That title's a mouthful! Anyway, FTP is a great method for managing your website—handling updates, admin stuff, troubleshooting...stuff like that. But if you've never worked with FTP before, then it can seem a little confusing. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to connect to your Web Hosting Hub hosted website so that you can work with your site directly. I'll also throw in a few goodies and handy tips as we go. Grab a coffee and let's get going! (more…)
FTP is a very common way to connect to and manage your website. It's a great method for posting updates, fixes, and all around housekeeping. But if you've never used FTP before, it can seem kinda confusing. In this tutorial, I show you how to connect to your SiteGround hosted website using FTP. And along the way, I'll show you a few tricks too. So let's get going! (more…)
FTP is a very common method for connecting directly to your website. Think of it as opening up a two-way street between your computer and your live site. This is perfect for publishing updates, troubleshooting problems, and so on. With WP Engine, we'll be using a more secure version of FTP, called SFTP. And in this tutorial, I'd love to show you how it all works, so let's take a look! (more…)
WP Engine comes with some powerful commands and features to help us run our sites efficiently, and troubleshoot any problems that may come up. In this tutorial, let's take a look at some of the big features. If you're already using WP Engine, this video will give you a great sense of some of the powerful tools you now have at your disposal. Or, if you're not using them for hosting yet, let this video demonstrate some of the great features that you'll get if you decide to use 'em. Either way, come see what WP Engine has in store! (more…)
If your web hosting supports it, you can easily run multiple websites from a single web hosting plan. This means that you don't need to have separate web hosting for each website you run, but instead you can run all your sites under a single hosting account. This makes use of something called Add-on Domains, and they're very easy to set up. Let me show you how! (more…)
When you go to make changes or run updates on your website, there's always the risk of things not working as expected...or in the worst case, you inadvertently blow your site up! Well if you're using WP Engine as your web host (smart choice!), then your site comes with something called a staging server. Staging servers make it very easy to make site changes and updates, test new layouts and plugins, and so on. In this post, I'll further explain the concept, and then show you exactly to set one up and use it for your site. Finally, I'll also show you how to secure your staging server to keep it locked up and safe from public access. Sound like a plan? Then let's do it! (more…)
Last updated on May 30th, 2019. Posted in Web Design For Business.
Did you know that there are just five different kinds of websites you can build for your online business? In this video, I'll walk you through each, and help you determine which one's best for your business. You'll also learn about the different ways that these five website types can be combined together to help you create the exact online business you're after. Sound good? Then let's go! (more…)
With so many web hosting companies, how can you know which one's going to fit your needs? After years of exhaustive research, I've been able to narrow it down to just three top choices for small business web hosting. These are hosts that I use myself for my various web projects, so I know they're great. In this video, we'll compare these three web hosts side-by-side to help you find one that'll be a perfect fit for your online business. Let's get started! (more…)
If you're not sure if you should be using Dreamweaver or WordPress to build your business website, then you're definitely in the right spot! Here, you'll get an objective and very thorough comparison to help you decide which web design tool you should use -- Dreamweaver or WordPress. Admittedly, these two tools are difficult to put side by side because they're so different. But here, we'll compare their functionality, how they work, how easy they are to use, and costs. I'm looking forward to combing through all the details with you, so let's get going! (more…)
Last updated on May 30th, 2019. Posted in WordPress.
Did you know that WordPress comes in two flavours, WordPress.com and WordPress.org? As you might guess, it's very easy to confuse the two...and it can be hard for new users to know which version of WordPress they should use. In this video, we'll dispel the confusion and get a clear understanding of the differences between these two flavours of WordPress. Let's check 'em out! (more…)