WordPress Set-up Service FAQ

WordPress-FAQ

We offer a free WordPress installation and set-up service to anyone who purchases hosting via one of our affiliate links. This popular service regularly attracts questions from potential users. The following Q&A aims to answer your most common questions. Simply click each question below to view the answer. If you still have questions please do not hesitate to contact us. For example if you seek custom website design and development, our parent company 1LG.com has been offering custom web development since Year 2000.

WordPress is the world’s most popular website blog CMS software with over 60 million WordPress websites online today. The #1 status and popularity of WordPress is due to its ease of use, flexibility, and is free to download. Not just used for blogs, WordPress is a very powerful website publishing platform many thousands of themes and plugins available to download capable of running a large business website, online shop or web application with cutting edge features and functionality that can be used on any device from a mobile phone upwards.

We set up WordPress.org software on your ‘self-hosted’ server. This is different to WordPress.com which is a network hosted account where your site is simply part of their network. Blogger.com and Facebook.com accounts are similar in that respect; they own the content not you. A WordPress.com account is more for hobbyists as they also restrict your use of themes, plugins and your ability to customise your site or use it to make money. You are also bound by their terms as to the content you can publish e.g. no advertising or affiliate links are allowed (they add their own ads to your site unless you pay for ‘no ads’) and if you violate their terms your site can be terminated without warning. If you want a serious or business website you need a self-hosted WordPress website like the ones we set up for free.

WordPress.org makes the same software used WordPress.com freely available for anyone to download and used on their own hosting without any restriction as to use. While the software can be set up as a multisite network exactly like WordPress.com with limitations imposed by the network owner, that is NOT what we offer. We offer our customers a completely autonomous WordPress website on your own hosting account, that’s 100% yours to do with as you wish.

With thousands of self-proclaimed best web hosting services it can be difficult to choose the best host for your needs, especially if this is your first website. Because web hosting is one of the key factors that can make or break a website, you need someone you can rely on to help you make the right hosting decision. Having been involved in IT since the 1980’s and actively designing, developing and hosting client websites since before Year 2000, we believe we are well qualified to guide you in this very important choice.

Hosting prices are subject to change. For the most up-to-date hosting prices, enter your name, choose a domain and you will see all the different pricing options for the hosting accounts and extras. Packages tend to vary from around $9.95 to $24.95 per month depending on which plan you choose and whether you prepay your hosting. You’ll get a bigger discount when you pay annually rather than monthly but very often your first 30 days are free with a monthly package, making it an easier decision to try it out.

Simply sign-up for a hosting account with any one of the hosting providers linked to here. If there are any money-off coupons available they will be embedded in the link already. Do NOT use any external coupons or other links on any other websites as we would not get our commission and you would not then be qualified to take advantage of our ‘free WordPress set up’ offer.

Depending on the package you choose many partner webhosts allow you to host an unlimited number of websites on an unlimited number of domains on a single cPanel account, however our FREE WordPress set up offer is limited to one website per hosting account. We can set up more websites after the first one, for a small fee. Many webhosting partners offer Free Google Adwords credits. They all offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee and a 30-day money back guarantee. Reliable and professional email and phone customer support is available if at any time you have a problem with your website, often 24/7 depending on the package chosen.

You may be wondering why we offer to set up your WordPress website for free. To enable us to keep our free WordPress set up business model viable and provide you with this service, we require users to sign-up for hosting with one of our partner webhosting companies. Partners are selected because they offer high quality hosting + superior customer service. This ensures you get quality web hosting (you’ll need it anyway) and we earn commission from our partners for referring new clients. Everybody wins! Our in-house team also offer paid services such as graphic design, website tweaking, modifications and even custom website design services to our client base. Occasionally we also recommend other products or services we are affiliated with to help you succeed online.

To use our free WordPress set up service you need to sign up for a new hosting account with one of our webhosting partners so we can make our commission. Also, our normal WordPress set up procedures may not be compatible with every webhost. If your webhost is compatible with WordPress we can set up your site on your current hosting account for a one-time installation fee.

Domain registration prices are subject to change. Currently if you buy a domain through our webhosting partners it costs $14.95. While you may find cheaper domain registration elsewhere, you’ll need to change the nameservers yourself before it will work with your new webhosting account. This may add 24-48 hours to the time it takes to set up your website while we wait for the nameservers to propagate.

Yes. When signing up for hosting simply select the box that says something like ‘Use a domain I already own’ and it will skip the domain registration section of the form. Then when you email us your hosting purchase receipt details, simply tell us you are using a domain you already own and we will send you instructions on how and what to change your nameservers to. Note: nameserver changes can delay your site set up by 24-48 hours.

With a WordPress.org self-hosted website you don’t have the same limitations as you would have with a WordPress.com site. Your website can be made to perform almost any functionality you wish provided you are not infringing the copyrights of others, posting suspicious content or spamming your site visitors.

With a WordPress.org self-hosted website you don’t have the same limitations as you would have with a WordPress.com site. Your website can be made to perform almost any functionality you wish provided you are not infringing the copyrights of others, posting suspicious content or spamming your site visitors.

Yes. If you wish you can retain us to do customisations for you or you can even get another web designer to customise your WordPress website.

All webhosting partner hosting accounts have a 30-day money back guarantee. Our WordPress website set up service is completely FREE so a guarantee is not applicable. Your website set up is normally completed within 24-48 hours (not guaranteed) but can take longer if you are using your own theme or an existing domain while we wait for your nameservers to change. You will be purchasing your domain name (unless you own a domain already) and your hosting package where your WordPress website files are stored with one of our webhosting partners. If you are ever unhappy with this hosting service you can cancel your hosting account at any time and take your WordPress website files with you.

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