Step Three – WordPress

WordPress – It’s what is known as a Content Management System or CMS. It helps you maintain the stuff on your website without worrying about the code and craziness behind your website (that’s my job).

Step Six – Google & Bing

It’s an annoying fact of life, you’ll need a google account to use a lot of services only they provide. And a Microsoft account. SEO sucks, but you actually want people to find your website.

Step Eight – SSL

Having that little green/grey padlock means jack shit. The https protocol is a joke. Websites MUST use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) because otherwise potential visitors get warnings to stay away: “This site is insecure! Go back to safety before the world ends!”

Step Nine – Lock it down

It’s impossible to make a webserver completely secure. If someone is determined to hack into your webserver – nothing is going to stop them.

Step Ten – Backup Everything

Repeat this mantra: “I will back up my stuff. I will backup my stuff. I will backup my stuff.” Any IT expert will ask you, when you go begging for help: “Where are your backups?”