Work with FTP clients, use cloud services, and back up your site
Ready to take the plunge into web hosting? Learn how to do it yourself!
Thinking about hosting your own website or blog? Or have you already signed up with a service and want to be sure you're getting everything you paid for? This guide to web hosting shares what Peter Pollock learned the hard way, so you don't have to make his mistakes. Learn the secrets of web hosting, showcase your site, and get your money's worth.
What it means — find out what goes into web hosting and understand the different technologies
Some practical stuff — discover the advantages of hosted e-mail and the different ways to upload and download files
Databases and logs — choose a database technology and learn to protect and speed up your site with information from logs
Essential security — protect your visitors with SSL certificates and secure your site by locking up the SSH
It's your domain — enhance your site with creative use of your domain name, subdomains, and add-on domains
When there's a glitch — recognize common problems and find out how to resolve them
About control — gain more of it by using a virtual private server or dedicated server
Calling all geeks — make the most of command-line access if you have it