How to Use WordPress: Features and Functionalities (Infographic)

WordPress is the most powerful Content Management System (CMS) in the world. In fact, the popular platform is used not only to create blogs but also widely used to create a website. Over 100,000 new WordPress sites are created each day making it the most popular CMS platform ever made.

Out of all the popular content management systems available Wordpress overwhelmingly owns a majority of the market share. Take a look at these astonishing numbers that our researchers uncovered.

Popular Content Management Systems – Market Share:

    • WordPress ( 58%)
    • Joomla ( 10.2%)
    • Drupal (6.2%)
    • Blogger (3.5%)
    • Other (221.%)

These statistics (first reported by W3Techs) show that overwhelmingly WordPress is the website design platform of choice for millions across the web. Personally, I believe WordPress’s dominance can be closely correlated with how easy it is to use and how nice of sites can be produced. BestWebHostingGeek.com, is just one of many sites we own that are completely built using WordPress. In a previous article we showed readers how to easily install WordPress using Bluehost, to follow up we decided to release an infographic that explains the different features and functionalities of WordPress. Take a look.

How to Use Wordress (Infographic):

How to Use WordPress

How to Use WordPress – Features & Functionalities:

Our talented graphic design team put together this awesome infographic that gives an organized and clear visual breakdown of the features and functions of WordPress. The graphic can serve as a valuable resource to anyone new to WordPress.

Typically once you install WordPress on your hosting account you can log into your account/admin panel by visiting: “www.YourSiteName.com/wp-admin”. Once you login as an administrator you will see a variety of tabs on the left sidebar. These tabs give you complete control over your entire website or blog. I will discuss each tab in detail below so you can understand each function’s role.

  • Posts: The “Posts” tab is broken down into three sections: Add New, Categories, and Tags.[br][br]The “Add New” button allows you to create and publish new dynamic content to your website or blog. Often owners use “posts” to publish articles, rich content, news, promotions, etc.[br][br] The “Categories” button allows you to organize and structure your posts by their type. For example, if you have a website about cars you may wish to organize posts into categories by car brands. [br][br]The “Tags” section allows you to assign certain keywords to posts. The keywords should accurately describe the content within the post and is used to help readers search for content about a certain keyword.[br][br]
  • Media: The media tab allows you to view and edit media documents that can be embedded into your posts and/or pages. Currently there are four categories of accepted media including: Images, Documents, Audio, and Video.[br][br]
  • Links: The links area gives you complete control over the links that you wish to link to from your website. You can organize links into categories and add them into your site’s sidebar using widgets.[br][br]
  • Pages: Pages are very similar to posts in functionality; however, pages are used more for static pages. It is common for pages like the Homepage, About Us, Contact Us, etc. to be build as pages because the content is more static and rarely will be changed.[br][br]
  • Comments: From this category you can approve, edit, approve, disapprove and administer comments left on your blog by your visitors. Often times many of your comments will be left from spam-bots so be sure to review each comment before approving. You may also consider downloading a free comments filtering pluggin from the pluggin section.[br][br]
  • Appearance: The appearance section is perhaps one of the more important sections within WordPress and what sets it apart from other content management systems. With WordPress you can easily control the look and functionality of your site by utilizing themes and widgets. I will outline the different sub-categories within the appearance section below.[br][br]Themes: In my opinion one of the coolest features of WordPress is the ability to easily change the look and feel of your site INSTANTLY without having to change any of your content. Simply search for and install the WordPress theme of your choice.[br][br]Widgets: Widgets allow you to drag and drop a variety of cool features and functionalities into your website’s sidebar.[br][br]Menu: This section allows you to easily control the link navigational structure of your website.[br][br]Background: Want to change the background of your website? Simply upload your desired background image here.[br][br]Editor: Manually edit and update the PHP code for your website. This will give you 100% control over your website/blog’s appearance; however, I only recommend adjusting code if you consider yourself an advanced user of WordPress.[br][br]
  • Pluggins: There are literally thousands of WordPress pluggins available to you for free. From the Pluggins tab you can search for and install pluggins into your website. Pluggins are awesome because they allow you to incorporate advanced features and functionality into your website without having to manually code them.[br][br]
  • Users: The users section will display a complete list of all of your site’s registered members. You can add, edit, or delete members and assign certain permissions to each user. For example, you can make a specific user an administer, subscriber, guest blogger, etc.[br][br]
  • Tools: This tab includes a variety of tools that you can use for your website. Sometimes when you download a pluggin the settings for the pluggin can be control within the “tools” area or within the “settings” area.[br][br]
  • Settings: This is another VERY important tab and you should take the time to manually click on every button within this section and review each setting. You can manually control all of your website’s settings including but not limited to: Page Title, Description, Permissions, Permalink Structure, and much more. Often when you download a WordPress pluggin you will need to control its settings from this area.

