So this week in our Web Business class, we had the task of choosing a host for our site, among other things. I’ve wanted to learn how to use WordPress for a long time now, but I didn’t know there was a significant difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com (the .com one is only for blogging), so now that I’ve figured that out – thanks to some timely feedback from my teacher, I can get back on task of selecting a site-building service such as wordpress.ORG and choosing a host.
Since I already paid for this account, I mean I might as well keep it going right? We need to do a blog using WordPress anyway, so there ya go.
This week I learned a lot about the different hosting services available. There are several of them, and it’s tough to say there’s a “best” one and a “worst” one because they all have their own purpose. Originally I went with WordPress.com because it’s a dedicated hosting service for WordPress, but now I need to find out if they can host for WordPress.org as well, or if I will need to find another host. We’ll see. This has definitely been a learning experience, but as painful as it sometimes may be, pain is a great teacher – you don’t forget those lessons quickly, and they usually motivate learning at an accelerated rate because let’s face it, there’s no motivation quite like “making the pain stop”. I always get A’s so for me to get a C or less on an assignment is painful, lesson learned, look ahead and see what’s coming – even if you’re tired, busy, whatever, so is everyone and time is not going to take into account your busy schedule so get over it (note to self), there’s little gain without making sacrifices, so let’s re-focus and get this done the right way!