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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.

7 Jul

5 Tips for An Excellent Web Design

Ensuring that your website is well designed is essential. Think about it – websites are a visual medium. People enjoy looking at things that look nice, not sloppy and messy. The design of your website is just as important as the content you put on it. Consider the points below about web design to ensure your visitors don’t leave your site too quickly. 1. Style and Professional Design The key point to think about when choosing a style for your website is to determine what message you want to convey. The style...

26 Jun

The Most Undervalued Internet Marketing Strategies to Date

When asked what the secrets to their success are, owners of high-ranking websites will tell you that hard-core search engine optimization, prolific content creation, and white hat link building techniques are critical. There are even more sustainable tactics, however, that are often overlooked, unused, and simply scoffed at when marketing professionals begin their mass campaigning - tactics that can increase other vital areas while obtaining worthwhile targeted leads. Some of the most undervalued - yet most usable - internet marketing tactics we've found to still work wonders are highlighted below. Facebook...

19 Jun

New TLDs: .exciting as well as .challenging

In recent years, there has been a push to expand the universe of generic Top Level Domains or gTLDs for short. According to ZookNIC Intelligence, a leader in data on the registration of domain names, by the middle of 2011, approximately 45%, or 95 million domain names, were .com's. This number increases every 3 months by about 6-7 million domains. With so many .com registered domain names, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a domain name that is not already being used. This spawned the expansion of other TLDs in...

4 Jun

How cPanel is Addressing Backup and Transfer Security Concerns

In recent days, it's been reported that there are security concerns around cPanel's transfer and backup systems for root users. The major problem that cPanel mentions relates to users restoring data from unsecured or untrusted sources. Despite warnings from cPanel to discourage this practice, users are still restoring their data using unapproved third-party packages. Ever since feedback within the web hosting community brought this issue to light, cPanel has admitted that this is a more common practice than they first realized. As a result, cPanel developers are working on an immediate...

30 May

5 easy ways to protect yourself against hackers

Think your small business website is not high profile enough to get hacked? You thought wrong. In fact, you don't have to be Facebook, Microsoft, Sony or Apple to be the target of a hacker. HostPapa's partner SiteLock recently released a website risk report and the results revealed that the hacking of small business websites has reached nearly epidemic proportions. Contrary to what you may think, small and medium sized business websites actually appear to hackers as "low-hanging fruit"...

10 May

10 Tips to Boost Your WordPress Security

WordPress is one of the most popular and accessible CMS applications on the market, used by first-time bloggers, web developers, large corporations and media outlets alike. With more than 60 million devotees worldwide, WordPress is in fact the most widely used content management system (CMS) today. Unfortunately, this popularity also attracts the attention of hackers who exploit any small vulnerability. Don’t let all the hard work you’ve put into your blog go to waste. Review these 10 WordPress security tips – and then take a few minutes to secure your website. Change...


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