WordPress is an open-source web application that has become extremely popular in recent years. It allows users to easily and conveniently publish and manage content online without programming expertise or high level technical skills. Initially the primary application of WordPress was to allow bloggers to get their content online without having to worry about custom coding and complex hosting issues but as the software evolved and the community grew it has become a popular application for building and maintaining all manner of sites.
Perhaps the best thing about WordPress is that it is absolutely free. Not only does this benefit users by saving them capital in building their website but, due to its open source nature, there is a huge community providing constant support and updates to remove security vulnerabilities and increase functionality.
There are two options for getting a WordPress site online. Either you find a reliable web host that provides the features and support that you require or, if you have a little more technical know-how or are willing to pursue a lot of guides and learn the subject (it’s not that hard for those with a little determination) WordPress Hosting.
Web hosting is the only aspect of a good WordPress website that costs the creator money, unless you choose to have custom themes, templates or applications designed to help your site stand out from the crowd. There are free web hosts available that don’t charge you to host your WordPress site, but also don’t pay commission for affiliates. If yours is a commercial venture, paid web hosts are best. If the aim is purely recreational, go for the free hosts!
There are lots of web hosts that provide easy automatic installation tools for WordPress on their servers. There is no good reason to go to the trouble of installing WordPress manually when these services are available for no extra cost from good web hosts Reseller Hosting.
Hosting WordPress on a local machine is not much more difficult. A series of e-famous 5 minute install guides are available that take you through the process of installing WordPress in very simple and concise steps. However the machine must first be set up with a base server installation such as WAMP.