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WordCamp Miami Beginner's Workshop (3/23) - Domain Names, etc.

WordCamp Miami Beginner's Workshop (3/23) - Domain Names, etc.

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    • Domain Names, Hosting, WordPress .ORG vs .COM David Bisset @dimensionmedia WordCamp Miami 2013 - March 23rd, 2013Saturday, March 23, 13
    • Who Am I? Freelance web developer for over 10 years. I do front-end and backend-development. HTML, CSS, PHP, MySql, Worked with WordPress for over 8 years (since version 1.5) Organizer of WordCamp Miami 2010, 2011, 2012 Killed a spider in the kitchen last nightSaturday, March 23, 13
    • What We Will Be Covering Picking A Domain Name Registering Domain Names Different Types Of Hosting Hosting Companies WordPress .ORG vs. .COMSaturday, March 23, 13
    • Picking A Domain NameSaturday, March 23, 13
    • What to Consider While Picking a Domain Name? Keywords Good keywords in the domain also assist in ranking higher in the search engine. As new niche markets are coming out, the possibilities of keywords are increasing as well.Saturday, March 23, 13
    • What to Consider While Picking a Domain Name? Branding Easy enough to remember for users to return. Sometimes the most unrelated and catchy domains do best.Saturday, March 23, 13
    • What to Consider While Picking a Domain Name? ABCs The shorter the domain, the better. But it shouldn’t be the only factor. Stay away from hyphens if you can. Or double letters like letterpressstyle.com.Saturday, March 23, 13
    • What to Consider While Picking a Domain Name? Domain Extension .com still rules mindshare, but get the extension that works best for you (.org, etc.) Be careful of domain name extensions from third-world nations.Saturday, March 23, 13
    • Finding A Domain Name http://instantdomainsearch.com/Saturday, March 23, 13
    • Registering Domain NamesSaturday, March 23, 13
    • GoDaddy http://godaddy.com/Saturday, March 23, 13
    • Hover http://hover.com/Saturday, March 23, 13
    • Yahoo http://smallbusiness. yahoo.com/domains/Saturday, March 23, 13
    • HostingSaturday, March 23, 13
    • Shared Hosting Pros: Most popular type of hosting. Most affordable. Good starting point for new users. Cons: Resources (and growth) limited. Performance might be limited. You Get What You Pay For.Saturday, March 23, 13
    • Shared Hosting Recommended: hostgator.com bluehost.com greengeeks.comSaturday, March 23, 13
    • VPS Hosting Pros: Better privacy and control. Better performance than shared. Managed VPS for those non-IT. Cons: Still Sharing A Physical Machine. More technical and maintenance overhead.Saturday, March 23, 13
    • VPS Hosting Recommended: mediatemple.com hostgator.comSaturday, March 23, 13
    • Dedicated Hosting Pros: Full control. Best option for scaling BIG sites. Cons: Expensive option. Not for beginners. Needs a managed dedicated server if you have no IT guru.Saturday, March 23, 13
    • Dedicated Hosting Recommended: rackspace.com peer1.comSaturday, March 23, 13
    • WordPress Hosting Pros: Servers optimized for WordPress. WordPress experts for support. Flexiblity for scaling. Usable by beginners. Cons: More expensive than shared. Possible restrictions. Plans Determined By ???Saturday, March 23, 13
    • WordPress Hosting Recommended: wpengine.com page.ly ZippyKid.com HTTP://VANDELAYDESIGN.COM/BLOG/WORDPRESS/HOSTING/Saturday, March 23, 13
    • WordPress .COM vs. .ORGSaturday, March 23, 13
    • WordPress.com WordPress.com provides a quick and easy way to get a blog online. You can go sign up and create a WordPress blog immediately, for free. This is a multi-user version of WordPress that hosts thousands of blogs.Saturday, March 23, 13
    • Blogs Pros: Free and easy to use. Nice built-in features. Solid, nice themes. Reliability. Cons: Walled garden. Perks are extra.Saturday, March 23, 13
    • Sites Pros: Easy to use. Nice built-in features. Solid, nice themes. Reliability. Cons: Walled garden. Perks are extra.Saturday, March 23, 13
    • WordPress.org WordPress is open source blogging software, and WordPress.org is where you can go to download it. Also the home of official documentation, a themes directory, and plug-ins directory of over 24,000 plugins.Saturday, March 23, 13
    • Saturday, March 23, 13
    • WordPress ResourcesSaturday, March 23, 13
    • Great WordPress Blogs/Sites http://wpcandy.com http://wordpress.tv http://wordpress.org/news/ http://www.wptavern.com/ http://wpmu.org http://wpbeginner.com http://wpmodder.comSaturday, March 23, 13
    • Great WordPress Books WordPress For Dummies WordPress Bible Beginning WordPress 3 Teach Yourself Visually WordPress wp101.comSaturday, March 23, 13
    • Thank You! Tip Your Waitresses! David Bisset @dimensionmedia WordCamp Miami 2013 - March 23rd, 2013Saturday, March 23, 13