Start off on the right foot with our expert WordPress installation and setup service, provided FREE thanks to our hosting partners. It’s really simple…pick a hosting provider and let us do the technical set up, while you concentrate on the content and marketing to make your site a success. Follow the 3 step process…
Ready to get started? Pick a host…
Check out these hosts and sign up for the plan that suits you. We really like Site5, but you can choose any of these providers.
To be eligible for the free setup deal you just need to use our referral link to sign up by clicking on your preferred host above.
Free Setup service includes:
- Installation and configuration of WordPress along with our recommended SEO and security plugins, plus up to 3 other plugins of your choice from the WordPress plugin directory:
- WordPress SEO – Everything you need to ensure optimal on page SEO
- Limit Login Attempts – To prevent brute force login attempts
- Sucuri Security – Site hardening and security scans
- And up to 3 other plugins of your choice from the plugin directory
- Installation of the theme of your choice. Either from the WordPress theme directory, or any other theme you have purchased.
- Optionally, we can also set up server monitoring which will continuously monitor your site and email you if it goes down.
Frequently asked questions
How can you offer this for free?
There’s no such thing as a free lunch right? That’s absolutely true, and in this case it’s just that someone else is paying for your free lunch!
We get paid a commission for all new WordPress hosting accounts we refer to our partners which pays for our time to do the installation for you.
Can’t I just install WordPress myself?
You sure can, and compared to other Content Management Systems WordPress is relatively simple to install. What we offer is years of set up and configuration experience. We make sure that you have the best of breed SEO and security plugins installed and configured, as well as installing your theme and as many as three other plugins of your choice. We’ll make sure WordPress is set up right from the beginning and it costs you nothing. We get paid by the hosting company you choose.
What does the installation service not include?
We describe above what is explicitly included, but we want to make it clear that we can not also offer free theme customization as part of the installation. Once your site is installed and running you might want to make changes to the theme you choose, and we can help with this on a time and materials basis. Or you can talk to any of the 1000′s of excellent local WordPress developers around the world or use a service like Elto.
What are the web hosting requirements for WordPress
If you are still shopping around for your hosting you just need to keep in mind the requirements for running WordPress. Thankfully WordPress has very simple requirements and will run on just about any standard linux based hosting service. Indeed a hosting company would be mad not to support WordPress given it is used on around 20% of all websites. That said, it pays to be aware of the specific requirements, namely:
- PHP version 5.2.4 (or higher)
- MySQL version 5.9 (or higher)
And that’s it! If you have these two then the latest version of WordPress will run great. Of course any of our hosting partners above are good to go.
Any web server that supports PHP and MySQL is good, but our recommendation is always to seek out a host that uses the Apache web server, and specifically can enable the Apache mod_rewrite module as you will need this to enable the friendly URL features of WordPress. As long as you use a reputable and experienced web hosting company then the chances are that this will be the case. If you are unsure we suggest asking them if they do enable the mod_rewrite module in Apache by default before signing up.
We recommend you use hosts that run Apache only because along with Linux, PHP and MySQL It really is the most commonly used platform so you can always find people who can help either professionally or via the WordPress support forums.
Can I use any other hosting companies?
At this time our WordPress installation offer only extends to our partners as listed above. We may add others in due course.
Even if you do not want to take advantage of our offer, please be careful when assessing other WordPress hosting providers. If you spend enough time looking around at the various offers out there you will come across plenty of small outfits offering $1/mth deals. Sounds pretty good right? $12/yr for your hosting…I mean, what could go wrong?
In our experience these kinds of ‘too good to be true’ deals always end badly. The companies providing this type of hosting might have the best intentions, but the fact is they can’t possibly provide the level of support you want for that kind of money. They can only hope to make money by doing serious volume and keeping their costs low. In the hosting game the biggest cost is people so that means less support. The few dollars you might save per year will not seem worthwhile the first time you have an outage and can’t reach anyone for days.
Our advice is always to stick to reputable companies with a real track record and real support. No host is perfect, and from time to time you are going to need some support, so best to go with a host that you know will always be there when you need them. Any of the hosting companies mentioned above are a good bet. Your time and peace of mind is worth more than a few dollars a month.
What about managed WordPress hosting?
If you are looking for managed hosting then you should go with WP Engine. Managed hosting is more expensive that the shared hosting providers we link to above, but you get a lot for your money, with dedicated WordPress experts on hand to provide support, as well as specially tuned infrastructure to ensure that WordPress runs fast and securely.
If you have any questions about this offer please email us email@example.com