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Finding The Best Email Service For Your Website

In a previous tutorial, we talked about why using the free email service that comes with your web hosting can lead to unnecessary headaches. Or, you might be in a situation where you’ve signed up with web hosting that doesn’t offer email service at all (as is the case with hosts like WP Engine and Flywheel). Either way, in this tutorial, we’ll take a look at a few of the best business-grade, dedicated email services to handle your website’s communication. Remember, we always want to keep our essential web services separate from one another. (more…)

Three Options For Setting Up Your Website’s Email

If you’re running any kind of website, you’ll want a way for visitors to communicate with you. The primary method of communication is of course going to be email, and that’s what this tutorial’s all about. Hopefully at this point, you’ve registered a domain, purchased some hosting, and pointed your domain to your new hosting account. If not, be sure to check out my tutorials, How To Register A Domain Name With NameCheap, Finding The Best Web Hosting For Your Website, and Pointing Your Domain Name To Your Web Hosting Account. (more…)

How To Point Your Domain Name To Your Web Hosting Account

Once you’ve registered your domain name and signed up with a great web host, the next step is to point your domain to your hosting account. This is often called setting your domains DNS (Domain Name System), and it’s a critical step in getting your website live on the web. That’s what this tutorial is all about! (more…)

Find The Best Hosting For Your Website

In this tutorial, I want to recommend specific web hosting companies that might be a good fit for your web project(s). The idea here is to narrow down the choices and give you a decent starting point for finding a great web host. (more…)

Web Hosting Feature Rundown: The Critical, The Helpful, And The Completely Useless

Before you can launch your online project, you’ll need to set yourself up with some solid web hosting. And before you can set yourself up with solid web hosting that will fit your needs and requirements, you’ll need to know what to look for, what’s important, what you can safely ignore, and so on. That’s what this tutorial is all about. (more…)

The Three Critical Hosting Features Every Website Needs

Setting up web hosting is quite obviously a critical aspect of bringing your online projects and businesses to life. But web hosting can often be a confusing and daunting issue. On top of the litany of terms, hosting plans, options, and add-ons, there are a huge number of companies and packages to sift through and choose from. Which one is right for you? (more…)

Understanding The Six Types Of Web Hosting

Getting yourself set up with web hosting is a critical step in bringing your projects and businesses to life online. But, if you’re brand new to web design—or even if you’ve been around a while—web hosting can sometimes be a confusing, even daunting, subject. On top of the litany of terms, hosting plans, options, and add-ons, there are a huge number of companies and packages to sift through and choose from. Where should you get started? Should you just pick a hosting company and hope for the best? (more…)

How To Register A Domain Name With NameCheap

In my Everything You Need To Know About Domain Names And How They Work tutorial, I talked about how critically important your domain name is, and how we want to always use a dedicated domain name registrar to register and manage our domain names. (more…)

Everything You Need To Know About Domain Names And How They Work

In this tutorial, we’ll go over some domain name fundamentals—things like how domains work, what TLD’s are, understanding subdomains, parked domains, and add-on domains, and how to keep your private information safe online. If you’re really unsure about all this stuff, you’re in the right spot! (more…)

Three Crucial Web Services, Part Three: Your Website’s Email

Welcome to the third and final part of our three-part tutorial on keeping your web services separated—domain registration, web hosting, and email. In part one, you got an overview of why it’s important to keep these essential services independent of one another, and I gave you a handful of analogies to help explain what goes on in what I’ll call the web services market. (more…)