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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 Nov

Why You Need Automated Website Backup
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Anyone who has a website knows how important it is to ensure that it stays up and running at all times, no matter what. Having a solid backup and restore service is vital to your website and business if you are going to guarantee any level of uptime for your followers and customers, but what elements need backing up? These include things like plugins, customized code, databases, scripts, and so much more. Think of all the time spent editing your media, like photos and videos, or any other content you...

7 Nov

Infographic: Mobile Optimization and Why You Need It
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In 2018, half of global internet traffic was mobile. If this alone isn't a reason enough for you to understand how important it is to have your website optimized for mobile, then perhaps knowing that Google will demote your website in search results for not being optimized, is something that will help get you there. Nowadays, mobile optimization is no longer something that would be nice to do some day. It's an absolute necessity if you are even remotely serious about your online endeavors. Simply put: you really don't have a...

26 Oct

Essential WordPress Plugins Your Website Needs
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Love ‘em or hate ‘em — without plugins, your WordPress website won’t be able to do everything you might need. Plugins add cool new functionality to your WordPress website, provide services that make it more secure, and give you access to an unlimited amount of exciting tweaks and tricks. In fact, right now, there’s more than 56,000 plugins on the WordPress store you can choose from. In this article, we’ve cherry-picked 11 must-have plugins for your WordPress website. Some are essential and should be installed on every website, while others...

26 Oct

How To Choose The Right Domain Name and Extension For Your Website
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Just as you have a first name and a surname, your domain extension is essentially your domain’s “surname.” It’s what completes your website address and assigns it a place on the internet. It gives your domain name the much needed “finishing touch”, making it recognizable and distinct with an identity of its own. Clearly, not taking your domain name and extension seriously would be a huge business mistake. Not paying attention to your domain name and extension could cost your business its identity! The last thing you want is your...

23 Oct

How to Make the Perfect Mobile Website
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As a small business owner with a website, you would want any prospective customer with an internet connection and a web browser to be able to interact with it. The process of creating a regular website has been covered in all kinds of detail, and with good reason: desktops, laptops, iMacs and Macbooks have been the internet browsing machines of choice for decades. Until now. You see, ever since Apple iPhone kick-started the mobile smart device revolution back in 2007, a shift has been happening. It was from this style of...

19 Oct

Infographic: What to Do if Your WordPress Website Was Hacked
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WordPress takes their security very seriously. That's why, in itself, WordPress is extremely secure and you have nothing to worry about. Majority of security loopholes occur when users start installing less than reputable themes and plugins. Sometimes, even the best ones might have issues as well. Hackers get more resourceful every day, so nobody is really 100% safe, but you definitely can take the steps to minimize the risk of an attack as much as possible. This infographic will tell you how to spot the signs that a security breach might have...