What is WordPress ?
WordPress is the most popular and the most loved open source blogging platform. Almost 50% of the world’s websites run on the WordPress. WordPress have more features than Google’s free blogging platform ‘Blogger’. WordPress is a very highly SEO (Search Engine Optimized) platform .It is the biggest reason for most of the professional bloggers are running their blog on WordPress . WordPress have many more options on WordPress as compared to Blogger.
1. Buy a Domain Name for your Blog
The Name of your Blog is the most important thing for better blogging. Domain names are the address of your blog. Finding an awesome name for your blog is very difficult. People will need to know your domain if they ever want to visit it again. Domain names play a major role in every blogger’s career. If you host your blog on free hosting options like Blogger or WordPress, you can create a custom easly like www.yourblogname.com instead of www.yourblogname.blogspot.com or www.yourblogname.wordpress.com .The URL (www.yourblogname.com) will feel a premium look for your blog and people seems to know that you blogging very seriously.
1. The name must be related to your blog topic or content. Use short keywords in your domain names.
2. Don’t use very large or very short domain names.
3. Domain name must be easy to remember for visitors and a word that anyone could easily spell.
4. Don’t stole domain name
5. .com , .org , .net are the most popular TLDs. So, use this only.
6. Do not use hyphens (-) in your domain name if possible. yourblogname.com can be easily searched and memorable than your-blog-name.com
7. Use your blog name as the domain name. eg: Blogging Tricks is my blog name and its URL is www.bloggingtricks.in
How to Buy a Domain Name
You can search for available domain names and register them with Godaddy or Bigrock. You could get a domain name for as low as 99Rs- 1000Rs. It is not a big amount. There are so many ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) accepted domain name providers in the world. Some of them are listed below.
3. Fast Domain
2. Hosting your Blog on a Server
If you want to host your blog on free services like Blogger or WordPress .You can do this. But you didn’t get the full control over your blog. Blogger is a free service that gives so many features but, The free blog builder of WordPress didn’t have the full control of your blog. So, You want to download the latest version of WordPress and install it in your host space. if you want to be a professional blogger, then you should go for self-hosting.
Main Reasons to go with Self-hosting
1. It gives you full control over your blog.
2. You can do anything you want
3. you can make your blog with your own design
4. You can install WordPress like content management software for blogging
5. There are no limits to it literally.
After choosing your domain name, The next step to make blog is choosing your hosting company. You want to choose a good hosting company that gives you a good loading time. A bad hosting company will take a long time for load your webpage and it will reduce your blog readership .Most of the best companies like Hostgator and Bluehost will charge higher amount for a small hosting space. But Don’t forgot that, these extra money can make all the difference to your blog and to your traffic !!
Best Hosting Providers
1. Host Gator
In these hosting providers, The price for hosting is too large for a beginner. So, I recommend to host your blog on GoogieHost. Cheapest webhosting company from India. You can host your blog for free. They also offers free WordPress installation on your host space. I’ve used Googiehost as my hosting provider on my blogs, because it is very good quality provider and it is very cheap.