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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 1: Understanding the System Requirements

In This Chapter

arrow.png Registering a domain name

arrow.png Exploring web hosting environments

arrow.png Knowing the basic requirements for PHP and MySQL

arrow.png Getting web hosting recommendations for WordPress

arrow.png Understanding bandwidth and disk space needs

Before you can start blogging with WordPress, you have to set up your foundation. Doing so involves more than simply downloading and installing the WordPress software. You also need to establish your domain (your blog address) and your web hosting service (the place that houses your blog). Although you initially download your WordPress software onto your hard drive, you install it on a web hosting server.

Obtaining a web server and installing software on it is something you may already have done on your site; in which case, you can move on to the next chapter. If you haven’t installed WordPress, you must first consider many factors, as well as cope with a learning curve, because setting up your blog through a hosting ...

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