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Now that all the tools have been explained it is time to get started with the Installation. I have documented the steps I took to make this site work. None of the theme integration will be discussed in this post, just the structural setup so that the themes can be created. At the end of this post all CMS’s will be setup and running locally. If you wish to also repeat the steps you can install the CMS’s online knowing that they will still be in separate folders and have their default themes.
This post is a bit long so make sure you read all pages. If following along with the theming tutorial make sure you set aside at least an hour of time to complete this whole section of the tutorial. I will dedicate each page of the post to a particular installation. This is a general installation and documents my installation of the three CMS’s locally. I did not run into any errors and if you need advanced help I suggest visiting the official CMS’s site at any time.
If you haven’t heard of them I know you’ve seen their commercials. Using provocative campaigns GoDaddy attracts attention to their low cost web hosting and domain registration service. GoDaddy is one of the largest online web hosting companies as well as one of the oldest, founded in 1997. I’ll admit I fell victim to their guise only to be slowly let down when their service couldn’t hold up as strong as their marketing department.
With my vision for DannyEckes.com complete my next step is to take care of the domain registration and hosting. I have used GoDaddy for many years and it wasn’t until I decided to actually create a dynamic site that I became completely frustrated with them. I have written about this here and will not waste time in this post talking about it. I am using Bluehost as my hosting company now. The main reason for going with bluehost was the low price, countless “unlimited” features, and they locally host their MySQL server allowing for faster service. The speed of the MySQL server is by far the most important part of selecting a hosting company when using wordpress or any database driven website. Keep in mind the following process is useful for bluehost and some other similar hosting sites. Some hosting sites, however, allow you to assign root folders to all your domain names. Here at bluehost and other similar hosting companies, you must have one domain name assigned as your main account that directly links to the main hosting folder. You can then assign all other domains to subfolders. The problem with this is, if you want to host more than one website on your unlimited account you need each name to link to a specific folder. Here is how I worked around the issue.