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Welcome To The HostPapa Blog!

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.

25 May

How the GDPR Affects You and What HostPapa is Doing With These Changes

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. If you have an online business or a presence on the Internet of any kind, chances are you’ve heard of the GDPR already, since it was created back in 2016. If you haven’t, here is what you need to know: The GDPR is a law being placed in the European Union and the UK about data protection and privacy. The main focus of the GDPR is to give people more control of their online personal data. If you...

16 Apr

When to Upgrade to a VPS Hosting Plan?

Is it time you upgraded to a VPS hosting plan? Your website is finally gaining traction, your visitors have spiked, but your website seems unable to keep up. Can it be that your current hosting plan doesn’t have the resources it needs to run your growing website? Shared hosting is a fantastic starting point for most small businesses and websites. But, as your website grows and requires more resources, it can disrupt the other accounts’ services and you might lack some much-needed resources. Has the time to upgrade to a VPS hosting...

22 Nov

The Importance of SSL Certificates to Search Engines

SSL Certificates have become more and more common today as internet security is a constant concern for everyone, as well as for giant internet companies like Google. Every day, Google blacklists over 10,000 websites, removing them from their search results and in turn removing the majority of visitors that go to those websites. This can not only hurt your sales, but also bruise your reputation. Nobody, except for Google, really knows what goes into their search rankings or what causes a website to be blacklisted. However, according to a recent Sucuri...

25 Oct

WordPress: 5 Things to Do After You Post

So you just published an article on your WordPress blog and believe your work is done - you couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, your work has just begun: there are 346 million blog readers waiting to hear from you. Here are 5 things you can do to improve your WordPress articles’ reach:   Email your subscribers Your readers aren’t always checking your blog for new content, so you’ll have to let them know when new articles are posted. This is when an email blast comes in handy. Spread the word, but...

13 Oct

HostingAdvice Interview With HostPapa Founder and CEO

HostingAdvice is one of the leaders in reliable web hosting reviews and has over 50 years of hosting experience. On their website you can find guides, advice, and reviews on web hosts all around the world. Recently, HostingAdvice sat down with the HostPapa founder and CEO, Jamie Opalchuk, to discuss HostPapa’s business model and success in the ever expanding web hosting world. You can check out the full interview on the HostingAdvice website. In the article Mr. Opalchuk talks to HostingAdvice about how HostPapa began as a web hosting solution for small...

27 Sep

10 WordPress Features You Need to Know About

If you have your own website, there’s a good chance that it’s run on WordPress. In fact, 28% of all websites around today are. So many people using the same CMS means a lot are going to look for help. The WordPress Dashboard is packed full of features for your content and website to use, but not all of them are obvious for a beginner or everyday user. Below are 10 features that you may not know existed, but can help using WordPress a whole lot easier:   1. Help tab In your dashboard,...