So you have now registered a website name and a hosting account. Good. So what should you do next? This definitely depends upon your purpose of the website. Assuming you are setting up a blog, the undoubted platform is WordPress. Now the wordpress platform as I have talked earlier is a very user friendly and widely used blogging platform.
There are 2 ways to install a wordpress blog on your platform. The first one is very easy if you have your webhosting at Hawkhost.com. Why? Because they have fantastico installer in their cpanel. As a matter of fact every good webhosting nowadays has fantastico.
So the easiest way as I was narrating is to go into your cpanel and to the Fantastico Installer. In the installer you will find WordPress tab on left side under Blogs. Now-a-days many people are using WordPress more of as a content management scheme rather than just for blogging purposes.More of that later. So When you click the wordpress tab in the installer you will find one click install button, that when clicked will install wordpress in your root folder.
That is like www.yoursite.com or www.MaskedMoneyMaker.com in this instance. You just have to give a user name and a password and an email address. Thats it. Just type in
your website name in the address bar of your favourite browser. You will get your website/blog ready. Some people want to have their blog on a separate folder. That option is very easily available in fantastico itself. So do not worry, if you want to have www.yoursite.com/blog format for your blog.
The other way is a bit longer. In it you have to first download the wordpress folder from WordPress codex site. Then you have to craete an sql database in the phpmyadmin menu in the cpanel. The only advantage of this method is that you can install they most latest version of wordpress on your blog. But for beginners and professionals alike the fantastico way is indeed the fantastic way to install wordpress on your site.
Now wordpress is a community driven opensource software that gets on an average 2 major updates every year. So it is expected on your part to upgrade your wordpress installation every year.
But rest assured there are very easy ways in which you can upgrade your wordpress installation without any problem.
So just install the wordpress blog, and take the first step towards blogging and making money online.