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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
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26 May

Infographic: 6 Tips to Optimize WordPress Hosting Disk Space
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Disk space is the storage space occupied by your WordPress website and all of its files, databases, code, plugins, videos, and everything that was ever added to it (unless deleted). In some cases, the amount of disk space can be limited by your hosting provider. The longer your WordPress website has been out there, the more disk space it is likely to occupy. That's why it only makes sense to keep track of your disk space usage and optimize it whenever necessary. It's exactly the same as keeping your work desk...

Tips to Make Your WordPress Login Page Secure
24 May

6 Tips to Make Your WordPress Login Page Secure
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If your website is a vault, your WordPress login page is the key to the vault. You need to make sure it’s protected, so that only authorized users can log in. With cybercrime on the rise, anyone, including your competitors, could try to hack your WordPress website. While the WordPress platform itself provides a range of features to ensure your website is secure, you still need to be proactive and take steps to keep your login page safe. In this article, we’ve provided tips on how you can do that. Tip 1: Have...

SEO Tactics You Should Avoid
23 May

SEO Tactics You Should Avoid
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Some people will do anything to improve their site performance, including engaging in shady SEO techniques. Such practices are called black hat SEO, and those who use them show no regard for the search engine guidelines that most of us adhere to. While some website owners readily employ these tactics, determined to game the system to get more traffic, it's possible to dabble in underhanded SEO techniques without realizing it. As you enthusiastically dive into all the tasks that will improve your website's performance, it’s easy to wander into unsafe...

17 May

How to Prevent a DDoS Attack on Your Website
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A DDoS attack can annihilate your website’s foundation. It can crash, go offline, and fail to meet your users’ expectations. That’s why it’s important that you take steps to prevent a DDoS attack from happening. A DDoS (Distributed Denial Of Service) attack involves an enormous volume of traffic being directed at a specific website with malicious intent. The goal is to overload the website’s servers so they can’t handle the traffic. This can cause the website to crash and go offline, and it can even corrupt the site’s content, adversely...

13 May

Everything You Need to Know About the 404 Page
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No website works 100% perfect all the time. It is inevitable, that your visitors will end up clicking on a link that’s broken or expired. When this happens, they will get redirected to the 404 page. The 404 page does two main things: It tells the visitor that they were successful in communicating with the web server, but the web server could not find the requested page. It prompts the visitor to go back to the working part of your website. This is why your website’s 404 page is extremely...

10 May

How to Optimize Your Web Hosting Resources
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To get the most out of your website, you’ll need to closely manage several aspects of your web hosting, especially when it comes to balancing performance and affordability. You’ll need to make your website efficient, ensure all the hosting resources you’re paying for are needed, and eliminate wasted resources. Optimizing your web hosting resources can help you to create a responsive, highly functional website that looks good and gets you all the traffic you’re after, and you can do it without breaking the bank. The hard decisions will come after you have attracted...