How to Create a Post or Page on WordPress:

In order to get content on your blog or website it is important to add quality content over time. If you look at the bottom of the infographic (above) you will see a demonstration of the add post/page section and an outline of its features.

The first (top) box is where you will enter the title/name for your page or post. The name should directly and accurately describe the content in which the post with cover.

The second (large) box directly below the title box is where you will enter your website’s content. There are a variety of tools and buttons that you can use to control the look and feel of your content. The functionality is actually very similar to most word processors; therefore, very easy to use.

On the right sidebar you have the ability to select/add categories for the specific post. Again, these categories are important because they allow you to organize your website’s content.

Directly below the categories section you will find the “Tags” section. In this area you will type words and phases that describe the content on your page or post. These words will help users locate articles about a specific topic later on.

Finally, on the top of the right sidebar you will see a button that says, “Publish”. After you finish typing your page or post content simply hit this publish button and it will automatically add the content to your website for users to read.

Summary:

WordPress is the most powerful and most used content management system in the world. The layout of the admin area makes it extremely easy to customize your site’s look and content. We hope this article and infographic will serve as a great reference to you while you are learning how to use WordPress.

If you have not yet purchased web hosting or installed WordPress, we highly recommend Bluehost! Bluehost makes it extremely easy to install WordPress and when you click on our exclusive promo link you will receive a special $3.95/month promo discount on hosting. Simply click on the advertisement banner below to enable the discount.

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How to Start a Blog: Step-by-Step Guide (Video)

Our team of researchers recently put together a nice graphic and some interesting data explaining why everyone should have a blog! The main points of the article were simple and clearly explains why every individual, business, and organization should have a blog and should be actively and regularly adding new content to it.

Despite some common misconceptions, starting a blog is actually extremely easy (you can have it set up in as little as 5 minutes). And it only takes about $3.95/month to start a blog that includes a personal domain name. It is easy, affordable, and most importantly it is actually quite fun to blog. We wanted to write a detailed step-by-step guide that walks you through the easy process of starting a blog… Following these simple instructions and you can have a blog up and running in a matter of minutes.

(Video) How to Start a Blog! – Guide for Beginners

Get Started Blogging – Follow These Simple Steps:

    • Step 1:  First we need to find a web hosting provider for our blog. There are several options on the web; however, not all are quality hosts and many hosts over-charge for their services. On the homepage of BestWebHostingGeek.com you will see 5 hosts on the sidebar. Our team of researchers consider these to be (in our opinion) the best web hosting providers available.
    • Step 2:  Although the hosting choice is really up to you we highly recommend using Bluehost! We personally use this host for our blog, they are reliable, very affordable, and make it EXTREMELY easy to start a wordpress blog using their 1-click install. We have partnered with this great hosting provider and are able to offer you an exclusive discount on their hosting. To enable this $3.95/month promo rate simple click on our exclusive Bluehost partner link. (partner link)
    • Step 3:  For the sake of making things easy we are going to walk you step-by-step through setting up a blog on Bluehost. After clicking on the Bluehost partner link above you will be taken to their website. Click on the big “Sign Up Now” button.
    • Step 4:  Under “I Need a Domain Name” play around, get creative, and choose a personal domain name for your site/blog. This name can be anything from your name or business name (ex. JonathanBurdon.com) or you can get creative and name it anything else that has not been taken. Continue by hitting the “Next” button.
    • Step 5:  Fill out all the required account and billing information. Bluehost.com is one of the largest and most reputable companies on the internet and secures your private information so you can rest assured your confidential information is safe and protected. Hit the “Next” button to continue.

