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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.

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...

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9 Oct

Infographic: Things to Check if Your WordPress Website Is Down
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WordPress offers nearly limitless possibilities as a CMS. A lot of those come from various plugins and other add-ons that you can install to bring extra functionality to your website. However, when something breaks, these plugins and add-ons are often the culprits. If your WordPress website is down, there are a number of things you have to check first, to eliminate some of the worst possible options. In this infographic, we cover the most essential first steps to take. Click here to read the detailed blog post. Click on the infographic to...

Ways To Use Video On Your Website
8 Oct

6 Ways to Use Video on Your Website
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Did you know that by 2021, 82% of all internet traffic will be video-based? You cannot deny the popularity of video content when it comes to communicating with a virtual audience. That’s why, as a website owner, you need to be creative with how you use videos, and how you incorporate them into your digital strategy.  In this article, we’ll give you some interesting pointers on how you can make use of one of the most exciting and simplest marketing tools out there. So let’s get the ball rolling!  #1: Social Proof Through Testimonials Video...

How to Ensure Plugins Don’t Mess up Your WordPress Site Stability
4 Oct

How to Ensure Plugins Don’t Mess up Your WordPress Site Stability
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It's common practice for WordPress website owners to install plugins to extend the features and functionality of their website. There are plugins that provide enhanced security and allow you to monitor your site's performance. You can install plugins that will manage your backups, help you run a forum or chat service, improve SEO, minimize spam, and perform countless other site management tasks. As useful as they are, there's a potential downside to using plugins: They can break your website! However, if you use them carefully, you'll have nothing to worry about. But there are...

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...

What to Do If Your Website Was Blacklisted By Google
27 Sep

What to Do If Your Website Was Blacklisted By Google
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Has your website been blacklisted by Google? Or are you worried about what can cause this to happen?  In this article, we’ll explain the reasons why your website has been or can get blacklisted, and what steps you can take to prevent this from happening.  But first, let’s see why Google blacklists websites in the first place, and why it’s important that you know all about it.  Why Google Blacklists a Website and What It Means The most visited website in the world is Google. Every day, people ask it millions of questions. And...