How to Host Your WordPress Blog on Rackspace

If you’re looking for a simple way to get your blog up and running, you’ve come to the right place. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install and configure WordPress to run on Rackspace. You’ll also discover a handful of helpful tips and tricks along the way.

The Benefits Of Using Rackspace

One of the biggest perks of deploying a WordPress blog on Rackspace is the level of service that you get. The fact that this web host is an independent company means that you get to enjoy the benefits of a high-quality infrastructure without the concern of being hosted on a shaky, shared server. This is critical if you’re looking to grow your blog quickly because you don’t want to worry about slowing down or having your site taken down by powerful hackers. Plus, you’ll love the extra peace and quiet that comes with being on a dedicated server.

How To Install WordPress On Rackspace

To get started, you’ll first need to visit and click on the green button that says “Get Started Now“. You’ll then need to provide your email address and click on the verification link that’s emailed to you. After that, you can click the “Launch” button to access your control panel. From here, you can select the operating system (OS) that you want to use for your blog (recommended: Ubuntu 16.04) and how much RAM (memory) you’ll need (minimum: 4 GB).

After you’ve installed Ubuntu 16.04, you’ll want to visit the Dashboard section of your control panel to find the WordPress icon. Once you’ve located it, you can click on the “Install Now” button to start the WordPress installation process. During the process, you’ll be asked to enter a title for your blog and choose a password. When the installation is complete, you can log in to your new WordPress installation using the “Admin>” login link that was provided to you during installation.

Configuring WordPress For Rackspace

Next, you’ll want to take a few minutes to configure your new WordPress installation. To do this, click on the “WP Dashboard” icon that’s located at the top left of your screen. Then, click on the “Settings” tab and make the necessary changes. For example, you can change the site’s name (recommended: Blog), the admin email address, and more.

You can also click on the “Reading” tab to check out the latest posts that have been published to your site. To display this information, click on the “Reading” tab and then click on “Post” to locate the “read-more” button. When you click on this button, you’ll be presented with more options including featured image, post thumbnail, and permalink structure.

The last step in configuring your WordPress installation is to click on the “Save Changes” button at the top of the settings page. Doing this will save all of the changes that you’ve made, and you can now launch the blog preview edition of WordPress.

Launch Your Blog On Rackspace

Once you’ve launched your WordPress blog preview edition, you can take a few minutes to explore the platform and get familiar with its functions. To do this, click on the “WP Dashboard” link that’s located at the top left of your screen. When you do this, you’ll be presented with your blog’s home page. From here, you can click on the “Blog” link to locate the “read more” button which, when clicked, will take you to the blog article’s page. You can also click on the “About” tab at the top of the page to find information about your site’s owner (recommended: You).

If you’d like, you can also click on the “WP Dashboard” button to access your site’s backend (in other words, the parts of WordPress that you have access to). Doing this will give you full control of your site without having to log in to the front end (the parts of WordPress that are accessible to the public).

How To Generate Blog Content

Generating blog content doesn’t have to be hard. To do this, you can use several tools like Plume, Bishop Fox, and HubSpot to find relevant articles, organize them into blog posts, and spin those posts into fully-fledged articles.

If you decide that you want to write your own articles or find someone to write an article for your blog, you can use platforms like Squidoo to find your niche topics and Article Hub to find an expert to write an article for you.

Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of affiliate marketing. In case you’re not familiar, affiliate marketing is a type of marketing where a business pays commissions to people (called affiliates) who promote and sell their products or services. To be precise, in affiliate marketing, you don’t need to have thousands of visitors to your site to make money. In fact, you don’t need any visitors at all. You simply need to have a blog, sell a product that others are interested in, and earn a commission whenever someone clicks a product link (or buys a product that’s been promoted using a link).

To get started, you’ll first need to identify a product or service that you believe is useful or interesting to your audience. It should be noted that you don’t have to promote only one product or service to make money online. In fact, you can create a store that sells a variety of products from several brands. Simply locate a product or service that you think is valuable and then create an affiliate marketing page for it. On this page, you’ll place a link (called an “affiliate link“) to a product that you’ve found relevant to your audience. When someone clicks on this link and makes a purchase, you’ll earn a small commission.

Managing Your Blog’s Content In-house

If you decide that you want to handle the content of your blog yourself rather than use a third-party tool, you can do so with a little bit of technical know-how. To do this, you’ll need to register an account with a content management system (CMS) like WordPress or Joomla. Then, you’ll need to create an archive containing all of the blog’s content. This archive should be stored in a location that’s accessible to you and your web host so that they can provide you with backup copies in case your site’s files get damaged or deleted.

After you’ve stored the archive, you can use the WordPress or Joomla backend to browse and edit all of the content that you’ve collected. Doing this will give you full control over your blog’s content rather than having to log in to the blog’s front end to make changes. This is a crucial step in case you want to make changes to your blog’s content without risking the integrity of your site.

Top Tips For Hosting A Successful Blog

To host a successful blog, you need to follow a few simple yet effective tips. First, make sure that you have a solid foundation in place before you begin creating content for your blog. This means that you should have either a high-quality website or a blog that you intend to improve upon. From here, you can use the WordPress dashboard to set up your blog with a simple one-click integration between the two.

Then, you should consider what will make your blog stand out from the crowd. To begin with, make sure that your choice of word is precise and easy to understand. For example, instead of using the term “Web hosting” to describe what you do, use the exact phrase “blogging platform” to avoid any misunderstandings. Similarly, instead of using the term “social media” to describe your blog’s audience, use the phrase “digital community” to indicate your goal of connecting with people online.