Web Hosting For Dummies
By Peter Pollock
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: April 2013
Pages: 360

Learn to:

  • Interpret web hosting terms, domains, and DNS
  • Choose the right platform to install
  • Use built-in databases and new e-mail accounts
  • Work with FTP clients, use cloud services, and back up yoursite

Ready to take the plunge into web hosting? Learn how to do ityourself!

Thinking about hosting your own website or blog? Or have youalready signed up with a service and want to be sure you're gettingeverything you paid for? This guide to web hosting shares whatPeter Pollock learned the hard way, so you don't have to make hismistakes. Learn the secrets of web hosting, showcase your site, andget your money's worth.

  • What it means — find out what goes into web hosting andunderstand the different technologies
  • Some practical stuff — discover the advantages of hostede-mail and the different ways to upload and download files
  • Databases and logs — choose a database technology andlearn to protect and speed up your site with information fromlogs
  • Essential security — protect your visitors with SSLcertificates and secure your site by locking up the SSH
  • It's your domain — enhance your site with creative use ofyour domain name, subdomains, and add-on domains
  • When there's a glitch — recognize common problems and findout how to resolve them
  • About control — gain more of it by using a virtual privateserver or dedicated server
  • Calling all geeks — make the most of command-line accessif you have it

Open the book and find:

  • How your website is like a store
  • Tips on matching services to your needs
  • A guide to choosing a server
  • Advice on managing your database
  • How scripts can make life easier
  • Things to consider when sharing a server
  • When you might want to change hosts
  • Ten useful, free apps
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