I have put together a free ebook on configuring WordPress called Bulletproof Blogging with WordPress (pdf, 2.1MB). This ebook is aimed at someone who is new to WordPress and is hosting their own blog for the first time.
Most of the information in Bulletproof Blogging with WordPress comes from my blog posts, here on TaB, but there is a good amount of new information too, like a comparison of five different hosting companies, that I consider good solutions for a new self-hosted blog.
This ebook is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution license, so you are free to share and redistribute it, if you would like. A link back to this page would be appreciated.
Bulletproof Blogging with WordPress (pdf, 2.1MB)