If you’re serious about your business and want to take it to the next level, then you should consider buying a virtual private server (VPS). It’s not as expensive or complicated as it sounds. In fact, it’s easy to set up a WordPress website on a VPS using this guide from WPBeginner.
Find a VPS
You should be able to find a VPS provider on Google. You can also check out VPS providers that are specifically aimed at newbies, like SiteGround or InMotion Hosting.
Set up the VPS
To set up the VPS, you’ll need to:
- Install the OS.
- Configure the OS.
- Install WordPress on your new VPS.
Install WordPress on the VPS
WordPress is the most popular open-source CMS in the world. To install WordPress on your VPS, you’ll need to use SSH or FTP to access your server.
If you have an FTP account, follow these steps:
- Log into your server with an FTP client of your choice (I use FileZilla).
- You will be presented with a file directory listing at this point; locate the “public_html” directory and double-click it from within your client to enter it into the interface for uploading files and directories in that directory.
- Download the latest version of WordPress (currently version 4) from https://wordpress.org/download/releases/. Make sure that you download this file directly onto your computer’s hard drive rather than downloading it through an Internet browser window because doing so may result in compatibility issues due to its size being greater than 2GB; when completed, click “Open Folder” when prompted by Windows Explorer so that all files become visible under their respective folders (Archive contains another archive containing another archive containing…).
Import your database
Importing your database is a very simple process. It involves copying the database from your old server to the new one.
If you plan to import your entire database into a new database on the same server, then you will need to create a blank MySQL table and then import your data into it. This method is recommended if you’re short on time or have no access to any other servers but this one (i.e., if it’s running locally).
If you want to use an existing table, then go ahead and copy its contents over into another table of the same name (be sure not to overwrite anything!) or rename it so that it reads differently than before. When importing data into an existing field, simply change its name before importing anything!
Secure WordPress on your VPS
In order to secure WordPress on your VPS, you need to install the following:
- An SSL certificate (the green lock icon)
- A firewall
- A malware scanner and firewall
- A backup solution
- A CDN
This guide will help you get your self-hosted website up and running.
This guide is for people who want to get their own self-hosted website up and running. It will help you get a free VPS, install WordPress on it, secure your site, and so much more.
This guide assumes you have some basic knowledge of Linux commands. If you don’t know how to use the shell or if there are words in this article that are unfamiliar to you, I recommend checking out our command line tutorial before continuing with this post.
That’s it! Your website should now be up and running on your VPS. If you have any questions or need help with the process, please leave a comment below. And if you found this guide helpful, don’t forget to share it with someone else who might need it! I recommend checking out our command line tutorial before continuing with this post.