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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.

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12 Apr

4 Ways to Thwart the Latest WordPress Hack

Have you heard about the highly-distributed global attack on WordPress installations? It’s affecting virtually every web host in existence. Due to the nature of the attack, memory consumption on targeted servers has increased. In some cases this has affected performance on the server end. What does this mean for you, the web hosting customer? Simply put, we advise not to take this incident lightly. To ensure that your WordPress website is secure, we recommend taking the following 4 actions: Log in to WordPress and change your password. We highly recommend you log into...

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10 Apr

5 Social Media Marketing Tips To Grow Your Visibility

Social media marketing is more important than it has ever been, and it seems like the amount of social media outlets is growing exponentially each year. Because social media is so important, it’s important that you use it properly if you want to help your small business grow. Most businesses use social media at this point to try and gain new customers, but few do it the right way. 1. Be Social Being social is an important part of growing your online visibility and communicating with existing and potential customers. Using social media...

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6 Mar

Getting Started with YouTube Marketing

HostPapa’s YouTube channel is a lot of fun! Not only is it a chance to be creative, but it has enabled us to effectively reach, share information, and interact with customers. Have you checked it out yet? If not, you should! What’s great about video marketing? Studies show video offers greater retention and recall than the written word. And online videos are popular: according to Strategy Analytics, 280 billion mobile videos were viewed in 2012, up from 108 billion in 2011; online video advertising spending is on the same trajectory. YouTube is...

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21 Feb

5 Reasons to Use CloudFlare

Fast web hosting: Let’s face it, all website owners want it - no, need it. That’s why we at HostPapa do everything we can to ensure our clients enjoy a high level of website performance, day in and day out. Which brings us to CloudFlare. CloudFlare has taken the website hosting world by storm – thousands upon thousands have activated this service and reaped its benefits. CloudFlare promises to “supercharge your website” at no cost! Which sounds great, but… what exactly does it mean? Here’s 5 simple reasons that CloudFlare is so...

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11 Feb

What on earth is social engineering hacking?

Here’s another blog post inspired by a question from a HostPapa customer. We’ve had a few queries, actually, from clients looking for information about social engineering hacking and how they can prevent it. Social engineering hacking is fraud – fundamentally no different than the cons that have been going on for centuries; trickery to try and get you to take a specific action or divulge information. This modern version is generally focused on getting victims to give away computer access or personal/financial information. How does it happen? Social engineering hacks don’t tend to...

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6 Feb

What is domain privacy and do I really need it?

What is domain privacy and do I really need it? Did you know the contact details attached to your web hosting domain are publicly available thanks to the WHOIS listings? This is why HostPapa and other web hosting providers offer domain privacy for a small surcharge. Now, you might ask yourself, do I really need it? The simple answer is no. As a website owner, you do not need to purchase domain privacy. However, the service offers a number of important benefits, including reducing spam and unwanted solicitations. We think any website...


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