While you can install WordPress on your IX Web Hosting account using EasyApps, it is sometimes a little bit outdated so you need to proceed with the installation manually. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a MySQL database and install WordPress from scratch.
Here is the Step by Step. 1. CREATING A MYSQL DATABASE
Before you can proceed with the installation of WordPress, you’ll need to create a MySQL database. Here’s how to do this:
1. Click on the“Manage”button from your IX WebHosting control panel:
2. Next, click on the “MySQLServer” icon just below “Databases”:
3. Click on “Add Database”:
4. Enter a name and a description for the database and click on “Next”:
5. In order to access theMySQL database, you will now need to create a MySQL user. Enter a user name and a password and select the “read/write” user role. Click on “Add User”:
6. In order to make sure that the MySQL user has all the necessary privileges, go back to the MySQL Server (see step #2) and scroll down to “Database Users” at the bottom. Click on “Edit” next to the MySQL user you’ve just created and check all the privileges as follow:
7. Click on “Submit” to apply the MySQL privileges.
Now that the MySQL database has been created, you can proceed with the WordPress installation.
2. INSTALLING WORDPRESS
Installing WordPress manually is pretty straightforward. Here’s how to do it:
1. Go to http://www.wordpress.org and download the latest version of WordPress to your computer:
2. Extract the files from the archive to a temporary folder on your computer using your favorite file compression software (Winzip, WinRAR or ZipGenius). On the Mac the files should automatically be extracted in your downloads folder in a folder called “wordpress”
3. Using an FTP client such as Filezilla (I use cyberduck on the Mac), establish a connection to your IXWebHosting account and double-click on your website directory:
4. Select all the WordPress files on your local computer and drag them to your IXWebHosting account to start the upload:
5. If there is a file named “index.html” in the public directory of your hosting account, you must delete it:
6. Using your web browser, open your website’s homepage (i.e. www.YourWebSite.com) to launch the WordPress installation wizard.
7. Click on “Create a Configuration File”:
8. On the next page, click on “Let’s go!”.
9. Enter the MySQL connection details and click on “Submit”:
10. On the next page, click on “Run the install”.
11. Enter the information about your new blog. Do not forget to use something other than “admin” for the user name as it is too easy to guess and will make your blog vulnerable to brute force attacks!
12. Click on “Install WordPress” to complete the installation. You now have a brand new WordPress blog running with the latest version.
EasyWeb - Not available yet, still being beta tested – Free w/Web Hosting RageSW Web Hosting only *Update 04/04/2013: EasyWeb will be allowing 3rd party hosting *Update 05/06/2013: RageSW asked me to remove EasyWeb from this comparison
Adobe Muse - $14.99 (muse only) to $49.99 (all Adobe Apps) a Monthly or Annual Subscription – Though this is a subscription app I really like this one. You get access to about 500 or so Web fonts that you do NOT need to code for simply select the font and it does the rest. I will admit that the interface may be a bit intimidating for some users but, this app gives you a lot of flexibility & features (like built-in slideshows)
An extremely potent and versatile tool. If you have done design work with a page layout program, then you’re ready to work on web sites using this tool. Intuitive and straightforward are the words that come to mind. You can “try it out” for three months by buying a license from Amazon. You will be impressed!
And if you haven’t got a 3rd party web host yet I would suggest IX Web hosting.
I have been using IX Web hosting for several years with little to no problems “usually the problem was something I did” and they have been quick to solve any issue I have come across. They have plans that start at $3.95 a mo (USD) and their customer service is top notch.
“IX Web Hosting’s 2012 holiday promotion is huge. We’re taking 55% percent off our most popular web hosting plan, the Expert plan.” The Expert plan, normally $6.95 per month, is now $2.96. This is over 55% off the original price.
IX Web Hosting’s already affordable and popular hosting plan is now a smarter buy for small businesses and people looking for reliable, reasonably priced hosting. Unlike other holiday hosting promotions, the Expert plan hasn’t been modified beyond the 55% price cut. The plan still boasts its usual free domain registration, free dedicated IP address, the free site builder and 24/7 customer service that have made this plan so popular for over a decade.
In addition to the Expert Plan discount, IX is also offering a 50% discount off the first month of their VPS and Cloud hosting plans. These plans are popular with customers looking for something with more customizable options and resources than traditional shared hosting plans. IX hasn’t forgotten about their existing customer base either. With this promotion, IX customers can get SSL Certificates for $4.95 and Domain Names for $1.99. Their 99.9% uptime guarantee, unlimited bandwidth and unlimited storage space, as well as their 30 day money back guarantee still stand. The sale runs from December 17th to December 25th.
Hey everyone! This year we wanted to do something special for the holidays, so, we’re having a huge Holiday Sale! These great deals are just around the corner:
25% off ANY shared hosting plan when you use the coupon:HOLIDAY2012!
50% offthe first month of our introductoryCloud or VPS plans! Coupons: HOLIDAYCLOUD12 & HOLIDAYVPS12
For IX Customers Only: SSL certificatesareonly $4.95, anddomain names are only $1.99! Check your email for coupon codes!
It all starts this month, December 17th-25th! Don’t miss out!
We love giving back to our customers for the holidays, but we also remember that there are less fortunate people people in the world. There are families out there struggling to make ends meet. That’s why, for the third year in a row, IX Web Hosting joined the Franklin County Children Service’s Holiday Wish event! This year, we all came together and raised enough money to give toys to 85 children. Check out the full story!
