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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...

Things to Check if Your WordPress Website Is Down
3 Sep

Things to Check if Your WordPress Website Is Down
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Your WordPress website isn’t static. It’s constantly growing and changing. You may add features by installing a new plugin, modify your custom CSS files, or make other changes. If you get carried away, you may accidentally cause your WordPress website to crash or stop working otherwise. It’s not something that happens often, but it is possible. WordPress CMS powers nearly a quarter of all websites on the internet, and the developer community that creates themes and plugins for it is highly talented and writes quality code. Under normal circumstances, your website will...

All About Domain Registration
16 Aug

All About Domain Registration
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One essential element of any website is its domain name. It's what people type into the address bar of their web browsers in order to access a specific site, and it's a major part of the site owner's online identity. For companies that do business exclusively online, a domain name can become synonymous with the company itself, as is the case with Amazon and its domain, www.amazon.com, for example. In this article, we'll go over the basics of what a domain is and how domain registration works. We'll cover what's involved...

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Cybersecurity
9 Aug

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Cybersecurity
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In today’s business world, if you want to remain competitive, connecting your SMB to the internet is essential. Getting online is the best way to reach out to potential customers, but there’s a catch. Cybercrime is a very real threat, and it has the potential to wreak havoc on your business with devastating consequences. In 2017, the Ponemon Institute released a whitepaper describing the state of cybersecurity in small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). It found that as many as 58 percent of all malware attacks are targeted at SMB operations, because...