How To Setup A Purchased WordPress Website On Your Hosting Server
A lot depends on whether you are a professional blogger or you have just joined the party of Blogging. In both the cases, let me remind you that in order to be a good blogger you need to have a good blog. Now people may think otherwise to a certain extent regarding this statement of mine, many will consider that a good blogger can make a respectable blog. Yes! You are absolutely right, but the vic...
A lot depends on whether you are a professional blogger or you have just joined the party of Blogging.
In both the cases, let me remind you that in order to be a good blogger you need to have a good blog. Now people may think otherwise to a certain extent regarding this statement of mine, many will consider that a good blogger can make a respectable blog.
Yes! You are absolutely right, but the vice versa is also true to a certain extent. Let me explain!
A good blogger with a domain with the page rank of 0 will have to put in a lot of extra effort to get up in the position where he belongs. While he will be working on the blog, he might not get the due respect that he deserves. This is where the scenario is completely different when the person is already having a blog. To add to this if the blog is aged enough to have a respectable position in the blogging arena then you will find your shoulders eased to a great extent.
Now let us say that in order to prevent the extra load of work, you have bought an existing website and you want to move it to your hosting service. It can be anything!
Are you aware of the methods and formalities that both the buyer and the seller have to carry out in order to complete the deal successfully?
Well, here I am to tell you about all the steps involved in this procedure.
Do you know about the things that is required to set up an existing WordPress domain? Apart from the domain itself, you do require a lot of stuffs like the control of the cPanel, the database of the existing data on the website etc. Now considering the kind of scammers and frauds present in the Internet world today, you should have a clear idea of the things that you should be receiving from the seller.
Firstly, one database SQL import file, WordPress directory and the cPanel control. The format at which the SQL database should be given to you is MYHOSTID_MYDBNAME.sql.
Make sure that you get the things in the proper forms else you will have to face a hell lot of things that you would not have wished for.
Anyways, this was just a kind of example. Here is a step by step outline that you should follow when transferring domains and setting up the WordPress website on your desired hosting account.
- Ask the person from whom you are buying the domain to transfer the domain to your domain service provider.
- Now you will have to set up your new domain on your hosting server.
- The last and the most important thing that should be taken care off is that you should upload all the backup database files. Make sure that you also configure your website once all these stuffs are done.
Let us just go a bit into details which will allow me to explain things in a much better way and at the same time you will be able to catch it also.
Transferring the domain
If you have already accomplished the act of buying the domain, then the first step that needs to be taken is transferring of the domain. This part is essential to be done by the seller as he or she will be needed to push the domain to the buyers domain account.
In case that the seller and the buyer have two different domain service providers, then the buyer will have to accept the domain as the seller will point it to his DNS server. This is quite an easy part.
The act of setting up your domain on your web hosting server
Let us suppose that you have a hosting plan that supports an unlimited amount of add – on domains. Then all you need is to log on to your cPanel account and create a new link to add – on domain. Then what remains of your job is the uploading of the backup database that the seller sent you. You will have to upload it into your new add – on domain’s database. You can use the FTP or the cPanel for the purpose using the Backup wizard.
Uploading of all the database files into the present database under the new hosting
This is arguably the most important thing that is to be kept in mind when talking about buying and creating new domains. If you have bought new domain then this part will not be the one bothering you a lot. But if you have database in addition to the domain, there are two simple steps that need to be followed in this case!
a) Creation of the new Database and the cPanel information
If the sellers and buyers web hosting service providers are same, then one can easily upload the database, else one will have to create a new database.
Thus, the person will require a new WP – config.php as a root directory of the new addition – on domain. Then you will have to give in the name of the database, along with the username and password for logging into the cPanel of the new add – on domain.
b) The content of the WordPress database
The database along with the date of the website also stores the additional information required or stored in the website like the e – mail address of the owner, etc. Once you have successfully created a complete database, you can modify the things later on as and when required. All you need to have is the user id and password in the cpanel of your domain.
Once all this is done, you will find that whenever you type in the name of your website, you will find the domain with the existing data. Thus you will accomplish the act of setting up your WordPress website.
Now to get the best of results out of the newly bought website of yours, configure and optimize it. Make sure that you install the best Plugins, and other things that will help your website to function properly.
Hope that this will have helped you a lot. Let me know what do you think regarding the post. And what according to you are the best approaches to upload the website on the hosting server.