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Starting a blog

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by ihuangeri, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hey everyone, need some help.

    I'm looking to start a blog on my current industry and need help with the basics.
    SEMrush
    1) I need a linux serve account to host a blog? (1and1.com is was leaning towards)

    2) simply use wordpress.org as it seems pretty easy to use?

    3) i was planning to piggyback off my startup's social media success to drive traffic as well as by adding informative content daily. tips/learning process/etc


    Any advice is sincerely appreciated. I'm considered a dinosaur within the dp forums and I'm just trying to catch up haha.

    Thanks guys.

    If anyone has questions about product management or startups, send me a note.
     
    ihuangeri, Oct 30, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. bentong

    bentong Banned

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    If you're looking for a linux hosting, you'll find a lot of offers @ the services area. Hint: You get what you pay. ;)

    Yes, go with wordpress if its only a simple blog.
     
    bentong, Oct 30, 2007 IP
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    ihuangeri Peon

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    thx ben for the reply.

    do i need linux hosting? that was simply what the 1and1 told me I needed to run a wp blog.

    the blog itself will be fairly simple, with maybe slots for advertisers or affilliates.

    Trying to make it informative, serving as a resource to those interested in the products/services/industry updates
     
    ihuangeri, Oct 30, 2007 IP
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    DON'T GO WITH 1 AND 1 HOSTING!!!! PERSONAL EXPERIENCE---BAD!!

    trust me forget about them.
     
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    andrej Notable Member

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    I believe Windows hosting would be fine as well.
     
    andrej, Oct 31, 2007 IP
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    1and1 isn't great. You need something that can run php and mysql, and Apache if you want pretty urls .. or some kind of rewrite.

    You can get a blog free from blogspot and wordpress.com if you want to start out slow. You can change it to a specific domain if you need to.

    Let me know and I'll help you. Don't go with 1and1 - bad rep...
     
    pj1s, Oct 31, 2007 IP
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    Hi,
    Try our free plan it's ideal for running a wordpress site. You can use your own domain name on it, and it's free of advertising.
    ps: it's a linux plan.

    Hope it help you.
     
    mok123, Nov 1, 2007 IP
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    The Emirates Gallastico Banned

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    Buy Hosting from HostICan, DreamHost or anywhere else w/ one-click install of WordPress.
     
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    I agree, if you don´t want to deal with the install (wich is fairly simple) start with a service that offers one-click install.

    Have you considered MovableType? you should see if it fits your needs too
     
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    It is really simple if you install it through the cPanel using Fantastico. Check out my Wordpress Installation Tutorial - actually this is the one-click Wordpress installation if I am right.
     
    andrej, Nov 1, 2007 IP