One of the most important, and also most forgotten, things about creating a website is backup. It is foolish to think that nothing will ever go wrong with your site. It’s not a matter of if your site will go down, it’s a matter of when. And when disaster strikes, you’ll be thankful you had a backup in place.
In this video, we will show you how to set up your backup system with WHM (Web Host Manager), and how to properly configure it so that it runs as efficiently as possible, without filling up your server with a whole bunch of backups. WHM is like the cPanel that controls all of your cPanels. If you have a VPS, Dedicated Server, or a Reseller web hosting account, then you have probably run across WHM a time or two.
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One of the most common complaint (or excuse) I hear from potential new bloggers and website owners is they don’t know how to install the software. Terms like FTP and CPanel are like a foreign language and setting up a database might as well be setting up the space shuttle for a launch.
This technology barrier has now been removed thanks to HostGator’s new 1 Click WordPress Install feature. However, if you still feel a bit antsy about doing the install, then let me do it for you.
To get the free WordPress installation service, all you have to do is order a web hosting plan from HostGator. Then forward me the login information to johnchow [at] johnchow.com and I’ll install WordPress for you. Afterwards, I’ll email you back the login information for your new WordPress blog and you can start blogging!
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Word class web hosting doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. HostGator WordPress hosting plans start as low as $6.95 per month. However, HostGator has a special deal for John Chow dot Com readers that will give you 61% off that already low price. With the discount, you can start your blog for only $2.71!
Not only will you get your hosting at a great discount but every hosting plan at HostGator comes with $100 of Google AdWords credit that you can use to promote your new blog. Start your blog for 61% off, get WordPress and plugins installed for free and get $100 of AdWords credit. You won’t find a better web hosting deal anywhere!
If you’re ready to start blogging right now, then head over to HostGator, order your hosting plan and I’ll get you started.