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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.

19 Apr

How to Buy a Pre-Owned Domain Name
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If you’ve ever looked into buying or renting a house, you know that location is often the top priority. You want a place that your friends can find, not one that’s in the middle of nowhere. A website without a domain name is similar to that. It’s kind of like having a home in the middle of nowhere. Nobody will be able to find it. This is why it's important to get a domain name for your website, and why a domain name is also commonly called a web address. It's...

Content Distribution Networks: How CDNs Improve Site Performance
16 Apr

Content Distribution Networks: How CDNs Improve Site Performance
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Do you know about the journey that website content takes to get to your computer? First, you type in a website address. That’s considered a “request” for content. Then, the request is sent to a server that stores the website content. That computer “serves” the content to you, fulfilling your request. It’s interesting how the internet works! In this article, we’ll discuss something called a CDN. That stands for Content Distribution Network. As the name indicates, a CDN is a network of servers created for the strategic and efficient distribution of content. CDNs are...

How to Get Quality Backlinks to Your Website
12 Apr

How to Get Quality Backlinks to Your Website
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Publishing fresh high-quality content is still the number one way to boost your site's SEO. The second-most important factor is having a great link network. A site with a large number of links from high-authority domains will rank higher than one with fewer backlinks, or with links from less relevant sites. In this article, we'll go over exactly what backlinks are, discuss how they impact SEO, and explain some ways you can build an effective link network. Let's get the ball rolling with a brief look at what backlinks are and why they matter. What...

How to Estimate Your Hosting Bandwidth Usage
9 Apr

How to Estimate Your Hosting Bandwidth Usage
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You want as many people as possible to visit your website. If all those visitors are going to have a good experience, you’ll need bandwidth and a lot of it. Here’s why: Your website is made up of text, images, and many lines of code. All that is what’s called your website’s data, and when someone visits your site, you have to send all that data to their computer or mobile device. Technically, the term bandwidth refers to a computer network's data transfer rate. In the context of web hosting packages, however,...

Web Hosting vs. Domain Registration
5 Apr

Web Hosting vs. Domain Registration
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It’s common for web providers to offer web hosting and domain registration in a single package, but there are usually questions about those kinds of products: What is the difference between web hosting and domain registration? What services are provided? Can you get web hosting without domain registration? Can you get domain registration without web hosting? To help clear things up, we’ll take a look at how the two services differ and why you should never confuse them. What follows is a basic explanation of the options you have when selecting...

How to write effective product and service descriptions
4 Apr

Infographic: Effective Product & Service Descriptions
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When it comes to the online world, the only way you can present your products and services in the most favorable light is through the descriptions that you write. They are your digital version of a sales rep. These descriptions tell the customer everything they need to know. If the person doesn't find the information they are looking for, a sale might not happen. Which is why writing effective product and service descriptions is so important. In this infographic, we go through the important matters you need to consider when creating...