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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.

23 Sep

Office 365: 9 Reasons to Choose a Business Premium Plan Over All Others
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Microsoft Office 365 is a service that provides businesses access to Office applications along with other productivity services such as, multi-device email sync and Microsoft Lync that are enabled over the Internet. HostPapa offers users three different Office 365 plans that are rich with features. HostPapa understands how difficult the selection process can be when it comes to buying services for your business. I bet you are asking yourself, "Should I choose the cheapest plan or the plan with the most features? Here are 9 reasons why HostPapa’s Office 365...

20 Sep

The Ultimate Guide to Responsive Website Design: Build Your Website with Usability in Mind
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I get excited seeing the great websites created by our HostPapa customers. If you just registered your domain with us – welcome! I’ve got a few tips as you start to build your website. The Ideal Page Load Time Is… In 1993, researcher and expert on user experience Jakob Nielson talked in “Need for Speed” about three important limits to response times, which are still relevant more than 20 years later: Instantaneous response: It takes 0.1 second for a user to feel the system is reacting to something he or she...

19 Sep

Best Mobile Web Apps for Small Business Owners
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I’m like a kid in the candy store when I look at small business apps for my smartphone. I want to try everything! Every app promises to make my life easier, my company run smoother and my customers happier. Some have lived up to the hype, while others have left me scratching my head. Here are a few of my favorites and their best features for small businesses. Google Apps Google Apps from HostPapa are amazing from an office and business needs prospective.  It’s a one-stop-shop and part of the reason this...

18 Sep

Responsive Design: 7 Design Mistakes that Can Cost You Leads
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You want your website design to generate leads – not send new visitors clicking to find information elsewhere. The best website design is a reflection of the quality of your company’s products and services. Your website needs to do more than look good; it needs to be clear and intuitive for users. Here are the Top 7 mistakes I see when newbies design websites for lead generation. Where Is Your ‘About Us’ Page? Data analytics company Chartbeat says the majority (55%) of visitors spend less than 15 seconds on your page. Forget the 30-second...

24 Aug

7 Steps to Secure Your Company Data
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New customers frequently ask us about data security and data privacy, two topics that we at HostPapa take seriously. You don’t need an IT department to keep your information protected, but you do need to be aware of the many ways your data is vulnerable and how to protect them. I divide my advice into seven easy steps for you. First, let’s look at some numbers: ITBusinessEdge estimates that in 2014 nearly half of all organizations suffered a data breach – up 10% from the previous year. Nonprofit organization Online...

27 Aug

What do your brand colours say about your business?
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There’s a reason why brands choose the colours they do, because it really does come down to look. A lot of research goes into the psychology of colours, and sometimes there’s a distinct advantage to using one colour instead of another. In our infographic, we’ll show you how specific colours are perceived and how you can choose the best colour to suit your business. Choosing your brand colours is one of the most important decisions you’ll have when it comes to branding your business. What colours do you think will work...