Whether you are already a webmaster with a web, or not, if you want to learn how to manage, optimize and, in general, learn how to make much more use of your web and other hosting services (email, etc.), as well as the applications hosted therein, here you will find helpful information.
If you have a website and you’ve come this far, it’s probably because you’ve created it by hiring a server in a hosting service and you’ve installed open source and free apps like WordPress, Joomla, Prestashop, phpBB or others.
The concepts of hosting that must be mastered, explained from scratch
Here you will find posts that explain all the technical basics of hosting that you need to master: what exactly is a hosting server, how it works, what kind of services usually come with a hosting, how they are used, etc.
If you see that your project is starting to work and has potential, you will want more, and at that point you will begin to see that you also need to know more to get to the next level.
It is not the same to manage hosting a website with 10 visits a day as with 10000 visitors in one day, in particular, when it is based on a PHP application with a MySQL database as is the case with WordPress and the rest of the above examples. Here you already need a hosting for WordPress (and/or the other applications mentioned), as here you will notice and much the difference between the features and support offered by a good hosting and a bad one.
On the other words, it generates a lot of insecurity to move around like a blind man in a glassware when you manage your hosting server and you have a project on your hands that is starting to be important to you as a professional blog or an online store.
It will be critical that you know how to choose a web hosting with good criteria, how to do basic tasks such as installing WordPress in a hosting, for example, how to optimize WordPress and, in general, how to take advantage of it in the best possible way.
You’ll understand how the technology behind hosting works.
There are many technologies that intervene when creating a web. Most people hear things, for example, things like “DNS name server”, but they don’t know the detail, in this case, things like the difference between the paper the DNS servers they set up on their PC and the DNS servers in a hosting.
All this in practice causes problems and waste many hours when they need to work with these technologies in their hosting. Because they do not know well enough what they do and how they work. and these, too, are becoming sophisticated. A good example are SSL Secure Site certificates whose use has been widespread in recent years to virtually all websites, it is already rare to find websites that do not have it.
In this blog you will find posts that in a practical way will explain each of these technologies in depth and so, once you understand them, your doubts and problems will disappear on their own.
You’ll learn to make much more use of your hosting services.
Many people just do the basics with their hosting: set up a website. They do not take advantage, for example, of the possibilities of having their own mail server to create corporate accounts with your own domain (important for branding) or how practical services such as FTP or WebDAV can be to store files in the cloud.
Another example is the very frequent query about whether it is possible to have different websites with different domains on the same hosting server. It is possible, and it is quite easy to set up.
On the other hand, when a web project starts to grow, you want to take full advantage of its potential and differentiate yourself from others, there inevitably comes the need to get into advanced customization issues and a little tailor-made programming.
Both can be hired in places like, for example, UpWork, but even if you hire it, you better know what you’re hiring, just like if you buy a car, you’ll know much better what you’re doing and it’ll be a lot harder for you to screw up if you understand a little car.
We will learn HTML and CSS, the fundamentals of the web
Platforms to create CMS and blogs like Joomla and WordPress have been so successful, among other things, because they have managed to hide from the user the complexities of the language in which all web pages are made: HTML (HyperText Markup Language).
I mean, in WordPress, for example, you don’t need to do a design job, WordPress themes give you (almost) all done.
And indeed, this is wonderful because it allows you to launch a fairly complete website with a more than decent design literally in less than 10 minutes.
But this does not mean that it no longer makes sense to know something about HTML and its sister technology, CSS Style Sheets.
It makes a lot of sense, especially when you want to evolve and take your website to a professional level that is what this blog is about. So here you will also learn things like creating a web page in HTML and content to learn basic CSS.
However, 99% of people who launch into a web project have no idea how to customize their site with HTML and CSS, let alone how to program with PHP. However, by learning only a little of this, you can access another dimension of possibilities.
But besides, I have excellent news: if you are encouraged, it is not so difficult to learn how to do basic things and these can give a lot of themselves. You don’t need to be an engineer for this, it’s something everyone can learn at a basic level (which is enough for what you may need in your web project).
Personally, this part is the one I have always liked most about the web topic and thanks to the feedback I receive from readers on my main blog, citizen 2.0 (a blog about blogging and the 2.0 world with +100,000 visits a month) I know very well that there is a demand to learn how to take this leap to the next level.
The idea of full Hosting has emerged precisely because of this, as a site specialized in hosting aspects and the programming of a website that thus complements very well with the more general content of Citizen 2.0 on content, marketing, blogging and the 2.0 world in general.
And believe me: it is worth acquiring this knowledge, because it will not only take you to another level of professional possibilities if you want to set up a professional web, but also because it is very fun and rewarding to master the development of your web at 100%.
In this sense, in this site you will mainly find these content lines:
We will access the next level learning basic PHP programming and working with a MySQL database
All my life I’ve been involved in the development of applications. So, believe me, I know what I’m talking about when I tell you that knowing some programming takes you to another dimension.
It’s so simple that, along with HTML and CSS, knowing a little bit about PHP and databases allows you to do whatever you want on your website. Eliminate the ceiling that is found 99% of people when you come up with ideas that you do not find implemented in already made solutions such as a WordPress plugin and that help your site greatly highlight your competition.
And already the last twist of nut is to learn how to develop on a platform, specifically in WordPress, which is much more than just a simple blog system, is the platform on which most websites are being created today.