In a previous tutorial, we discussed why using the free email service that's bundled with your web hosting is no good for business, and how it can lead to a whole range of problems. Or, you may find yourself in a situation where your web hosting provider doesn't offer email service at all (as is the case with hosts like WP Engine). Either way, we want to ensure that our business's primary web services are handled by separate vendors. To achieve this, and get you set you up in the best possible way, we'll take a look at how to set up Google G Suite for your website. (more…)
Last updated on April 17th, 2019. Posted in HTML & CSS.
An HTML tutorial! This tutorial's all about learning HTML and CSS -- specifically, how to create a web page using HTML and CSS. Here, you'll learn how to build a complete web page layout from scratch, step by step, using HTML and CSS. You'll learn what HTML is, how it works, what CSS is, and a whole lot more...So let's get rockin'! (more…)
In my Everything You Need To Know About Domain Names And How They Work tutorial, I talked about how critically important your business's domain name is, and how we want to always use a dedicated domain name registrar to register and manage our domain names. (more…)
Once you've registered your business's 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 business live on the web. It might sound a bit technical, but this tutorial's all about keeping things simple! (more…)
Last updated on April 17th, 2019. Posted in Web Design For Business.
When running any kind of small business website or online project, we often need to connect directly to our live website to access the files that are stored there. The best way to do this is to use something called FTP (File Transfer Protocol). While it may sound technical (and possibly related to quantum physics), it's actually pretty straightforward. So if you have no idea about FTP or how it all works, then you're in the right spot—that's what this tutorial's all about! (more…)
In this tutorial, I want to recommend some specific web hosting companies that might be a good fit for you and your business. The idea is to narrow down your number of choices from a seemingly endless number of web hosting companies to sort through, to just a handful of the best. This will give you a great starting point. (more…)
If you'd like to be guided through the process of setting up reliable, low-cost web hosting for your business or online project then you're in the right spot. In this video tutorial, I'll walk you through, step-by-step, how to set up hosting with one of my top web hosting recommendations, Web Hosting Hub. Their hosting is a perfect fit for side projects, small business, and for those just starting out who want to keep costs low while still getting solid hosting and fantastic customer service. Ready? Then let's go! (more…)
Learn how to get yourself set up with low cost, rock-solid web hosting with one of my top web hosting recommendations, SiteGround. Their hosting is perfect for small and medium-sized online businesses and websites—especially those who want to keep costs low, but who also expect future growth. Hosting from SiteGround will grow with you as your needs change and develop. In this video tutorial, I'll walk you through the entire setup process. Let's get started! (more…)
If you’re concerned about keeping your website secure, then you're in the right spot -- that's what this post is all about. One of the most important issues when running a website (especially an online business site) is keeping everything secure and locked down. Oddly though, this is a topic that's rarely addressed. To me, securing our websites, our businesses, and ultimately our ability to earn revenue online is a huge, huge priority. And the good news is, none of this is too technical or difficult. It just takes a bit of forethought and maybe some planning on our part. In this post, I'm going to outline my four step process to ensure your site is highly secure for a long time to come. Let me show you what it's all about! (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…)