Words from Nerds 220: Running a Website

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Summary:

This week, we’re discussing the considerations for running your own web site. There are so many choices are there? Where do you turn? What if you just want to run a blog? Or perhaps you need something more sophisticated like an ecommerce site? What does “unlimited bandwidth” really mean? And are all hosting providers the same? There are many things to take into account and we’ll talk about several considerations as you plan out a new site.

 

 

Hosts: Tom KresicJohn KresicMike Kresic

Running Time: 41:28

 

 

 

Mobile App of the Week:

  • Snapguide – walk throughs and step by step guides for all kinds of things!

 

 

 

Web Hosting Tips:

  • hosting providers (which ones upsell, what is shared hosting, what does “unlimited” really mean?)

  • domain registrars (domain privacy)

  • Email can be extra

  • web site design considerations

    • content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, SquareSpace)

    • desktop versus mobile (responsive design)

    • SEO optimization (the importance of good permalinks)

    • plugins

  • setting up an ecommerce web site

  • podcast hosting (Libsyn)

  • video hosting (YouTube)

 

 

 

This Week in Nerd History:

  • October 3, 1955 – The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC.

  • September 30, 1980 – Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

 

 

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