We have learnt how to create a gaming server using digitalocean in our previous post. Creating a blog is easy now a days with advancements of Content Management Systems and free blogging platforms like wordpress.com.
Getting Hosting and Domain Name :
With hosting providers like Media Temple you can host your self hosted WordPress blog in just a few minutes if your follow the following steps.
Media Temple provides various types of hosting like DV , DV Developer , GRID Shared Hosting , Managed WordPress Hosting , VPS and Dedicated Hosting servers too.
If you already have a website with lot of traffic then you wanted a high spec server like dedicated server with more bandwidth and processing power to handle all your traffic. But if you are only starting a new blog you can get the GRID shared Plan from mediatemple from which you will be able to host upto 100 websites.
GRID Plan is more than enough to start your blog with and when you blog grows and needs extra bandwidth and processing power then you can upgrade to a better server easily.
When you select your hosting plan at Media Temple you will also get a free domain name with your hosting account. You can fill in your free domain name and it will be included for free. If you don’t want to choose the domain name now you can choose the Choose Domain Later option to choose the domain you like after purchasing the hosting plan.
If you already bought a domain name and if you would like to use it with your Media Temple hosting you can do that to. You just have to point your bought domain name to Media Temple hosting name servers. You can get the nameserver details by contacting support after buying your hosting account.
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Setting up your Blog :
To setup WordPress after buying your hosting account is easy.
After you buy your hosting account login to the Control Panel and you will see an option named Install WordPress in the dashboard.
Click on Install WordPress and enter the details necessary.
After that the script will install WordPress on the server and you will be provided with the login details