Softaculous installer or Fantastico installer
Have option to prepare backups
Have option to run common plugins and theme functions

Must read requirements on Wordpress Website:
http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

If you want to setup basic website you can also buy hosting from Wordpress recommended websites:
http://wordpress.org/hosting/
Understanding Wordpress
Widgets, Plugins & Themes
A Word Press Plugin is a piece of software that is written to give WordPress more functionality.

There are thousands of plugins available for free and paid

Do not add plugin of everything it will slow down your website

Only use trusted plugins it may harm your website

Prefer paid plugins as compare to free one
Widgets are small applications / extensions you can place in a space provided on your blog or website.

This is usually a column left or right on the page (where also the menu is located) or a space at the bottom of the blog or website. The number of spaces to place widgets is limited and dependson the used theme.
In WordPress, the content is not really related with the design. You can switch from theme without touching the content.

One of the great advantages of WordPress is that there are a so many layout options to choose from.
There are free themes, commercial themes, frameworks or you could even create your own theme from scratch!
WORKSHOP
Standard Chartered
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