There are a number of different approaches to installing a WordPress website. From my experience the installation should be the SECOND consideration that you need to take if you are thinking about switching to the WordPress platform. The biggest and FIRST concern you should have about a WordPress website is how you plan to update the system.
Due the nature of WordPress updates, you really can’t delay doing them – update are there to keep your website safe, active and out of harm’s way.
BTW – WordPress updates are released often – and each time you perform an update you should first back-up all the content, themes and database. Backing up the files for a website can take hours, if not days. Installing an update is essential, but can also bring your website down – the more custom the website, the bigger your problems will be.
When doing WordPress updates, select a host provider that will provide Free WordPress Updates, with a rollback period, in case the update installation goes wrong.
For my hosting company, I always recommend www.fastfwd.info – FastFWD Online Services provide domain registration, web site hosting, email, merchant account and an installation of WordPress (for FREE).
FastFWD will email you when there is a new WordPress update. To complete the WordPress update, simply log-in to your account and follow the instructions, FastFWD will do the back-up and if something goes wrong, FastFWD will can also let you restore your entire website back (for up to 14 days).
Having an easy method for installing WordPress is the SECOND feature I want from my host provide. Here are the steps for installing WordPress with FastFWD Online Services – they have made it very easy.
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FastFWD will send you a confirmation email, once your WordPress installation has been completed.