Category: Hosting

03 Apr

What’s the difference between http and https?

Stephanie H Business, Hosting, Security, Tips & Tutorials, Web Design & Development Tags: , 0 Comments

What is the difference between http and https?

The answer is simple and important for both users and site administrators to understand.

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HiText Transference Protocol is the default protocol for the web. Through it, your browser requests a server for web pages.Thanks to HTTP, you access blogs, send forms, emails and etc.
HTTP is insecure because it is text-based only, which allows intruders to intercept, alter, and steal the transferred information. That’s where HTTPs comes in.

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23 Jan

Configuring a catch-all email account

Stephanie H Email, Hosting Tags: , 0 Comments

Introduction

If you have your own website, chances are you have a custom email address, such as contact@yourdomain.com. As part of your email strategy, you can create a specific email to “catch” the ones that get away.

You see, people mess up. Often times, a person will send you an email, and because they mistyped your address, they’ll wind up forwarding their message to a non-existent recipient. With a catch-email account in place, it will capture these messages that would have otherwise been sent to the wrong receiver.
So how does this work?

 

Simple.

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09 Jan

Tips for Building Your First Website

Stephanie H Hosting, Tips & Tutorials, Web Design & Development, WordPress Tags: , 0 Comments

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Introduction

One of the most common questions people ask when they decide to establish their online presence is: “how do I set up my very own website?” That’s a great question.

A website is where people can find you on the internet and learn more about what you have to offer. So it’s no wonder that you are worried about setting up your own page and configuring it to be the best that it can be.

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14 Oct

7 Benefits of WordPress

Stephanie H Business, Hosting, Search Engine Optimization, Tips & Tutorials, Web Design & Development, WordPress Tags: 0 Comments

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WordPress started in 2003. Initially, it was just another blog site, like Blogger or Blogspot. However, with advances in technology and a few great plugins, WordPress has become a great site to set up your own website for either personal or business use. There are many great benefits to using WordPress for your website. Here are 7 of the best reasons you should use WordPress:

1.  Easy To Use

WordPress will help you step by step as you start setting up your website. You can add new blog posts and pages with ease, even if you know very little about formatting. Also, if you have a problem, WordPress has a wonderful help center and forum to walk you through any issues.

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07 Oct

4 Things Everyone Should Know about Softaculous

Stephanie H Hosting, Tips & Tutorials, Web Design & Development, WordPress Tags: , , 0 Comments

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Introduction

Softaculous is the leading auto-installer application for servers with Cpanel. With more than 215 scripts available, the company continues to add more each day in order to cover all of their customers’ needs. With so many categories to choose from, you can find just about anything you can imagine to make your website more powerful. That’s because with softaculous, there’s something for everyone. There are applications to manage customer service, blogs, projects, and so much more! This application has been known to considerably reduce the time spent on monotonous tasks in just a few clicks and with no technical knowledge whatsoever.

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09 Jul

5 Server Monitoring Best Practices

Courtney A Hosting, Security Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

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Back in March, we first brought up the topic of server monitoring on our blog. In our initial post we explained how server monitoring works, identified some common monitoring metrics and explained who can benefit from it. To build off of that initial introduction to server monitoring, today we will discuss 5 server monitoring best practices to help you protect your website, email, data, application, or whatever else you may be housing on your server.

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13 May

3 Questions You Should Ask About Your Shared Hosting Plan

Courtney A Hosting Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

Shared hosting plans are incredibly convenient. The full-service approach to hosting makes it easy for business owners to remove themselves from the behind-the-scenes work of keeping a website online. There can, however, be some drawbacks to these hosting plans. To make sure you’re really getting the most from your shared hosting package, it’s important to regularly ask these 3 questions.

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06 May

What Are Server Response Codes?

Stephanie H Hosting, Web Design & Development Tags: , , 0 Comments

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Nothing can ruin a great afternoon like a blasted 404 error page. We’ve all been there – surfing the web like there’s no tomorrow, when BAM! All progress comes to a screeching halt because we land on a page that reads “404 Error: Page not found!”

How frustrating!

And then the questions start to rise. For instance, why is it called a “404” page? And are there any other sorts of pages out there we need to be watching out for? To better understand these pages, which are flagged by server response codes, we have to first understand how the web works. Don’t worry, it’s actually pretty simple.

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