02 Apr

WordPress Installation: 2. Copying WP files to the Host using FileZilla

To conduct this step, you already need to have FileZilla software available on your computer and be connected using your host identification key. You can download it from the Internet for free : https://filezilla-project.org.

Folders and files present on your computer are listed on the left-hand side.

Folders and files present on your host are listed on the right-hand side.

Wordpress Installation : move files to the host using Filezilla

Right-click on the right-hand side to create a folder.

The 3 snapshots here shows you how I created a folder on the server called programmer-pro.

Right-click to display the menu.

If you have a Mac mouse, you need to press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click on the mouse.

Wordpress Installation : move files to the host using Filezilla

Enter the folder name.

Wordpress Installation : move files to the host using Filezilla

Here is the result with the new folder available.

Wordpress Installation : move files to the host using Filezilla

Move the files from your computer to your host

Sélect the WP files to transfer on the left-hand side to your host on the right-hand side.

On Mac, the downloaded files are in /Users/<your name>/Downloads/wordpress.

Wordpress Installation : move files to the host using Filezilla

Here you see the work in process. It may takes you 15/30 minutes depending on your Internet connexion.

Wordpress Installation : move files to the host using Filezilla

Here is the final results in FileZilla. All files are available on the server of your host.

Wordpress Installation : move files to the host using Filezilla

04 Aug

Video (2min30s): How to Buy a Domain Name by ovh.com?

Now that you know what will be the topic of your blog and what the name should be, you need to by the domain name and eventually the host if you don’t have one.

Just one note of caution here: you may want to buy one host and two domains. I explain : one would be for your ‘business’ blog and the other one would be directly related to your host. For example, my host is related to veroniquebourcier.fr. I then buy additional domain names which point to the same host using the multi-domain functionality. Indeed, I may decide in the future to stop working with a given ‘business’ domain but I don’t want to lose my host on the way. It is very unlikely that I cancel veroniquebourcier.fr. The same could work with your company name. I’ll show you later on, how to create a multi-domain. But for now, here is how to buy a domain name and a host.

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