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Sams Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes by Kreg Steppe, Chuck Tomasi

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Lesson 8. Setting Up Hosting

This lesson discusses why you might want to install your own copy of WordPress, including the advantages and disadvantages of doing that, and what to look for in a web hosting service. You also find out how to sign up for a domain and hosting services.

Why Host Your Own Blog?

WordPress is an amazing piece of software and can really shine when you do your own custom installation. There are a lot of reasons why you may or may not want to install it yourself. Perhaps you would like to install it on your company’s internal network as part of an intranet solution, or you would like to use it in a custom fashion that it was not necessarily intended for, or perhaps you cannot find a web host that can offer you the options ...

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