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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.

ssl certificate
15 Mar

Why SSL Certificates are Important for your Website

An SSL certificate is something that every business should have on their website, especially after Google prioritized websites with SSL certificates for better search engine rankings. SSL, which stands for Secure Socket Layer, is an encryption technology used to create a secure connection between a web server and a user’s web browser. When a website has an SSL certificate properly installed on the server, a small green padlock icon  will be displayed to the left of a website URL in the browser and https will appear in green as well. SSL certificates...

Law Desk - Lawyer Attorney WordPress Theme
8 Mar

WordPress Theme Showcase: LawDesk For Lawyers

The LawDesk WordPress theme is designed specifically for professional law firms, freelance lawyers and attorneys of all sorts. But, as with most premium WordPress themes, this theme really could be used for all kinds of various corporate businesses. With LawDesk, you will find all the features that you need to maintain a professional presence online. LawDesk includes practice information pages, honor & awards, attorney pages, galleries, testimonials, news and a sleek team/staff component. It has multiple blog layouts and provide a great solution for law services. The theme is fully...

SOCIAL MEDIA
2 Mar

Social Media for Small Businesses – A Beginners Guide

Social media can be an intimidating place, especially if you’re a small business trying to get your voice heard. The good news is that most social media platforms, like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, are quite easy to use and understand. All you have to do is get started. Why is publishing content on social media important? Most people aren’t constantly checking your store or website for updates and promotions, but people are constantly checking social media for the latest news. Studies have shown that the average person spends nearly 2 hours...

hacked
28 Feb

What To Do If You Think Your Website Was Hacked

If you find out that your website has been hacked it can send you into a panic. How did they breach your security? Why did they do it? What did they steal? What will your customers think? Despite all of the thoughts that might be rolling through your head, it is important to try and remain calm. Hacking actually occurs a lot more often than you might think. A Sophos Security Threat Report says that about 30,000 websites are hacked every day, which is why it is so crucial to have...

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24 Feb

The Cloudflare Security Leak

At HostPapa, the security of our customers’ data is of the utmost importance. There was a recent Cloudflare memory leak reported to us today. Our security team is currently investigating the depth of the leak to ensure the safety of all HostPapa customers. The early results of this investigation have indicated that no HostPapa client accounts have been impacted as a result of the memory leak. Our team will continue their investigation and provide periodic updates when necessary. In addition, we have contacted Cloudflare to discuss the potential impact on our...

Launching a Magazine on WordPress - A Complete Guide
24 Feb

Launching a Magazine on WordPress – A Complete Guide

Launching a magazine or professional blog on WordPress may seem daunting at first, especially when looking at massive publications like The New Yorker, BBC America or TechCrunch. These giant websites can be a sobering reminder of the amount of coordination, money, and effort that’s involved in such an endeavor, but all of those websites proudly run on WordPress! What’s reassuring is that each of those online publications started from scratch. To make a name for yourself as an online publisher or generate revenue from online ads doesn’t mean you have...


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