How to Edit Webroot (/var/www) Files via SFTP

If you’ve followed my guide to setting up your own server and using WordOps to install and manage your WordPress site, you’ve probably realized that I don’t install any FTP server, such as PureFTP or VSFTP. So how do you access and edit your files easily? Firstly, it’s always best to install the minimum number… Continue reading How to Edit Webroot (/var/www) Files via SFTP

Weekly Server Security and Maintenance Routine Steps

This guide is part of my advanced series of articles for WordPress hosting. If you are looking for easy, beginner-friendly WordPress blog hosting, then I recommend BlueHost. If you’ve followed my steps for setting up your server and then installing WordOps and creating your WordPress site then you should be up and running by now.… Continue reading Weekly Server Security and Maintenance Routine Steps

How to Point Your Domain to Your Server (Setup DNS)

Let’s say you’ve come up with the domain name you want to use for your new WordPress site and have registered it – maybe somewhere like Uniregistry (what I use) or GoDaddy. What’s next? How do you “connect” or point your domain to your web hosting account / server and get your new site up… Continue reading How to Point Your Domain to Your Server (Setup DNS)

Optimal WordPress Setup with WordOps & Caching

Running your own server can be time consuming and difficult. If you are just starting your blogging journey then I highly recommend that you begin with BlueHost. It took me several years before I was comfortable enough to move some of my sites off onto their own servers, and it is by no means required… Continue reading Optimal WordPress Setup with WordOps & Caching

15 Free Tools To Sell Products Online

If you haven’t been paying attention, retail e-commerce sales in the United States have been going absolutely ballistic for over a decade now, up to $791.70 billion in 2020. If you’re not currently selling online and that isn’t enough to jolt you into action, or if your current online retail store needs a spruce up,… Continue reading 15 Free Tools To Sell Products Online

Advanced Wordpess Hosting Server Setup Steps – SSH Keys, Firewall & Other Tweaks

Running your own server can be time consuming and difficult. If you are just starting your blogging journey then I highly recommend that you begin with BlueHost. It took me several years before I was comfortable enough to move some of my sites off onto their own servers, and it is by no means required… Continue reading Advanced Wordpess Hosting Server Setup Steps – SSH Keys, Firewall & Other Tweaks

Fail! What Customers Think Web Hosts Do (But They Don’t)

If you ask someone what they think a web host does, you’ll get a plethora of responses – and many of them are wrong. “Hosting” sounds a lot like generic customer service, and “web”? Well, surely that can describe just about anything to do with the internet or websites. You’d be surprised at just how… Continue reading Fail! What Customers Think Web Hosts Do (But They Don’t)

Statistics on Web Performance (and How Hosting Impacts It!)

Are your website visitors happy with your site’s performance? As happy as they could be? Maybe not, considering that people tend to complain only when a situation is so out of control that they have no other choice. With online visitors, they’ll often “show” their dissatisfaction by leaving your site (and never returning again). Check… Continue reading Statistics on Web Performance (and How Hosting Impacts It!)

Should You Care about “Niche Hosting”?

There are millions of web hosts around the globe, from the smallest operation you can imagine, to giants like BlueHost and others. In such a market, it’s no wonder some hosts are looking into niche hosting. This is a fully saturated market brimming with competition, and yet the average person would be lucky to name… Continue reading Should You Care about “Niche Hosting”?