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How To Set Up A Website-Branded (Professional Business) Email In Gmail

How To Set Up A Website-Branded (Professional Business) Email In Gmail

Getting your email set up is, of course, a very important step in building and running your business online. I always advocate for separating your business's essential web services, and using dedicated vendors for each. And the same holds true for email. There are significant drawbacks to simply using free email that comes with your web hosting—issues like spam, unreliability, and security. (more…)

How To Set Up Google G Suite Email For Your Small Business

How To Set Up Google G Suite Email For Your Small Business

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…)

The Best FTP Applications For Windows Users

Best FTP Clients For Windows – Find One That Fits!

Find the best FTP client for windows users. In a previous tutorial, we talked about some of the fundamentals of FTP and why it's important to know for your business—how FTP works, what you need to know about it, and so on. But what I wanted to do here was provide you with some recommendations for FTP applications that you may want to consider using. There's certainly no shortage of free and commercial-grade FTP applications available. If you're running a small business website, a free FTP application will be just fine. If you have more advanced needs, and want to ensure security and reliability, then going with a paid option is your best bet. (more…)

The Best FTP Applications For Mac Users

Best FTP Clients For Mac Users

Find the best FTP client for the mac. We talked about some FTP fundamentals in a previous tutorial, like how FTP works, what you need to know about it, and so on. Here, I'd like to provide you with some recommendations for FTP clients that you may want to consider using in your business. There's certainly no shortage of free and commercial-grade FTP applications available, but here we'll zero in on just a handful. If you're running a small business website, a free FTP application will be just fine. If you have more advanced needs, and want to ensure security and reliability, then going with a paid application is your best option. (more…)

Code Editors For Small Business Website Owners

What Code Editor Should You Use? Find The Best!

Wondering what code editor you should use? If you're keen to really dig into web design and control your website yourself, then an important tool you'll need is some kind of code editing application. Simply said, a code editor is a simple piece of software that allows you to write and edit code by hand. Even if you're running a WordPress website, a solid code editor is a must-have tool for business owners who want to own and control their website themselves. (more…)

3 Options For Setting Up Your Business Email

Best Way To Set Up Business Email: 3 Top Choices!

Want the best way to set up email for your business? If you're running any kind of business-related website, you'll want a way for prospects and customers 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 your business's domain name, purchased some web 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…)

The Best Code Editors For Online Business Owners

Best Code Editors For Beginners – Mac & Windows!

Looking for the best code editor for beginners? In a previous tutorial, Code Editors For Small Business Website Owners, we talked about what you'd need from a code editor as small business owner who wants to be able to control and manage your website yourself. We learned that while a simple text editor can do the job, going with a code editor, which as been purposely built to handle languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and others, gives you a lot of handy tools and features to help make your work go faster. We also learned what we didn't need and also what we should avoid. If you missed it, be sure to check out that previous tutorial for more information before continuing here. (more…)

Top Web Hosting Companies For Small Business

Cheap Web Hosting For Small Business

Looking for cheap web hosting for small business? 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…)

What Is SSL, And Do You Need It For Your Business Website?

Do I Need An SSL Certificate? Find Out Fast!

Wondering, "Do I need an SSL certificate?" Have you heard of SSL, or SSL certificates before? Do you know if you need one for your website? Well if you're running an online business website, then you'll definitely need SSL. SSL might sound technical and intimidating, but it's not nearly as complex to set up and install on your website as you might think. In fact, it's one of the easiest aspects of getting your business website set up properly. And, it requires zero technical skill. By the end of this post, you’ll have a clear understanding of what SSL certificates are, why you need one for your site, and where to go to get one. And, you'll also know exactly what's involved in getting it all set up on your site. Let's take a look! (more…)

How To Register Your Business Domain Name

How To Register Your Business Domain Name

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…)