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Shared Hosting and WordPress

  1. 1. Shared Hosting<br />and <br />WordPress<br />Presented by Al Davis<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />What we will cover<br />What is Shared Hosting?<br />Why use Shared Hosting?<br />What to look for<br />Things you should know<br />Hints on how to pick a provider<br />How to set up WordPress- 4 different methods<br />How to migrate a site<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />What is Shared Hosting?<br />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. <br />This is generally the most economical option for hosting , as many people share the overall cost of server maintenance.<br /> - Wikipedia<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Why Shared Hosting?<br />Cost Effective<br /> The cost of servers, internet connectivity, maintenance and manpower is shared over many customers.<br /> The cost to run a server in a secure, redundant environment can easily run to tens of thousands of dollars per month. <br />Run your business, not your technology<br />Shared Hosting allows you to focus on running your business, not learning how to run a web server.<br />All told, it’s the simplest way to have a website, ideal for small businesses.<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />What is required?<br />Minimum requirements for WordPress<br /> Version 3.1<br /><ul><li>PHP version 4.3
  6. 6. MySQL version 4.1.2</li></ul>Version 3.2 (released July 4)<br /><ul><li>PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  7. 7. MySQl version 5.0 or greater</li></li></ul><li>6<br />Things you should know<br />But providers don’t tell you<br />All that storage and bandwidth?...You’re never going to use it all.<br />Text is cheap ... but pictures and video will kill your storage<br />FTP Access...never needs to be capped<br />Email storage...shouldn’t be bundled up<br />MSAccess...is simply wrong. Don’t use it for your website. Ever. And I mean ever!!!!<br />
  8. 8. 7<br />Things you should look for<br />From a hosting provider<br />Call support<br />How long did it take to talk to a live person?<br /> Do they even have live support?<br /> 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<br />Ask to be transferred to the sales department<br />How was that experience?<br /> Did sales know why you were transferred?<br />Don’t get locked in<br /> Don’t commit for any more than 12 months maximum.<br />
  9. 9. 8<br />Installing WordPress<br />4 different methods<br />One-Click Installer<br />FTP<br />SSH<br />Using a plug-in<br />
  10. 10. 9<br />One-Click Installer<br />What is it?<br />An application that installs software for the end user (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc.)<br />Why Use it?<br />Simple to use<br /> Fast <br />Why Not to use it<br /> No control of what is installed<br /> No control of how it is installed<br /> Can be tough to go back and change the installation<br />
  11. 11. 10<br />One-Click Installer<br />
  12. 12. 11<br />One-Click Installer<br />
  13. 13. 12<br />One-Click Installer<br />
  14. 14. 13<br />FTP<br />What is FTP?<br />Stands for File Transfer Protocol<br /> Fancy way of saying “moving files from your computer to the server via the internet”<br />What do you need?<br />FTP Client. There are many out there for Windows and Mac—some are even free<br />Why use FTP?<br /> Fine control over what is installed When you’ve uploaded your files, you get to use the famous 5-minute install for WP<br />Why NOT to use FTP<br />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<br />
  15. 15. 14<br />FTP<br />
  16. 16. 15<br />FTP<br />
  17. 17. 16<br />FTP<br />
  18. 18. 17<br />FTP<br />
  19. 19. 18<br />FTP<br />
  20. 20. 19<br />FTP<br />
  21. 21. 20<br />FTP<br />
  22. 22. 21<br />FTP<br />
  23. 23. 22<br />FTP<br />
  24. 24. 23<br />FTP<br />
  25. 25. 24<br />SSH<br />What is SSH?<br />Stands for Secure Shell<br /> Fancy way of saying “A secure channel to connect to your web server space.” Command line based ( Advanced users)<br />What do you need?<br />Command Line Tool- PuTTY – Windows Terminal - Mac<br />Why use SSH?<br /> Much faster than FTP Guarantees you always get the latest version of WordPress<br />Why NOT to use SSH?<br />Not all hosting providers offer full access (unable to connect to other sites) Requires greater technical knowledge Requires command line use<br />
  26. 26. 25<br />SSH<br />
  27. 27. 26<br />SSH<br />wget http://wordpress.org/latest.zip<br />
  28. 28. 27<br />SSH<br />unzip latest.zip<br />
  29. 29. 28<br />SSH<br /><ul><li>Move all the files out of the wordpress folder</li></ul> cp –rf ./wordpress/* ./<br /><ul><li>Delete downloaded files</li></ul>rmlatest.zip<br />rm –rfwordpress/<br />
  30. 30. 29<br />SSH<br />Edit wp-config-sample.phpthen save it as wp-config.php<br />
  31. 31. 30<br />SSH<br />Navigate to yourdomain.com/wp-admin<br />
  32. 32. 31<br />Backup Buddy<br />What is Backup Buddy?<br />A WordPress plugin developed by ithemes ( www.ithemes.com)<br /> Like getting 3 plugins in one Installations Backups Migration tool<br />Why use Backup Buddy?<br /> Allows you to develop locally, deploy to a web server Takes all of your themes, custom CSS, plugins, content over in one smooth move<br />Why NOT to use Backup Buddy?<br />No custom installation of WordPress<br />
  33. 33. 32<br />Backup Buddy<br />
  34. 34. 33<br />Backup Buddy<br />Navigate to domain/importbuddy.php<br />after you have FTP’ed the backup file and <br />he import file to your webserver space<br />
  35. 35. 34<br />Backup Buddy<br />
  36. 36. 35<br />Backup Buddy<br />
  37. 37. 36<br />Backup Buddy<br />
  38. 38. 37<br />Backup Buddy<br />
  39. 39. 38<br />Backup Buddy<br />
  40. 40. 39<br />Backup Buddy<br />Everything is moved over to the new server, including plug-ins!!<br />
  41. 41. Questions?<br />
  42. 42. Contact Me<br />aldavis@aldavis.org<br />Skype adavis3105<br />Twitter- @adavis3105<br />
  43. 43. Thank you<br />Matt is up next, I promise…<br />

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