Here in Hosting Tools you can review important training information and best practices for the tools in your hosting account. This section of SPOKE Academy will cover the following topics respectively:
1. cPanel hosting tools
2. Domain Management
3. Website Basics
4. File Structure
1. Getting Started Guide
2. How do I Access My Account Control Panel?
3. Assigning an Add-on or Parked Domain
4. Installing an Application using MOJO Marketplace
Hosting Tools 101: Improved cPanel Tools
This quick walk through of cPanel–your hosting account interface–will help you to understand the layout of your hosting tools (domains, email accounts, website builders, billing, etc) so you don’t have dig around to find them. Once you know the basics, you can forget about the interface and focus on designing your portfolio.
Hosting Tools 102: (1) Domains Explained
Your domain name gives a unique identity to your online presence. This video reviews the different ways domains can be set up. Pay attention to the differences between primary, add-on, parked, and sub-domains. (P.S. “Directory” just means a folder stored on your hosting account.)
(2) Domain Privacy Explained
Understand how to protect your privacy through the use of domain privacy. The federal government requires all registered domains to have public contact information. But when you purchase domain privacy, Bluehost replaces your personal contact details with generic Bluehost information.
(3) Domain Transfer
If you already have a domain name and would like to transfer it over to your hosting account here at Bluehost, this video tutorial will teach you how. Pay attention to which steps you will need to take on your Bluehost SPOKE account and those you will need to complete through your current domain registrar.
Hosting Tools 103: Website Basics
These videos will help you get started on your website by learning how websites work. The first is a visually-dynamic introduction to the under-the-hood processes of the internet that is easy enough for a non-techie to understand. Learn the basics of a website and what principles are good to know as you begin to post content.
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Hosting Tools 104: File Structure
In this section we will explain the file system and structure on your Bluehost SPOKE account and the best ways to interact with it. For example, in this section we will review how t use your File Manager, explain what files and directories pertain to the cloud versus your hosting account, and illustrate best practices on maintaining a clean and powerful account.
Hosting Tools 105: Account Security
In this section we will cover best practices for keeping your site, content and account protected and secure in the cloud. Effective security practices will ensure your site and content remains openly accessible while keeping you safe from malicious content and online users.