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Wordpress vs Premium Website Builder

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2013-10-03 9:54 am EST

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I'm trying to create a website for the first time and see that you recommend WordPress, but also have a program called Premium Website Builder. Could you summarize the difference between these two briefly please?

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re wordpress: I downloaded WordPress yesterday, using my domain name URL for the installation, but when I type my domain name plus /wp-admin as per the tutorial for logging in I get a page called Index of /wp-admin - a long list of files and not a login page or what I imagined would be the dashboard. Please advise, thanks.
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2013-10-03 09:57 am EST

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2013-10-03 10:11 am EST
Hello MagWitch,

Just a bit of additional information for you. Wordpress may have a bit more of a learning curve, but is much much more powerful and expandable. Some of the largest sites in the world use WordPress, over 60% of the top 1 million sites use it.

As for your Wordpress wp-admin issue, that happens when a folder is missing the index file. It should not happen with a standard WordPress install. I am happy to check into that for you, if you would not mind commenting back with the domain name, I could go ahead and do that.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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thanks for these answers - I'll stick with Wordpress. The domain name is I appreciate you looking into it.
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2013-10-03 11:22 am EST



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2013-10-03 10:05 am EST
The Premium Website Builder is made to be extremely basic and limits to specific templates. While it is made to get a website up quickly, it is very limited in design elements and functionality. Wordpress is a free open source software that is used worldwide and has as much or little functionality as you want to get from it.

The premium website builder is made more for a very small site for beginners whereas Wordpress ranges from beginner to advanced depending on your knowledge and will scale with you over time.

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Hello Magwitch,

The .htaccess for your primary domain had a rule in it that was causing this to occur.

I made a new .htaccess file in the folder for, and the site started working.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

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2013-10-03 12:18 pm EST
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