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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 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...

16 Jan

Online Security: 5 Tips For Today

Here at HostPapa, we’ve seen several unfortunate circumstances surrounding website security...

9 Jan

12 Tips to Jumpstart Your Blog – Part 2

Last week, we shared the first six blog posting ideas. As promised, this week we bring you the rest: Tip #7: Make lists on your blog. Similar to tutorials and how-to articles, lists make for terrific blog posts and are used liberally by the best bloggers on the web. Simple lists are great for just about every blog. You could provide a list of anything that interests you and fits your blog’s subject matter and audience. A list could be as simple as the top 10 books you read this year, plan...

4 Jan

12 Tips to Jumpstart Your Blog – Part 1

Is your blog languishing in the dust, neglected by all but a handful of dedicated readers? Are you having trouble getting potential followers to visit your blog? Are you new to blogging and need some ideas to get started? HostPapa is here to help! Here are the first six tips to help get you started: Tip #1: Connect elsewhere on the web. Seek out other blogs, forums, and sites that have a similar subject niche and target audience as your own. Connect with people on these sites, comment on blogs, and interact on forums. You...