And now for a word from our supporters: Getting a website and signing up for web hosting are time-consuming activities that often require some skill and knowledge in programming and HTML, hypertext markup language, the computer code underlying the web. Usually only those with a devry information systems degree or comparable education have these skills. However, with so many webmasters running their websites and at the same time keeping a full-time, 40 hours a week, job, time is of the essence. That’s where a WordPress host comes in handy offering you hosting solutions without the fuss.
If you want to start a website that looks professional and is easy to administrate but simply do not have the time to learn how to build it yourself, using a blog publishing system is the perfect solution. Here are the top three reasons why:
- The difference between regular web hosting and WordPress hosting is that normally what you get is a shared web site hosting deal, with some space on the host server to store your website files, a certain amount of bandwidth and possibly a free domain name registration. With WordPress hosting however, the host is aware of your limited time and programming interest thus offering pre-installable blog WordPress scripts. This will allow you to set up a WordPress blog onto your web hosting account without manual installation or configuration in a matter of minutes.
- Another advantage with WordPress hosting is that it’s open source. With the wp-files in your server space you can easily access them, download them and edit such files as the CSS. This freedom you do not have if you are not self-hosted. You can get a blog hosted by WordPress.com but that will deprive you of all the design theme alternatives, plug-ins and other applicable features only available for self-hosted wp-bloggers.
- You do not have to be a blogger to get WordPress hosting. WP is simply a user-friendly publishing system, used by many professional website owners. With a theme editor directly in the admin and addable plug-ins for just about any desire, WordPress is more than just a blogging tool. It’s a content management system that allows anybody with little time and know-how to administrate their website.
So, what are you waiting for? Time is of the essence, after all.
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