This post originally appeared on the Pyxl Blog.


Web applications are everywhere, from Facebook to Instagram, Craigslist to Amazon, and they consume a majority of our Internet usage. Gone are the days of having applications that are tied to specific operating systems or platforms.  Web applications make interaction much more user-friendly by pushing data and interaction onto the web.  The question arises on how to not only get one of these applications made for your company, but how to make it successful.

You’ve decided you want to setup a site, or blog, or message board, or any number of web properties. You’ve picked your favorite CMS. You’ve decided on a topic for the site. You’ve picked or developed your theme. Now it’s time to stand the site up on a web host, but so…many…options. There are a few different ways you can approach picking a host depending on your needs, your skill set, and, of course, your budget.

I’ve been developing apps, software, and sites since my freshman year of high school. However, this WordPress theme you are seeing was found, downloaded, and installed from a simple Google search. This may seem counterintuitive given my background, until you consider all that’s involved in making a custom theme.

Hello world…the default first post of any WordPress blog, right?  But, did you know that hello world stems from development?