WordPress.com gave me the basic idea of what it means to own a blog. I needed more options and the freedom to design my blog the way I wanted it. I decided to host the blog myself, hence the need to register my own domain. I registered alltopstartups at dynadot.com. I settled on alltopstartups.com because my focus has always been on top startups in the news at all times. I have always been curious to know what makes a great startup, especially what those startups are doing differently that others are not doing.
Once the domain was ready, I needed a hosting space to make blogging possible on my own. I tried a couple of hosting services and finally settled on bytehost.com. I like their service and am still working with them. Bytehost allowed me to add my newly purchased domain. I subsequently changed the name servers of my domain at dynadot with that of bytehost.
Bytehost allows users to upload their own files or choose from their multiple cms packages. I used their script installer for my wordpress installation as shown below.
After the successful installation of wordpress, it was easy to install the plugins and the theme I prefer with bytehost’s ftp file manager. Most of the plugins I use are found in this list . And I found this useful when searching for my theme.