Create Your Own Website

Now, that you have a domain name, a web host, and the nameservers set, you can begin.

The following assumes that you are setting up a WordPress site with CPanel enabled hosting on a Linux server. If you need hosting, syphonsoft provides this type of hosting.

  • syphonsoft Web Hosting

This guide can still be useful to others that are setting up non-Wordpress/CPanel/Linux sites, but you will have to know what to skip and what to leave in of the following.

Just follow these instructions

First, go into your sites, Cpanel console,, authenticate, login, OK.

Set up mail, Mail, Email Accounts, create new email address, password, password (again), Mailbox quota – select unlimited checkbox, Create Account.

Home, Mail, SpamAssassin™, Enable SpamAssassin, Enable Spam Box

Home, Software / Services, Fantastico De Luxe

WordPress, New Installation,

Go to your website and log in to WordPress,, use the username and password that you specified

Set up your User profile, OK.

I’ll leave the Editor or IDE of your choice up to you. There are too many good and bad ones out there for me to put in my two cents.

Download or open PuTTY a free SSH Client, login to

FTP to using your FTP Client of choice. Mine favorite FTP Client is a feature of the Total Commander is shareware, please purchase a license if you find useful.

Thesis or other theme. It is strongly encouraged that you purchase Thesis from an affiliate and use this as you default customizable WordPress theme.

Rename custom-example directory to custom

Plugins, download and install the following plugins and optional and/or other plugins from the thousands that are available for free on the WordPress plugins site:
(See the links below for specific documentation on installation and configuration instructions.)

Thesis specific plugins:

Security Tweaks, configure any or all of the following to enhance the security of your WordPress site, top 10 security tweaks.

Favicon, create one with an ideal image using Favicon Generator.

  • favicon

Disclaimer – This is how you would set up a website, as described by myself, you will find a thousand different ways, just google it.

Read my previous article about the 3 easy steps to setting up a website.
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I live in Austin the capital of Texas and the self proclaimed “Music Capital of the World” with my lovely wife Jenny and our two beautiful children: our son Garrett, and our daughter Grace. We enjoy being together as a family and with other family in the area. We like to try new food and go to our favorite restaurants. We enjoy travel and try to go to an exciting new place every year, as well as visiting existing favorite locations. I also enjoy pursuing passions such as photography. My wife and I love music and listen to Austin musicians and touring bands as much as we are able to now with the little ones. Volunteer work for SXSW and Old Settlers Music Festival. I operate a consulting business, doing freelance business as Matthew Comer and syphonsoft Web Hosting. I have several projects and long-term clients. I perform consulting to the State of Texas as a Catalog Information Systems Vendor (CISV) and can be found on the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) Vendor ID: 1205325509200. I am a business man and aspiring entrepreneur at heart. I operate several small businesses, Freeman Properties Property Management Company as well as other businesses listed on this site. I am currently employed as a contractor with Titan Solutions providing consulting for IBM. I work on a great team in the PartnerWorld Business Partner portal as a part of the IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) with the IBM Global Channel Enablement (CE) division. I started my seventh consecutive year-long contract in December of 2010. I am doing some amazing work on this team. I had built a system in which editors on the team can create and maintain HTML pages using an XML/XSL integrated WebSphere system. This allows the users to create pages much more easily. I enjoy the work, this is the best work of my career. This system is being sunset and we are migrating our systems to various internal CMS systems. I have taken on a new role of Content Manager for my growing team of India resources. I assign tasks and manage schedules on a daily basis. I am not looking for further employment at this point, but I am always open to hearing about other opportunities. If you are an employer or headhunter and know of a great working remotely employment opportunity that may be a really good fit that closely matches my skill-set, then please view my résumé. However, know that I am not actively looking for new employment, nor would I likely accept other employment at this time. If you are interested in hiring me as an independent consultant, contractor, web developer/designer to develop your website; or to redevelop and rethink your website, as my specialty is redeveloping and maintaining existing sites, then please contact me.
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