Tag: VPS

How to start a self hosted WordPress blog for 2018

WordPress Blogging

There are a lot of very viable blogging platforms but by far one of the most popular and highest community driven platforms is WordPress. WordPress is a great blogging solution for both beginners and professionals alike. You can get as complicated or keep it as simple as you like. With thousands of plugins and themes at your disposal (and most of them free), you can have a very professional looking (and performing) site for very minimal cost. Note: In this article I’m referring to the open source WordPress.org project.  Nothing in this article refers to WordPress.com. So where do you…

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The Insider’s Guide to Cloudways WordPress Hosting

Cloudways Managed WordPress

Cloudways hosting review from personal experience When it comes to cloud hosting, there is always a route that I take that I much prefer over the others.  For me, it’s all about creating the best possible experience for my readers.  One way of accomplishing a great reading experience is having a website that performs well.  Who likes to wait for a page to load over 10 seconds? That’s annoying, especially when all you want to do is simply read the article.  And if the page takes forever to load because it’s not optimized, well, that’s aggravating.  What a lot of…

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Website building tools for beginners

Website Building Tools

Easy Web Building Tools for the Beginner If you’re looking to get a website up and online, there really is no need to be a developer or even hire one.  Of course, there are quite a few advanced techniques that would require a bit of knowledge in web development.  For the most part however, you can have a professional looking, well running, traffic generating website fairly easily. The tools I use are nothing that require a ton of knowledge in either IT or web development.  That said, these platforms do offer some very in depth options for tweaking your platform…

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Force naked domain to www redirect

Force naked domain to www redirect

Edit the .htaccess file

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WordPress Setup Guide v1 (Vultr Ubuntu 14.04 VPS)

WordPress Setup Guide v1 (Vultr Ubuntu 14.04 VPS)

Disclaimer: There are much easier and better ways of doing this so feel free to use this as a guide in general.  Though, for the most part this can probably still be used in a wide range of uses. Getting Passwords Ready https://xkpasswd.net/s/ Document different passwords for each: Root MySQL Root MySQL User Create Vultr Instance Log into Vultr Create server based on your needs Setup Web Host Setting the Hostname Install Packages Add PHP7 PPA and get things up to date. Change the first HTML to PHP Change the second PHP to HTML Some of the needed modules are…

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