Following is our WordPress starters kit of resources that’s required to get your website up and running, and to make sure you get into full swing sooner rather than later.
Prior to commencing with anything at all you always have to be aware of the most fundamental equipment (ie some basic materials) to do with whatever that project maybe be. With WordPress this includes basic items such as a web hosting, and an FTP program.
As for the first item, web hosting, there are many available out there but you will need to make sure that whichever you choose supports both PHP and a MySQL database.
If you’re a beginner and have little, or even no idea, what the letters PHP and/or MySQL mean don’t feel bad as everyone has to start somewhere, although many don’t like to admit it now.
Simply put PHP is a Hypertext Preprocessor, which helps to make things happen for you when its tags are combined with the WordPress code. You don’t even need to know how to use it but you will need to know if you wish to tweak anything, ie to change and/or adapt it.
PHP in summary is a general purpose scripting language originally designed for web development to produce exciting and dynamic web pages. As for its long-term mate, MySQL well it’s an open source database management system.
The letters SQL stand for the words “structured query language”. It runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases, based on the SQL vocabulary and can be utilised alongside most server-side languages but is most commonly mated with PHP.
As for FTP – very simply put it’s a standard network protocol that you use to transfer files from your computer to your web hosting server.