Three Essential Website Tools

In our experience as web developers, we’ve relied on three main tools to do our job. In fact, without some version of these guys, building out a solid website is next to impossible. Here are our choices for domain registrar, hosting provider and content management system.

GoDaddy

35% off domains - GoDaddy Domain Registrar

As far as domain registrars go, they’re the cream of the crop. In case you don’t know what a domain registrar is, they’re the people that you purchase domain names from. Those are the lovely little words you type in your address bar in order to go to a certain websites. For instance, we bought www.DiversifiedDataTechnologies.com from them, and couldn’t be happier. Their customer service is always fantastic and their bredth of product offerings remain solid. Our only complaint about GoDaddy is their nagging up-selling tactics when you try to check out. Otherwise, we’re not sure how much better a domain registrar can get.

HostGator

HostGator Hosting

Hosting is probably the most critical part of your web design decision. It doesn’t matter how beautiful your website is if nobody can access it. The hosting provider is the place that stores all of your beautiful website files for the world to see. For that reason, you want a trusted, award winning host with high regards from businesses and consumers alike. Luckily, you need look no further than HostGator. And if you use the coupon code PogoPlus25 when you check out, you’ll get an additional 25% off!

 

WordPress

Wordpress Content Management System

It should be no surprise that our content management system of choice is WordPress. This thing is like ketchup. You just can’t get enough. Whether you’re trying to build an ecommerce site, a business site, or simply a splash page, WordPress has the capabilities and support to do this with minimal effort. Of course, the more you work at it the better it will be, and with so many advanced tools out there to make it all simple, many of the beautification features are simply plug and play. Try out WordPress. It’ll save you both time and money, and certainly save you from a bunch of headaches in the future.

 

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David is an avid social entrepreneur and Boston sports fanatic. He founded Diversified Data Technologies way back in 2009 and stuck around to see it grow. His party quarks include unnecessary dancing and being an overly hospitable host. When looking, he can be found capturing the twitterverse at @DLanphear, being professional on LinkedIn, or bouncing around town with Foursquare.

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