I had been searching for a webhost that was affordable and with great features as well that it took me a long time to decide which one to use. I researched online for users’ documentation of the pros and cons of each webhost. Finally, I decided to try Host Gator.
BAPTISM OF FIRE
It was a baptism of fire for me and Roy dela Cruz as our blogs both got infected with an Iframe virus when I asked for his help to transfer my files from my free webhost to Host Gator. We were not successful though and I was about to throw in the towel when even after several days, my site was still down. I had eyed warily the buttons and tabs not knowing what to do next. I was clueless as Jan Geronimo would describe. I knew nothing – nada – zilch!
I knew I had to go on, though as I couldn’t remain forever depending on my friends to do the heavy tasks of a webmaster. If I wanted to “grow” in blogging then I have to graduate from the ABCs of elementary blogging and proceed to “high school”.
THE INEVITABLE DECISION
I was certain, it would take me forever, but I had to DO IT myself or I’ll never learn! Through the motivation of my friends, DiTesco, Holly, Heather and the rest of the group and with the technical support personnel of Hostgator, who were most helpful and quick in their response, I was able to transfer my files to my public_html. See? Now I know what it is…he he he. Through their video tutorials and their online chat system, I also learned how to edit my wp_user, “tinker” with my file manager, tweak my MySQl@ and breeze through my cpanel with at least a modicum of expertise.
THE ICING ON THE CAKE
What more, I learned now how to use the basic wordpress tabs and “commands”. Whew! I am now slowly bringing in more “furniture”. I had changed my theme 5-6 times before I settled for this green one. Green and blue are my favorite colors!
I hope you’ll drop by my new home too as often as you visited my previous blogs. Don’t worry coffee, san mig light, chocolates and shakes are always ready for you!