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Old 05-09-2012, 07:11 PM
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One Click Install vs Download - Wordpress

As far as which version of WordPress to begin a blog, which do you prefer?

1) the one-click install offered by your host.

2) Download and Install WordPress yourself.

And why?
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:15 PM
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All average users would of course prefer one click install, and most expert users would as well as long as it is up to date.

Softaculous for cPanel updates Wordpress in a matter of days.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:37 PM
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Self install for sure.

Self Install WordPress vs Hosting Install of WordPress

You are probably asking why would you want to bother to learn how to self install WordPress when your hosting package has a one click button to do it for you. Well, here’s some reasons (from past experience):

•You don’t know what version of WordPress the hosting’s one click button will install.

WordPress is constantly improving it’s security. Quite often the one click install buttons at your hosting company are not kept as up to date as if you had gone to the WordPress site and picked up a copy yourself.

•You don’t know what features the hosting company has disabled.

Especially as a new blogger, you won’t know what features come with WordPress and which of those features the hosting company has disabled.

•Some make it difficult to backup the database and your WordPress files.

Another mystery why they would do this, but it does happen. One should not rely on the web hosting to backup your site as you never know when they do it. You could have spent a whole day tweaking your WordPress blog and adding content and then a few hours later the web server crashes. If this happens between the web hosts last backup and their next one, all your work is lost if you have not backed up the site yourself.

With a self installed instance of WordPress you will have all the features that come with WordPress, be able to backup the database and backup your WordPress files.
Self Install WordPress
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:38 PM
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I always use option 2 dont know why i just always do. I like to set up my own restrictions on the DB's and passwords
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:57 AM
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One Click Installers seem like a no brainer nowadays.

Even if the version is out of date you can just update it from within the CMS.

You can install it yourself if you want more control on the database etc. as Tigrrr said! Although even with a one click most hosts will allow you to modify database passwords and access levels anyway!
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:01 AM
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It does not matter. Except if you are doing multi language site. Fantastico does not put UTF8 collation for database when you install scripts from it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:39 AM
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One click install but if its a paid plugin or theme, its required to upload it through ftp.
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