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After creating more than 700 WordPress websites, and WordPress templates we have learned a lot about migrating HTML websites to WordPress. I have personally migrated hundreds of HTML websites to WordPress, Created the WordPress theme and updated the websites to keep existing ranking in Google. When you are thinking of moving your Website to WordPress to make your life easier there are a lot of things to take into consideration. When you update the DNS to a new hosting provider or location you need to have all your ducks lined up to not hurt your website. Using 301 redirects will help redirect clients who have existing bookmarks to the correct locations, permalinks are a practical way to migrate HTML pages to more SEO friendly URL’s. This will also help let the Search Engines reindex the content to e new locations, moving to WordPress alone is known to give previous HTML only websites a bump in the search Engines.
Some other benefits to having a WordPress websites ? ability to update menu items, static Page content and add new images, video and content without having to contact a web developer. The ability to easily integrate Social media into your new website, customizable contact forms, easy to add galleries, and more.There are a ton of plugins and features for WordPress that require little technical knowledge to configure. Tired of waiting for Google Analytics to update to see who was on your website, there are a few plugins to help you monitor traffic.
I love migrating websites to WordPress. One reason is I like a challenge, the second reason is I love giving customers the control over their website. So if your thinking about moving to WordPress give us a call today! Once you migrate your content to WordPress you will enjoy your website more than ever before.
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Our WordPress hosting offer comes with Free recommended plugins and Free WordPress themes for your website. We have provided support for WordPress websites since WordPress was created in 2003. Let our experience in WordPress help you get your website started off right! Our plan has the following great features you will not find ANYWHERE:
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Our WordPress Web Hosting Service Starts at $4.95 a month. If you need further assistance throughout your webhosting experience we offer WordPress Videos that are targeted towards beginners. We offer WordPress Management for those who need ongoing support and maintenance for WordPress Hosting, E-commerce, SEO, Plugin Installation and configuration and more… Check with us today to find out more.
Why Mariehosting WordPress Hosting?
We have provided technical support for over 250,000 clients since 2003. Our experience in supporting clients in different industries from corporate, small business, manufacturing, clerical, music, photography, DJ, Special events, Television, Video Casting, hospitality, insurance, stock market, financial planning, legal, health and E-Commerce is second to none. We have more experience than ANYONE, getting these services from multiple companies would cost you a lot. We are happy to offer our hosting and expertise at an affordable price to everyone. We offer solutions to add to your WordPress web hosting package that are both beneficial and cost affective to help you do business on today’s internet.
Why Build my website with WordPress ?
The face of the internet changes everyday. We could tell you one of the biggest reasons to use WordPress is its ease of use, its ability to be customized by adding plugins, its easy-to-update software, or even its ability to help you get your business growing. But we won’t What we will tell you is that WordPress is one of the most popular Content management Systems on the internet. Even for building a 5 page website about your business. Its so Easy we have automated the installation process for you! We have included plugins that our experience with over 500 clients has given us. We have worked with our parent company to produce WordPress themes that give you the ability to make your website your own. You can also upload your own theme or find a free one from WordPress.
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Here are questions you should ask any company that you want to host your WordPress website with:
- Can you help me back up my website ?
- Can you help me capture website leads ?
- Can you help me learn basic SEO ?
- Can you help me find the right tools to track visitors to my website ?
- Can you provide videos to help me learn WordPress ?
- Can you provide support in English from America ?
- Can you take care of installing WordPress for me ?
- Can you select a few plugins that will help me get started ?
- Can you provide some really cool, unique themes that yoru company has developed for clients ?
- Can you tell me what a permalink is ? Can you update my permalink to be SEO friendly like Mariehosting.com Does ?
- Do you know how to reset the admin password for WordPress ? In less than 10 minutes ?
WE DO ALL OF THE ABOVE!
Go ahead try to find another hosting company As we grow your list of WordPress Web Hosting features is going to grow. We listen to our WordPress Webhosting Clients and give them what they are really looking for.
Additional Services Only Offered by Mariehosting.com WordPress WebHosting
- PSD TO HTML TO WordPress Developement through our parent company Solarblu.net
- Migration of WordPress Webhosting to a new Webhosting company
- WordPress management, yes for a small fee we can help you with any questions and issues you have with wordpress. We even provide this to people who do not host with us
- Help finding new plugins to help you out with your website
- WordPress Blog with new WordPress tips and tricks
- Did I tell you about our new videos ?
