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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.

How to Ensure Plugins Don’t Mess up Your WordPress Site Stability
4 Oct

How to Ensure Plugins Don’t Mess up Your WordPress Site Stability
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It's common practice for WordPress website owners to install plugins to extend the features and functionality of their website. There are plugins that provide enhanced security and allow you to monitor your site's performance. You can install plugins that will manage your backups, help you run a forum or chat service, improve SEO, minimize spam, and perform countless other site management tasks. As useful as they are, there's a potential downside to using plugins: They can break your website! However, if you use them carefully, you'll have nothing to worry about. But there are...

cPanel License Price Change: What You Need to Know
1 Oct

cPanel License Price Change: What You Need to Know
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If you’re a HostPapa customer, you should be familiar with cPanel. Even if you’re hosting your website with another provider, it’s likely you’ve used cPanel either way, as it’s one of the most popular control panels.   On June 27, 2019, without any warning, cPanel announced a significant price increase for its licenses. Despite plenty of negative feedback, cPanel is sticking to their decision, claiming that their hardware was upgraded since their last price announcement. Like all of cPanel’s partners, HostPapa was affected by this change forcing us to revise and update our...

What to Do If Your Website Was Blacklisted By Google
27 Sep

What to Do If Your Website Was Blacklisted By Google
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Has your website been blacklisted by Google? Or are you worried about what can cause this to happen?  In this article, we’ll explain the reasons why your website has been or can get blacklisted, and what steps you can take to prevent this from happening.  But first, let’s see why Google blacklists websites in the first place, and why it’s important that you know all about it.  Why Google Blacklists a Website and What It Means The most visited website in the world is Google. Every day, people ask it millions of questions. And...

DNS: What It Is and Why You Need It
24 Sep

DNS: What It Is and Why You Need It
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It would be impossible to view a website on the internet without DNS.  Just like it would be impossible to call your friend without having their number stored in your contact list. Well, the same goes for the internet!  Wait, what?! As human beings, we find it much easier to remember names over numbers. When you want to call your friend, you’d normally think of their name, search for it in your contact list, and voilá! Unless of course you’re some sort of mathematical genius and have a photographic memory… The DNS, or Domain...

7 tips to get more leads from your website
20 Sep

7 tips to get more leads from your website
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This is a guest post by Alisha Shibli Alisha is a Senior Content Marketing & Communication Specialist at Radix, the registry behind some of the most successful new domain extensions, including .STORE and .TECH. You can connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.  Having a website that isn’t optimized to generate leads is a recipe for business disaster. Generating leads is far from being as simple as a “click here” button through which users come to the homepage of your website. Getting new leads requires a strategic approach. The journey usually starts when...

How to Decide Between PPC and SEO
17 Sep

How to Decide Between PPC and SEO
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This is a guest post byZac Harris is the Director of SEO at SpyFu. He is passionate about scaling companies and testing all things SEO. From the perspective of marketers, it's not easy to choose between PPC and SEO. It's quite challenging because each option has unique benefits. PPC promises you instant results, whereas SEO gives you long-term, sustainable results. PPC and SEO each have their pros and cons. Keep reading to understand which is the best option for you. Paid Ads Pros PPC strategies, when implemented correctly, help you increase the visibility of your...