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WordPress® Web Design For Dummies® by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 2

Understanding WordPress Requirements

In This Chapter

arrow Registering a domain name

arrow Exploring Web hosting environments

arrow Understanding bandwidth and hard drive space needs

Before you can even think about building themes and designing with WordPress, you have to lay the foundation. Doing so doesn’t take very long, but it involves setting up the right environment and gathering some essential tools to get the job done right. Setting up WordPress correctly the first time is important because having to set it up all over again after you’ve already begun using it is quite a hassle.

This chapter introduces you to the basic requirements that need to be in place before you can install WordPress on a Web server. I take you through the mechanics of registering a domain name, exploring Web hosting environments, and determining a plan for different WordPress projects in terms of bandwidth needs and hard drive space options.

If you design WordPress Web sites for several clients, each client has unique needs for Web hosting, depending on the type, scope, and breadth of the Web site it runs. This chapter helps you take all those factors into consideration to determine the type of hosting environment ...

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