Blogging is one of the most effective tools for communication and publishing personal content. Even corporate bloggers are starting up blogs using affordable web hosting platforms and one-click WordPress functionality to communicate to their audience and customers.
Linux web hosting servers have come a long way; it’s widely used and more popular considering the price and stature as a reputable open source operating system. Here are five reasons by WordPress has become so popular in the international blogosphere.
Anyone can set up a personal blog at an affordable price on a Linux server platform. Linux is open-source software that can be downloaded, installed and modified for any purpose. It supports user-friendly content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. Corporations can also take advantage of affordable pricing that leads to higher profits and conversion rates.
User-friendly control panels
Bloggers hate complicated user interfaces. Linux web hosting plans at WestHost include cPanel, an easy-to-use dashboard to get inside the platform to configure personal accounts. What’s more, cPanel and WHMCS (WebHost Manager Complete Solution) joined forces to provide complete turnkey solutions to web a hosting provider which helps them make their systems even better, especially those with multiple blogs.
cPanel correspondent Travis mentioned, “Under the new agreement, cPanel, Inc., will now have a financial stake in WHMCS Ltd. This strategy gives WHMCS Ltd. access to cPanel, Inc.’s vast business resources, and also allows both companies to benefit from shared expertise under a “brain trust” model. As a result, customers can enjoy tighter integration and an optimized exchange of information between the two individual platforms.”
Easy to maintain
Blogging is widely-used to promote products, services and advocacies. Frequent updates are necessary. That’s why it is highly recommended that companies and individuals use easy to maintain content management systems to update posts, photos and videos for effective communication. Linux web hosting supports WordPress (self-hosted) one of the most popular blogging platforms in the blogosphere.
WordPress runs best on a Linux server. Most bloggers prefer this blogging platform because of its security and plugins. This publishing tool focuses on aesthetics that features cross-blog tools, posts, importations, technical support, multiple authors and more.
According to TechCrunch, “WordPress is now powering 14.7 percent of the top million websites in the world, up from 8.5%. And 22 out of every 100 new active domains in the US are running WordPress. These stats apply to both WordPress.com and WordPress.org sites.” (As reported last year, August 2011)
One-click Installation Script
Anyone can set up a blog using WordPress instantly. It will only take a few minutes to install and an hour or so to modify the site for aesthetics and navigation. Linux web hosting includes PHP scripts that can be used to develop and modify self-hosted WordPress themes in number of ways.
Check out this video on the ease of installing WordPress:
Linux web hosting servers tightly complement content management systems. After all, blogging isn’t just about photos and personal experiences anymore.
“The effective corporate blog has one central goal — to connect with the target audience’s interests, needs and pain points,” said Vivian Wagner of Ecommerce Times. “If you can achieve that, you’ll end up engaging with your audience and finding a loyal readership.