Activating WordPress

WordPress was built to be highly customizable and extensible. All that wouldn’t matter if it was really hard to install. Whether you’re using WordPress.com or self installing, the next few steps may seem difficult, but I assure you they are not. Millions of self-installed WordPress websites were activated by people just like you who probably have even less experience, and certainly no Fuel book at their disposal.

Hosting Requirements

WordPress requires PHP and MySQL and it’s recommended to use Apache or Nginx as the server applications. Every hosting company I have ever encountered, unless it’s Windows hosting only, offers these server applications out of the box. You can host WordPress websites on Windows, but it performs ...

Get WordPress in a Weekend now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.