Friday, December 5

Website Update

Good morning!

I can understand why people pay someone else to build their website, it can be very confusing to "newbies" like me!

When I bought my hosting they gave me a choice between Windows and Linux and I thought that meant the type of operating system I have. I have Windows, so that's what I picked.
I even went with GoDaddy over my first choice, HostGator, because they had Windows and HostGator didn't.

Come to find out, it's the host's servers they give you a choice on, not your computer's software. I'm sure I'm not the only one who didn't know that.

Anyways, I wanted to use WordPress on my site and you can't with GoDaddy if you pick Windows. Thankfully, it wasn't too much trouble to switch to their Linux server, which has a WordPress plug-in, it just took an awful long time to do it. GoDaddy is VERY slow once you log in to your account, it takes about 30 minutes to load a page! Of course I do have dial-up, which is slow anyways, but 30 minutes is ridiculous! Thankfully, I only paid for two months of hosting so I can switch to HostGator, if GoDaddy doesn't work out.

I did get WordPress installed, which was very easy, and now I can actually start building my site. With WordPress you can work from your site itself, not your hosting account, so maybe it will go a little quicker.

Well, that's my progress so far and I'm going to try to work on it some today. Stay tuned for further updates!

And all you techie people out there, go ahead and laugh. I am! :)

Thank you Penny Raine for your help. :)


Kristina said...

if I had a choice, everything I had would be linux. In fact, hubs finally got something to work using a windows-simulator under linux on his computer, SO, no maybe I can have my linux back :)

Good luck, if you need another pov, I'll gladly assist.

Penny Raine said...

aawww, you'll get it

blessings, Penny Raine

marsha said...

I was on godaddy initially and then switched to hostrocket. I also use wordpress. I love wordpress. Building a blog and a website can be daunting and a little frustrating at times.

Tipper said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

I feel your pain of dial up. That is all that is available in my area.