If you know how to blog from your own website then you will have many options open to you in the design and functionality of your blog that are not available on a hosted blog.
You can use Blogger from blogger.com or WordPress from wordpress.com. Each has its own peculiarities, benefits and disadvantages, such as the lack of trackback and categories on Blogger, and the relatively poor raw html editing facility on WordPress. However, each has its fans and adherents, and those used to one or the other are generally loathe to changing. Neither, however, offers the wide range of options open to those that have chosen to run WordPress or any other blogging software from their own webspace.
Those who use the hosted versions likely do so either because they have no need of the options that the uploaded software offers, and are happy operating a blog using the range of options offered by the blog host. Others might not have a website, and have no intentions of having one because they have no need for their own site. Many bloggers are not involved in internet marketing, and are not using their blogs to make money – not even Adsense revenue.
They enjoy blogging about the political issues of the day, the latest movies and even just their everyday lives. Others, however, use blogs professionally as part of their business, and a blog is a great medium for advertising a business or a product. It is an ideal way of linking several websites that have been designed to sell different products, and even cover different niches. This is not easy to do without a blog, since search engines such as Google frown on adverts on one website for anther site offering information on a totally different topic.
What is regarded as a lack of relevance in a website is diversity in a blog. So how do you go about running your blog from your own website? WordPress.org offers free software that you can upload to your own web space. The best way to do this is by use of an ftp client. This is software that allows you transfer files and folders from your hard drive to your website. It can also be used to transfer files from one website to another.
Upload facilities on websites allow you only to upload files, not folders or directories. Without an ftp client, you would have to create folders identical to those containing the WordPress files. You would then have to upload each file individually, while maintaining the original directory structure. This can take some time to do, and errors are easy to make. Your first steps, then, are to download the blogging software to your hard disk, then ftp it to your website. When doing this, your ftp software will also allow you to change file permissions as detailed in the blog set up instructions. You will also have to use a text editor to change the contents of a few files, but this is fairly simple to do.
You then have to create a MySQL database for your blog. MySQL is a powerful Open Source Software database management system that uses SQL (structured query language) that most normal web hosting services offer free on your web space. The database is easy to set up by following the instructions that will likely be provided by your web host.
After that you are all set. You can use the default page template that comes with WordPress, but you now have complete flexibility in the look and feel of your blog. You can upload any of the thousands of free or paid templates available online, and also any of the plugins that you want to use. You can edit all of the template elements you want to completely customize them, including the stylesheet for the whole page, the header, footer, sidebars and so on. You can add graphics, Adsense blocks, affiliate links and even offer your own products for sale.
Plugins are software elements that provide specific resources to your blog. Examples are calendars, anti-spam filters, RSS feeds, sitemap generators, tag systems and so on. There are thousands of them that can be used to totally customize your blog.
If you have your own website and business, then a blog can be a very dangerous thing. It can become so addictive that you can find yourself neglecting your website and business and spending all your time blogging and trying out various plugins, templates and themes.
Knowing how to blog from your blog from own website can be very useful, but make sure that you budget your time on it. A blog is a great thing, but very addictive.
The world changes. So do the life and work standards. The standards of IT business change very quickly. All that seemed to be up-to-date as recently as yesterday, today seems to be absolutely fusty.
Even if we take a look at Internet growth, one can notice how the attitute towards network projects is being changed. The most dramatic example is web sites that are being hosted on free web hosting platforms.
In the early 21st century those web sites were quite popular. All social gropus – schoolboys, students, office workers, writers used to use free web hosting services. Often even corporate web sites were hosted on free hosting.
However the time passed, Internet “grew up” and the standards have changed. Webmasters started to think not only about creating a web site but more about creating a professional web project for which free web hosting is apparently not suitable. People started to register domain name, oder paid and hire professional web designers and developpers.
This trend has changed the attitute towards web sited hosted on a free web hosting. Now more and more people think that one should better have no web site at all that the one hosted on a free hosting with million of ads.
