How to Host Your WordPress Site on a Dedicated Email Server
If you’re looking to launch your own online store, whether it’s selling your own handmade goods or affiliate products, you’ll need a reliable way to send email newsletters to your customers. In this article, we’ll share with you the simplest steps to getting started with a dedicated email server for your WordPress site.
Choose A Hosting Company
Before you begin setting up your email server, you’ll need to decide which hosting company you’re going to use. There are several benefits to using a dedicated email host like Mailchimp or HubSpot. First, they provide you with all the tools you need to build your email list – from welcome email campaigns to automated email follow-ups to grow your business. Second, they provide you with a reliable place to store and send all your emails. And finally, they give you the ability to track the opens, clicks, and delivery rates of your emails.
Once you’ve decided which hosting service to use, it’s time to install WordPress. To do this, visit the WordPress website and click on the Get Started button. In the next step, you’ll be directed to the WordPress installation where you can choose an install option that suits you.
If you choose the free option, you’ll need to install the WordPress software first and then create a login and a password for the site. After these are set up, you can continue with the installation process. Once your WordPress is installed, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Create A Free Account With A Domain Name
While WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) available, it’s not the only one. There are several others like Joomla, Drupal, and Magento that you can use to build your website.
One benefit of hosting your website on a dedicated email server is the ability to have a custom domain name. This means that instead of using a.com,.net, or.org top-level domain (TLD), you can use a custom domain name that you want to own. For example, if you have a shop that sells sportswear, you could create a domain name such as sportswear.shopping for your site.
To get started with a custom domain, visit the Hosting Provider’s website and click on the Get Started button. In the next step, you’ll be directed to the purchase section where you can choose a plan that suits you.
Purchase A Dedicated IP
Next, you’ll need to purchase a dedicated IP from your internet service provider. A dedicated IP is a unique IP address that is reserved for your use and can’t be used by any other person or business. You’ll need to ensure that you purchase a static IP from a reputable company in order to prevent IP conflicts when using a shared host.
To get started, visit your internet service provider’s website and click on the Get Started button. In the next step, you’ll be directed to the purchase section where you can choose a plan that suits you.
Install PHP And MySql
Now that you have a dedicated IP and a web hosting account, it’s time to download and install the LAMP stack – short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. You’ll need to run MySQL on your server in order to create and maintain databases. You can download the LAMP stack from the WordPress website where you downloaded WordPress itself. Once the WordPress software is installed, you can set up a database and log in with the default credentials (username: root; password: root)
If you already have MySQL installed and running on your server, you can skip down to the Configure Email Hosting section where you can enter your database details.
You’ll also need to install PHP to handle the sending of emails and to connect with your MySQL database. To do this, visit the PHP website and click on the Download button for the version that suits you (most versions are available for free).
Once the PHP download is complete, you can set up your server with the control panel you’ll find in the downloaded archive. In the Control Panel, you’ll want to create a new site and give it a memorable name like shopping, sales, or service. In the Site Setup section, you can choose a free DNS service like GoDaddy to save you the time and effort of having to remember IP addresses for your site when you send out emails.
Configure Email Hosting
Now that you have PHP and MySQL installed, it’s time to configure your email host to work with WordPress. First, you’ll want to log in to your email account and remember your password as you’ll need it to configure your email host. Once you’re logged in, you can click on the Settings button and then on the Email Subscribers tab. From here, you can update your settings like so:
- Confirm New Subscribers: check this if you want to confirm email address submissions before they’re activated (most hosts will do this automatically for you)
- Automatically Follow Up With New Subscribers: set this to either “Yes” or “No” (most hosts will do this automatically for you)
- Stop Processing Subscribers: check this if you don’t want to automatically follow up with new subscribers (most hosts will do this automatically for you)
Once you’ve made changes to your Email Subscribers settings, it’s time to test your setup. To do this, click on the Send test email button, enter a subject for the email, and then type out an email message. Once you’ve verified that the email was received by clicking on the received button, you can move on to the next step.
Create A WordPress Account
You’ll now want to create a WordPress email account for the site. To do this, navigate to the WordPress Dashboard and click on the Settings button in the top right corner. In the next step, you’ll be prompted to enter your email address and password. Don’t worry, we won’t spam you – we’ll only use your email address to send you important information you need to know about your site. Once you’re logged in to your WordPress account, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Set Up Your WordPress Mailboxes And Account
After you’ve logged in to your WordPress account and set up a password, it’s time to set up your email inboxes for the site. To do this, click on the Settings button in the top right corner of the dashboard. In the next step, you’ll be presented with a blank Mailboxes page where you can either add existing email boxes or add a new one. To add a new email box, click on the Add Mailbox button and then enter a name for the box (such as Customer Support) and choose a hosting plan that suits you. If you’ve already added an email box, you can use the drop-down menu to choose the type of emails you receive (example: Marketing or General).
Once you’ve added the email you want to use, it’s time to test your new settings by sending out an email to yourself. Once you’ve verified that the email was delivered successfully, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Create Your First Blog Post
Unless you have several blog posts already, it’s time to write your first blog post for the site. To do this, click on the Posts button on the navigation bar. From here, you can either choose to add a new post or edit an existing one. If you want to add a new post, click on the Add New button and then fill out the form with a catchy blog title and the text you want to include.
Once you’ve filled out the form, it’s time to preview your post. To do this, click the Preview button on the right side of the editor. Once you’ve verified that the preview looks good, you can click on the Publish button to post the blog article on your site.
Congratulations! You’ve just launched your very own WordPress site and email newsletter. As you can see from the example above, it’s not that hard to get started. Having your own site gives you the ability to control the information that is displayed and the ease of having a constantly available source of information. While there are many free blogging platforms like Blogger, you’ll want to invest in a good CMS to take your blogging to the next level. WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) available and is completely free. If you’re looking for a CMS to help you build your business, you can’t go wrong with WordPress.