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Reliable hosting for your website

So you have an excellent idea for a website? You are already dreaming of making money hand over fist. The online checkout cash register is ringing. Well, before you can start counting that money, you are going to need a reliable place to host your site. While this might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of starting your Internet empire, it may very well be one of the most important. Your website host is responsible for being the rock on which your Internet business is built.

If you pick a company that is down constantly and provides a slow, lazy experience to your customers, you can bet your decision will affect your bottom line sooner rather than later. That’s why you need to make an educated choice when you pick your host. Fortunately, there are resources out there like website hosting from Network Solutions to help take some of the guesswork out of the process.

Reliable hosting can be hard to find. Let’s face the facts here. Every company is going to tell you up front that their hosting is reliable and efficient. We all know that is not always the case, however. Network Solutions is a good place to start to get the real lowdown on the website hosting that you need to make your Internet business dreams a reality.

Things to remember before you build your own website!

Owning a website is something you can either take seriously or jokingly. LOL, I mean, you have to decide if you’ll really put attention to it or if it’s just for fun. You see, not everyone blogs or build up websites just for one but there are some! Most of them are beginners. However, if you want to take your dreams of having a website into a higher level, then these tips will help you. So before you make a website…

1. Always plan things out, choose the main topic of your website!

There are personal blogs, commercial websites and so on. You’ve got to choose one of these IF YOU REALLY WANT the real thing. Random blogs/websites aren’t bad though, since that’s why there’s an option for you to categorize things (especially with WordPress). It will be good if you also decide on what the website contents will be so you won’t have a hard time updating!

2. Who will host your website?

Since I talked about hosting in my previous post, I hope you had read that. Think of where you will host your website, will you go with free hosting or high end hosting? Well, it’s up to you. But doing so always think of how important it will be to you  – the uptime, the services and the clients or readers.

3. What domain or website name?

Think of a name that rings a bell! I mean, a name that will leave a mark in readers’ mind and a domain name that is not hard to remember. Two-Worded domains are more likely than three to five worded domains since they’re pretty confusing!

4. What platform will be using?

There is WordPress and then also Blogspot. Joomla is to check too, there are many CMS to use and try. I prefer WordPress though if it’s for blogging! Choose what suits you and what you feel will help you in managing your website content, not confuse you!

5. Who will read your website content?
Of course, think of your readers and visitors. They’re one of the main ingredient to keep your website running! If you’ve got boring contents instead of fun ones and informative ones then that’s a problem. They are important if you want to make a name online, so, put up a website with useful contents for everyone!

Well, til here! I hope this helps you and feel free to share your tips and thoughts about this matter 🙂

Backup your website through cPanel

hi, i have a self hosted blog for few months, would it be okay it ask your idea on how i can back up my blog? thanks in advance – thoughts of a sahm

Hi there! I appreciate your comment a lot, thank you! It helped me have this idea of sharing of how to make a backup of your website through cPanel.

Backup-ing is really important. In fact, right now the person who just commented reminded me that I haven’t made my very own backups! Oh no! Haha, but I guess I’ll work on it when I have time.

Moving on, here’s how we will make our site backups through cPanel:

1. First, login your cPanel. Then just look for “Backup Wizard”. It can usually be found within “Files” section. Or to make your life easier, press key CTRL then press key F then type the words “backup wizard” it will high light where the text is, thus leading you to the tool to be used.

Backup Wizard - Files

2. Then click the link, it will lead you to another interface. In the second interface you’ll notice that there are two options, backup and also restore. Since we’re making backups, we choose backup!

 

Backup or Restore?

Yes if you’re wondering, this tool also manages restorations of the backups to be made 🙂

3. Click “Backup” then you will be taken here:

 

Generate Backup

In this phase, you can choose your backup destination. The default is Home Directory, it’s a drop down so you choose. Then you can also choose if there will be an email to you if the backup process is done. Once it is done, you will find a .tar.gz file which can be restored using Backup Wizard too. Hope this helps you 🙂 Feel free to ask me if you are confused!

*On another note, some hosting websites disable Backup Wizard in their cPanel. The reason behind this is sometimes, their backups eat up a lot of space, especially if your website is a big time website XD