Domains, Hosting, and FTP
In This Chapter
• Choosing a domain
• Deciding on a blog host
• All about FTP
If you’ve chosen to use WordPress.org
as your blogging application, let me be the first to welcome you to the active and satisfied community of self-hosted WordPress bloggers. Don’t worry if you don’t know exactly what that means yet. I explain it all in this chapter.
Before you can start a blog using WordPress.org
, you have to do a few housekeeping things first. This chapter teaches you how to get a domain for your new WordPress.org
blog (or website), how to choose a host for your new blog, and what “FTP” means and why it should matter to you.
Now, get ready to enter the world of blogging using the most powerful blogging ...