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18 May

Which TLD is right for you?

So, you’ve decided to set up a website. You have thought about everything: your site’s theme, the type of visitors you want to target, and even the perfect domain name. You can’t wait to get your site up and running! But then you are presented with a list. It’s a list of top-level domains (or TLDs for short) that have different suffixes after the period that follows your preferred domain name. Some look familiar like .com, .net, and .org – which one should you choose? The Big 3 - .COM, .NET, .ORG .com...

19 Sep

Domain Migration: How to do it in an SEO-efficient way

Domain migrations can be challenging. No matter how fast the transfer speed is, there will likely be some downtime during the process. There is also the SEO aspect that needs to be taken into consideration. Since there are many tasks that are performed during a domain transfer, SEO can be affected, making it hard for search engines to crawl and index your site. This can lead to a loss in rankings and organic traffic. No matter how big or small your site is, migration is a process that needs to be...

11 Sep

Why Your Website Needs Responsive Design

We are all using a variety of technologies to access websites these days. Whether it’s smartphones, tablets, laptops, or desktops, web design must be able to function properly across all of these platforms. The traditional web design practices that designers are familiar with just don’t cut it anymore. Designers are now beginning to use responsive web design more and more. So what exactly is responsive web design? Well, it’s an approach that configures a website to the size of the screen a user is viewing the site on. This means that...

30 Aug

Mobile Optimized Websites: Here’s Why You Need One

When it comes to our use of mobile devices, there’s been something of an explosion in the industry. Claire Broadly of WhoIsHostingThis.com explains: If figures from Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project are true, at least 34% of Americans now own a tablet computer. That figure is up from just 3% in 2010. The Pew Research Center also says 61% of American cell phone owners class their device as a smartphone. When you factor in the number of cell phones in use across the US, that gives us...

7 Jul

5 Tips for Making Your Ecommerce Site Customer Friendly

Launching and managing an ecommerce website can be overwhelming. With so many details to consider, it’s easy to overlook important aspects that are critical to the success of your site. Similar to a physical store, there are certain expectations that customers have when shopping online. If these needs are not met, your customers may not want to return to your site, or even worse, they could tell others about the poor experience they had. Here are 5 features to help keep your customers coming back for more. 1. Creating an appealing...

4 Jun

How cPanel is Addressing Backup and Transfer Security Concerns

In recent days, it's been reported that there are security concerns around cPanel's transfer and backup systems for root users. The major problem that cPanel mentions relates to users restoring data from unsecured or untrusted sources. Despite warnings from cPanel to discourage this practice, users are still restoring their data using unapproved third-party packages. Ever since feedback within the web hosting community brought this issue to light, cPanel has admitted that this is a more common practice than they first realized. As a result, cPanel developers are working on an immediate...


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