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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.

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...

19 Oct

Why Do You Need to Optimize Your Website for Mobile?
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We’ve all heard that having an online presence is essential for business owners in today’s digital marketplace. If you haven’t already got a website, you are probably looking at making one yourself, or getting one designed for you. This is great for your company’s exposure, as most people prefer to search for information about goods and services online first, before making contact with you. So, you have a website set up and you are all set, right? Well, not exactly. The way that we access the internet is changing. Now,...

16 Oct

What to Do if Your WordPress Website Was Hacked
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WordPress is the world’s most popular way to build websites. Of the top 10 million sites on the internet, nearly 30% are powered by WordPress. It’s no wonder that the company behind WordPress i.e. Automattic, has a highly skilled and expert team of programmers called the ‘WordPress Core Team’. These world-leading experts are responsible for securing the core WordPress software from hackers and malicious attacks. As you know, you can install various themes and plugins in WordPress to extend the functionality of your website. In a few rare instances, there are...