Third-Party Hosting Worksheet
When To Use The Third-Party Hosting Worksheet
Have you decided against using our premium website hosting and management services, instead opting to choose an alternative hosting provider for your new website? No worries, while most of our clients appreciate the ease of having one web company to plan, build, manage, monitor, troubleshoot, and update their sites, we appreciate that some of our client’s unique business situations require alternative hosting solutions to the comprehensive ones we provide.
Please understand that in the case of choosing a separate hosting provider, we’re going to rely on your help to get the development process started. Since you’re providing the hosting environment, it’s up to you to verify your hosting provider’s compatibility and prepare some things for us to be able to begin developing your new site.
What Do We Need To Do With Your Hosting Account?
Specifically, we need to upload a compressed/zipped folder to your “public_html”area in your file manager (or whatever directory your domain/subdomain is pointed to). This folder is the WordPress core installatoin folder. If everything is working correctly, once we upload the folder to your public directory, we shouldn’t need any more assistance with server preparation.
Once the folder is properly uploaded to your server, and everything is configured correctly, whenever you navigate to the designated website URL, you should find an installation screen. From here, we can take over; however, if you’re familiar with the WP installation process, you can proceed, but just be sure to create a user account for us to use in order to access the installed/blank site.
Use the navigation tabs to the left to progress through our Third-Party Hosting Worksheet. You’ll see we’re currently on the “Overview” tab, and you’ll next encounter the “Disclaimer” tab we’re you’ll find our Third-Party Hosting Disclaimer. Below that, you’ll see some resources and information to help you, including links to our fully-managed hosting options and support documentation. The last tab and step on our is our Third-Party Hosting Compatibility Checker. Please complete both the Disclaimer and Compatibility Checker in order for us to proceed or know how to proceed with your website project.
We can’t offer too much help when it comes to managing your third-party hosting services, but we do have some Knowledge Base Articles that you might find useful, including a general overview of installing a WordPress site on your third-party host.
Not ready to invest the time in weekly website maintenance and upkeep (don’t forget to make time to schedule software updates!). Most of our clients appreciate the ease of having one web company plan, build, host, manage, monitor, troubleshoot, and update their sites. If you’re interested in a turn-key website management solution, check out our fully-managed hosting page for more info about our comprehensive webmaster packages.**
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