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Thread: Wordpress vs GoDaddy Website Template - Security/Backup Issues

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Grand Rapids, Michigan


    Quote Originally Posted by writeraniac View Post
    I do install my sites with Fantastico on Hostgator. I buy my domain from GoDaddy, but host on Hostgator. So, are you saying that I shouldn't use Hostgator's Fantastico program anymore?

    I have my work cut out for me. But my new business is extremely important to me and I must get it right from the very start.

    Thank you so much!
    Glad to hear that you're hosing with Hostgator. They're top-notch, but you should definitely not use Hostgator's (or any host's) Fantastico or other automatic installer. It is super easy to install WordPress manually, if you follow the directions they give here:

    Or if you prefer, you can hire a techy to do it for you for not very much money. PM me and I'll do it for you personally if you like.
    The Educated VA
    Earn a Living Online as a Virtual Assistant - Step by Step VA

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Davis Junction, IL


    Hi Deb,

    You're very welcome.

    To make sure you receive reply notifications, visit and make sure that Default Thread Subscription Mode is set to Instantly, using email and hit "Save Changes" at the bottom.

    That should keep you in the loop.
    Regina Smola
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  3. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Virginia & UK


    Hey Debbie,
    That's a very good question and one that stopped me from using a password manager for way longer than it should have, so I understand your concerns for sure. The one thing I began to realize was that it's impossible to create 'strong and secure' passwords and recall them without keeping them written down or stored somewhere and that actually puts you at more risk than anything else. The thing that threw me over the top was when I learned two people on my most respected list - Liz Jamieson (web developer) and Regina Smola (WP security expert) recommend and use it themselves. I figure if they feel it's secure enough for them then I'll be just fine.

    The basic LastPass is FREE, but you can subscribe to the premium version which gives you mobile access. You can always login to your account from a public computer but you will need to login to your personal 'vault' and you have options to make that a safe process too.

    There are a couple of 'tricks' I've learned to setting up and organizing the records for Last Pass so I'll look to write a post to cover those and stick it up on NGBT in the next few days - follow me on Twitter or sign up for the NextGenNews at the site and you won't miss it.


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