      Tip: During this registration process you may see several boxes where they offer account upgrade options such as a ProPackage, Site-lock, Site Backup Pro, Search Engine Jumpstart, or Domain Whois Privacy. All of these things are optional and to save you money I would recommend you DO NOT purchase these upgrades. The basic $3.95/month hosting is VERY powerful and will work perfectly for your blog…  #SavingsTip

    • Step 6:  After completing this easy registration process Bluehost will e-mail your account details to the e-mail address that you used while registering. Please remember/write down your username and password. We will use this information to finish setting up your blog.
    • Step 7:  After receiving your account information, visit Bluehost.com and click on the “Control Panel Login” button in the upper right hand corner. You will now be able to enter your account username & password. Hit “Login” to continue.
    • Step 8:   Congrats you are now logged into your account and are very close to completing your blog install. At the top next to the home button you will see a button that says, “Hosting“, please click that button. Your control panel will now be displayed and you simply need to click on the button that says, “WordPress” to begin the install. You should hit the green “Start” a brand new install button.
    • Step 9:  During this simple install process you will be asked a series of basic questions, the default selections should suffice for setting up the blog. I would suggest clicking the “Show Advanced Options” button to change the blog title, username, and password.
    • Step 10:  The final step to installing WordPress on the server is to click on the green “Install Now” button. Be sure that you have checked the box next to, “I have read the terms and conditions of the GPLv2”.
    • Step 11:  Bluehost makes setting up your blog VERY easy. They automate all of the installation process, database installs, etc. You do not have to do any of this technical work, simply wait as Bluehost automatically installs WordPress. Wait until you see confirmation on the screen that the installation was complete. The screen will display your website URL, Login URL, Username, and Password. It is important that you write down or print this information so you can remember.

      Tip: You can now share your blog /website URL with others at any point.  It may be viewed at:  www.YourWebsite.com.

    • Step 12:  Congratulations… Within just a couple of minutes you now have successfully installed the WordPress blogging platform onto your server. Now you may automatically beginning working on your blog, adding new posts, etc. To begin working on the blog you simply need to access your admin panel. To do this [in your browser] visit your login URL  (ex.  www.YourWebsite.com/wp-admin). Type in your username and password to login.
    • Step 13:  Now that your blog is setup all you need to do is add new posts to your blog. From your admin panel simply click “Posts” and then “Add New” for each new post. Simply add a title to your post in the top box, add the content for you post in the larger box and when finished hit the blue “Publish” button.  As simple and as quick as that you have now began blogging.


      Tip:
      WordPress is a very user-friendly backend that makes blogging easy. Over time you can begin playing around with all of the amazing features of WordPress and can customize your blog. You may easy install WordPress themes & plugins to really add some spice to your blog. WordPress has developed their admin panel in a way that allows beginners to play around/adjust settings without risking messing up anything. So don’t be afraid to jump in and try new things!

Summary:

Our video tutorial and step-by-step guide covers in very specific details how to start a blog. The entire process is very easy and can be completed in as few as 5-minutes. If you are an individual, business, or organization and do not currently have a blog, I would strongly recommend you do so today. I promise you will not regret the decision!

Again, you have the freedom to choose any web hosting provider for your blog; however, our step-by-step guides are centered around our favorite host:  Bluehost (partner link)! Clicking on our exclusive partner link will enable an exclusive promo rate that will save you quite a bit of $ with this amazing host! If at any point after registering at Bluehost you would like additional help with your blog, simply call their amazing customer support at:  1.888.401.4678. They will be fast and eager to help you throughout this process.

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Why Blog? Check out these interesting facts! (Infographic)

We firmly believe that blogging is something that every individual person, business, organization, and pet should be doing… Ok, maybe not pet.. But if you fall in in one of the other three categories and are not consistently blogging, you are falling short marketing yourself. If you have not already started a blog we highly recommend that you do so immediately. (Yes, as soon as you finish this article!)

