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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

30 Jan

WordPress vs. Joomla vs. Drupal

WordPress vs. Joomla vs. Drupal A choice of content management systems (or CMS) are included with every HostPapa web hosting account. Choosing the best content management system for your website – even deciding if you need one – is another decision you, as a web designer/developer, have to make. And one we’re happy to help out with! What is a content management system? A CMS is a web-based application that helps you create, edit, and store website content in a simple and easy-to-manage way. A CMS lets you can build and maintain your...

22 Jan

Reseller vs Shared: Which Website Hosting is Right for You?

At HostPapa, we often encounter customers inquiring about whether they should stick with shared web hosting or switch to a reseller account. New customers, too, frequently check in before signing up to ask which is “better”: reseller or shared hosting. The answer? The best service depends on your specific needs. No surprise there! That answer is not a lot of help, so we’ve compiled some information you can use to make the decision. First, let’s look at shared web hosting. A shared hosting plan gives you everything you need to create and...


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