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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 May

How to Optimize Your WordPress Hosting Disk Space
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When you purchase a hosting package for your website, one of the most important things you'll have to do is manage your disk space usage. Like any other digital asset, your website occupies disk space. It’s storage space that’s owned and maintained by your hosting provider, and they impose limits on how much of it you can use. All the elements of your website take up space, including: Your WordPress installation files, CSS elements and HTML code files, Media content, like pictures and videos. In the beginning, it probably won't matter how much...

World Password Day: Always Keep Your Accounts Protected
2 May

World Password Day: Always Keep Your Accounts Protected
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Did you know, 63% of confirmed data breaches involved weak, stolen, or default passwords? Verizon reported that 93% of data breaches occurred within a couple of minutes, while 83% weren’t discovered for weeks. The more time that goes by, the more personal information someone can collect about you. In honor of World Password Day, we’ll explain a few tips and tricks to help strengthen your online security. Use a Password Manager Above All With the number of online profiles we have, it’s easy to forget what password goes with what account. Contrary...

30 Apr

Infographic: Estimating Your Hosting Bandwidth Usage
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Your website consists of things like code, images, text, maybe videos, and whatever else you choose to add to it. When a user lands on your website, it sends all this data to their device. Bandwidth defines how much of that data can be sent. For instance, when your phone plan runs out of data, you cannot use the internet and so on. Similarly, if you run out of hosting bandwidth, your website won't be able to send data to your visitors, thus it won't get displayed. In this infographic, we outlined...

Time to speak out against Increase in Domain prices
29 Apr

Speak Out Against Increase in Domain Prices
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Site owners have long enjoyed a stable marketplace for domain names, with predictable price increases and the assurance that domain sellers were not allowed to gouge them. That stability comes from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN. It's a powerful organization responsible for imposing price limits that keep domain costs in check. The group is considering a policy shift that could cause the price of certain domains to go through the roof. ICANN has proposed the elimination of all price controls on .org, .biz, and .info domains. This article...

How to Build an Email List
26 Apr

How to Build an Email List
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Building an email list is the best way to create relationships with prospects. That’s because people will only subscribe to your emails if they want to hear from you! With a return of $44 for every $1 spent, email marketing remains the king of all marketing channels. So if you’re a small business, building an email list is probably the best marketing asset you can have for generating revenue in the long term. Think of it as your database of potential customers. It gives you the ability to reach the...

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24 Apr

Infographic: Difference Between Web Hosting & Domains
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If you are planning on becoming a website owner, things like web hosting and domain registration might seem the same. You got your website address and that's it, right? Well, not exactly. Website hosting and domains are actually very different things. Think of the hosting as the house you live in and domain as your street address. In this infographic, we cover the main differences you need to understand, so that you could get the best of both worlds for your upcoming website. For more details, click to read the full...