Does Enbecom support WordPress?

What is WordPress?

WordPress is one of the world's most well known website development and Content Management System (CMS) platforms.  It can be used to create great websites which can be managed easily - and it's also known for its easy to use WooCommerce add-on for creating your own online shop.  It has a wide range of free and paid-for plugins available for it, to carry out a wide range of functions.  Plus, for the coders out there, it's possible to build custom functionality.  One recent project was a car buying website which had a direct interface with DVLA (UK car registration) data.

How easy is WordPress to set up and use?

Setting up WordPress is easy.

Two popular setup methods are:

  • WordPress installer within your Enbecom hosting account.  This just needs a few clicks and minimal information in order to get a fully-working WordPress website up and running in just a few minutes.  It also can help you keep the site's software up to date - more on that later.
  • Downloading the installation files and uploading them manually to your hosting space.  Many WordPress users prefer to install the platform this way, as it allows for the upload of specific builds of WordPress, pre-modified databases, add-on modules etc.

In either case, WordPress makes use of a MySQL database within your hosting account to store content and settings.

Day to day management of content and settings is user-friendly with a great administrative system built in.

There is plenty of guidance and videos on the web to help you on your way to building a great website.

Does Enbecom web hosting support WordPress?

Absolutely.  In fact, it's the most popular CMS installed on our hosting and we have a specific easy install and management tool within our hosting accounts for it.  We recommend WP6G, our dedicated WordPress hosting.

The latest supported PHP versions are available on your hosting account (7.3 to 8.0 at the time of writing) as well as all of the minimum required PHP modules and some of the more advanced ones.  If you need a specific PHP module, you can make a special request via your Enbecom Account and we will see what we can do.

Can I move an existing WordPress website to Enbecom?

Yes - and in some cases we will do all the transfer work for you, for free.  In any case it needs to be up to date, malware free and able to run on a modern, supported version of PHP.  It also needs to be freely transferrable - some WordPress hosts or developers may restrict what you can transfer away from them.  See our transfers page for more details.

Any other tips?

If you're looking to get started quickly with a fantastic design, take a look at Template Monster's wonderful range of WordPress themes.  We may earn a small commission on each sale from there, however if you don't like the look of what you see at TM, there are other template libraries on the web.  Make sure your chosen theme/template is compatible with what you want to use it for, e.g. e-commerce, appointment booking, contact forms etc.  Also, do check for compatibility with the latest version of WordPress.

As with all website platforms, security vulnerabilities are found from time to time.  Occasionally they can be very serious and risk total destruction of your site and theft of personal data.  To help prevent your site being compromised (hacked), it's vital that you keep WordPress itself plus any add-on modules up to date with new versions when they are released - and take regular full backups of your site.  We offer a Managed Updates service for WordPress websites but with time and the necessary skills, you can keep a site updated by yourself.  It's also possible to get WordPress itself and many plugins to auto-update but this needs careful consideration before enabling it, because updates can occasionally break websites and - depending on how often you monitor your site - it may be some time before you notice a problem caused by an automatic update.

How do I get started?

Take a look at WP6G, our dedicated WordPress hosting.  Once your hosting account is set up, visit your hosting account to either use the great WordPress management tools or find out the SFTP details for manual uploads.  Get in touch with us if you need any support.

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