Previously we talked about why you should or shouldn’t use WordPress. If you missed that you can check it out again here: Time to Dump WordPress?
If you’re still here, you must be ready to go. Today we’re going to talk about Domains and Hosting.
Today is about launching WordPress. First, WordPress is free and like I said yesterday it it built by people all around the world. People call it “open source” which means anybody can see all the code that was written to make WordPress the tool it is. They can contribute and improve it. With this strength over some developer sitting in his basement we get the synergy of “Better Together” (one of our core values) to create stronger and safer software. The tool itself is hosted here: https://wordpress.org/ but you don’t need to go there to get it. It is available through just about any hosting company.
First you want to get a domain name. What is a domain name? That is the address or URL you use to go to a website. Our domain name is evodynamic.com We recommend getting domains registered with https://domains.google.com/m/registrar because there are no teaser prices, they include domain privacy so you don’t get spammed to death by every hosting and design company in the world after you purchase it, and third we trust google.
Once you have a domain, you’re ready to get WordPress
One place you can get it, really easy, really simple, and really free is at WordPress.com and you get a site with a URL or domain that looks something like this: https://evodynamic.wordpress.com/ You can upgrade to a paid plan and use your own domain name like yourname.com like we chose above but I don’t recommend that.
We recommend WP Engine for all your WordPress Hosting. It is the best host out there and the features are awesome. You can run over there right now and get set up right now with our affiliate link: [WPEngine] Here are the features we love:
- Really simple nightly backups stored for 30 days and a restore process anyone can do
- A practice copy of your website where you can experiment and learn to do things right before putting them on your REAL website
- Their user support is through the roof awesome
But don’t do that, EvoDynamic really wants to come along side you, wherever you are in your tech journey and form a long standing relationship with you, become your Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and give you the guidance and expertise every organization needs when they are too small or just don’t have their own technology team. It makes my heart ache to hear about how tech companies have helped people out and then after payday, left them in the dust without guidance and extrordinary fees fees fees.
EvoDynamic wants to serve you with hosting your WordPress site on WP Engine so that you get the three benefits above plus an ongoing relationship with us, a real human relationship. With EvoDynamic and the Ninja Freedom WordPress service:
- A relationship with a team of WordPress and software experts who will answer your questions and give you guidance
- The Divi Theme from ElegantThemes.com (we’ll talk about themes tomorrow)
- Nightly updates of your plugins (we’ll cover that in this sequence as well)
- Weekly updates of WordPress and it’s themes (Tomorrow’s topic)
- Free backup restoration when needed
- Free refreshing of your practice site from your REAL site
All of the above for only
$127 now only $97/mo for the first 100 (only 90 left) to join the team. If that isn’t enough consider our White Glove Ninja service and we’ll install plugins, post content, images, create a logo, create graphics, basically serve you with hands off WordPress. You just tell us what you want and we’ll get it done.
If you’re looking for a cheap entry, for the same price as WP Engine alone $30/mo, we’ll set you up in our WP Engine cloud and add in the Divi Theme.
You can see all of these options (except our basic hosting) and their details on our website: https://whitegloveninja.com/ The special pricing is only available for a limited time.
If you’re working on a small hobby or family site you can just get some cheap hosting like this: [A2 Hosting] and be off to the races.
Next, we’ll talk about WordPress themes.