Web Hosting For Dummies

9781118540428.pdfWeb Hosting For Dummies by Peter Pollock is available now in bookstores

I cannot even begin to tell you how exciting it is to see my book printed and on the shelves in stores. It’s quite surreal.

Buy Web Hosting For Dummies on Amazon.com

The title was actually tricky to decide on. We looked at all sorts of names, like Web Hosting For Dummies, Self Hosting For Dummies, Blog Hosting For Dummies and a host of other ideas. It seems that there are many different types of website owners, who all use a different term for web hosting, but in the end, it’s all the same thing.

So, Web Hosting For Dummies it is… and whether you’re a blogger, a small business owner with a website, the webmaster for your local sports team, or even a non-profit organization that has your own website, this book is for you and will teach you everything you need to know from the bottom up!

Web Hosting For Dummies is aimed at the end-user and walks you through all the different functions and facilities involved in web hosting so that you can get the most out of what you’re paying for and make your site better, faster, and more secure.

Watch an interview with me talking about the book at amazon.com here

Web Hosting For Dummies was released on May 13th, 2013 and is available to order on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com, or in the UK at Amazon.co.uk

8 thoughts on “Web Hosting For Dummies”

  1. Hello Peter and congratulations on your upcoming book!

    I searched for web hosting books on Amazon, and Web Hosting for Dummies was at the top of the list, so I’m sure there are plenty of other people like me who eagerly await for it to arrive!

    I’m really interested in your book, but is it for someone like me?

    Okay, a quick bit about me:

    I have been teaching myself procedural PHP (and easing my way into OOP PHP), MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript because I want to make the transition from being more than just a web consumer to also being a web producer. While I think of myself as having intermediate web development skills thus far, I must admit that I have neither hosted a website (not even a hosted blog, like Google’s blogspot) nor operated a server (aside from some easy stuff for Apache on XAMPP on my local desktop) and the entire process seems daunting for someone who is not yet an insider.

    I’m trying to learn about hosting by reading websites found through google, but the big problem I have is that, as a newbie to web hosting, I don’t know if these sites are dispensing good advice or not. And this problem is only compounded by the different terminology they use and dispersed nature of the information.

    In effect, I have quickly taught myself enough to be at an intermediate level and I hope to become a professional developer (in part, because my degree in Economics isn’t really paying off just yet…) for my own web startup sites and taking on some projects for clients. I’d love to start developing a website this Summer, precisely when your book is published. It’s effectively a dynamic dating/meet-up site for the New York region for young professionals and I would like to expand to other cities here and abroad. I would also be interested in developing another dynamic site, very much like Investopedia but with some extras, in which I could put to work my extensive skills in economics and finance to help visitors understand the economy, monetary policy, international trade, financial markets, banking, etc.

    Would your book help me understand and navigate most, if not all, web hosting terminology and issues for folks who, if successful at generating significant traffic, would be responsible for medium (and hopefully growing) dynamic sites?

    Thanks, and I look forward to the book coming out!


    1. Hi Joe,

      Well… the book is designed to help exactly those kinds of people, but whether or not I achieved that goal is yet to be seen! 🙂

      Seriously, I’d love feedback when the book comes out on just how helpful it actually is because the purpose in writing it is to help people like you and your clients understand hosting.

      I wish you every success in your endeavors!


  2. Great book, I advice every one plan to host a website to read it, it has a lot of useful description, tips, useful tools to be used.
    Thank you Peter for this great book 😉

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