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What are parked domains and why you need one?
25 Feb

The Hidden Value of Parked Domains
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A business typically has one website, and only one domain can be associated with that site. However, it's common for businesses to own multiple domains, with all but their primary domain being idle; those unused domains are parked, set aside and managed in a way that best suits the owner. There are numerous reasons that a domain owner might park a domain. Some involve protecting the owner's brand, some are about the timing of a website launch. In other scenarios, a parked domain can be put to work as a way...

31 Dec

Infographic: How To Choose The Right Domain Name and Extension For Your Website
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Choosing the right domain name and extension for your website can be quite a hassle, especially because you wouldn’t want to change it later and risk hurting your brand and search ranking. That’s why you’ll need to do your homework properly when thinking about your domain name and extension. But rest assured, we’ve got you covered! The infographic below shows you what you need to take into account in order to make the right choice for your brand. ...

21 Nov

Infographic: How to Migrate Your Website Without Any Downtime
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Website migration can be a necessary but very stressful process. If you are migrating an active website that gets user traffic, how do you make sure it doesn't go down? Luckily, there are ways to do that! If you follow the process step by step, without rushing it, your website visitors might not even notice that anything changed. In this infographic, we go through the essential steps of the website migration process. You can read more about each one in the detailed blog post here. And don't forget, HostPapa will...

How to Migrate Your Website Without Any Downtime
11 Oct

How to Migrate Your Website Without Any Downtime
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There are many reasons why you would want to migrate your website to another provider. Your current web host might not be offering you all of the services that you need, or you might be paying more than you should. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of ways you can prepare for the big move without affecting the website experience of your users and clients.  Moving your website can be stressful, especially if you cannot afford to be offline for a certain period of time. The biggest delay is normally getting...

cPanel License Price Change: What You Need to Know
1 Oct

cPanel License Price Change: What You Need to Know
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If you’re a HostPapa customer, you should be familiar with cPanel. Even if you’re hosting your website with another provider, it’s likely you’ve used cPanel either way, as it’s one of the most popular control panels.   On June 27, 2019, without any warning, cPanel announced a significant price increase for its licenses. Despite plenty of negative feedback, cPanel is sticking to their decision, claiming that their hardware was upgraded since their last price announcement. Like all of cPanel’s partners, HostPapa was affected by this change forcing us to revise and update our...

DNS: What It Is and Why You Need It
24 Sep

DNS: What It Is and Why You Need It
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It would be impossible to view a website on the internet without DNS.  Just like it would be impossible to call your friend without having their number stored in your contact list. Well, the same goes for the internet!  Wait, what?! As human beings, we find it much easier to remember names over numbers. When you want to call your friend, you’d normally think of their name, search for it in your contact list, and voilá! Unless of course you’re some sort of mathematical genius and have a photographic memory… The DNS, or Domain...