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Title: Website Administration


1
  • Website Administration
  • For Business Owners
  • Jason Flenniken
  • Owner, Cadence Interactive, LLC.
  • jason_at_cadenceinteractive.com

2
What?
  • What type of hosting do I need?
  • Where should I host?
  • What tools can I use to manage my site(s)?
  • Whats the best platform?
  • How can I prepare for disaster?
  • Resources

3
Types of Hosting
  • Shared
  • Semi-dedicated (Virtual Hosting)
  • Full dedicated server

4
A hundreds a crowd.
  • Shared hosting involves lots of accounts on a
    single server.
  • Pros
  • Cheap. Thats about it.
  • Cons
  • You dont know where that hard drive has been.
  • One bad apple spoils the bunch.
  • Big Players
  • 1and1.com
  • Hostgator.com
  • Godaddy
  • Dotster

5
Plays well with others.
  • Virtual (Called VPS or Semi-Dedicated) allows a
    few people to share their own server inside a
    server. Its sliced up 2-5 ways.
  • Pros
  • Benefits of a dedicated server. You can install
    anything you want. Acts like a real stand alone
    server.
  • Cost is more than shared, but very reasonable.
  • If done right, disaster recovery is easy.
  • Cons
  • Shared hardware resources with others.
  • Other Virtual hosts can slow down the machine
  • Big Players
  • Godaddy
  • ThePlanet.com
  • Aplus.net
  • Hostgator

6
Look Ma, My Own Box.
  • Your very own machine. Isnt it shiny?
  • Pros
  • Complete control.
  • All the hardware resources are yours.
  • Cons
  • Management can be tricky.
  • Cost.
  • Big Players
  • Theplanet.com
  • Rackspace
  • Hostway.com

7
Where to host
  • Big boys
  • Hostway.com
  • Theplanet.com
  • Aplus.net
  • Hostgator.com
  • Rackspace.com
  • Godaddy.com
  • Be wary of resellers
  • If it looks fishy, it probably is.
  • You get what you pay for.
  • Tophosts.com
  • The best indicator? Check user forums at the
    company first. Dont trust sponsored sites or
    ones with ads littered all over them.

8
Management Tools
  • Types of Sites
  • Static vs. Dynamic
  • Specialized
  • Publishing tool, IDE, or platform?
  • WYSIWYG. WYSIWhat? Website building for the
    HTML challenged.

9
Static Sites
  • Consist of HTML Files
  • Manage with editors or publishing tools.
  • Editors / IDEs
  • Dreamweaver
  • Microsofts Expression Web
  • Publishing Tools
  • Contribute

10
Dreamweaver CS3
  • Most popular Editor/IDE
  • Integrates with other Adobe products
  • Code and WYSIWYG editing
  • Medium Learning Curve

11
Adobe Contribute
  • The Microsoft Word of publishing tools
  • No HTML knowledge needed
  • Easy workflow between authors
  • Post from other office tools

12
Microsofts Answer Expression Web
  • Also known as Front Page 2.0
  • Entire suite of products
  • Good for MS environments
  • Medium learning curve
  • Code and WYSIWYG editing

13
  • Platform Choices

14
  • OS
  • Web and Database server
  • How will my files be served?
  • Static HTML
  • Dynamic
  • Content Management Systems
  • Specialized Systems
  • Control Panels
  • Open Source or Commercial?

15
Linux or Windows?
  • Only really matters in semi or dedicated hosting
  • Linux is the most common shared hosting platform
  • On dedicated hosting
  • Linux has much larger learning curve
  • Windows familiar interface, easy to manage

16
Infrastructure Choices
  • Web Servers
  • Apache (50 of all web servers)
  • IIS (36 of web servers)
  • Databases
  • MySQL
  • MSSQL
  • Programming Languages
  • PHP
  • ASP
  • Java

17
Content Management Systems
  • Do you need one?
  • What is a CMS?
  • CMS vs. Blog software vs. ?
  • Popular CMSs
  • Joomla
  • Drupal

18
Joomla
  • History
  • Formally Mambo
  • Around since
  • Community and Add Ons
  • 100k plus sites, very large community
  • 2k add ons, many commercial
  • What its best for
  • What it lacks
  • Joomla and SEO

19
Drupal
  • History
  • Community and Add ons
  • Powers many popular high visibility sites
  • 2k extensions, all free
  • What its best for
  • What its not
  • Drupal and SEO

20
Specialized Platforms
  • Blog it out
  • Wordpress
  • Movable Type
  • Blog software as a CMS
  • E-commerce
  • Magento
  • OSCommerce
  • CRM
  • SugarCRM
  • Vtiger
  • Salesforce
  • Many host providers will offer software in a
    can easy to deploy on your site(s)

21
Blog ORama
  • Ideal for specific purposes
  • Can be modified to use as a CMS
  • Wordpress, Movable Type most popular
  • Many themes available

22
Sell Your Stuff
  • Hosted or Roll Your Own
  • Popular Tools
  • OSCommerce
  • Magento
  • Monster Commerce from Network Solutions

23
Whos Selling? CRM Tools
  • What's a CRM? Do I need it?
  • Open Source vs. Hosted

24
Business Needs
  • What if I need a blog, CMS, and a CRM?
  • Where the lines start to blur
  • Difficulties of having multiple systems

25
Control Panels
  • Types
  • Domain
  • Hosting/Reselling
  • Major Players
  • Cpanel
  • Plesk

26
Cpanel
  • Pros
  • Full featured
  • Very common in shared hosting
  • Cons
  • Interface can be overwhelming
  • Messy on dedicated servers
  • Hosting interface is very confusing

27
Plesk
  • Pros
  • Very clean, easy to use
  • Smaller footprint on dedicated hosts
  • Great backup and migration tools
  • Cons
  • Not quite as flexible as plesk
  • Requires more system knowledge to tweak
    underlying sever

28
Open Source or Commercial?
  • Why Open Source
  • You want lots of options
  • Variety of solutions
  • Customization
  • Cost
  • Why Commercial
  • Guaranteed Support
  • Trust, Availability of actual humans
  • Need the power of enterprise level solution

29
  • Preparing for the Worst

30
Oh that would never happen to me
  • Until it does.
  • What can go wrong?
  • Software problems.
  • Site hacked.
  • Server hacked.
  • Hardware failure.
  • Data center problem.
  • Evil trolls.

31
Basic precautions
  • BACKUPS.
  • Did I mention backups?
  • No matter what the platform, get some solution
  • 2nd hosting account
  • 2nd hard drive
  • Something off-site, off ISP
  • All the above (this is the correct answer)
  • Most control panels offer different levels of
    packaged backups

32
  • Be thoughtful of where you host DNS
  • Host it at a high level
  • Most domain registrars offer DNS hosting
    (GoDaddy, Network Solutions, etc)
  • Why?
  • Avoid DNS at a dedicated server level
  • Be very clear of your ISPs backup and recovery
    policies. Dont assume ANYTHING.
  • Only go with a host that provides 24/7 support,
    and test it.
  • Consider Google Apps for mail.
  • Use a monitoring service like pingdom.com

33
Resources
  • Reviews
  • Tophosts.com
  • Opensourcecms.com
  • Cmsmatrix.com
  • Forums at any ISP
  • Tools
  • www.adobe.com
  • http//www.microsoft.com/expression/
  • www.joomla.org
  • www.drupal.org
  • Pingdom.com
  • Webmasterforums.com
  • forums.devshed.com

34
  • Questions?
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