Copying a Live WordPress Site to a Localhost

Today we have a step-by-step walk through on how to move a live WordPress website to a local host. This way you can run WordPress offline. Why would you want to run WordPress offline? Maybe you wan to to play with new plugins or themes or test changes before making them on your live site. Whatever the reason, it’s not hard to do and it doesn’t take long. Anyone can follow this tutorial and quickly have a locally hosted WordPress site. This way you can use WordPress without being connected to the internet.

I made this tutorial because I thought it would be useful. The WordPress Codex is a great reference and can help you do many things, including moving a live site to a local host. For some users, it can be hard to understand. Especially beginner. The language can often seem confusing and convoluted.  This tutorial shows you simply how to move your site without the hassle. This is a companion post to our recent article on How to Install WordPress Locally With XAMPP. Read more


Flywheel WordPress Hosting Review

Flywheel is a premium WordPress hosting, which will be especially useful for designers, freelancers and creative agencies. However, the benefits of this hosting can be appreciated by the internet projects of other types, including online shops and portfolio sites. Today, we will consider in detail all the features of Flywheel hosting, to find out the reason of its popularity.

Choosing a web hosting is an important stage in the life of any WordPress website or blog. The speed of the site and the ability to withstand the load of a large number of users depends on the quality of services offered by a hosting company. In addition, the introduction of many advanced technologies (for example, CDN), requires modern web hosting provider to meet certain standards.

If you want to create a truly successful internet project, we recommend you to start with selecting a suitable hosting provider. This way you can be sure that your website visitors a comfortable to stay in it, as well as protect yourself from the many problems related to data loss or inaccessibility of the site during certain periods.

In this article, we will consider not only the technical characteristics of Flywheel hosting, but its usability features and the ability to easily work with the settings for beginners in the field of WordPress administration.

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Best Managed WordPress Hosting: A Comparison

You have your plan mapped out. You know exactly what you need to do to transmute your idea into reality. You have decided to use the ever gracious WordPress CMS, which is commendable a move. All you need now is the perfect WordPress host, so you can hit the ground running.

Perhaps that isn’t the case. Maybe you would like to move your site to a new web host because your current host sucks big time. The resources your current host offers are insufficient for your growing needs. You’re tired of regular downtimes, and shitty speeds that we can only compare to snails crawling up a hill on a hot day. Read more

Migrating a WordPress Website to a New Host

Using a test server to develop your WordPress website is the best way to make changes to a site. There are a few important advantages doing things this way instead of on a live site. Once you have tested everything on your local machine or remote server, then and only then should you publish your site to a live domain.

This post is part 3 in a 3 part series on creating a local test server. Previously we showed you how to install WordPress locally with XAMPP and how to copy your live site to a localhost on your machine

After you have created a test server by installing your site locally and you have copied your live site to your localhost — the next step is to move your test site back to your live host. This post will show you how to migrate your site to a live host. This means you are moving your database and site files (themes, plugins, posts, WordPress core etc.). Read more

Install WordPress Locally With XAMPP

XAMPP (cross-platform, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl) is an open source web hosting solution stack on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris operating systems. You can install it to provide a similar environment as your web host’s server to use WordPress on your computer (locally). This allows you to run WordPress core and display in your browser without being online.

There are some helpful features that a local host can offer for web designers and developers. This tutorial will cover using an all-in-one program. We are going to show you how to quickly setup a local host to run WordPress offline in around 10 minutes with XAMPP. It’s completely free and easy. The WordPress Codex has more information on Installing WordPress if you are interested in learning more. If you liked this tutorial, check out our post on Copying a Live WordPress Website to Your Local Host, which can help you move a live site offline.  Read more

How to Launch a Self Hosted Site With Bluehost

Many people who want to start a blog get bogged down with all the technological jargon and complicated processes involved. If you had a chance to create a beautiful blog without all the hassle wouldn’t you?