In 1999 we began supporting our first hosting customers on a server in someone’s living room, and since then we have grown into a company with over 110,000 clients hosting over 470,000 sites with us. What does this mean for you? Not only do we know what we’re doing, but you’re not going to have to worry about changing hosting companies because we’re not going anywhere.
Personal Customer Support
At IX we decided that we wanted to provide the best and most exceptional customer support in the industry. That is why we developed a company wide philosophy to provide a unique and personalized customer support experience. This is how our Personal Support Rep program was born.
Every webhost offers a 30-day money back guarantee and many also offer an anytime money back guarantee, but who offers completely free hosting? We do. For a full week, you can kick the tires, take her out for a spin, and see how she handles in the straights – for no charge. Seriously. We won’t charge your card until after the 7 day trial period, and if you cancel before it’s up – you will never be billed. No fighting for refunds, no fine print.
The success of a hosting company largely depends on whether they are able to keep their customers’ websites online and accessible to the web. But 99.9% website uptime is really just one one of those phrases you hear hosting companies throw around, but not define in real terms. We have a Tier 3 n +1 redundant data center that keeps your site up the maximum amount of time.
With our database of over 110,000 customers, joining IX Web Hosting means that you become the newest member of an experienced and interactive community. With the help of social media such as twitter, blogs, facebook, a technical status blog and online Success Tools that include step by step video tutorials.
IX Web Hosting’s very own Chris Testerman. Chris will help you with the “how” do I start. Chris created this really awesome video that will show you how to set up a WordPress Blog in your IX Web Hosting account in under 2 minutes!
Now that you’re ready to start creating your content, you are going to have to start sharing it with someone, right? So please, feel free to comment to this video with links to the blogs you’ve created. We’d love to take a look at them!
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I have been using IX Webhosting for several years with little to no problems “usually the problem was something I did” and they have been quick to solve any issue I have come across. The have plans that start at $3.95 a mo (USD) and their customer service is top notch.
Yes, iWeb 3.0 still works under OS X Mountain Lion with no problems at all. Even if iWeb is not being actively developed anymore, you will still be able to create, edit and publish your website with iWeb for at least a few years (just not publishing to MobileMe).
Unfortunately the answer is no, iCloud doesn’t offer any hosting capability. If you hosted your websites on MobileMe you have to find a new hosting. Have a look at my post Where should I host my iWeb websites now? for some suggestions.
More information about publishing your website to a server other than MobileMe.
You will need a 3rd party web host to upload your websites to. Depending on the version of iWeb you are using you have a couple of publishing options:
iWeb ’09 (3.0.4) you can publish to an FTP Server or a local folder. ( With the built in FTP in iWeb you will end up with an address like “www.YourDomain.com/sitename/Home.html )
iWeb ’08 you can publish your website to a local folder
Basically all Web Hosting companies are iWeb-compatible.
If you’re looking for a good hosting I would really recommend IX Web Hosting I have been using them to host my own websites for several years now. I know that it’s working great and that their customer support is awesome too.
IX Web hosting is one of the top 10 hosting companies in us, in terms of size. According to third party estimates, they host over 494,000 domains. They own over 1% of US market share. They also have a sister company named Host Excellence, which offers packages similar to ix web hosting.
With plans starting from $3.95 per month, they offer excellent value for money. Available in both Linux and Windows hosting, IX Web Hosting is a good choice for hobby, entertainment sites and small business web sites.
IX Web Hosting Features Review
They provide nearly everything needed for a business website. They use H-Sphere control panel, which is good. H-Sphere is not as popular as cPanel but it is simple, easy to use and does almost everything needed for a normal website. Firewall Protection, Spam filtering, Website Templates etc. are standard with all packages. Also, they offer free domain names with all plans.
All the plans come with unlimited space and bandwidth. The major difference among them is the number of IP address provided. For multiple sites hosting, from SEO point of view it is good to have different IP addresses. So webmasters who want to host multiple sites may find “Business Plus” hosting very helpful.
All the 8 IP address will most probably be from different class “C” even though IX doesn’t guarantee it. Having 8 different class C IP’s is great news for webmasters who want to link their sites and transfer the PR. Most hosts who offer unlimited/large number of add-on domains, doesn’t provide different IP for each domains.
IX Web Hosting Coupon
They offer 10% discount on the billing amount amount if you go through a secret link before signing up.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the secret Link.
IX Web Hosting Performance Review
IX Web hosting offers reasonably good performance. Their uptime as verified by our test account has been poor during August 2008 – October 2008. But it has been steadily improving from the second half of October 2008 and is looking really good these days.
We have been monitoring our site hosted with IX, using a third party service provider. Screen shot below shows the uptime details for the year 2008.
IX Web Hosting Price Value
IX Web hosting is definitely cheap, with offers starting from $3.95. They also allow multiple domains in same account. This is pretty useful for webmaster with many sites.
IX Web Hosting Support Review
IX Web offer toll free(US only) 24/7 support lines, support chat and support tickets. Toll free lines could have waiting time of up to 30 mts., which is not really that bad. They do reply to support tickets in time as well. Even though the support is fast, there has been reports that the support technicians are sometimes not very competitive. Probably this is not the case always, but there are reports of support tickets not giving the exact information requested. We must add, these kind of things happens for almost every host and sometimes only the bad things get reported.