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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

17 May

How to Prevent a DDoS Attack on Your Website
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A DDoS attack can annihilate your website’s foundation. It can crash, go offline, and fail to meet your users’ expectations. That’s why it’s important that you take steps to prevent a DDoS attack from happening. A DDoS (Distributed Denial Of Service) attack involves an enormous volume of traffic being directed at a specific website with malicious intent. The goal is to overload the website’s servers so they can’t handle the traffic. This can cause the website to crash and go offline, and it can even corrupt the site’s content, adversely...

13 May

Everything You Need to Know About the 404 Page
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No website works 100% perfect all the time. It is inevitable, that your visitors will end up clicking on a link that’s broken or expired. When this happens, they will get redirected to the 404 page. The 404 page does two main things: It tells the visitor that they were successful in communicating with the web server, but the web server could not find the requested page. It prompts the visitor to go back to the working part of your website. This is why your website’s 404 page is extremely...

10 May

How to Optimize Your Web Hosting Resources
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To get the most out of your website, you’ll need to closely manage several aspects of your web hosting, especially when it comes to balancing performance and affordability. You’ll need to make your website efficient, ensure all the hosting resources you’re paying for are needed, and eliminate wasted resources. Optimizing your web hosting resources can help you to create a responsive, highly functional website that looks good and gets you all the traffic you’re after, and you can do it without breaking the bank. The hard decisions will come after you have attracted...

7 May

How to Optimize Your WordPress Hosting Disk Space
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When you purchase a hosting package for your website, one of the most important things you'll have to do is manage your disk space usage. Like any other digital asset, your website occupies disk space. It’s storage space that’s owned and maintained by your hosting provider, and they impose limits on how much of it you can use. All the elements of your website take up space, including: Your WordPress installation files, CSS elements and HTML code files, Media content, like pictures and videos. In the beginning, it probably won't matter how much...

World Password Day: Always Keep Your Accounts Protected
2 May

World Password Day: Always Keep Your Accounts Protected
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Did you know, 63% of confirmed data breaches involved weak, stolen, or default passwords? Verizon reported that 93% of data breaches occurred within a couple of minutes, while 83% weren’t discovered for weeks. The more time that goes by, the more personal information someone can collect about you. In honor of World Password Day, we’ll explain a few tips and tricks to help strengthen your online security. Use a Password Manager Above All With the number of online profiles we have, it’s easy to forget what password goes with what account. Contrary...

30 Apr

Infographic: Estimating Your Hosting Bandwidth Usage
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Your website consists of things like code, images, text, maybe videos, and whatever else you choose to add to it. When a user lands on your website, it sends all this data to their device. Bandwidth defines how much of that data can be sent. For instance, when your phone plan runs out of data, you cannot use the internet and so on. Similarly, if you run out of hosting bandwidth, your website won't be able to send data to your visitors, thus it won't get displayed. In this infographic, we outlined...