Webmaster Essentials: Getting Started with Website Management
One of the biggest hurdles for new website owners is the back end administrative requirements of running a website. You go into your web business thinking all you need to do is setup your website and start making money, but the reality is you have another job.
Its easy to forget that the biggest priority in getting started with your own web business is the hosting and back end setup of your website. Website Hosting can be a major headache if you don't pick the right host and even worse yet if the management portion of it is out of line with what you need.
With our focus being on building websites with WordPress (along with 13 Million+ other website owners), the Hosting requirements are focused mainly on Linux based systems with PHP as the primary programming language and MySQL Databases set as the primary destination for storing our website content.
With this being said, picking the right host can be extremely difficult for a someone just starting out in this business. Heck, even for seasoned veterans it can be a daunting task depending on what you need. this is why we recommend and us cPanel and Web Host Manager (WHM) configured website hosting setups.
cPanel and WHM make it easy to setup and use our websites, but starting out with everything, including connecting your domain name, FTP, email, MySQL Database setup, and a host of other required services can be a little overwhelming unless you know what you are doing.
Here in the WebMaster Essentials Course we outline everything you need to know when setting up your Hosting account with cPanel and there is even a little special help here with WordPress and more.
As for selecting a Web Host for your business, check out the Helpful Resources section below for a few of our Recommended Hosts.
Go through the Training below and learn how to get your business off to the right start by putting on your Expert Webmaster Hat!
Get Started with the Webmaster Essentials Video Course Below Now!
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Lesson 1: Acquiring Your Domain Name
Lesson 2: Website Hosting
Lesson 3: Nameservers (Connecting Your Domain to Your Host)
Lesson 4: Introduction to cPanel
Lesson 5: Email Accounts
Lesson 6: Email Forwarding
Lesson 7: Connecting Gmail
Lesson 8: Using a Gmail Forwarder
Lesson 9: cPanel Logs
Lesson 10: Using the Security Panel
Lesson 11: Password Protecting Folders
Lesson 12: Creating MySQL Databases
Lesson 13: Installing WordPress from cPanel
Lesson 14: Creating URL Redirects in cPanel
Lesson 15: Creating a Favicon (Browser Icon Image)
*NOTE: A lot of WordPress Themes now have settings which allow you to add a Favicon to your site quickly. If not, use this method here instead.
Lesson 16: Backup and Restore Your Website
*Note: There are a lot of other options for backing up and restoring your website, but this is good to know if you don't have any other options.
Managing Files with FTP and FileZilla
Managing files on your website can be very easy when you have the knowledge to do it and a great Free software tool like FileZilla. Go through the Bonus Lessons below to aid in being a great Webmaster for your web business.