What is WordPress Hosting?
Wordpress is a content management system (CMS) that is used by millions of websites.
Originally developed for blogging, Wordpress has developed over the years to become the most commonly used CMS for a huge variety of sites, from slick galleries to fresh ecommerce sites and everything in between.
Wordpress’s famous one click installation requires no technical knowledge at all, and our Wordpress Hosting package makes the process even easier.
Once your Wordpress site is up you can customise it with a constantly growing library of plug-ins and themes, all supported by the millions of active Wordpress users in the open source community.
Publishing your content is quick and easy thanks to the easy to understand CMS, and automatically saved revisions ensure that you can rollback your changes with the click of the mouse.
Some of the big brand names that are using Wordpress include Marks & Spencer, The New Yorker and Xerox.
What kind of sites can I make with WordPress?
You can make virtually any type of site that you can think of using WordPress.
There are many off-the-peg solutions for most types of website, or you can build your own custom site with the WordPress CMS as the back end.
Below are some examples of sites that you can create using WordPress.
There are a number of eCommerce solutions for WordPress, with two of the most popular being WooCommerce and WP eCommerce. These are available in paid for and free off-the-peg themes, or you can install them into your existing site.
The WordPress eCommerce plugins and themes frequently have advanced features and support that can be unlocked for a small fee. As with other WordPress plugins and themes, there is a large user base, which results in a large support and development community.
Galleries and showcases
If you are looking to display your artwork, design skills, or anything else visual, then you can install themes and slideshow plug ins to your WordPress site to show the world.
The CMS of WordPress makes uploading and organizing your images easy, and you can then display the images in pleasing layouts with automatic resizing. Additional plugins can help you with optimizing your images to minimize page load times, and improve responsive behavior
on mobile devices.
There are free plug in and theme solutions for setting up a knowledgebase, as well as off-the-peg themes that are available for a small fee.
You can define your own categories and populate them with frequently asked questions all from the WordPress CMS. In addition, updating and modifying the categories and questions is quick and easy.
Knowledgebases are often setup on a sub-domain of your site, and with our hosting packages you have the option to add unlimited sub-domains.
Blogs or Personal Websites
WordPress was originally developed as a simple and easy to use blogging platform, and over time it evolved into a powerful multi-use CMS.
However, the components that made it ideal for a blog or personal site were not removed, but have instead been polished and refined.
It’s easier than ever to setup a blog using WordPress, and there is an ever growing support community of active users that can give you help and advice should you get stuck.
How do I install WordPress?
Installing WordPress on our Web and Premium Hosting packages is quick and easy, whether you are using cPanel or Plesk. You can use the included Softaculous installer in cPanel, and in Plesk you can use the WordPress installer found in Applications.
Alternatively, you can also setup WordPress manually.
How secure is WordPress?
WordPress is an extremely popular platform for websites, and as a result it is targeted by hackers and malware. There are a number of simple steps that you can take to keep your WordPress site secure, including:
- Use strong passwords for the admin area of your WordPress CMS.
- Keep your WordPress core installation, theme and plugins updated.
- Maintain a regular backup of your WordPress site.
- We have guides and tutorials on how to best keep your WordPress site secure which can you can click through to here (List of some blog posts we’ve done etc)
- If you have any questions about keeping your WordPress site secure, then please get in touch with our support team who will be happy to advise you.
What do I do if I get stuck or break my site?
WordPress is one of the most popular CMS (Content Management Systems) in the world, with a huge and constantly growing community of active users. The chances are if you run into a problem, then another user has had the same problem and has a solution.
Most of the WordPress themes and plugins that are available have support available from the coders that made them too, and you should like for the high rated plugins and themes, as these will have good standards of support with regular updates.
If you are still struggling to find a solution, you can explore our Knowledgebase and YouTube channel, which contains video guides for many of the common WordPress issues.
Of course, you can also raise a support ticket with us, and our team of expert technicians can help you to resolve the problem. We have a great deal of experience with WordPress solutions and pride ourselves on delivering fast responses to any queries we receive.
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