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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.

21 Jun

How You Can Prevent Hotlinking
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Hotlinking happens when someone displays an image from your site by using its web link directly. They get to display the image on their website and have it sourced from your website. Each time it loads, the image is extracted from the source website’s server. That can happen without your permission and maybe even without your knowledge. For a simple analogy to explain hotlinking, imagine if someone used your fuel for their car. They’d be hotlinking your car’s fuel to make their own car run. Quite clearly, that’s not right. In this...

18 Jun

How to Secure Your cPanel Account
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Everyone knows they need to protect their website, but some people aren’t aware of how important it is to protect their hosting space. If hackers can’t directly get into your website, they’ll attack your server space, where your website’s files are stored. One of the first ways they’ll try to break in is through your cPanel account. That’s why, in addition to protecting your website, you should take steps to secure your cPanel account as well. In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to safeguard your cPanel account from hackers, thereby making...

7 Ways to Make Your Website Look More Trustworthy
14 Jun

7 Ways to Make Your Website Look More Trustworthy
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Don’t think your website’s appearance matters? Think again. According to a study by Taylor and Francis Online, it takes a person less than a second to form an opinion about your website. If they get a good impression, they’ll consider browsing it. If not, off they’ll go. The scrutiny doesn’t stop there. If a visitor stays on your website, they’ll continue to judge its overall appearance during their visit. If people feel your website’s content or layout is unattractive, 38% of them will stop browsing. That’s a lot of lost traffic. Many...

11 Jun

8 Reasons to Choose WordPress
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Choosing a good content management system (CMS) for your website is as important as choosing good fuel for a car. It’s what keeps it running! A CMS helps you upload, maintain, and deliver all of the content on your website. It’s like your site’s backbone, brain, and beating heart. It organizes and indexes your content, making it easier for search engines to crawl through the website and fetch information requested by users. Of all the content systems out there, WordPress has been around longer than most—over 15 years. With more than...

How to Protect Yourself from Domain Theft
7 Jun

How to Protect Yourself from Domain Theft
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When someone tries to hack your domain, they'll typically use one of the two methods: They'll change your DNS configuration, moving name resolution to a server of their choosing, effectively redirecting traffic from your site to another one. They will modify your registration contact information, giving themselves full control over your domain. A hacker may go one step further and change the registration data in the WHOIS database, which can be used as proof that they, not you, are the actual owner of the domain. To further obscure the truth, the...

Why Does Your Business Need a Domain Email Address
4 Jun

Why Does Your Business Need a Domain Email Address
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When setting up an email address for your business, you'll have a lot of decisions to make. Who will provide the service? Should you use your own name in the email address, the business name, or both? If you're the only employee, is one business email address enough? There's one decision that should be easy: whether to use a domain email address or a generic one. A proper business email address should include your business’ domain name (i.e., @yourcompany.com). That's how you can project professionalism and represent your company as a legitimate and well-run business. Creating...