What is WordPress?
Released in 2003, WordPress is a free open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server and features a plugin architecture and design template system.
WordPress in use by 26.4% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2016. Over 60 million websites make WordPress the most popular blogging system in use globally and in the United States.
Do I install the PHP database?
Not with Managed WordPress Hosting, GPD Host will manage the database setup and the entire process for you. We make it as easy as possible.
Once you’ve purchased your plan, you can begin installing your theme and building your WordPress website.
What is Managed WordPress Hosting?
WordPress with web hosting is ready to go with a 1-click. WordPress is integrated into your managed hosting platform providing the flexibility, ease of use and features of WordPress without requiring manual updates or technical intervention on your part.
Make your install simple; build, edit and manage your own website. GPD Host servers are modified specifically for PHP and WordPress, giving you speed and security superior to a standard web hosting plan.
What makes our version of WordPress better?
WordPress is WordPress. WordPress is open-source and the most popular website and blog platform in the world. We provide the latest latest version of WordPress, also available on WordPress.org.
We prepare our server software to make WordPress installation seamless. With managed plans we manage updates and installations automatically.
No more website issues caused by uninstalled updates or outdated compromised versions of WordPress.
What is a Content Management System (CMS)?
A content management system (CMS) is a computer application that typically has two major components: a front-end graphical user interface (GUI) and a content delivery application(CDA).
Front-end user interface allows a user with limited expertise to add, modify and remove content from a Web site without the intervention of a webmaster. A content delivery application (CDA) compiles information and updates the Web site.
CMS features vary however web-based publishing, format management, history editing and version control, indexing, search, and retrieval are common features.
How can I access my WordPress website control panel?
Log in to your WordPress website or blog by entering your domain name and adding “/wp-admin/” For example if your website were: http://gpdhostexample.com/, enter http://gpdhostexample.com/wp-admin.
You will be presented with a login screen where you can enter the username and password you created on initial installation.
How do I get started with Managed WordPress Hosting account?
With Managed WordPress Hosting you are essentially pre-configured for WordPress. Don’t hesitate to contact our award-winning 24×7 support team.
Our in-house WordPress experts can guide you through creating, updating or even promoting your website or blog.
If I have a WordPress site hosted somewhere else, can I move it to GPD Host?
You can easily migrate your website to a GPD Host Managed WordPress plan in a single click. Migrate to your domain name and live website, or stage your site on a temporary domain to review and publish.