Web Hosting For Dummies

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!

Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Web Hosting
Chapter 1. Explaining Web Hosting in Real-World Terms
Chapter 2. Evaluating Web Hosting Technologies

Part II: Getting to Know the Essential Services
Chapter 3. Using Hosted E-mail
Chapter 4. Managing Files
Chapter 5. Working with Databases — It’s Essential
Chapter 6. Protecting and Speeding Up Your Site by Understanding Logs
Chapter 7. Building Your Site Using Scripts

Part III: Managing Security and Access
Chapter 8. Taking Command of Website Security
Chapter 9. Decoding Domains and DNS
Chapter 10. Confi guring Advanced Functions in cPanel
Chapter 11. Managing Your Control Panel from a Mobile Device

Part IV: Knowing What to Do When Things Go Wrong
Chapter 12. Troubleshooting and Resolving Issues
Chapter 13. Moving to a New Host

Part V: Increasing Control with a Virtual Private Server or Dedicated Server
Chapter 14. Making the Right Technology Choices
Chapter 15. Keeping the Lid on Pandora’s Box with WebHost Manager
Chapter 16. Getting Down to the Command Line with Secure SHell

Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 17. Ten Invaluable Free Apps
Chapter 18. Ten Things Your Host Won’t Help with (for Free)
Chapter 19. Ten Essential Online Resources

Part VII: Appendixes
Appendix A. Navigating Your Control Panel
Appendix B. Glossary

Book Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118540573
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118540572
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