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Below you will find a tutorial on how to sign up for All Hands Hosting. Begin by choosing a hosting package. If you aren’t sure which package to sign up for, just choose the smallest one.

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After you’ve chosen a service, next you’ll need to begin the sign up process. The most important part is to enter your domain name correctly.

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This next part is pretty easy, just enter in your name and address, choose a password and make some security questions and answer.

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If you chose PayPal, it’ll take you to this page. Just wait a few seconds and it will take you to PayPal payments.

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If you have an account, enter it now if not sign up to a new account.

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Once you are finished it will give you a transaction ID and you are good to go!

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From there, you will get a few emails. The main one you want to look for is the welcome email, which will give you your account username, password, and name servers. Please note these for your records.

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After that, you can return to All Hands hosting and go to the client area where you can log in to pay your bill, view your services, manage your affiliates, or open up a service ticket.

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As of January 3, 2016 All Hands Hosting has added automated backups to an off-site location to all servers company wide. Prior to this, we’ve been archiving and backing up data using our servers, but in the spirit of true redundancy we’ve added the necessary infrastructure to enable off-site backup as well.

Why off-site backup is important?

Think about something tangible such as family photos or a birth certificate. It is great that you have it stored in a safe, safe deposit box or even a storage unit but what happens if the safe gets stolen? Wouldn’t it be better to store a copy in your safe and your Mom’s safe? that way even if something bad happened to yours (or hers) you would still have another copy.

The same thing goes for websites. Anything could happen to any computer no matter who it is: Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft etc. Can an armed guard protect against an Earthquake or a sudden flood? The answer is no, nothing can protect from a natural disaster.

This is why we’ve implemented off-site backups. No one can guarantee the safety of their data at all times, so the next best thing is to backup the data in a totally separate location.

 

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Recently a good friend of ours sent us a message on Facebook asking the question:

“…As you know I love to write and you may have seen my blog. Right now it is on Tumblr but I want to make the next step into buying a domain and maybe getting it hosting. The thing is, I’m not very technically savvy and really don’t need anything complicated. When I went to sign up for hosting I don’t know (and no offense, don’t really care) about gigabytes, megabytes and all that jazz. Either way, I just want something simple. What do I do?”

Our reply:

“Hi Mark, hope you are doing well. I definitely hear where you are coming from. To keep things really simple, since we are a small hosting company, we have the ability to basically ‘do everything for you’ and get you all set up. We definitely don’t mind doing this and are quite happy to help a friend especially if you are hosting with us. I’ll walk you through the full signup process on the phone. After that, we will go in and setup your website. We recommend using WordPress since you are a writer. You can choose from a number of free or paid “themes” that are quite easy to configure. We can also help you with this since we also have web developers and designers in-house.

Once it is all setup, we will give you 2 sets of credentials:

  • 1 set to log in and manage your hosting account / billing
  • 1 set to log into your blog, so you can create content

Once you have that, it is as simple as logging in, hitting “add new post” and writing. Once you are finished you hit publish and your post is live. Simple enough, right?

Of course, we are also available with all of this, we have bloggers on staff that can help you get setup and everything. Thanks again for thinking of us.”