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Web Hosting For Dummies

Web Hosting For Dummies

Peter Pollock

ISBN: 978-1-118-54057-2

May 2013

360 pages

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Description

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!

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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