CMS solutions like WordPress make it easy for anyone to share their message around the world. The beauty of WordPress is that all you need to do is dive in and start developing. Most WordPress beginners choose the free hosting option, which is a great starting point. It’s a great way to get attention, build authority, and stay visible.

Setting up a self-hosted blog sounds technical but is, in fact, easy to do. And yes, I think it’s worth investing a little money into having full control over your website. I’m going to show you exactly what you need to do (if you already have a blog set up like this, feel free to share this post with a friend). Starting a blog is the easiest and least inexpensive way to build a platform.

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Mapping a Godaddy Domain to a WordPress blog

There’s two ways to publish a blog on WordPress. You can use an existing host such as, or use a custom domain like or You have the option to change where your blog is published whenever you want without losing any content on your site.

If you already have a domain name with GoDaddy and you want to point your free blog to a custom URL, you can do this by remapping your domain. The process is fairly simple and it’s similar with any host provider. The only difference will be in navigating the user portal in your hosting account. This guide will show you how to map your existing Godaddy domain name to a blog.

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WordPress Hosting: Managed vs Shared

Web hosting is a necessity for any business. Understanding what kind of hosting service you need is crucial to having a website that achieves your goals. The type of hosting service you purchase will depend on a few factors. If you are wondering whether you need shared or managed WordPress hosting, then you have come to the right place.

Choosing the right type of service can make all the difference. Imagine having a site that takes forever to load, or is frequently crashing. Also what if you end up paying too much for hosting because you are buying features that your site just doesn’t need or isn’t capable of utilizing. These problems are directly related to your web hosting. Read on to find out more which one is right for you.

Before we take a look at the pros and cons of hosting plans, let’s take a look at what each service has to offer. Right off the bat you will notice that shared hosting is much less expensive. Shared host has all the basics that people need to run a minimal website. Many different companies that offer shared hosting for WordPress websites at affordable prices. If you are a beginner, shared hosting usually makes the most sense, but not always. Many times as a website develops or traffic increases, you need to upgrade your service.

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Choosing the Right Web Host for WordPress

Choosing a web host is one of the first things you should consider when you start building a website. To make your website available on the web, you will need a space to put it. Your web host provider will supply this space for you. Your host will store all your site files and the traffic you’ve received. Web hosts also offer other services such as security, technical support, email, FTP access, domain name registration and more.

Many people who are starting out often overlook how critical it is to find the right web hosting service. Finding the best host for your needs can help your search engine visibility and bring more traffic to your site. There are a variety of options available for WordPress hosting. In this article we’ll help you choose the best host for your WordPress website. Our goal is to give a basic guide of what you should look for in a web host, and the things you should consider before deciding on a host provider. We’ll also share a list of some of the most popular WordPress host providers.

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Launch a Self Hosted WordPress Blog

WordPress is a great starting point for any type of blog and is one of the most popular CMS solutions for a reason. It’s one of the most inexpensive ways to build a platform and you can customize just about every aspect of your site. Beginners can easily post videos and share content without any knowledge of PHP or HTML. You also won’t have to worry about hosting costs, updates, downtime or cache problems.

Another huge plus is access to the WordPress community, which provide bloggers with a torrent of online support from all over the world. Most people start blogging with the free version of WordPress. If you are at the point where you want more flexibility and options for customizing your site, you may want to purchase host space from a provider.

One of the easiest ways to use the full potential of your online presence is to create a self-hosted WordPress blog. You can create more traffic to generate a buzz or make some money. This is an easy and inexpensive way to attract the right kind of traffic, and monetize your site. The good news for newbies, novices and all kinds of beginners is that launching your own self hosted blog is really easy.

You don’t have to be too tech saavy to setup your own self hosted blog or site, and there are many tools that can help make things even easier. If you can drag and drop, and you have a bit of knowledge of FTP, you can easily create a self-hosted site with plenty of potential. All you really need is a few bucks a month and a bit of time to learn the basics of installing and setting up your page. Common site files are .jpg pictures, .mp3 music files, and .mp4 video files.

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