And that is right. Everything should be solid, reliable and professional. And web hosting is no exception.
Blogosphere came to this idea much later. If nowadays web site on a free hosting may call depreciation, the blog hosted in a free blog platform is still considered to be a normal thing.
How long do you give this state of things? Definitely a short while. The most long-sighted bloggers right now register a domain name to create a stand-alone blog on it and search for a services. Since they new, shortly this wil become a generally accepted standard of blogosphere.
Transferring blog on another hosting is like moving in a new flat. The more things – the harder is the move itself. The backlinks and PR might be lost. It is also hard to moove blog archive because of internal links in blog posts.
That is why the earlier you move – the better. And the best thing is start from the very beginning with the paid quality blog hosting with WordPress preinstalled and free domain name to create your own stand alone blog.
As stand alone blog will give you numerous opportunities such as real independence on a paid web hosting and a great chance for unlimited income!
Blogging is something quite popular in the current world. People write blogs for either personal interests or business reasons. And considering the important of a reliable hosting to the success of your blog, it’s worthwhile to take some time to find out what hosting is the best for it.
The most popular and powerful blog software is WordPress, an open source application developed by php and running against MySQL database. So, from technical viewpoint, Linux web hosting solution is the best choice for your blog, and it’s relatively cheaper than a Windows one as well.
When choosing your hosting solution, please make sure it supports php and MySQL.
Blog software itself won’t use a lot of space (less than 10MB for WordPress). And most of the disk space are used for the post you have written, and the image or video used by your blog. Let’s plan for 2 year first, think about how many posts you can write per day, and the average size of them. After it, you can make a calculation to know the disk spaces you will need.
And a good practice in blogging is to upload video to YouTube.com and image to Flickr.com, then put a URL in the blog to display the video and images to your readers. By this way, the required disk space will be decreased significantly.
Considering most of the shared web hosting company will give you huge disk space (more than 1000GB), it’s not something you need to worry about.
Monthly transfer (sometimes loosely referred to as “traffic” or “bandwidth”) is the amount of bytes transferred from your site to visitors when they browse your site. If you go over the limit, then either you will have to be charged with an extra fee, or your website will not be available. The amount of bandwidth you use is obviously related to the amount of traffic (visitors) that you receive.
There are web hosting companies that offer Unlimited bandwidth. This sounds like a good deal. But bandwidth is a commodity that costs the web hosting company money – unlimited bandwidth is really impossible. So, some web hosting companies set a limitation to the CPU or memory your site can use per second, once it exceeds this number, your website will be temporarily unavailable. By this method, they can restrict the usage of bandwidth since more bandwidth usually means more CPU resource or memory resource.
Unlimited bandwidth feature is very common in the industry, so you can just enjoy it, but do put an eye on the stable of your site at the same time. If you get too much traffic and the site become unavailable, you should start thinking about upgrade your plan to an even powerful one (VPS or dedicated server). And a shared web hosting solution should work very well when you have less than 1000 unique IP/day (this is not a small number, your blog has to be within Alexa 100, 000 to reach it).
Reliability and Connection Speed
Reliability and connection speed are something you won’t know until you use their service. And this is too late.
So, you should only select the hosting companies which can guarantee its up time. Look for a minimum of 99.9%. Beside this, try to only select the hosting companies having money back guarantee policy, by which your money can be refunded if you are not satisfied with their service.
There are 4 types of web hosting support, and almost all the web hosting companies will provide you with email support system, and online knowledge base. But we highly recommend you to sign up a hosting company with Online Live Chat support, by which you can get the support very quickly and explain your issues clearly. In most case, your issue will be resolved very soon.
Some companies will even provide 24*7 technical support, this is very nice as well.
Price is always a factor, you should realize that you often get what you pay for, although it’s not necessarily true that the most expensive hosts are the best. A stable, fast, and 24*7 support server is more important than money.
Most web hosts allow you to select an annual or 2 years payment plan that gives you a cheaper rate than if you were to pay monthly. You might be worried about if you are not satisfied with the plan you purchase, what can you do. You need to check that whether the company provide the money back period so that you can request a refund if necessary.
Once you have made the decision on what hosting plan you plan to purchase, you can further look for some coupon code via Google to get some additional discount.