How to order a ClickHOST hosting account

It may seem obvious to geeks, but the typical business owner may need to see for themselves exactly how you sign up for your web hosting account at ClickHOST. Yes it’s easy, but Stefan makes it even easier by showing you exactly what screens to click on throughout the process. In this step-by-step video Stefan will show you exactly how to order a hosting account from ClickHOST. The video includes information on ordering a domain name and and updating your domain settings. Take it away Stefan…     Hello Everyone! Stefan with ClickHOST here. And today I’m going to be […]

Use BackupBuddy to Move Your WordPress Site

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Moving (Migrating) an Entire Site to Another Directory or Server BackupBuddy makes moving an entire WordPress site to another server easy. We are going to move this demo site from one web host account (server) to our ClickHOST hosting account (server). Let’s work through the steps together. First, we prepare our mise en place the same way a professional chef organizes and arranges all the ingredients required for the menu they will prepare during dinner service. You need the login details for your ClickHOST server account to upload files.  It doesn’t matter whether you gain access via the cPanel login or by using an FTP […]

Enabling CloudFlare for Security and Speed

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ClickHOST is now a CloudFlare Certified Partner and offers the basic free CloudFlare service to all customers! The CloudFlare content delivery network takes advantage of recent changes to hardware, server technology and network routing to deliver an easy-to-set-up,  affordable and high-performance CDN that reduces hops and lowers latency for visitors to your website.  CloudFlare’s popularity is undisputed as they claim over 25% of the Internet’s population regularly passes through their network. CloudFlare essentially does two things for ClickHOST customers: Makes your website more secure Makes your website faster Once you activate CloudFlare in your ClickHOST account, your website becomes even […]

How to Schedule a Google Hangout in 3 Easy Steps

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At the coffee house, after school, at the gym, in the lobby.  It’s what people do…They hang-out!  They socialize, exchange information and build relationships.  But, how do you do that when your friend lives in another city?  Or, your client is in another state?  Or, your co-worker works in another country?  You Hang-out! Google+ offers a great way to connect with family, friends, and colleagues with Google Hangouts.  Hangouts let up to 9 people video-converse at once and opens up the viewing for as many people as you want.  Additionally, you can save the chat onto YouTube for viewing anytime. […]

Many Flavors of WordPress Backup. Which is your favorite?

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When it comes to a backup for your WordPress website, there are as many options are there are flavors of Popsicles, but choosing the right one is like standing in front of the freezer section, and wondering which one will taste best.  VaultPress, XCloner, DropMySite, Better WP Security, BackWPup, BackupBuddy… There are so many choices. Do you commit to the expensive one, hoping that it is worth the price?  Do you start with the cheaper one, hoping after you commit to the economical choice that you will love it?  And every day, more and more options are available. Just when you think that you have made a single choice, you wonder if […]

How to Install WordPress

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Installing WordPress is simple Guest post by Vicki Templet — newbie WordPress user. WordPress is not only a great choice for a content management system, but it is very simple to install.  Now the term “simple” may offer various definitions based upon your experience. Yesterday, I bought a new ceiling fan.  The box said “Simple to Install,” so I decided to give it a try. After all, how hard can it be to install a $68 remote-controlled fan?  Five hours later, my arms were killing me, I dropped a little screw from the ceiling onto the bed below, where it […]

Changing Your HTML Website to WordPress

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Or Re-designing Your Current WordPress Website: The Perfect Time to Change to ClickHOST Are you ready to change your current static website to a WordPress website? Or maybe you already have a WordPress website but you want to do a redesign without disturbing your current website. In either case it is a perfect time to make a change to ClickHOST. 1. Best Strategy When changing your static website to WordPress or doing a redesign of a current WordPress website, and you want to change web hosts, the least disruptive approach is to leave your current website live where it is […]

Personal Website Hosting: What is it, Exactly?

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When someone says “personal something,” that generally means there are other versions, right? Professional, general, public… Well, the same can be said for personal website hosting. There are several versions of web hosting – and the version you end up with all depends on what you expect from your website. Is Personal Web Hosting For You? This is the biggest question, because you could end up reading this whole article and find out it’s not what you want (and really, don’t you just hate that?). So let’s go down a quick checklist to decide whether you need a personal website […]

Simple Hosting for Websites… Simplified

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You just. Want. A website. Just a simple website! Yet, everywhere you go to find out how to build one has all this… this… stuff! Wouldn’t it be great if you could find a single page that had all you need to know about starting one? Wouldn’t a simple hosting and website creation outline be wonderful? Step into our parlor and grab some quick learning!     Creating a Simple One-Page Website (5 Steps) The type of site you want to build makes all the difference in the world on how simple it can actually be (which goes a long […]

Small Business Web Hosting Explained

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Sometimes, a little bit of web server space just isn’t enough. Sometimes, your needs move beyond a personal website and into the small business arena. For those times, you need (trumpets and drum roll) small business web hosting. The Brief Version of Small Business Web Hosting If you don’t have a lot of time for the details, this is a quick look at what you need to find when searching for a web host for your small business:: 1 – 100 GB Bandwidth: Think of bandwidth like the size of the front door.  The more traffic you expect, and the […]