So you want to setup a website or a blog and you’re looking at options for web platforms to build it on. Fire Dragon Hosting recommends that you choose the open source platform for building much more than a website but a platform you can build your future on, and our recommended choice is the self-hosted version of WordPress from www.wordpress.org for your website needs now and into the future.
WordPress is known as a great blogging program, for those of you looking to setup a simple blog the free hosted version from www.wordpress.com is a great place to head over to and set one up. On the other hand if you’re looking to have a website be much more than simply a place to place to have your voice heard and get comments from people on the a self-hosted version of the most popular blogging software is for you.
What can WordPress do for you? It can be a simple blog like this http://www.littleillusions.com/ which is used to chronicle the events leading up to a marathon. Or you can use it as an e-commerce store like this http://www.nomadarchery.ca/ which is used to sell custom handmade bows. You can even use it for more complex project such as this http://www.carrickhouse.net/ which has additional users available and subsections in it. And finally as a simple website to promote your business like this http://www.creativeorder.ca/ pretty much you can use WordPress as anything you like.
There are thousands of plug-ins available for WordPress to help you convert it into any use you may want, like photo galleries, news aggregators, web directories, article collections, promotions, sales the list goes on.
WordPress is also very simple to setup and operate, on a good hosting provider you should even be able to set it up with just a few mouse clicks though you user control panel. And in a short period of time you will be on your way to having a great WordPress website to promote yourself, your business or products.