Your website, Digital Family, is a very useful and friendly website to learn about web development. With the help of the amazing tutorials on your website, I was able to create a WordPress blog by setting up my computer as a Web server (MAMP). However, now I want to put this blog on the Internet and that’s where I’m a little confused. I originally thought that I just needed a domain to upload this blog. When I emailed some people about this, they told me that I needed a web hosting plan. Is it necessary to buy a web hosting plan? How does it differ from buying just a domain?
You’re not the only person to be confused by the difference between domain name registration and web hosting. In my FAQ, I’ve tried to answer that question here:
Once you sign up with a web hosting service, you’ll need to move your blog from your computer to the web server on your host, and that’s a little more complicated than simply uploading files. Ideally, you should choose a web host that supports WordPress and includes support for installing WordPress, then you just need to transfer your templates and content.
One of the best ways to move a WordPress site, is also the best WordPress backup program. You can learn more about that in the FAQ at http://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/
I hope that helps and I wish you all the best with your new blog.
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