Setting up a hosted WordPress blog may sound technical to most people, especially people who are looking at blogging for their MLM business, but if you go about it systematically, you will find that it is not all as difficult as it is cracked up to be. In fact, a little down the line you will begin to enjoy blogging as well as tweaking the blog in order to make it better and better.
Here are the main steps you will need to follow to set up your own hosted WordPress blog.
Plan it Out First!
Don't be in a hurry to start your blog. Think what you will do with it. Think of a suitable subject, even though you are working within the MLM arena, you want it to be special. Think of what name you will have for your blog and even a catchphrase which you will use for the promotion.
Get the Domain Name
You can buy a domain name from many websites. You can even buy a domain name and give a subdomain name for each of your WordPress blogs. The two best places to get a domain is from GoDaddy or Namecheap.com or namecheap.com
You will have to host your WordPress blog. You can either get hosting at godaddy.com or hostgator.com. I personally use hostgator and have heard that it is easier to set up using hostgator. You can either get hosting from GoDaddy, or you can get hosting from Hostgator. If you intend to have multiple blogs, look for shared hosting options. If you are going to go with hostgator, use either the baby package or the business package. However, in that case, you will have to think which blog will be your primary domain.
Go to WordPress.org. You will find an orange button on the right side for downloading the WordPress folder. Click on it, the download takes place automatically. Then click on the downloaded folder to decompress the files in it.
Upload WordPress Files on FTP Server
Open the root folder of your FTP server and copy the WordPress files onto it. Wait for the files to upload completely.
Set up MySQL
WordPress requires the MySQL database to run. This is where the blog will store the necessary files for its operations. The database is where you go to manage the content on your blog. For setting up the MySQL database you will have to go to the hosting control panel and set up the MySQL database that you will find there. You can give this database a name of your choice.
Install WordPress and Set it Up
The installation of WordPress begins directly when you type in the name of the domain that you have chosen. This is a self-leading process. Once the installation is done, you can give it a proper web address and you will be prompted to select a username and a password, which you can change later.
With this much, you are ready to post on your WordPress blog. You can definitely tweak it later on with themes and plug-ins to make it more appealing to you and your readers.
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