This chapter will walk you through the process of getting started with WordPress. Not sure whether to choose a hosting account or your own server? Not sure how to install WordPress?
We’ll break down the pros and cons of using a hosting account versus hosting WordPress on your own server, and we’ll give you some tips on choosing a compatible Web host to make your WordPress installation as easy as possible.
We’ll give you step-by-step instructions for installing WordPress using Fantastico and other installers; creating a MySQL database both in a hosting control panel and phpMyAdmin; and using the WordPress installer.
You’re just steps away from your first WordPress blog!
There are several ways to set up WordPress, ...