There is just such a large variance in the quality and pricing of webhosting. Unfortunately choosing a webhost for most people is a daunting task; IIS or Linux hosting?, cPanel or Plesk?, 5GB disk space or more? and the choices go on and on. I often get asked which webhost people should use for … [Read more...] about In Australia? Where to host your Website.
You may have a need to redirect all traffic to a domain onto another domain. As an example, I started out as a WordPress front-end-developer using my own name but business grew and so my trading name and domain changed. Luckily, the only technical knowledge you need in order to forward your visitors … [Read more...] about Easiest way to redirect a domain
For my students on the Diploma of Website Development (ICA50611) course, the slides below show a very simplistic example of how a Webhost makes your Website available on the Internet. In the slides I've illustrated cPanel as the Website management software/hosting control panel as this is most … [Read more...] about What Webhosts do
We live in a world of acronyms. Email of course is a short-form of its full name which is Electronic Mail. With Email there are many acronyms and abbreviated technology names such as POP, IMAP, SMTP and so on. Two Email (and DNS) related acronyms are well worth knowing about and using are SPF and … [Read more...] about What the heck are SPF and DKIM records?
A number of my clients to whom I provide one-on-one WordPress tutorials have urged me to make more instructional WordPress videos. Well, here we go. The video below shows how to create a MySQL database in cPanel as well as add a new user and assign the correct permissions to the database. These … [Read more...] about How to create a database for WordPress in cPanel
For my main WordPress Services Website I use VPS hosting. Specifically the virtual server uses Cpanel, WHM and Parallels Power Panel. This morning, upon logging in to WHM there were various updates to apply which I did. Upon performing a Graceful Server Reboot in WHM I received the following error … [Read more...] about Fix Database Problems on WHM Update
Yes, I normally Blog about WordPress but today we turn our attention to installing Joomla on Hostgator shared Hoasting. The latest version of Joomla can easily be run on Hostgator but there are a few changes that are needed. You could use Fantastico but this will install a superseded/old version of … [Read more...] about How to install Joomla 3.x on Hostgator
I've used FileZilla, the FTP client software, for many years and love it. As a WordPress Website designer I'm constantly moving files using FTP and FileZilla just works brilliantly. There are other good FTP clients out there such as Cyberduck and FireFTP (an addon for Mozilla Firefox) but I haven't … [Read more...] about How to show a password stored in FileZilla
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is super-duper awesome. I use AWS to administer Route53 (DNS hosting), CloudFront (CDN) and S3 (mainly storing offsite backups) for various client WordPress Websites, as well my own. Through AWS Internet Access Management (IAM) it's possible to add people to manage all or … [Read more...] about How to – AWS IAM permissions & Route 53