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    Shared Hosting and WordPress Shared Hosting and WordPress Presentation Transcript

    • Shared Hosting
      and
      WordPress
      Presented by Al Davis
    • 2
      What we will cover
      What is Shared Hosting?
      Why use Shared Hosting?
      What to look for
      Things you should know
      Hints on how to pick a provider
      How to set up WordPress- 4 different methods
      How to migrate a site
    • 3
      What is Shared Hosting?
      Many websites reside on a web server connected to the Internet.Each site sits on its own partition, or section, of the server to keep it seperate from other sites.
      This is generally the most economical option for hosting , as many people share the overall cost of server maintenance.
      - Wikipedia
    • 4
      Why Shared Hosting?
      Cost Effective
      The cost of servers, internet connectivity, maintenance and manpower is shared over many customers.
      The cost to run a server in a secure, redundant environment can easily run to tens of thousands of dollars per month.
      Run your business, not your technology
      Shared Hosting allows you to focus on running your business, not learning how to run a web server.
      All told, it’s the simplest way to have a website, ideal for small businesses.
    • 5
      What is required?
      Minimum requirements for WordPress
      Version 3.1
      • PHP version 4.3
      • MySQL version 4.1.2
      Version 3.2 (released July 4)
      • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
      • MySQl version 5.0 or greater
    • 6
      Things you should know
      But providers don’t tell you
      All that storage and bandwidth?...You’re never going to use it all.
      Text is cheap ... but pictures and video will kill your storage
      FTP Access...never needs to be capped
      Email storage...shouldn’t be bundled up
      MSAccess...is simply wrong. Don’t use it for your website. Ever. And I mean ever!!!!
    • 7
      Things you should look for
      From a hosting provider
      Call support
      How long did it take to talk to a live person?
      Do they even have live support?
      Call when you are nost likely to be working on your site...calling at 10 am when you are going to be working at 7pm will not give you an accurate idea
      Ask to be transferred to the sales department
      How was that experience?
      Did sales know why you were transferred?
      Don’t get locked in
      Don’t commit for any more than 12 months maximum.
    • 8
      Installing WordPress
      4 different methods
      One-Click Installer
      FTP
      SSH
      Using a plug-in
    • 9
      One-Click Installer
      What is it?
      An application that installs software for the end user (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc.)
      Why Use it?
      Simple to use
      Fast
      Why Not to use it
      No control of what is installed
      No control of how it is installed
      Can be tough to go back and change the installation
    • 10
      One-Click Installer
    • 11
      One-Click Installer
    • 12
      One-Click Installer
    • 13
      FTP
      What is FTP?
      Stands for File Transfer Protocol
      Fancy way of saying “moving files from your computer to the server via the internet”
      What do you need?
      FTP Client. There are many out there for Windows and Mac—some are even free
      Why use FTP?
      Fine control over what is installed When you’ve uploaded your files, you get to use the famous 5-minute install for WP
      Why NOT to use FTP
      Can be slow depending upon your Internet connection Requires greater technical knowledge than One-Click Need to set up your own database for WP to work
    • 14
      FTP
    • 15
      FTP
    • 16
      FTP
    • 17
      FTP
    • 18
      FTP
    • 19
      FTP
    • 20
      FTP
    • 21
      FTP
    • 22
      FTP
    • 23
      FTP
    • 24
      SSH
      What is SSH?
      Stands for Secure Shell
      Fancy way of saying “A secure channel to connect to your web server space.” Command line based ( Advanced users)
      What do you need?
      Command Line Tool- PuTTY – Windows Terminal - Mac
      Why use SSH?
      Much faster than FTP Guarantees you always get the latest version of WordPress
      Why NOT to use SSH?
      Not all hosting providers offer full access (unable to connect to other sites) Requires greater technical knowledge Requires command line use
    • 25
      SSH
    • 26
      SSH
      wget http://wordpress.org/latest.zip
    • 27
      SSH
      unzip latest.zip
    • 28
      SSH
      • Move all the files out of the wordpress folder
      cp –rf ./wordpress/* ./
      • Delete downloaded files
      rmlatest.zip
      rm –rfwordpress/
    • 29
      SSH
      Edit wp-config-sample.phpthen save it as wp-config.php
    • 30
      SSH
      Navigate to yourdomain.com/wp-admin
    • 31
      Backup Buddy
      What is Backup Buddy?
      A WordPress plugin developed by ithemes ( www.ithemes.com)
      Like getting 3 plugins in one Installations Backups Migration tool
      Why use Backup Buddy?
      Allows you to develop locally, deploy to a web server Takes all of your themes, custom CSS, plugins, content over in one smooth move
      Why NOT to use Backup Buddy?
      No custom installation of WordPress
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      Backup Buddy
    • 33
      Backup Buddy
      Navigate to domain/importbuddy.php
      after you have FTP’ed the backup file and
      he import file to your webserver space
    • 34
      Backup Buddy
    • 35
      Backup Buddy
    • 36
      Backup Buddy
    • 37
      Backup Buddy
    • 38
      Backup Buddy
    • 39
      Backup Buddy
      Everything is moved over to the new server, including plug-ins!!
    • Questions?
    • Contact Me
      aldavis@aldavis.org
      Skype adavis3105
      Twitter- @adavis3105
    • Thank you
      Matt is up next, I promise…