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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 HostPapa's Server Health Team Protected Thousands of WordPress Users
3 Feb

How HostPapa Protected Thousands of WordPress Users

Thanks to HostPapa’s server health monitoring and automatic vulnerability patching, almost 200,000 WordPress installations on HostPapa servers were quickly and automatically protected against a severe content injection vulnerability earlier this week, ensuring that not one single HostPapa customer fell victim to intrusions.   Background: As part of a vulnerability research project, the good folks over at Sucuri have been auditing multiple open source projects looking for various security issues. While combing through WordPress, one of the largest open source content management systems on the market, they discovered a severe content injection (privilege escalation)...

Mastering Product Photography for Small Businesses
2 Feb

Mastering Product Photography for Small Businesses

High-quality product photography can make all the difference when selling online. After all, you know that they say about first impressions. Would you ever buy a product without seeing an image of it first? No? Neither would the majority of people on the Internet. An image is the first thing that a customer will see when searching through an online store. It is what grabs a customers attention, so, as a small business, it’s important to master small business photography. In fact, studies show professional product photography can increase your...

7 Must Have Tech Tools for Running a Successful Business
26 Jan

7 Must Have Tech Tools for Running a Successful Business

It’s always a good time to investigate the must-have tech tools for running a successful business, whether you’re running a 20-year-old organization or just launching a startup. It would take a book to cover all of the tech options out there, but we managed to narrow it down to seven tools that will help you optimize, organize, communicate and generate revenue. We even included some finance and website building tools in there.   7 Must Have Tech Tools for Running a Successful Business   1. Google Analytics A website is no good if you’re...

How Inbound Marketing Can Help Your Small Business
23 Jan

How Inbound Marketing Can Help Your Small Business

Since 2006, inbound marketing has been the most effective marketing method for doing business online. Instead of the old outbound marketing methods of buying ads, buying email lists, and praying for leads, inbound marketing focuses on creating quality content that pulls people toward your company and product, where they naturally want to be. By aligning the content you publish with your customer’s interests, you naturally attract inbound traffic that you can then convert, close, and delight over time. The folks over at The Whole Brian Group, a Michigan-based digital marketing firm,...

The Unfortunate Truth About Domain Squatting
19 Jan

The Unfortunate Truth About Domain Squatting

Domain squatting is the unfortunate result of anyone, at any time, being able to lay claim to any domain name of their choosing. Essentially, it’s when somebody purchases a domain with the intent of preventing others from purchasing it and/or profiting from the domain through the eventual reselling of it to desperate buyers. Domain squatting has become quite a nuisance to businesses of all sizes. There are over 100 million .COM domains already registered, making it very difficult for small businesses to obtain the domain that they want. Domain squatters are...

HostPapa Employee Showcase Front End Developer
12 Jan

Meet Greg – Front-End Web Developer @ HostPapa

Welcome to our new Employee Showcase series. Every month, we'll introduce you to some of the many hard workers that show up every day and make HostPapa happen. From sales, to marketing, to development to customer service to IT, these are the people who are responsible for the well-oiled machine that you trust with your web hosting.   Greg Wise - Front-End Developer and Designer It’s hard to imagine HostPapa without Greg. Sure, as one of our primary front-end web developers, he is responsible for much of the HostPapa online environment that you...


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