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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.

Jetpack: The Ultimate Plugin Your WordPress Site Absolutely Needs
9 Oct

Jetpack: The Ultimate Plugin Your WordPress Site Absolutely Needs
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If you’re using WordPress to run your website, you know just how complicated things can get. You need to install a plugin for literally everything. Whether it’s making backups, setting up a virus scanner or even writing on a decent Word editor - you can only get those things if you install plugins. And here’s the problem: With each new plugin you install, you get a different set of options and tools you need to use. And that’s why, the more plugins you install, the more time it takes maintaining and...

Features to Keep Your Website Secure
5 Oct

Infographic: Features to Keep Your Website Secure
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Website security is often an afterthought until something bad happens. Unfortunately, when it does happen, the consequences can be irreparable for your business and your reputation. In the worst case scenario, it might not affect just you, but also your customers, your partners, and anyone else who has shared their data through your website in any way. Don't postpone taking care of your website (and your customers') security until it's too late. In this infographic we have listed the security features you should be taking advantage of to ensure the digital safety of...

Choosing hosting provider for your website
5 Oct

How to Find the Best Web Hosting Provider for Your Website
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If you want people to visit your website, it needs to be hosted on the internet. A web hosting provider will do this for you. As it becomes their job to get your website online, choosing a good web hosting provider is extremely important. In this article, we’ll discuss: What exactly does a web hosting provider give you; How to choose the perfect web hosting plan for your business website; The must-have features you should look out for in a web hosting provider. To get started, let's take...

The Comprehensive Guide to VPS Hosting
2 Oct

The Comprehensive Guide to VPS Hosting
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Just like every house on the planet needs a piece of land, where it will stand, every single website on the internet needs a space where it will be ‘hosted’. Consider this space as the equivalent of internet real estate, where all data on the website will be securely held. VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a ‘private space’, where you can host your website and all of its content. It’s virtual, implying that it’s online, and it’s private, implying that it’s specifically for your website, and not shared by anyone...

Why do you need SSL Certificates
28 Sep

Why do you need SSL Certificates
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The internet is a wonderful place to do business because of how easy it is for your customers to find you online. The problem is, they are not the only ones taking an interest in your online activities, business or otherwise. There are criminal elements that want your data to make a quick buck, putting your business and finances at risk. They are able to do this by intercepting communications between your website and your customers, committing what’s known as a man-in-the-middle attack. These attacks have become ever more common in...

Why Shared Hosting Might Be What You Need
25 Sep

Why Shared Hosting Might Be What You Need
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It is becoming increasingly easy to create and host a website with the number of service providers increasing almost on a daily basis. There is a wide range of hosting options available out there and choosing the right solution is essential for your online success. Shared hosting is easy to explain, but has come a long way in terms of how it performs now. Shared hosting simply means hosting your website on a server that hosts multiple other websites. Each of them is independent of one another and is individually under...