Understanding WordPress Requirements

In This Chapter

arrow Registering a domain name

arrow Exploring web-hosting environments

arrow Understanding bandwidth and hard drive–space needs

This chapter introduces you to the basic requirements that need to be in place before you can install WordPress on a web server (as described in Chapter 3). 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 websites for several clients, each client has unique needs for web hosting, depending on the type, scope, and breadth of the website it runs. This chapter helps you take all those factors into consideration to determine the type of hosting environment needed for the job.

Establishing Your Domain

You’ve read the hype. You’ve heard the rumors. You’ve seen the flashy websites powered by WordPress. But where do you start?

The first steps toward installing and setting up a WordPress website are making a decision about a domain name and then purchasing the registration of that name through a domain registrar, a company that sells and ...

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