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How to Un Install Worpress, using CPanel !

Posted by Madhurie Singh on September 3, 2009

Doing something new is very interesting. But it’s very important to learn to undo something more efficiently. Then it become easy to try out new stuff with less damage. So when I have a back up plan ready,( in case my plan fails,) I am not lost. 🙂

When trying to install wordpress in different ways, in different directories, while learning how to back up, how to retrieve etc. it’s less dangerous since I know that I can at anytime UN Install wordpress and start fresh. By now I must have un installed the wordpress script at least 10 times. :p

The simplest way to un install wordpress is through CPanel. Go to CPanel. GO to SimpleScripts. When I click SimpleScripts, I see a window where there is a link that says, WordPress is installed already. I click the uninstall link under it.

uninstall wordpress

I am taken to another page, where I am asked if I am sure I want to permanently delete the wordpress. I click Yes. I am done with the uninstall of wordpress.:)
final unistall window wordpress

Now I goto the Database through mysql database. I click that and see if all database created by the last install is deleted.

Then I go to File under CPanel. I click FileManager and go to my root directory /public_html . There should be no files with wp_ nor any license or readme files.

Now when I type my site url http://www.madhuriesingh.com, I get an error page from the server.

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Getting familiar with BLUEHOST, SimpleScripts, WordPress.Org

Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 28, 2009

Purchasing my website HOST, was a difficult choice and took some time.

Registered my domain name Madhuriesingh with BlueHost.com for life.

Now let me start to transfer the blogs from WordPress.com to WordPress.Org on BlueHost severs !

You know, it’s been years that I have done anything technical. The last I did was in 2001, when I was a consultant to Australian government’s Tax department. There my team had build a site for them based on their complicated tax calculating formulaes and rules.

I have learnt a cool way to learn new things.

I do not read anything about anything that’s new to me. !!!!!

Strange ? Well I know it’s weird?

I just keep staring at the the new product, new script, new technology by turning and twisting them from all angles. Slowly, my brain starts to make a 3D picture of the new stuff I am exploring.

And Voila! Badaa Boom, Badaa Bing !!!!  I am no longer stanger to this New Stuff !

It’s a natural process of any brain. Anything that’s new and encountered for the first time, creates a feeling of scare, fear, escape and hopelessness. So, the best thing to handle this feeling is, dive into the stuff that’s new, explore it from all angles, from all directions till the brain starts accepting new thing as a known thing. 🙂 And once the strangeness is gone, it becomes easy to learn.

Once, I become familiar at the superficial level, I go deeper, slowly, one feature at a time. I try each feature one by one, make tiny changes and see the output. When I am satisfied, I move to the next feature.

I am not going to stop blogging on the wordpress blog as of now, and think I am ready to launch the website so soon, so easily. I am going to test all the features that are crucial for running a website on my own, on BlueHost with the help of CPanel.

I am now trying one feature each day.

Today I will try SimpleScripts to create the New webpage. I have thrice run the SimpleScripts from CPanel and built my new webpage under the domain name http://www.madhuriesingh.com.

It’s pretty simple. Just need to follow each step mentioned in the CPanel tutorial. I am trying hard to resist myself from going deeper into the technicality of features and working of SimpleScripts. My aim is to host the site successfully and not waste too much time on how simplescript works. Btw SimpleScripts is a language that is used to convert my old wordpress blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org and build my website.

In my next post I am going to mention all the steps to migrate a blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org, hosted on Apache webserver using SimpleScripts.

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Purchasing right website host!

Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 28, 2009

I did a bit of reading about a few hosts available in the market based on the features, recommendations, fees/month and my gut feeling.

I value my gut feeling very deeply. I have always been better off by doing things that I feel is right. Infact, ALWAYS, I have had to face troubles, when I did something told by others, without researching or validating their claims!

My gut feeling says I go and buy a package from BLUEHOST.COM hosting.

