Web Hosting and Design

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Web Hosting and Design

I have included this page for my hosting service at Host With Aussie. I could have added a pop-up box with a “Hey check out my hosting”, but I don’t wish those things on my worst enemy. You will read this page if you want to, I’m not going to force you to.

Why am I using it at all on a personal blog? Because advertising a venture is an impossible task and I need all the help I can get.

There are a lot of reasons why you would think about having someone else set up your website. But most people shy away because they think it would be too expensive. So I’m offering to do it for you at realistic and affordable rates.

Am I a professional web designer? Certainly not. But then I don’t charge like one either. I won’t bill you by the hour or quote you upfront. There are too many variables to do that. I will work with you, letting you know how much the next step will cost. You can take over at any point.

My expertise is in WordPress and now the gutenberg-free fork called ClassicPress. Since most people use this for their sites, that is what I will usually work with. If you want to use something else, then I’m probably not the person for you. Having said that, let’s look at some of the reasons you would want to use my help:

1 Registering your domain name – where is the best place?

2 Hosting your site – well, we’ve got that covered too.

3 You’re currently using a hosted service and you can’t change what you want to – we need to move you.

4 My current host is hopeless – we need to move you.

5 My site needs a facelift and I don’t have the skills – I just might have.

6 I hate the new gutenberg block editor – we need to switch you to ClassicPress.

7 I’m happy using the Classic Editor – eventually it won’t be an option.

8 My site takes forever to load – many reasons for that.

9 My site is getting bombarded with spambots or people trying to hack in – security measures.

10 My friend wants a website but has no idea where to start – that’s my job.

I could go on, the list is almost endless. There’s a saying that we don’t live long enough to make all our own mistakes, learn from those of others. I have spent years learning what works and what doesn’t. Why try to figure it out yourself when I can do it quickly for you?

WordPress is changing rapidly and not necessarily for the better. Trying to keep up with the next idea they think is great for you is driving a lot of users nuts. ClassicPress is a fork of WordPress that doesn’t use any gutenberg code or functions and works the way you’ve been used to for years. But it isn’t available using a one-click installer yet. You have to either use a migration plugin or install it from scratch via FTP. For some people, that’s not an option, because they have no idea what FTP is. I can help you do that.

Often you need specialised, commercial software to edit and compress your images. You may also need software for other reasons and don’t have it. Chances are I do and can do the work for you.

You may need a good theme, but don’t want to pay a high yearly fee for it. I have a commercial license for GeneratePress, which means it won’t cost you anything. I can also set up and modify child themes that customise your current theme and don’t get overwritten when your parent theme gets updated.

You would like the features available through page builders such as Elementor, but have no idea how to use them. I can set that up for you and point you to some cheap places to get lifetime access to add-ons, so you don’t have to pay a yearly fee for Elementor Pro.

As I said, I could go on forever. There are lots of traps for new players and it can be daunting if you are new to the game. What plugins should you use? What plugins should you not use? How should you secure your site? Gutenberg broke your site!!

Save yourself a lot of pain and trouble, both financially and emotionally, by using my services to setup, move or redesign your site. I promise you I won’t charge an arm and a leg, and you can take over when you feel you can handle the rest.

Simply use the Contact form to get in touch with me and we can discuss what you need done and how best we can achieve that. It won’t cost you anything to ask, so you have nothing to lose.