How do I start hosting on a MacBook?

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Please give me dummy step by step guidelines of what technology I need to download for a MacBook to start hosting my website, we already have an account but want to put up a new website as I am the new web designer for this year but I have no clue how to host. Please walk me through the whole process our account is under uctma (**** ****)

I need this website to be live as soon as possible please help

Bane

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asked Jan 26, 2015 in Shared Hosting by Bane
edited Jan 26, 2015 by AfriDude
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Hi Bane

There are many ways in which you can get your website up and running real quick. One of the recommeded ways is using WordPress to build your website. You don't need to download anything on your Mac when you have a hosting package with us. We do not do web development therefore we do not do support on web development. You can sign up for AfriDesign whereby an affiliated company will do your web development for you. Otherwise you can download video tutorials on how to build a website using WordPress. Please find below steps on how to install WordPress on your domain:

  1. Log onto cPanel
  2. Scroll down Software/Services
  3. Look for Softaculous and click on it.
  4. Choose any CMS that you would like to use or try WordPress.

AfriDesign Link: https://www.afrihost.com/site/product/afridesign?src=website_nav

Afrihost Team

Everything will be installed for you on the server and after the installation you will see a page with all the details you going to need to access the backend of the CMS where you will be building your website.

answered Jan 26, 2015 by AfriDude (43,930 points)
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If you're new to web development (or any software development) I highly recommend signing up with www.pluralsight.com or www.lynda.com. They provide excellent online video training courses in a whole range of software development fields. Lynda have better coverage of the design aspects (they're very strong on the Adobe products), while Pluralsight's strong point is programming. Both are excellent - I have subscriptions to both.

answered Jan 27, 2015 by PaulHMason (140 points)
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