The fact is, most people and business professionals have this deep down assumption that starting a blog is going to be challenging when in reality that could not be more false. In fact, you can have one up and running in just a couple of minutes! We produced a simple video that walks you step-by-step through the easy process of starting a blog, our article , “HowtoStartBlogging” will help you started online in a matter of minutes!

Why You Need to Be Blogging: 

Let’s face it… The world is changing… And as the old saying goes… Adapt or Die! It does not matter who you are, what field of business you are in, or how successful you have been in the past.. If you are not adapting to the times you are going to fall short. Now that blogging has grown popular you no longer need to spend thousands of dollars on fancy web design, most customers are content reading a simple/regularly updated blog. It is all about marketing… Any everyone and everything needs marketing!   If you are an individual, you need to use a blog to positively market your life… You may not believe me, but I guarantee you that no matter who you are or where you are from, at one point or another SOMEONE has Google’ed you! A blog is an easy way to control your image and allow others to participate in your life. For example, my personal blog JonathanBurdon.com normally receives over 10 visits per day (and climbing). I never would have dreamt that anyone would be looking me up, much less 10+ individuals per day! This proves why it is important to control your image and share your personal thoughts on something as simple as a blog.

Now businesses & organizations are a completely different story! It is a 100% must that these groups have a blog. This is a way to communicate directly with the people who pay your bills… Your customers! Businesses can share ideas, get input, talk about new products, spread promotions, and interact with their customers. When I am looking for a business to hire, no matter what for:  HVAC, legal, pluming  realtor, whatever… I am going to go online, research all the options in the area and most likely will choose the one that had the best online relationship with customers.. It is a sad truth but this is what most people do.. Times are changing… If you do not adapt your business will fail… This would be a shame considering how easy it is to start a blog, and how cheap it is to get started!

Side note:  If you the type of person who has a hard time accepting change or adapting, do yourself a huge favor and read the book, “Who Moved My Cheese” … Doing so will change your life and/or save your business! (It is an easy read).

Let’s Get to the Interesting Facts: 

BestWebHostingGeeks.com sent our researchers out to grab some interesting facts about blogs and blogging and they came up with some cool stuff and a pretty amazing infographic... If you are tired of reading this article, it is now ok to skip on to the image below and read the summary! Otherwise, if you are as intrigued as I hope you are… I will outline some of the findings.

  • Fact #1:  There are over 152,000,000 blogs on the Internet. (That is a very big number)
  • Fact #2:  The number of blogs be created is increasing drastically due to the importance of doing so.. In fact, a blog is being created somewhere in the world every 1/2 of a second! That turns out to be over 63 new million blogs created each year. If one of these isn’t own by you, someone else is snatching business from you.
  • Fact #3:  People read blogs more than once a day… This is not the case with every website. In my opinion, this is why having a blog is a great starting point and should be top priority! The idea is to keep customers coming back regularly.
  • Fact #4:  As you can see from the graphic, blogs play a HUGE role in purchase decisions.  This includes discovering products, reviewing products, comparing products, etc.
  • Fact #5:  Businesses that blog at least 20 times in a given month generate 5 times as much traffic than those who blog fewer than 4 times a month. It is not only important to blog but to really excel a business or individual should blog regularly! I always recommend 1 per day at a minimum when I am consulting.
  • Fact #6:  Businesses/Companies/Organizations that have 51 quality blog articles experience a 77% lift in median monthly sales…  This fact alone should be very eye opening!
  • Fact #7:  Morning is the time when most blog “reading” takes place. This means what you write can influence people’s decisions and thoughts for the entire day!
  • Fact #8:  This is a major fact… People openly and public share blog articles that they find interesting or informative. When people share your posts you get added exposure, which can result in many positive outcomes!

Check out this awesome infographic put together by our team of researchers: 

Interesting Facts About Blogging

Summary:

By now you should see the importance of having a blog no matter if you are an individual, business, or organization. Don’t be discouraged thinking it is too hard to get started because it is actually VERY EASY! No matter how young/old or technologically advanced you are, you can have your own blog up and running in a matter of minutes… If you need help getting started, simply read our step-by-step guide (with video) on how to start a blog!

