My open secret to building websites revealed – My open secret to building websites is to be smart about it.
Rather than learning all about building websites by buying books that contain a lot of technical information and by studying hard, I think it is much smarter to see if there are any alternatives methods in reaching this goal.
I am very pleased to tell you about my open secret to building websites. When you see this, you will see why it is an open secret.
This post was originally written in 2016. Then this approach was “leading edge”. Now numerous webhosts have similar interfaces. These solutions are very bit as good and usually a lot cheaper.
For instance many cPanel webhost accounts come with the Softaculous Apps Manager installed. Installing WordPress with the Softaculous Apps Manager is really easy and simple.
Or at least that was my experience in 2021 with the cPanel hosting at Domain Cost Club.
Rather than reinventing the wheel, here is a link to the Softaculous Install WordPress using Softaculous documentation. This includes screenshots. It shows how easy and simple this approach is.
These days, many cPanel webhosting accounts come with the Softaculous Apps Manager installed. This allows you to install WordPress. In 2021, I found that this approach just worked with no issues.
Getting your own hosting, at say for example Bluehost, you will have a lot of options regarding functionally. You will have access to many WordPress Themes and many WordPress Plugins, both free and paid.
Once WordPress is installed and working with your website, you work smart. You bypass installing WordPress on your computer and working the “old fashioned way”.
If you opted for cPanel hosting you discovered that installing WordPress with your webhost using Softaculous is very easy and error free (at least it was for me).
If you opted for Managed WordPress hosting you pay a lot extra for hosting and your host installs WordPress for you automatically.
Of course there are usually other differences between cPanel hosting and Managed WordPress hosting as well.
You have to decide for yourself if it is worth paying the extra money for Managed WordPress hosting over cPanel hosting. One “but” with cPanel hosting is that you usually need some prior experience in using it. This is because there are loads of options, many of which you may never actually use. It can be overwhelming.
The Managed WordPress hosts I have used have a way similar user interface which makes navigation and the like way easier to actually use.
Years ago, in my experience, the scripts used in cPanel hosting to install and implement WordPress were troublesome to use and error prone which was one of the reasons why I opted for Managed WordPress hosting in 2016.
However in 2021, I discovered that the modern version of these scripts in cPanel hosting just worked with no issues. I wrote a post comparing a cPanel webhost with a Managed WordPress webhost.