Creating my website – initial steps.

Each student is required to buy their own domain name and server space (hosting) for this module. Minimum specification:

  1. Your domain name must be http://www.yourname.co.uk OR http://www.yourname-photography.co.uk (other names and suffixes should be discussed with the tutor).
  2. Hosting should be 500MB, have at least one MSQL database, PHP 5 and a secure control panel.

As I sorted my own domain name and server space before the module began, I purchased one with Alphadex. The majority of the class purchased theirs with Vidahost and whilst this would have been good for me to do so I could follow what was demonstrated in class, after a few hurdles I have been able to gain a basic understanding with how to work my server space. My domain name is www.victoriasimkissphotography.co.uk

Installing WordPress

One of the requirements of our website is to have a blog linked to it and for this I am using WordPress. In order for me to upload files to my server space, I downloaded a FTP (File Transfer Protocol) programme called Cyberduck. By doing this, I was able to download WordPress Version 3.8.1 and upload it to my server space.

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I then filled in the following details appropriately and from this my blog became active.

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~ by victoriasimkissphotography on January 7, 2014.

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