There are many places to host a blog and manage everything from one place, and Pressidium is one of the great managed hosting services. They migrate your blog for free and that means no more installation problems and hard work for you. Just create your account and send a support ticket for the site transfer.
On the other side, if you want to install WordPress and create your blog yourself, then, this tutorial will show you all the easy steps to follow.
Creating a blog with Pressidium
Step 1: Installing WordPress
Unlike many other hosting services, Pressidium is easier to use, all the way. On your Pressidium portal, click the ”Websites” and then, ”Create Website” as the exact page in the below screenshot.
Next, you will get the box to enter your website name, just enter it as your blog or site name, when you complete, click the button ”Create Website”.
Now, you the installation and the blog configuration will be stated, wait a few seconds and you will see the site name added to your websites list.
You will get your credential details in a green message. Make sure to save your login URL, username and password in a safe place. You need these details to login into WordPress dashboard.
Until now, you have a functional WordPress website. But, because you haven’t added your domain name, you can only access it the site from a temporary address that looks like
Step 2: Adding a domain name to WordPress
Nothing is complicated, as the above step, all you have to do is to add your domain name that you want to map the site to it. All you have to do is clicking ”websites” and then, click the website name to access its menu and options.
You get a page like the below one, click the ”Domains” tab.
Add your domain name that you want to use, and save it by clicking the button ”Add Domain”.
Step 3: Adding a CNAME record to Pressidium
Now, you need to add a CNAME record in your domain name registrar account, or in your DNS manager if you have one. In general, the popular Domain name providers like NameCheap have a DNS manager software, So, you can add any type of record to any domain name that you own.
This is a job that will ”inform” all web browser that the temporarily address
examplesite.onpressidium.com should take resistors and web crawlers to your own domain name,
I’ll use the example of GoDaddy as a DNS manager. It’s the same in other websites, just login and select your domain name from your domains.
Then, select the exact domain and click the Green button ”’Manage”.
On the new page, you will get 3 tabs, you only need the one in the middle, it’s called ”DNS Zone Files”, select that tab and click the ”Add Record” link exactly as the following screenshot.
You will get a pop-up window to add your new record for that domain. You have to sect ”CNAME (Alias)” from the drop down menu from the ”record type” menu. Add your details as the example in the following screenshot, where you want to redirect your domain name to the long URL in your Presidium created website. You should click the green button ”Finish” to save the CNAME configuration.
Wail for the new DNS change to propagate worldwide, that takes from a one hour to one day or more in other cases. During that time, the domain name will point to your WordPress website. And sometimes, it will point to the old server or DNS information if you have one. Don’t worry, that’s how the DNS propagation works.
In the meantime, try accessing your blog by using your domain name, login to WordPress dashboard using the new domain. It will be like this
http://example.com/wp-admin/, just replace the example with your site domain.
In your WordPress admin area, you will find the Pressidium menu at the top left corner of the page. It will add useful options like the caching, the backup, media and others. At the same time, you can manage your blog database using the phpMyAdmin directly from your Portal.
You can also, set the file WordPress permissions, access the error logs and other options like any managed WordPress hosting service. But this time easier and better.
You will get the traffic statistics per site, and best of all, you can add a CDN or SSL certificate if you want directly from your Portal. Every website will be backed up every day and you can access your backup history by clicking the website name and then, ”Backup points” from the top menu. Every backup comes with a restore option, So, you can restore a website if you want.
Of course, you can create a staging area, by clicking the ”staging” link from your site overview dashboard. That lets you test themes or plugins using a development environment that will never affect your working site. When you’re happy with your settings or changes, you can make the changes in the live production.
That’s all, you have a WordPress website hosted on a premium and managed Pressidium web hosting service.
Fathi Arfaoui: A Physicist, founder and owner of Trustiko.com. He shares Business, WordPress, Web Safety, and Blogging tips to build better websites and blogs. Thus, you will succeed online with the right marketing strategies and recommendations. Of course, you’ll find much more topics.