Creating Your Own WebHosting Server

If you are planning to host your personal website or blog you need to buy a webhosting server or you can host it by creating your own server at home. To create your own web hosting server several tools and resources are required:

MySQL: It is the most commonly used database software because of it user-friendly environment and reliability. Also it is compatible with wide range of operating systems which includes Linux, Windows, UNIX, AIX and much more.

Apache HTTP Server: is a robust and a powerful implementation of an HTTP web server. Apache is the most popular server since 1996 and still it maintains its repute.

PHP: Nowadays PHP is the most commonly used web development script because of its functionality and flexibility. People use PHP scripts for web development purpose by embedding it in to HTML code.

PHPMyAdmin: It is one of the most useful tools required to manage MySQL database over the web. Using PHPMyAdmin you can add, delete and edit databases.

Linux: It is the most commonly used operating system (OS) for servers because it is considered to be more reliable and secure than any other OS.

XAMPP: is an Apache distribution for Linux, Windows, Mac-OS X and Solaris. It consists of Apache web server, PHPMyAdmin, Perl and FTP server.

SquirrelMail: is a web based email application required to manage emails on your server. It is easy to install and configure.

AppServer: is an application use to setup web server or database server, it provides support for PHP, PHPMyAdmin and MySQL. Using Appserver you can setup your server instantly.

ArGoSoft Mail Server: provides full support for SMTP, POP3 and IMAP protocols for windows based server. It required minimum space and easy to install and configure.

Cherokee: is web server software which provides support for FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections and much more.

SurgeMail: is a server application which includes webmail server, anti-spam server, anti-virus server and much more.

FileZilla Server:  provides FTP solutions and is supported by both Linux and windows based server. Using FileZilla you can efficiently manage your website content and easy upload or download your website content.

KF Web Server:  is a free HTTP server which can be used to manage any type of website also it provides support for all types of scripting languages. Using KF Web server you can host as many sites as you want. Another prominent feature of KF web server is that it supports two types of log file formats: NSCA & W3C.

NanoWeb:  is one of the most secure HTTP servers which provide support for all types of web application and services. Its main features include MySQL logging, LDAP authentication support, proxy server extension and more.

BulletProof FTP Server:  provide FTP support for windows based servers through which you can control each and every activity of FTP server and traffic.

Cpanel and WebHost Manager: are web based server administration tool required to manage your website. Using cpanel you can install delete applications, can upload or download your website content.                                    

A Beginners’ Guide to Choosing Web Hosts

Web hosting is an indispensable element of websites, every website over the internet need to be hosting on web server in order to get publish worldwide. With growing trend of having a web presence, the number websites are increasing rapidly which is one of the reasons in the increase of web hosting companies. People having less or no knowledge about web hosting find it complicated to choose a reliable web host out of many. In order to choose a reliable web host one has to keep several things in mind.

First of all before choosing any web host one has to figure our his/her website requirements so that he/she can easily understand or consult what type of hosting plan is suitable for his website. Reliable web hosting companies offer multiple hosting plans keeping in mind the requirements of different websites and latest web technology. Now before finalizing anything, one has to check the reputation and quality of services in order to analyze the reliability of web host.

These days many web hosting companies provide cheap offers and different attractive packages in order to attract customers but once you signed up with them you have to experience poor quality of hosting services which can damage you website impression even your brand name if you are hosting a business website with them. Most people trust reputable web hosting companies for reliable web hosting services but as a beginner one don’t have much information about web hosts so after finding a suitable hosting plan from any web host one has to search a bit. Check out user-reviews, visit web hosting forums, ask friends and check out web hosting review sites in order to get an idea about the quality of host. This is the basic step in order to check the reliability of a web host.

Few prominent qualities of reliable hosting company is that they offer all types of hosting plans and ensure to grant maximum server uptime, absolute application support and 24/7 customer support as well. So in order to find a reliable host one has to keep these things in mind.

