Quick and Useful
Here’s a collection of useful information and links to help you decide if WordPress and compatible third party products are a good fit for your next project.
What is Hosting?
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Hosting is the activity or business of providing storage space and access for websites for a rental rate — much like leasing a car or renting an apartment. The hosting stops once payment stops or the agreement terms have been met. The hosting company usually provides the option to renew your lease at a set interval of monthly, quarterly, or annually.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. WordPress installation files are currently free to download, unlike a paid software like Microsoft Windows. However, installation, setup, and customization are paid expenses and should be managed by a knowledgable website developer.
What is Gravatar?
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is globally recognized because millions of people and websites use them. Most popular applications like WordPress have built-in support for Gravatar. When a user leaves a comment (with email) on a site that supports Gravatar, it pulls their Globally Recognized Avatar from Gravatar servers. Then that picture is shown next to the comment. This allows each commenter to have their identity through out the world wide web.