Web Hosting For Dummies

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Host your own website or blog with this unique guide

If you'd like to make the leap from a hosted environment to a self-hosted service, this book is for you. You may be making the move from casual blogging to professional blogging. Or, you might already be self-hosting, but want a good guide to show you how to get more out of your plan. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this helpful book breaks down all the functions of web hosting for self-hosted users, from setting up ...

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Overview

Host your own website or blog with this unique guide

If you'd like to make the leap from a hosted environment to a self-hosted service, this book is for you. You may be making the move from casual blogging to professional blogging. Or, you might already be self-hosting, but want a good guide to show you how to get more out of your plan. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this helpful book breaks down all the functions of web hosting for self-hosted users, from setting up new e-mail accounts to backing up and securing your site, analyzing server logs, choosing a platform to install, and more.

  • Breaks down the functions of web hosting for new self-hosters, including casual bloggers who may be moving into professional blogging
  • Helps those who are already self-hosting maximize the services they are paying for
  • Offers a one-stop, complete resource on web hosting, rather than just a few chapters, as in many blogging books
  • Covers setting up and using e-mail accounts, working with FTP clients, backing up and securing sites, using cloud services, understanding domains and DNS, using built-in databases, and more

Web Hosting For Dummies helps you take charge of your own web hosting and having fun in the process!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118540572
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/6/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 446,962
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Pollock is a blogger, web host, and speaker who has addressed such groups as the Type-A Blogger's Conference and BlogWorld New Media Expo. He loves sharing what he's learned about web hosting, site security, and building websites. Find him at PeterPollock.com or on Twitter, @PeterPollock.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Web Hosting 7

Chapter 1: Explaining Web Hosting in Real-World Terms 9

Chapter 2: Evaluating Web Hosting Technologies 21

Part II: Getting to Know the Essential Services 37

Chapter 3: Using Hosted E-mail 39

Chapter 4: Managing Files 61

Chapter 5: Working with Databases — It’s Essential 77

Chapter 6: Protecting and Speeding Up Your Site by Understanding Logs 101

Chapter 7: Building Your Site Using Scripts 113

Part III: Managing Security and Access 121

Chapter 8: Taking Command of Website Security 123

Chapter 9: Decoding Domains and DNS 149

Chapter 10: Confi guring Advanced Functions in cPanel 181

Chapter 11: Managing Your Control Panel from a Mobile Device 191

Part IV: Knowing What to Do When Things Go Wrong 201

Chapter 12: Troubleshooting and Resolving Issues 203

Chapter 13: Moving to a New Host 211

Part V: Increasing Control with a Virtual Private Server or Dedicated Server 221

Chapter 14: Making the Right Technology Choices 223

Chapter 15: Keeping the Lid on Pandora’s Box with WebHost Manager 227

Chapter 16: Getting Down to the Command Line with Secure SHell 243

Part VI: The Part of Tens 261

Chapter 17: Ten Invaluable Free Apps 263

Chapter 18: Ten Things Your Host Won’t Help with (for Free) 269

Chapter 19: Ten Essential Online Resources 273

Part VII: Appendixes 283

Appendix A: Navigating Your Control Panel 285

Appendix B: Glossary 313

Index 319

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Great book for anyone who needs web hosting or has got it but ha

    Great book for anyone who needs web hosting or has got it but has no idea how to use what they've got.

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