FAQ

I would like to start my own blog. How can I do that?

Please checkout my step-by-step tutorial guide. You can start with step 1 here.

 

I’m having issues installing my blog, can you help me?

I offer a free blog installation if you sign up with a small orange. Complete this form here.

 

What’s the difference between a blog and a website?

Both are the same however a blog is a feature on a website that allows you to publish content for readers. A website may offer a particular purpose such as ecommerce or a game or business overview whereas a blog offers fresh content as much as you wish to post. Some blogs post dozens of articles every day or once a week. A blog is usually built using a content management platform such as WordPress whereas a website may be built using coding languages.

 

What is web hosting and why do I need it?

Web hosting is the facility that stores and delivers your web content to visitors to yourdomain.com. Every website needs to use the service of a web host to store their files before visitors can start arriving. You can think of a web host like a shop front for a supermarket. Before you can sell your products you need a piece of land or a commercial building to start selling. You don’t necessarily need to use one particular building if there is many available, you can pick whichever one suits you best.

A high quality web hosting is very important when starting a blog and I recommend one of the best in my tutorial.

 

Do I have to register my domain with a hosting company?

You don’t have too if you don’t want but usually buying web hosting with a hosting company will allow you to get a free domain name. If you choose to buy a domain yourself then you’ll need to get help connecting this to your web hosting provider.

 

I already own a domain name, do I need to use A Small Orange?

As mentioned earlier you must use a web host to host your website. You don’t necessarily need to use A Small Orange but it’s definitely the company I recommend as it’s the most affordable and reputable hosting company online.

 

How can I setup email such as myname@mydomain.com?

You can checkout my detailed guide here.

 

Where can I get copyright free photos for my blog posts?

There are many different options available to you. You can’t simply go to Google Images and download a photo and reupload this on your blog as it may be copyrighted by another company. This can be bothersome for you if you receive a copyright complaint. OneĀ of the best resources for finding copyright free images are Flickr.
How can I get help with my blog?

Please contact me via my contact form here.