Hosting providers have taken to providing a quick and dirty app creation tool. You can configure WordPress instances in minutes. This beats downloading the sourcecode, unpacking it, transferring it, connecting to a database, etc. But the deal comes with limitations or added junk (bloatware) your hosting provider, in its infinite wisdom, considers “essential.”

Do the quick installs have a purpose? Yes. That said, do not use an easy install for a production site! In the video below, we explore the options provided by two hosting companies: BlueHost and 1&1. See the video above to get the skinny.