the most common and most inexpensive way to host a wordpress site on the web is through shared hosting getting web space on a shared hosting server is a little like renting a hotel room or an apartment it's cheap and flexible but you may run into trouble with the neighbors and price often reflects service and location when you get a shared hosting plan your allotted a predefined volume of hard drive space on the server in addition you're allowed to use a certain amount of RAM processing power and in and out traffic on that server the space RAM processing power and traffic is shared among the different people and companies who rent space on this server that means if you're lucky and you're placed in a good part of town with polite neighbors you won't have any trouble with your site on the other hand if you're placed in a bad part of town where the neighbors or more precisely their websites are large poorly maintained or are extremely popular they're bad management or hogging of resources will negatively impact the performance of your site don't let this dissuade you from using shared hosting though for most sites a mid to high-level shared hosting account with any of the more reputable shared hosting providers will be more than enough and if you run into trouble along the way you can either ask the host to move you to a new server or upgrade to a better plan a membership to linda.com unlocks this entire course and hundreds of others visit linda.com to learn more .
This tutorial is a single movie from the Installing and Running WordPress: Shared Hosting course presented by lynda.com author Morten Rand-Hendriksen. This 27-minute course shows how to set up a self-hosted WordPress-powered site on a shared hosting service.
1. Introduction to Shared Hosting
2. Configuring the Server
3. Setting Up WordPress