 

Featured WordPress Hosting to Support All WordPress Applications

Creating a website these days is not an issue; the latest web technology has made it pretty simple and easy. WordPress was introduced back in 2003, at that time people don’t have much idea about its versatility but as they learn about its features and applications everyone fall for it. It’s an open source content management system (CMS) but it works beyond CMS. People getting to know WordPress have idea about its useful features such as creating a website from scratch without using any code, promote your website with just a click, add latest web functionality to make your website user-friendly and more. Beside this one can customize WordPress CMS according to website need that’s why people are adopting it more frequently but in order to utilize it completely one needs WordPress hosting.

As the functionality of a live website depends on the hosting server so one has to make sure that the hosting plan he/she going to choose provide complete support for its website applications. WordPress offers various built-in functions but people can easily add customize WordPress applications to get their desired functionality and in order to support all WordPress applications one must have fully featured WordPress hosting.

These days there are a lot of web hosting companies that are providing WordPress hosting but a reliable web host offers full featured WordPress hosting along with various server options. The most commonly offered WordPress hosting server are shared, VPS hosting and dedicated web hosting, selection of these server depends on the span of a website. If it’s a small website with less functionality then shared hosting will work fine but if you car using customize WordPress CMS than you have to choose VPS or dedicated web hosting. VPS and dedicated web hosting server are more stable and reliable; also one can get his/her desired operating system (OS) along with control panel.

With reliable WordPress hosting support a reputed web host ensures maximum server stability and reliability to provide maximum server uptime and quick response time. So people signed up with best web host to get featured WordPress hosting can completely utilize WordPress and experience high quality hosting services as well.

Obtain Optimized WordPress Hosting to Experience WordPress at its Best

WordPress offers wide range of functionalities and is taking over the web world smoothly but effectively. It has made things possible and easy to understand. It is as open source content management system (CMS), so anyone can download it and use it for free. People having knowledge about development can easily customize WordPress CMS according to his/her needs, that’s why these days people are frequently adopting customize WordPress CMS in order to manage their website efficiently.

WordPress offers various built-in applications using with one can create, promote and perform other useful operations such as site builder, SEO tools and Social media apps. Beside this there 1000s of plug-ins and applications of WordPress are available over the internet. People adopting WordPress need additional hosting support in order to get full functionality of their website, that’s why they prefer to choose WordPress hosting. These days every web hosting company is offering WordPress hosting but people prefer to choose best web hosting company in order to get complete support for WordPress applications and plug-ins.

A best hosting company offers various hosting servers that suits different types of websites based on WordPress. Such as people with small websites choose shared hosting and people having business websites need VPS or dedicated web hosting in order get reliable and stable hosting services. Along with various hosting plans a best web host offers various options in terms of operating system (OS) and control panel selections.

Once you have selected a suitable hosting server you are good to go as best web hosting provide well optimized WordPress hosting server to provide complete support for latest WordPress applications and plug-ins, this way one can experience full features of WordPress and enjoy full functionality of a website. A reliable web hosting company ensures stability and reliability of a hosting server by housing it at reliable data center, this way they ensure maximum stability and reliability.

People looking to host customize WordPress CMS based website should obtain WordPress hosting from best hosting company in order to experience WordPress at its best!

WordPress More Than Just a Blogging Tool

Every internet user is familiar with the word “WordPress” and why not, it has become the most widely used publishing platform because of is functionality. People often customized it to use as a content management system (CMS) but if offers more than that. More than 22% of the internet users used WordPress for just blogging purpose but it is more than that. Why WordPress? WordPress offer wide range of features that can be used to create an effective and useful websites. The best thing about WordPress  is that you can customize it according to your requirements as it is powered by PHP and MySQL so if you have knowledge about them you can create anything using WordPress. WordPress Themes: WordPress provide millions of built-in themes that can be used to create a website; one can easily install WordPress themes using control panel, dashboard or FTP depending on what type of server you are using. Beside this people can create their own themes, if you have strong knowledge about PHP and MySQL than you can easily create your desired theme. WordPress Plug-ins: One of the most attractive features of WordPress is Plug-ins; currently there are more than 16,000 WordPress plug-ins available over the internet designed for different purpose such as SEO, Social media tools and more. WordPress plug-ins has provided great deal of relaxation to the web masters as they can easily enhance their website functionality by adding the respective plug-in. With Just a click one can easily install WordPress plug-ins. WordPress Widgets: WordPress Widgets are built-in plug-ins which is used to add more functionality in the website, all you have to do is to activate them from your control panel. It provides interactivity features categories, tags, posts and more. One can customize its widgets panel depending on the theme such as some people place widgets on sidebar, some in header and so on. If you want of customize your widget appearance it can be done by accessing function.php file in the CSS. WordPress Hosting: Because of its features richness and user-friendly nature people are adopting it to create professional websites. Every single website over the internet needs web hosting so is the WordPress based website, any ordinary WordPress website can be hosted at any server but if you are using customized Worpdress application then you need a reliable WordPress hosting. A reliable web hosting company provide well configured WordPress hosting server so that you can easily install additional applications and plug-ins.

