How to Host a Local WordPress Server in 2020

If you’re looking for ways to host your blog or website on a localhosting server without spending too much money, then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we will discuss the details of setting up a local WordPress server to host your blog or website. Let’s get started.

Why Localhosting?

If you’re looking for low-cost, high-performance web hosting for your blog or website, then you should try out localhosting. A localhosting server is essentially one that is located within your own local network. This means that all of the web requests that are made by your visitors will be routed through your computer and won’t require any kind of connection to a bigger server – which can sometimes be the case with other types of web hosting. That’s really cool, right?

One of the best things about a local WordPress server is that you can use virtually any service provider that you want. As long as your service provider has a WordPress installation available, then you should be able to install WordPress quickly and easily.

Installing WordPress on a Localhosting Server

As previously mentioned, all of the web requests that are made by your visitors will be routed through your computer. This means that if you’re trying to install WordPress on a localhosting server, then you should do it on a machine that has a fairly recent installation of Windows. Due to this, you should either be using Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019. If you’re using Windows 10, then you can follow the guide here. If you’re using Windows Server 2019, then you can follow the guide here.

Once you have installed WordPress on a Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019 computer, navigate to your site’s dashboard. From here, you can click on the “Apps” icon in the top-right corner of the screen. After clicking on this icon, you will see a list of all the WordPress apps that are available for download.

Find the WordPress app that best matches your needs and click on it to launch it. After launching the app, you will be taken to the WordPress app’s dashboard. Here, you will see a summary of your site’s stats, such as the number of active users and the number of regular contributions that have been made to your website by its community.

From the dashboard, click on the “Settings” icon in the top-right corner of the screen. This will open up a settings page for the app. Click on the “General” tab on this page to make changes to the app’s default configurations. Doing this will also allow you to make changes to your localhosting server’s WordPress installation, which will automatically apply to all sites that you operate using this app. For example, you can change the default language of your site to English or French. You can also decide whether you want to display links to other sites or want the URL of these sites to be masked when a visitor comes from google searches. Finally, you can change the name of your site (if it isn’t already).

Once you’ve made these changes, click on the “Save” icon on the settings page to save your progress.

A few clicks later, you’ll be presented with a confirmation screen. On this screen, you can click on the “Install” button to continue with the WordPress installation process.

Setting Up a Static Web Hosting For WordPress

While WordPress is a fantastic content management system, it’s still just a content management system. If you want to take your site’s functionality to the next level, then you should look into upgrading your web host to a static hosting service. These are services that host your content on their own servers and don’t require you to run a WordPress instance on your computer in order to access your site.

The best thing about static hosting is that you no longer have to worry about running out of storage space on your computer. This is especially beneficial for websites and blogs that get a lot of traffic, as it prevents your content from being archived on a remote server. Static hosting also provides additional security and privacy, as the content that you upload to the website cannot be accessed by any third parties. As you might imagine, these are attractive features to any site owner or developer.

To set up a static hosting server for WordPress, follow these steps:

  • Visit https://webhosting.docs.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/windows/change-web-hosting/ to register for a free web hosting account from Microsoft.
  • Once you’ve registered for this account, you will be presented with the option to choose an additional domain for your account. If you have more than one domain associated with your account, then you can select which one to use for your site. If you want to host your site on a free web hosting account, then this is the perfect choice. You can use the free domain to create a localhost alias, which will point to your hosted site.
  • Go back to your dashboard and click on the “Apps” icon in the top-right corner. This will open up a list of all the apps that are associated with your account.
  • Find the “Mail” app and click on it to open its settings page. Here, you will see a link to change your password. For security reasons, you will be asked to change your password after you register for a free web hosting account.
  • Find the “My Sites” section and click on the “Create a new site or alias” link. This will open up a form where you can enter the name of your new site. When you’re done, click on the “Create Alias” button.
  • A window will pop up, asking you to confirm the name that you’ve chosen. You can click on the “Create” button to continue with the WordPress installation process.
  • After the installation is completed, you will be presented with a confirmation screen. On this screen, you can click on the “Create” button to create your static hosting account.
  • You will now have a choice of hosting packages that are available to you. Take your time in choosing the one that best suits your needs. You can also look for promo codes if you’re feeling generous.
  • Once you’ve purchased the hosting package that you want, you can click on the “Continue” button to continue to the dedicated IP address section of your account. This is where you will need to forward your domain’s DNS records to your computer’s IP address.
  • You will now see a screen where you can enter the domain name that you’ve chosen for your site. You can also enter the nameservers that you wish to use for your new site. When you’re done, click on the “Commit changes” button.
  • You will now see a confirmation screen. You can click on the “Create” button to continue with the process.
  • Once the process is complete, you can visit your site’s dashboard to check out the results. You can also click on the “Dashboard” icon to open the app’s (WordPress’) dashboard, where you will see all the site’s stats.
  • You can also look for ways to improve your site’s functionality by reading https://make.wordpress.com/, which is a free, open-source tutorial site.
  • One of the best free tools for WordPress is https://wordpress.com/ itself. You can use this tool to easily set up blogposts, galleries, and more.
  • If you really want to take your blog or website to the next level, then you should look into the Affiliate Marketing Professionals Group. This is a special group for folks that want to make extra money from blogging. You can find out more about it here