Cloudways review – VPS made easy!

Cloudways offers a unique service: you pick from one of five VPS providers, and Cloudways spins up the server and manages it for you, allowing easy one-click installs of WordPress, SSL certificates, etc. All without once touching the command line! It’s not as straightforward as using a shared hosting account, and there are some drawbacks, … Continue reading “Cloudways review – VPS made easy!”

SiteGround VPS Cloud Hosting is fast and easy

When you buy a SiteGround VPS hosting plan (aka SiteGround Cloud Hosting), you get CPU and RAM dedicated to your site, running on Google cloud infrastructure, but you do not have the usual command-line access to a server that you might expect. Instead, you can treat the SiteGround VPS cloud hosting plan as if it … Continue reading “SiteGround VPS Cloud Hosting is fast and easy”

Best way to copy blog posts from localhost WordPress to hosted WP

When you use a localhost WordPress site to create blog posts, at some point you will need to copy those posts to a hosted WordPress on a server. Note: I’m using ‘localhost WordPress’ to indicate a local copy of WordPress, even though on a Chromebook the local address is ‘penguin.linux.test’. See my post about installing … Continue reading “Best way to copy blog posts from localhost WordPress to hosted WP”

SiteGround Review – the best hosting deal in 2020

I use the SiteGround GrowBig hosting plan to host a number of WordPress sites, and I think it is the best plan currently available from any hosting provider. SiteGround offers three shared hosting plans: All SiteGround plans have these features in common: hosted on Google Cloud Platform servers, for extreme reliability use SSD storage for … Continue reading “SiteGround Review – the best hosting deal in 2020”

Migrate from wordpress.com to your own domain – simple step by step tutorial

This post will show you step-by-step how to migrate from wordpress.com to your own domain on a fast host – I’ll use SiteGround as the hosting provider, but you can use this process with most hosting services. This is a follow-up to my post How to Clone your WordPress site to a fast host, which … Continue reading “Migrate from wordpress.com to your own domain – simple step by step tutorial”

How to clone your WordPress site to a fast host in 2020.

This post will show you how to clone your WordPress site to a fast host from a free or slow hosting service. I’ll show you an incredibly easy way to move a WordPress site to SiteGround, but this method requires you to install a plugin on your current site. If your current host does not … Continue reading “How to clone your WordPress site to a fast host in 2020.”

How to install WordPress on a Chromebook the easy way

Yes, you can install WordPress on a Chromebook, and it works really well. In fact, I’m writing this post using WordPress 5.4.1 installed on a Chromebook. Not a modern, powerful Chromebook, like my Acer Spin 13 (i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB disk), or my current travel laptop, an ASUS C434 (i3, 4GB RAM, 64GB disk). Nope, … Continue reading “How to install WordPress on a Chromebook the easy way”

Free website Hosting 2020 – does it work?

I’ve always been a web-hosting bargain-hunter, but I’ve always drawn the line at free website hosting. I always shop around for the best deal on shared hosting, but only from companies that I trust. Why not free? I’ve always stayed away from free shared hosting at companies like 000webhost or byet. There are lots of … Continue reading “Free website Hosting 2020 – does it work?”

Cloud Hosting vs Shared Hosting – which is best for you?

One thing to keep in mind when comparing Cloud Hosting vs Shared Hosting is that “Cloud Hosting” is a marketing term. All internet servers could be said to be “in the cloud”. As a marketing term, Cloud Hosting can mean whatever the vendor wants it to mean, but generally the term is accepted to mean … Continue reading “Cloud Hosting vs Shared Hosting – which is best for you?”

VPS vs Cloud – which should you use in 2020?

With “The Cloud” now being such a popular term, companies who need more power than a shared hosting account have to consider a VPS vs Cloud server, or even a dedicated server. In essence, VPS and Cloud servers give you the appearance of a dedicated server, but with a VPS you are only paying for … Continue reading “VPS vs Cloud – which should you use in 2020?”