Linux Vs Window Web Hosting Pros and Cons

While looking for a web hosting there are many things to keep in mind and one of them is to choose an operating system (OS) for your hosting server. Well before choosing an OS one has to choose a suitable hosting plan according to website requirements and selection of an OS also depends on your website, such as what sort of applications you are using and what sort of support you required.

The most commonly used operating systems for hosting server are Linux and Windows, both offers different functionality in terms of hosting. Linux is an open source OS which means all you have to do is to download it and install whereas Windows doesn’t share its source code. In order to figure out which one is the most suitable for your website one has to analyze Pros and Cons.

Application Requirement: First of all you need to check out what sort of applications or scripting languages you are using to develop your website as these application required some additional support in terms of web hosting. People using PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python and other scripting languages need to have Linux web hosting as it is considered to be the most reliable hosting OS. As compare to that if you are willing to use Microsoft applications in your website such as ASP.net, J Script, VB Script or any other Microsoft script than you need Windows web hosting as it provide complete support for Microsoft applications.

Security Level: If you give priority to the security of server than Linux web hosting is what you are looking for as Linux is considered to be the most secured OS for hosting server, you can easily customize your server security using Linux. Windows based server can also be secured if the administrator is has strong grasp over Windows as it’s a bit complicate to put on some security checks.

Cost: Linux is free that’s is one of the reasons to choose Linux as compare to that Windows  is a paid OS and your hosting provider charge you to have Windows as an OS.

Training: Well in terms of managing Linux and Windows, one has to get trained about the chosen one. If you choose Linux you have to learn about its interface and other applications same is the case with windows so it doesn’t make much difference.

In the end your personal understanding matter a lot, if you have knowledge about any of them you can choose your desired one as top web host offer both Linux and Windows based servers.

Easy Way to Find Best WordPress Hosting Services

Web hosting is a service which is required by every website owner in order to get his/her website live over the internet. Web hosting is based on a server, normally called hosting server and one can place his website content over it to make it accessible all over the world. Now as the technology is getting better people are getting electronic and that’s why every business is moving online. Increase in the website results in the increase of web hosting companies.

There are 1000s of web hosting companies which are offering different types of hosting services but people always look for best wordpress hosting services. The most commonly used web hosting plans are shared, virtual private server (VPS), dedicated web hosting, PHP hosting and WordPress hosting. All these plans are used for different types of websites such as one can choose shared hosting for small websites whereas for large website one need VPS or dedicated web hosting.

A top hosting company offers wide range of flexibility; you can choose an operating system (OS) of your choice such as Linux, Windows or Mac OS. Linux is most wide used OS for hosting servers because of its customizable security. Now after choosing an OS one needs a control panel which is used to manage hosting activities, for Linux people preferred cPanel as it is quite user friendly and easy to manage. All these features are offered in best wordpress hosting services.

People emphasis on best hosting services because they want to make sure that they will have high quality hosting services, that’s why best wordpress hosting company always ensure maximum server uptime by providing well configured hosting servers. Also they house their server in reliable data centers so that can take good care of them and keep monitoring them 24/7 so that you can have maximum server uptime and stable website performance.

Along with these best hosting services you can have 24/7 customer support so that you can stay in touches with them and call for help any time you want. People looking for best wordpress hosting services should consider these features for reliable hosting.