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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...

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...

Time to speak out against Increase in Domain prices
29 Apr

Speak Out Against Increase in Domain Prices
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Site owners have long enjoyed a stable marketplace for domain names, with predictable price increases and the assurance that domain sellers were not allowed to gouge them. That stability comes from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN. It's a powerful organization responsible for imposing price limits that keep domain costs in check. The group is considering a policy shift that could cause the price of certain domains to go through the roof. ICANN has proposed the elimination of all price controls on .org, .biz, and .info domains. This article...

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24 Apr

Infographic: Difference Between Web Hosting & Domains
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If you are planning on becoming a website owner, things like web hosting and domain registration might seem the same. You got your website address and that's it, right? Well, not exactly. Website hosting and domains are actually very different things. Think of the hosting as the house you live in and domain as your street address. In this infographic, we cover the main differences you need to understand, so that you could get the best of both worlds for your upcoming website. For more details, click to read the full...

Learn all about what Is Green Web Hosting
23 Apr

What Is Green Web Hosting
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When choosing a hosting company, people want to know how well the company performs as a service provider, what services it offers, and how good its customer service is. Most people don’t consider the impact their hosting company has on the environment. However, energy conservation is starting to become a priority, with energy costs and production methods coming under scrutiny. Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power are more affordable than ever, and people are choosing these green solutions more often for their homes and small businesses, finding that...