This is another optional step. You can normally obtain basic analytics data directly from your web host. However it's useful to gather your own statistics about how many people are visiting your website. Koko is a great privacy-focused alternative to the market leader, Google Analytics.
Although most web hosts will backup your website for you, it's important to perform your own website backups. This is your 'get out of jail free' card if something goes horribly wrong. The alternative could be starting again from scratch so it's worth doing.
Now that you've built your shiny new website it's important that you keep everything secure. Any website can be hacked and there are a few simple steps you can take to minimise the chances of anything going wrong.
You don't have to use an Plugins with WordPress but there are a few that I like to use. In this article I'll show you some of the initial plugins I used on this website.
You should now have WordPress installed so let me give you an overview of how everything works. I'll give you a guided tour of everything using the FREE Twenty Seventeen theme.
If you don't already have one you'll need a logo for your business website. This is just a very chilled timelapse of me making the logo for this site. I'm not getting in to graphic design - I'm no expert with that but I'm happy with the final result.
Once your web hosting is all up and running it's time to install WordPress. Some hosts will do this automatically for you but I prefer to do it manually since you'll learn more about how everything works and if something breaks in the future you'll stand a better chance of fixing it.
Welcome to part 4 in this series about creating your very own business website! Today I'll show you what's involved in setting up web hosting for your business prior to installing WordPress.
This is an optional step but you might find it interesting. As part of building a website for your business it can also be very useful to create a YouTube channel. I'm taking you with me on my journey of creating this actual website and YouTube channel. What could possibly go wrong?
One of your first tasks is to register a domain name for your business. In this article I'm showing you exactly how to do this and giving you a few tips to help you with the process.