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My New Website Using Wordpress and Free Webhost

Updated on November 8, 2012

Doing the Research

Now that I have got my self-established on HubPages, written a few hubs, read lots more and gained a little confidence. I realised that It would be a great idea to have a website of my own and so the journey of discovery begins.

The first thing I had to do was find a place to host my website. Without knowing anything about MySQL or HTML or any kind of computer coding. I soon began to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information on the Internet. There is so much of it, sometimes too much. One website would say do it this way and another would say do that way, I soon began to get confused.

I looked on forums and read lots of articles and eventually I began to understand that I needed something for free. I didn't want to signup to something that I didn't know anything about, I would be experimenting therefore it had to be cheap.


What is Wordpress

Wordpress is a free open source-publishing program. It is web based so all you have to do is go to your site, log in and off you go straight to your dashboard.

From here you can choose a theme, add media such as video, audio, images and just about anything that you want to. You can add links, widgets or choose from thousands of plugins. It is very similar to HubPages in that it is so easy to use.

You can design your own theme and even sell them. There is a very active community and forum to answer just about every question that you can possibly ask but the best thing of all is that it is yours, to do with as you wish.

Web Hosting

I didn't want to spend a penny simply because I haven't really got a clue about what I was doing and how I was going to do it. It is stupid and pointless to pay for something that you don't know how to use and (if you are like me ) don't know what to do with it once you have got it.

A quick search on Google and free web hosting sites pop up left, right and centre. I think a bit of research is needed so back to HubPages to check a few of these sites out.

I found a great hub written by charm_baker titled "What Can I do with a Free Web Host" and it quite simply switched on that bulb in my head.

I chose because after reading their forums I realised that there is a lot of people there willing to help with any queries. I am not endorsing them or plugging them in any way but they were easy to sign up to and I had an account up and running in minutes. Don't forget that I am experimenting and after all what is there to lose except a little of my time. So far I haven't had any problems at all with them and fingers crossed, I hope it continues.

Please Check Me Out

So after all that reading, I just know that you are dying to see my new website. Go on admit it; you can't wait, can you?

Before you get to the link, I must warn you that it is very basic so if you have any suggestions then I am all ears. All I have on there at the moment are links to my Hubs but the experiment continues and with a little help from you I hope to have it filled with quality content in no time at all.

In my next hub I will give clear and concise information on how I installed Wordpress onto so you can have your own site up and running a lot quicker than it took me.

So here it is. Please feel free to leave constructive comments and any criticisms will be taken on board.


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      Peter Donnelly 6 years ago from UK

      I agree with you Michael. I would only recommend that you use free hosting to experiment with. Learn how to use word press without spending money. Once you are happy with your progress, then get paid hosting to give you ultimate control.

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      Michael Smith 6 years ago

      Using Wordpress to build a new website is a really good idea since it saves you from all sorts of web development costs and is also very easy to manage, so that you need not be highly skilled to use it. I have personally tried Wordpress on some of my sites and was happy with the overall appearance. On the other hand, I would always advise against taking the free web hosting route. The reasons are mulifaceted, the most obvious being that you don't get any kind of assurances from the company offering free hosting. If they are not displaying ads right now, they may decide to start displaying them on your site in the future, which can have a very negative effect on your online business endeavors. So in my opinion, you should stay away from free web hosting providers and instead go with a cheap and reliable one, such as FatCow or maybe Hostgator.

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      Peter Donnelly 6 years ago from UK

      Thanks for the comment UrsulaRose. I am learning something new all the time.

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      UrsulaRose 6 years ago

      Good on you Peter for being courageous enough to give it a go. I wish you well with your online venture/s.