Inside Look at Web Hosting

March 30, 2010

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Reliable web hosting is fundamental to the success of a web site. Not all web hosts understand that that the web has changed and now applications like WordPress are how today’s interactive sites are powered and managed. On this show we interview Nick Nelson of http://vps.net/ and discuss:

  • The role your web host plays in growing your site,
  • Things to look for when finding a web hosting provider,
  • The role of your site’s speed in Google Rankings,
  • Some quick tips on identifying what is slowing down your site

Also, in news:

  • Web Site Monitor is a great plugin for making sure your site is online and available [plugin]
  • GD Star Rating was recently updated [plugin]
  • NextGen Gallery also had an update [plugin]
  • Alex King’s WordPress Help Center has some new improvements [plugin]
  • StudioPress (the theme developers) released the Enterprise 1.0 [theme]
  • The Gravatar service from Automattic now supports profiles
  • Jane Wells discusses the transition of WordPress MU to WordPress 3.0 at WordCamp Boston
  • Corey Eulas reviews some search engine optimization tips at WordCamp Boston

Comments

4 Responses to “Inside Look at Web Hosting”

  1. Very informative podcast on web hosting. Thanks so much!

  2. Jeffro says:

    Wish I could have been in the chat room for this episode as I had some pertinent questions to ask. However, this episode gave me a lot of food for thought, especially in light of my recent web hosting troubles with WPTavern.com

  3. Just what I needed, thanks!

  4. Angela says:

    I just discovered your podcast in iTunes. I appreciate this episode, particularly in light of recent web hosting troubles with Network Solutions. They have been promoting themselves as a WordPress host, but all of the troubles mentioned in this podcast we experienced, even with the more pricey GOLD VIP hosting, including exceedingly slow load times and a complete lack of communication when they had issues, such as changing WP database passwords without letting their clients know, shutting off DB backups, and more. Our page rank disappeared after these issues occurred. We moved one site to Blue Host, and its page load times are wicked fast compared to NetSol. I’m now considering purchasing a VPS account and transferring all of my smaller clients’ sites to that account. I’ll definitely check out VPS.net.

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