Have you noticed how software authors and online service providers are very clear about where their responsibility begins and ends? I don’t fault them. It’s good business to be clear. But it doesn’t help a user that’s struggling to figure out what to do. The WordPress install itself is extremely easy BUT it depends on having a place to install it! I’ve had dozens of clients come to me because they simply didn’t know what to do. 5 minutes on the phone and I could hear their shoulders relax and their pulse slow down. In this post I’ll tackle the basics of getting ready to install WordPress – the stuff you should know and do before you even download and install WordPress.