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Hosting Fast Wordpress Sites at SiteGrounds

Philip 'dm' Campbell, Digital Skills for Creative Tinkerers

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10 Videos (15m)
    • 1.0 - wordpress hosting at sitegrounds

      1:04
    • 1.0a - introduction to sitegrounds hosting

      0:46
    • 1.1 - what was i look for in a wordpress host?

      1:45
    • 1.2 - screencast of the admin area

      3:18
    • 1.3 - find domains, vanity urls, sites for dollars!

      2:17
    • 1.4 - awesome caching built in, sgcachepress

      1:40
    • 1.5 - speed tests with pingdom & grader

      2:11
    • 1.6 - got wordpress? do the project!

      0:23
    • 1.7 - the roundup

      0:55
    • 1.8 - share and review (...)

      0:12

About This Class

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it's easy to get used to your hosting provider. you have all your files there, sometimes email, in fact most of the time your website just sits there, not doing a lot, updating when you push blog posts to it and mention it maybe on social. i see the end of websites coming but not yet. maybe in a few years time! :)

this course is to motivate you to spend a bit of time this coming weekend maybe to review your hosting costs for your websites (mainly for wordpress) i did a bunch of research for a new host because my main host was costing more than i could afford. it was getting to be a little bit of a shock every year to find that money and always came at the wrong time. i needed to do something drastic to cut down the impact every year - heck i even reduced it by using some free blog hosting services like medium.

to that end, i've setup and moved a bunch of sites over to a great host called sitegrounds. i wanted to do a bit of a quick twenty minute setup and review course so you could make a decision about it for yourself. it's got a great cache for wordpress that comes with the hosting and i'm happy to report it's super fast and has shaved at LEAST four seconds of my website loads (read, that's a lot!)

now my sites load around 3/4 seconds compared to nine seconds (or MORE!) from before, instead of being overloaded servers with thousands of sites i'm on a faster tier and i've saved myself money in the process. 

in this course we. ..

  • discuss checking your existing load times using pingdom.com
  • consider the costs of moving
  • do you pay for a caching plugin or use a third party?
  • quickly review the sitegrounds support
  • getting some cheap vanity urls at hover/gandi.net
  • discuss sg cachepress and the speedy dynamic cache!
  • why you are making the move, why not get a fiverr tuneup

hoping this is useful to some of you wordpress advocates out there! :)

i'm still using and loving wordpress, for all it's faults i do like some of the plugins! :)

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Philip 'dm' Campbell

Digital Skills for Creative Tinkerers

I'm Phil from England and I make courses every month (recently, daily!)

online wisdom shared, digital course maker & internet strategist teaching anyone that wants to efficiently learn digital skills and tools often free software based in the cloud - twenty plus years of expertise with all things digital and covering the latest trends today!

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