Chapter 1: Understanding the System Requirements
In This Chapter
Registering a domain name
Exploring web hosting environments
Knowing the basic requirements for PHP and MySQL
Getting web hosting recommendations for WordPress
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 ...