Website Hosting

Band Website Hosting

Band Website Hosting

Getting good hosting for your band’s website is just as important as your website’s design and functions. If your hosting provider is not reliable, if your server is slow and has lot’s of downtime, you will get fewer visitors/fans.

For the above reasons, choosing a good hosting provider is very important for your band’s success, as it can have a profound impact on your band’s popularity.

What do you need to look out for when choosing a hosting provider for your band’s new site? Here are the most important things.

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Bluehost Uptime Test

Bluehost Uptime Test

Bluehost is supposed to be one of the most dependable website hosting providers. But is it really? How can you be sure?!

The only way to make certain is to have tracked the uptime/downtime of Bluehost for a very long period, which gives us statistically sound data as to whether your Bluehost hosted website will deliver the promised 99.9% uptime.

As you’ll know, Bluehost has loads of servers, and the results below are for 1 of our website hosted on a shared hosting account on a single server. Your findings may differ a bit, but on average, this data is dependable.

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Registering Your Band’s Domain Name

Registering Your Band’s Domain Name

Registering your band’s unique domain name is very simple, and takes approximately 1 minute.

First off, you’ll need to choose which company you will be registering your domain with. Our preferred domain registrar company is Name.com, they are very correct in doing business, offer domains at a good price ($9.99 at present for .com domains), and won’t raise their prices on you when you want to renew your domain (yes, it has happened to me before at another registrar!).

For this reason, this guide on how to register your music group’s domain name will be illustrated using Name.com, but it will most likely be similar with other registrars as well.

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Hostgator Uptime Test

Hostgator Uptime Test

Hostgator is supposedly one of the most dependable hosting providers, but how does it handle the true test of uptime dependability?

Very well indeed! We have been with Hostgator for a very long time now (this site is run on a Hostgator shared server as well), and have therefore been monitoring the speed and uptime of our Hostgator hosted sites regularly.

We subscribe to a service that checks (pings) our Hostgator server every 5 minutes, and have been doing so for the last 3 years. We feel that the investment into knowing whether our websites are available more than offsets the price of the service.

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Exclusive HostGator Coupon Code

Exclusive HostGator Coupon Code

Shared hosting with Hostgator is very affordable to start with, but our exclusive coupon code just made it even cheaper.

If you decide on signing up at Hostgator, use this exclusive coupon code to receive a 25% discount off your initial purchase:

25OFFMYBANDTHEME

This Hostgator coupon code is exclusive to MyBandTheme customers, but you are free to spread it around to your friends as well.

Click here to visit Hostgator.com and redeem your 25% off coupon.

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Creating email accounts in Cpanel

Creating email accounts in Cpanel

Once you have a Cpanel to help you control your server, adding and removing email accounts is piece of cake, and only takes about 20 seconds.

Hostgator shared server accounts come with a Cpanel installation automatically, which is of great help for beginner website administrators.

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Checking Emails in Cpanel

Checking Emails in Cpanel

Checking your incoming email on your Cpanel is very easy.

  1. Login to Cpanel by going to http://www.AAAAAAAA.BBB/cpanel (replace www.AAAAAAA.BBB with your actual domain name).
  2. Click on the the Webmail icon.
  3. Choose your Webmail program.
  4. Login to the Webmail program by using your email address as the username and the password that you set when you created the email account.
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What is server hosting?

What is server hosting?

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