question markWhat is a web host?

A web host is a company that provides a place for you to store your website. After you have done all the work of creating your site you will need a place to put it so that people on the internet can see your site. The web host or web hosting service provider is the company that lets you use their servers to store your files that make up your website.

Why WordPress?

Many people use WordPress to manage their website. WordPress is the easiest and most popular blog software available today. WordPress is used by over 14.7% of Alexa Internet’s “top 1 million” websites and as of August 2011 powers 22% of all new websites. WordPress is currently the most popular content management system in use on the Internet.

What is the difference between shared and dedicated hosting?

Dedicated hosting means that the actual server that the hosting company is using is dedicated to your website alone. Nobody is using your processor, hard drive, memory or bandwidth. In the case of a shared host, the actual hardware is being shared by you and other customers of the web hosting service provider.

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a free community supported framework for creating, organizing, presenting and managing a website. It powers millions of websites and applications from all over the world. Drupal makes it easy for contributors to publish to websites and easy for developers to deploy new sites as well as add features to existing ones. Most commonly referred to as a content management system, or CMS, Drupal has much more to offer.

Drupal is a great choice for building all manner of websites from simple 1 page personal websites to enterprise level applications. It is particularly well suited to e-Learning systems, Community/social networking sites, and news publishing, where its powerful authoring and publishing features allow administrators to create, revise, and deploy content in a rapid and organized manner.

What is Weebly?

Weebly is a free website creator application. It uses a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface that allows you to drag and drop content into the currently open page. There are dozens of professional designs to choose from. You can use the drag and rop feature to add images where you want them or to add text where you want.

You ca add pictures, videos, music and audio, documents, maps, and photo galleries. Sell products, accept online bookings, create a contact form, or arrange your pages in multiple columns. Drag on slideshows, files, forums, games, RSS feeds, or any other HTML embed code — all by simply dragging and dropping.

There is no technical ability required to create professional websites quickly.

What is OpenCart?

OpenCart is an open-source PHP based shopping cart software. This e-commerce solution allows you easily setting up and maintain an online store. There are a huge number of shopping cart systems out there – I know because I’ve looked into a lot of them – but a large number of them have limited functionality while at the other end sit the full-blown CMS’s with shopping carts ‘bolted on’.

OpenCart is pure shopping cart through and through.  It contains modules that allow you to include various sections of text and images throughout your site but at its core OpenCart is designed with one thing in mind… Display products online and allow people to buy them.

What Web host is used  for this website?

In all my research I found Bluehost to fit my needs perfectly. They had all the features that I wanted. They had reliability of the servers. They had an excellent customer service track record. They were available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I not only wanted cheap, but I wanted the best web hosting solution I could afford.

The features that were important to me were the ability to host multiple domains easily. I also wanted to be able to install WordPress and Moodle. I had spent many years working for web development companies so I also wanted to be able to do some scripting on my own and I wanted to be able to have a database backend if I decided to develop my own front end using scripts. I also did not have that much money and it had to be a rock solid server that never went down. I found all of this in Bluehost.

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