How to Install and Setup WordPress on Your Own Web Host

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This article provides basic advice for how to go about getting your own hosted WordPress account, often referred to as “self-hosted WordPress” or “wordpress.org install.”

If you currently have an account on WordPress.com, head over to How to Move from WordPress.com to a Self-hosted WordPress.org install

WordPress setup is surprisingly easy and involves just 2 steps:

Choose a web host that offers WordPress hosting. We have reviewed several and found these four hosts offer the best performance, support and prices.  When shopping for hosts or evaluating your existing service,  look for a host that offers a specific hosting plan just for WordPress. WordPress hosing is especially important if you expect a lot of traffic, or plan to run an eCommerce site. It differs from “cheap” shared hosting by offering a pre-configured environment optimized for WordPress, which helps to avoid common pitfalls of shared hosting such as downtime, slow performance, memory issues and outdated server software. A good WordPress host will also offer dedicated support by trained WordPress pros to ensure any issues you run into are handled efficiently.

Most web hosts offer a one-click install that automatically sets up WordPress for you, or you can Download & Install WordPress yourself in just 5 minutes. If you choose to go with a Bluehost account, we even offer a step-by-step walkthrough to install WordPress and Layers on BlueHost.

If you are new to self-hosted installs, please take some time to go over Getting Started With WordPress to learn the ins and outs of your new admin panel.

Head on over to the Layers Setup Guide for some tips on configuring WordPress, and step-by-step instructions for installing and using Layers.