Went to their site http://www.bluehost.com and payed $83.40 for a 12 months service to host my site with them.

Why did I boil down to BlueHost?

Reason 1: They were recommended by WordPress.Org themselves. Since I have been blogging with wordpress for a year now, I am very sure of one thing, that WordPress is 100% trustworthy. So if they think Bluehost is number one in their list, why should I bother and research on other hosts.

Reason 2: Even though Reason 1 was very convincing, I did a lot of research on other hosts. I found the second most tempting factor was their fee. It’s the one of the cheapest in the market and amongst those hosts recommended by WordPress. BlueHost fee is $6.96/ month. All others are way above. And those that charge $3-$4/month do not compare with the loads of features provided by BlueHost.

Reason 3: Bluehost has maximum number of WordPress blogs being hosted with them. That makes BlueHost most experienced in handling anything to do with WordPress.

Reason 4: Most people on the net are recommending BlueHost, especially those who are freshly building new websites.

Reason 5: Cpanel is the best control panel that is available in the market, to handle the domain and websites. And BlueHost has Cpanel.

Reason 6: I can host as many domains with BlueHost in that one single package, now that’s irresistable, isn’t it!

SO I registered my domain name MADHURIESINGH with BlueHost. By the way, it’s free for life with BlueHost. No need to pay annual fee to keep the domain name registered every year!

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Compare Web Hosts for WordPress Blog !

Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 17, 2009

In this post I will write down about all 5 Hosts recommended by WordPress.Org.

http://www.caroline-middlebrook.com/blog/files/NicheSitesWP.pdf

  • Monthly cost for hosting
  • First domain included free for life, well now some offer unlimited domain hosting.
  • Min 500GB disk space to unlimited disk space.
  • Do it yourself SiteBuilder which is offered for free by good hosts.
  • 1000 to unlimited POP3 support with all basic Emails support and feature.
  • 6,000GB of transfer bandwidth
  • Unlimited site / file transfer
  • File access and safety of site
  • Multimedia features
  • CGI and Database with several option and  minmum 50 MySql Databases
  • Unlimited add-on domains and other domain related stuff.
  • Fantastico Script support
  • Free Drag and Drop Site Builder
  • World class technology at par with all good web hosts.
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    Good technology provided by the web Host!

    Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 17, 2009

    WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY INCLUDED

    Quad Processor Performance Servers

    UPS Power Backup

    Diesel Generator Backup Power

    Linux Operating System

    Customized Apache Web Server

    24/7 Network Monitoring

    Courtesy Site Backups

    OC-48 Backbone Connection

    SITE PROMOTION INCLUDED

    Search Engine Submission FREE

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    Multi Media Features provided by the Web Host!

    Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 17, 2009

    MULTIMEDIA FEATURES INCLUDED

    Supports Streaming Video

    Supports Streaming Audio

    Real Audio & Video Support

    Flash Support

    Macromedia Shockwave

    MIDI File Support

    Add Own MIME Types

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    Plugins and scripts provided by the web Host!

    Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 17, 2009

    FREE WEBSITE PLUG-IN SCRIPTS INCLUDED

    Message Forum (PHPBB and More)

    Form-mail Scripts

    Social Networking

    Guestbook (Multiple Options)

    Web Blogs / WordPress / b2evolution

    Mailing Lists

    Image Galleries / Coppermine (More!)

    Poll and Survey Software

    Moodle

    Tikiwiki

    Drupal and Joomla

    Project Management

    Help Center/Support Ticket

    Many, Many Others…

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    E-Commerce features provided by the web Host !

    Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 17, 2009

    E-COMMERCE FEATURES INCLUDED

    SSL Secure Server

    OS Commerce Shopping Cart

    Agora Shopping Cart

    Cube Cart Shopping Cart

    Zen Cart Shopping Cart

    Free Generated Certificate

    Password Protected Directories

    OpenPGP / GPG Encryption

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    File access and safety related stuff provided by web host!

    Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 17, 2009

    FTP Access

    Shell Access (SSH)

    Override .htaccess Support

    Anonymous FTP

    Webmail (Browser Based Email)

    Log Files + Site Stats

    Customizable Error Pages

    Web File Manager

    Custom Cronjobs

    Hotlink Protection

    Spam Assassin Protection

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    CGI and Database stuff provided by web host!!!

    Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 17, 2009

    Additional FTP Accounts 1,000

    MySQL Databases 100

    PostgreSQL Databases 100

    CGI-BIN

    CGI Library

    Server Side Includes

    Frontpage 2000/2002 Extensions

    Account “Control Panel”

    CGI / DATABASES INCLUDED
    PHP 5

    Perl 5

    Python

    Ruby / Ruby on Rails

    Support For Custom PHP.INI Files

    MySQL 5 Database Server

    PostgreSQL Database Server

    Javascript/ DHTML

    Flash / Shockwave

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    Domain related stuff that a good web host should provide.

    Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 17, 2009

    Host Domains Unlimited
    Free Domain Name Min one
    Add-on Domains Unlimited
    Parked Domains Unlimited
    Subdomains Unlimited

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    Email features must by Host !!!

    Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 17, 2009

    Host UNLIMITED Domains (WOW!)

    Free Domain Name

    Support International Domain Names

    Add-on Domains Unlimited

    Parked Domains Unlimited

    Subdomains Unlimited

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    How to choose a Web HOST for my future site?

    Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 17, 2009

    Now that I have decided to go on my own, instead of the SiteSell, I am relieved. 🙂

    SO the next step is obviously to hunt for a good reliable host.

    Now I don’t even know what is the meaning of good host.

    So thanks to the flood of information on the internet, I managed to sieve and pick a few site which define the criteria of a good host. Phew !

    One way is to look for the hosting company under any good site that I want to emulate.

    I am inspired by Steve Pavlina’s blog but need more features and things than his site displays.

    Second way is to search for the sites which rate or review web hosts. www.findmyhost.com/get_started_guide.asp .  But I am not as of now interested in spending a dime, when the net is magnanimously sharing free information.

    Now my next step is to find another blog or review that will provide me with features to look for in a good web host.

    This one looks like a good blog.

    http://www.hostingreviewdirect.org/dummies/web-hosting/what-are-the-right-questions-to-ask-when-choosing-a-hosting-provider-74.htm

    Naah ! this site was also useless and provides no information.

    The last site I am going to check before I move on to my next strategy.

    http://www.caroline-middlebrook.com/blog/files/NicheSitesWP.pdf

    Oh my God ! Is this a god sent site or what ? !!! This is excatly what I was looking for ! God bless Caroline !

  • First domain included free for life, well now some offer unlimited domain hosting.
  • Min 500GB disk space to unlimited disk space.
  • Do it yourself SiteBuilder which is offered for free by good hosts.
  • 1000 to unlimited POP3 support with all basic Emails support and feature.
  • 6,000GB of transfer bandwidth
  • Unlimited site / file transfer
  • File access and safety of site
  • Multimedia features
  • CGI and Database with several option and  minmum 50 MySql Databases
  • Unlimited add-on domains and other domain related stuff.
  • Fantastico Script support
  • Free Drag and Drop Site Builder
  • World class technology at par with all good web hosts.
  • My third way to find a good web host  is to go to the recommended hosts as mentioned by wordpress.org and read their features.

    The wordpress.org recommends Blue Host, Dream Host, Media Temple, Just Host and Laughing Squid.

    I have lots to read and compare 🙂 . I will compare about all HOSTING FEATURES of all the web hosts reccomended by WordPress.Org. There are lots of technical words that are new and I am going to read a brief on each one of them. I will use wikipedia as much as possible. If there is a better site which explains these technical terms easily, I will post the site names here.

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