The faster you bring your small business website online, the faster you can start making money from it. Sadly, a lot of new business owners sabotage themselves before they have ever even got started by not doing due diligence in relation to the website hosting service they will be using.
Some go for free blogs on popular sites, then lose all their work because they are in violation of the terms of service in some way. Most often it is because these sites do not really encourage ecommerce.
Or, they might choose a cut price site because they see a really cheap offer, but once they have signed up, they discover they have to pay for basic items they really need as add on extras. The interface is hard to use, not intuitive for beginners at all, and sometimes even impossible for experienced users to use.
Worst of all, you might discover that you are completely stuck with the hosting because they make it so difficult for you to leave and transfer your domain and site to a more reliable hosting service.
We get asked a lot to help bail out businesses whose websites are underperforming, so we have looked under the hoods of a lot of hosting services at this point. Without mentioning any names, if the offer is too cheap and good to be true, it probably IS. And what do racing car drivers know about running an effective website anyway.
Your choice of host should not just be about price, but ease of use and professional tools that can help you run your small business effectively, like a pro, even if you are a total beginner with a staff of 1. That means you need a CPanel,or Control Panel, which allows you to access and work on your site from any computer in the world.
No special software, no added extras, everything you need all in one place. Create custom email addresses, read your email in the interface from any computer, upload WordPress blogging software with one click, track your traffic, and much more. That is the power of a CPanel.
Today’s spotlight title takes a close look at one reliable hosting service we have used for years, HostGator, and shows beginners how to use the most important features of the CPanel they give you in order to get your great site or blog up and running quickly, even if you have never coded a web page in your life.
If you have content ready for your site or blog, and can copy and paste, you can create a great looking blog or site in a matter of hours, and start promoting it in a couple of days, once the site propagates, that is, is fully functional and the new URL has been registered so everyone can see it on the Internet.
How to Use HostGator and Its CPanel to Create Your New Website
One thing is for sure, not many people or small businesses have a lot of spare cash these days, so they can’t afford to make any mistakes when it comes to something as important as being able to set up easily and maintain over time their great new website or blog. And no business can really do without a website these days.
Use what you learn to start and grow a great site with full features with the help of a Cpanel, and here’s to this year being your most successful yet. And feel free to share this information with anyone who might benefit from it.
Bottom line, blunt but true=you have no idea just how important good website hosting is until you are screwed. So do your research to find the right tools you need to run a successful small business cost effecively, without being penny wise and pound foolish.