When you read a WordPress hosting review, you most probably will learn about WordPress as a CMS and get to know on where to find a good WordPress hosting for your blog. This particular WordPress hosting review will not go over the CMS and will rather focus on Fantastico as a tool that can make the lives of bloggers lot easier.
With all the blogging platforms and content management systems around us these days, it is very hard to pick the right application for your blog. This article will not cover all the blogging platforms in great details but concentrate on WordPress as it is the most popular and widely used content management system around. If you are about to start a new blog and a little confused or undecided as to which platform would suit your need, then WordPress most likely be the one to select.
When WordPress was launched fist few years ago, only a handful of web hosts were offering WordPress hosting packages at that time. Out of those few hosts, most of them didn’t even have Fantastico auto installer. Blog owners would actually have to install WordPress manually on the hosting server, setup the database, and finally configure the config.php file within WordPress to get the blog up and running. It was a lot of work, not to mention the insane amount of time it took to complete the entire process. And to top it off, you would actually have to have some good technical background to get that configured
Fantastico auto installer made our lives very easy as now you can install WordPress with just 3 clicks. Why spend hours trying to get your blog up and running where you can spend only 60 – 90 seconds to get the whole installation done with Fantastico auto installer?
It is advised that you pick a host that offers cPanel hosting with Fantastico auto installer. Once you are within your cPanel, you will see the Fantastico icon under available applications that your host offers. You just select Fantastico and click to install. All you have to do is to pick the site or directory where you want to install WordPress and Fantastico auto installer will do the rest. If you are only running one site under your hosting account, then it is even easier as you don’t have to pick a domain since there will be only one. Fantastico auto installer will install WordPress under your domain and will also setup the database for you. Its that easy.
Now a days, there are lots of web hosts offer blog hosting packages with Fantastico auto installer. You will find that there are some pricing differences as well. Just one piece of advise, don’t always settle with the one with lowest pricing. Remember one thing that has been proven over time, you get what you pay for. Pick a host that is known to be a good PHP host as WordPress runs on PHP as well as the one that offers Fantastico. You might end up paying a few dollars more but this way you will be able to make sure that your blog stays online. You don’t want to have frequent downtime going with some cheap hosts.
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