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I was directed to your company as a possible host but I am very new at some of this and wondered what package would be best for a small personal blog? I assume I could upgrade later if the blog needed more space. Also, can I use Wordpress? Is it easily installed for a beginner? Thanks!

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Any of these plans would work perfectly. No blog that I have seen has taken up much space, and yes upgrading is possible at any time.

 

As for installation, setting up Wordpress is very easy and is probably the most used blog software. If you run into any problems we are here to help.

Apart from a manual installation of Wordpress (above option), all plans comes with Fantastico which has a one-click installers for Wordpress and other things.

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Thanks for the advice -- I'm going to give it a try and see how I do. I've been debating for weeks now over what host to select and I've looked at all the really "big" ones but then I saw this one mentioned in a forum several times very positively. I like the idea of a smaller, more personal company. Is there anything I should know before I sign up -- anything that a beginner might want to be aware of? :-)

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One other thing I don't quite understand -- do I register for the domain name first? Then the web hosting? How do I get the two things together -- I saw the information about pointing the dns to the hosting site but I'm not sure how to do that? Sorry for the basic questions!

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It has been a while since I have registered a new hosting account, so if my info is outdated one of the staff here can correct me.

 

First -- register your domain name. Be sure to write down your account login information because you will need it again as soon as your hosting account is set up.

 

Second -- sign up for your hosting account. You will need to provide the domain name of your site when you sign up. When your account application is processed, you will be sent a welcome email. Read the whole thing. In it there will be links to your hosting account cpanel, and also it will give you your nameserver addresses -- there will be two of them.

 

Third -- log in to your domain account, get into your domain manager, and look for the nameserver icon in the menu above the domain name list. Click into that, and set your nameservers exactly as they are written in your welcome email. This is how your domain name will resolve to the location of your hosting account.

 

Fourth -- be patient. It can take up to a couple of days for the DNS to propagate through the network. I have started a lot of sites, and usually it only takes a couple of hours, but I have seen it take a day and a half.

 

Good luck!!! You chose a great company to host your website, and there are a lot of people who frequent this forum who will be glad to help you with any questions that you might have.

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Thank you Bob, I really appreciate it! I'm going to print out your instructions so I can follow them -- it really helps to have a step by step approach! I like the fact that you have all been very nice about answering my questions -- you have been much more helpful then when I tried to talk to some of the "big" hosting companies. I'm going to take the plunge tomorrow when the kids are in school and the husband is at work so I can concentrate on what I'm doing -- no way I want to do this with my six year old underfoot :)

 

I'm looking forward to be part of TotalChoice Hosting!

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