The Toolbox

This is the Toolbox for your online venture.  These tools are necessary no matter who is handling your online presence.

*Affiliate Disclosure – Some of the links below are affilliate links, which means that at no cost to you I may get a commission if you decide to purchase anything from the linked services. I only recommend products & systems that I use and love myself, so I know you’ll be in good hands.

Domain name & Hosting

Hostgator – We use Hostgator for every site we own.  There are tons of web hosting companies out there, but we have yet to see one with the level of customer service offered by Hostgator.  They offer 99.9% uptime guaranteed, great speed, especially with WordPress, but again, the customer service is second to none.  We have yet to have an issue or concern that wasnt resolved quickly, and their 24-hour live chat support is amazing!  We cant recommend them heartily enough.

WordPress. Whats a CMS?

A CMS or Content Management System, is what you use to get your site published and to store your files and information, organizing it into a website.  All Netskimo sites and almost 20% of the entire internet are managed by WordPress software.  The great news is, WordPress is free to install and use!  With Hostgator hosting, there is an easy installation process, and there are tons of tutorials to help get started online, or Netskimo can handle that for you.

WordPress Themes

One of WordPress’ advantages is its versatility using different theme templates.  Its surprisingly simple to customize a site using different themes, and there are hundreds of thousands available.  Here are a few of our favorites…

The Thesis Theme – This is one of the best-selling WordPress themes of all time.  Its extremely easy to use and is very SEO friendly.  It offers unmatched speed and is our favorite for classic blog websites.

Divi from Elegant Themes – Probably the most easily customizable and feature-rich themes available.  There are hundreds of available options and an easy-to-use interface.

Avada – The best-selling theme of all time on Theme Forrest.  The features and quality design, along with hundreds of site layout options make Avada a top pick.

These are three of our favorites, but there are many more available.  Themeforest.net is the biggest source of premium themes and a great resource if you’re not 100% sold on one of the three previous options.