I have shared hosting from GoDaddy and run about 25 websites both personally and for clients. All the sites are for small local businesses. I don’t have a strong background in computer science or security and I’m always thinking to myself “What if someone hacks my hosting and screws up a bunch of websites. What a hassle that would be!”
I don’t know of anyone that would do anything malicious but I’m trying to be cautious and take preventative measures. How easy is it for someone to get into my client parent directory? I always read about how annonymous takes down sites with relative ease it seems. Is being careful with passwords enough security? If not, do I need to purchase security addons? Do I need to go off the grid with my own server?
Is there an article or tutorial out there that would help me protect my hosting? Thanks in advance!
So I’m interested in learning guitar and was wondering what’s the best way for someone with no music background to learn? I know GarageBand has some downloadable tutorials and some cool features like a built tuner, but what are some other, popular, and effective apps/websites/YouTube series?
Thanks a bunch!
So I’m creating an HTML only site for first time years. Usually, I have a CMS to work with that makes URLs nice and pretty but what if I want to have /contact instead of contact.html?
Do I just put an index.html in every folder?
index.html contact/index.html about/index.html services/index.html
Or is there a super light CMS type service I can use? I don’t need WYSIWYG editors, but just something with a little more muscle than a plain html site, but not a full CMS. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Pros and cons of each? Please let me know you think, thanks!
Well said Dylan. I had sorta figured out bits and pieces of what you said earlier today on my own but you really tied it together. I guess in short, if the forum is the foundation of your website, it’s best to go with a premium solution. If your forum is just small feature (support forum for WP designer), then go with bbPress.
My only concern now is the site design. Every vbulletein theme / CMS port looks like such crap which is why I considered bbPress in the first place. As a former vB developer, do you have any thoughts on why we don’t see vBulletin CMS themes on marketplaces such as this?
...doesn’t know any of their FTP or domain login credentials and I end up waiting on the phone for 3 hours with customer support.
I hate when they’re really old too.
So I want to start a news site like macrumors.com where the forums are just as important as the front page articles. Using bbPress is the simplest and cheapest way to go. I think bbPress satisfies all my needs and there’s some excellent bbPress compatible Wordpress themes on here.
However, is using bbPress going to put my site at a huge disadvantage in comparison to vBulletin? It seems like 95% of successful forums (100,000+ members) all use vBulletin. There must be a reason for that? I remember when bbPress launched many years ago I thought it was going to be huge it definitely isn’t right. What would you recommend that I use? Thanks!
Hey thanks doru, your answer helps clarify things a lot. To be clear, I wasn’t calling iphoneforums.net or teamxbox.com squatters. I was just asking if they are indeed violating a trademark, why are they still around? I suppose fan based websites are given special immunity… while guys who register domains macbookpro.com, iphone6.com, iphone7.com without even a splash page are just trolling companies and thus, are liable for legal action.