Web Hosting For Developers (And More)
From Cocktail Napkin to Code on A Server
While many developers have at least one side project on their plate, most of them will never ship. This website aims to help your side project avoid becoming a statistic, by showing you to how to publish your side project on the Internet and built it into a stable side business.
It took me about five hours to slap together the prototype for my first published side project. It took another five weeks to figure out how to move the code into a production environment and reach stable operations. And other five months to master enough of the related technologies and Internet Marketing skills required to attract and monetize an audience.
First there were the technical items...
- Buying & Pointing A Domain
- Web Server Configuration
- Setting Up Google Analytics
- WordPress Blogs & Static Content
- Learning How to Hire Writers
- Search Engine Optimization 101
- Social Media & Other Outreach
- How To Promote Affiliate Offers
- Google AdSense Setup & Optimization
This stuff wasn't particularly hard. In fact, most of it was actually easier that writing most of the code behind my side project. But I didn't have guide from anyone who had done it before.
Here's that guide, to help you get a head start on your project
Side Project Hosting: The Basics
In today's competitive world of internet marketing, one of the effective ways of maximizing your profits is by undertaking a side project hosting service. As a webmaster, your primary objective is to attract the attention of online visitors and help them make purchases. Therefore, in order to achieve this purpose, you should have a website where you can upload promotional content such as pictures, videos, or audio. If you are able to make a good website, then you can also expect to get traffic on your site and eventually convert these visitors into paying customers. In this regard, you need to create a web hosting environment that will be easy for visitors to utilize and easy for your hosting company to manage.
To make things simple, there are two main types of web hosting services for small business owners - shared hosting and dedicated hosting. If you're operating in a niche market, then you will probably need to choose a side project hosting service. Shared web hosting plans are offered by web hosts on a large scale and are usually offered at affordable rates. With such services, webmasters can establish a number of websites on the same server thus increasing their chances of obtaining high website traffic. However, these types of hosting services are vulnerable to sudden system downtime due to unexpected occurrences within the server environment.
Dedicated web hosting services are offered exclusively to experienced webmasters who are willing to pay more for the benefits they enjoy. These services come with several advantages such as better technical support services, better server reliability, enhanced website performance, and customized web page templates. Some companies also offer managed file hosting, which allows users to upload custom content and manage their files.
A side project hosting service can provide you with a cost-effective solution for the promotion of your website. If you decide to use a side project hosting service, it is essential that you know exactly what type of features you need in order for your website to be properly promoted. Some of the features that may be included in a dedicated hosting plan include site promotion tools, blog builder tools, website traffic counters, advanced SSL/TLS security integration, and other general site features.
If you intend to use shared hosting services, you can increase your chances of obtaining increased website traffic by creating a number of blogs related to your website. You can also use these blogs to promote your other web services or products. This will enable people to visit your other websites when they use your blog. Blogs can also improve the ranking of your site in search engine results.
There are a number of different websites that offer hosting reseller sites for free. These are typically low quality sites that do not offer a lot of useful information about web hosting. In most cases, they will tell a lot of hype about how great their service is, but they will not really give you any reason to choose them over a more established web hosting provider. In some cases, they will only provide links to free web hosting providers instead of the true, well known, high quality ones.
To find a reputable side project hosting provider, start by checking with web design forums. These are usually run by web hosting resellers that are experienced with this type of marketing. They can usually provide some very good suggestions. Also, look for recommendations from other webmasters that you have had success with in the past. This way, you know that someone is actually successful with this form of marketing and you can feel more confident that you can use it to bring you success in your online ventures.