Monthly Archives: August 2011
Before I jump right into installing the Content Management Systems (CMS), I want to go through each one and explain the concepts behind them. This post may be boring to some of you but really needs to be explained. I hope this post will help you understand what each CMS does to support my site vision. I will also explain the services I am using for traffic analysis on this site along as the software I used to create this site.
If you haven’t heard of them I know you’ve seen their commercials. Using provocative campaigns GoDaddy attracts attention to their low cost web hosting and domain registration service. GoDaddy is one of the largest online web hosting companies as well as one of the oldest, founded in 1997. I’ll admit I fell victim to their guise only to be slowly let down when their service couldn’t hold up as strong as their marketing department.
With my vision for DannyEckes.com complete my next step is to take care of the domain registration and hosting. I have used GoDaddy for many years and it wasn’t until I decided to actually create a dynamic site that I became completely frustrated with them. I have written about this here and will not waste time in this post talking about it. I am using Bluehost as my hosting company now. The main reason for going with bluehost was the low price, countless “unlimited” features, and they locally host their MySQL server allowing for faster service. The speed of the MySQL server is by far the most important part of selecting a hosting company when using wordpress or any database driven website. Keep in mind the following process is useful for bluehost and some other similar hosting sites. Some hosting sites, however, allow you to assign root folders to all your domain names. Here at bluehost and other similar hosting companies, you must have one domain name assigned as your main account that directly links to the main hosting folder. You can then assign all other domains to subfolders. The problem with this is, if you want to host more than one website on your unlimited account you need each name to link to a specific folder. Here is how I worked around the issue.