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How to Safely Test Changes on My WordPress Website

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There are a lot of different tools and plugins that you can add to your WordPress site—a website backup tool, a two-factor authentication plugin, even a plugin to add extra animation to your website for the holidays. But it’s hard to know, when you make changes to a website, whether or not those changes will work when you roll them out. It’s the nightmare of many website owners: you spend hours to put together a massive update to your site and when you push it out and go live, the site crashes because one little thing doesn’t work. Continue reading How to Safely Test Changes on My WordPress Website at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Why Paying Extra for Dedicated Hosting Might Not Be Wise

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If you’re looking for the absolute best in web hosting platforms, then dedicated hosting is definitely the “five-star luxury suite” of the hosting world. But is it really worth the price? For many businesses, the answer is “no” as there are other, cheaper alternatives that work just as well. For the purposes of our analysis, let’s examine what you get with dedicated hosting as opposed to another alternative – cloud hosting – and look at which one will benefit your business the most. Continue reading Why Paying Extra for Dedicated Hosting Might Not Be Wise at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

How to Set Up 2-Factor Authentication for WordPress

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There are several things that you can do to secure your website, like creating a backup WordPress site and setting up two-factor authentication. With the nature of the internet, it’s no longer a matter of if you will be the victim of a hack, but more a matter of when. It’s prudent to prepare yourself with these security features. First Check Your Backup WordPress Site The first feature you really need is a backup WordPress site. Continue reading How to Set Up 2-Factor Authentication for WordPress at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Support WP Engine’s Cycle from London to Paris

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WP Engine is built on five core values: Do the Right Thing, Customer Inspired, Where the Best Get Better, Built to Last, and Aspiring to Lead, Committed to Giving Back. Aspiring to Lead and Committed to Giving Back means that we support and engage with our local communities, working to change lives, and growing and… The post Support WP Engine’s Cycle from London to Paris appeared first on WP Engine.

Why WordPress Hosting is The Stuff of Dreams

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WordPress is a fantastic platform, and we love it even more when it’s paired with the best WordPress hosting. In fact, most websites you use are probably built on WordPress! The customization, the support, the flexibility…we could go on, perhaps eternally, about how awesome WordPress and WordPress hosting is. Here are a few features that may help explain our passion: Customization Deciding to use WordPress is a fantastic choice when you build your website. Continue reading Why WordPress Hosting is The Stuff of Dreams at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

How Wix and Squarespace Stack Up Against a WordPress Builder

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Want to create a website? On the upside, it’s easier today than ever before. On the downside, there are so many website creators available that it can be difficult to determine which one is the right fit for your business. Many of the popular options, like Squarespace and Wix, market themselves as “website builders” and that’s exactly what they are: website builders and nothing more. They offer limited features, don’t operate on the WordPress platform, and you don’t even own your site. Continue reading How Wix and Squarespace Stack Up Against a WordPress Builder at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Backup Manager, Set It and Forget It

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No matter what you’re doing with your hosting account, you need a solid and reliable way to manage backups. Plain and simple, the success or failure of your site over the long term depends upon backups. We’re not trying to alarm you. In fact, automating backups for your site has never been easier. Why Are Backups So Important? We write a lot about backups on the InMotion Hosting blog because we really want to drum it home. Continue reading Backup Manager, Set It and Forget It at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Incorporating Tools for Intelligent Scaling

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Hive Media is an online publishing company with a growing network of engaging, highly-verticalized websites that are optimized for specific demographics. Their 25 sites, which include trendchaser.com, generate more than 4 billion impressions and 800 million page views per month. In order to sustain growth and intelligently scale their increasing traffic load, the Hive team… The post Incorporating Tools for Intelligent Scaling appeared first on WP Engine.

5 Ways to Increase Your Online Visibility

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It’s 2019, do you have a small business website? If you think creating a website requires years of technical training, an in-depth knowledge of code, and a month’s worth of free time … you’re incorrect.   You can build a good website in less than one day; in fact, you can do it in less than an hour with a tool like WebsiteBuilder. Think about what you’d like for your customers to do on your website: purchase products, sign up for an email list, etc. then plan and create your site around those actions. Keep in mind that your website is the heart and soul of your digital presence. Do seedy-looking storefronts make you want to shop at those retail locations? Probably not. So you’ll want to put a little thought into the domain name that your customers type into their browsers; after all, it is the first thing they’ll see and associate with your website. If you need more motivation, consider this: Retail e-commerce sales in the United States are projected to exceed 735 BILLION dollars by 2023. Do you really want to miss out on your piece of that pie? After creating your website, what else can you do to boost your online visibility? While your website is the cornerstone of your small business’ digital presence, there are other things you can do to increase it. Our friends at Radix created the following infographic, “5 Ways to Boost Your Business’ Online Visibility” to help your small business level-up. The post 5 Ways to Increase Your Online Visibility appeared first on Domain.com | Blog.

Why WordPress Web Hosting Changes Everything!

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If you are in the market for a hosting platform, then you should consider jumping on the latest trend—WordPress Web Hosting. WordPress is already the single biggest content management system (CMS) on the market. Because of that market saturation, it should come as no surprise that specialized hosting that is optimized for WordPress has followed suit. So, what, exactly, is WordPress web hosting and why is it such a big deal? Continue reading Why WordPress Web Hosting Changes Everything! at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

My Website Crashed – Now What?

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It finally happened: your website went down and you’re freaking out because you don’t know what to do or even if you have a recent website backup. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! We’re going to go over some of the common issues that cause a website to crash, what to do, and how to be better prepared if it happens again. Common Reasons Why a Website Will Crash Plugins. As technology is always evolving, the same can’t be said for plugins. Continue reading My Website Crashed – Now What? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Must-Have Tools for your Business Website

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Plugins, hosting plan, website backup tool. What do all of these have in common? They are must-have tools if you have a website for your business. Having a website for your business isn’t something to take lightly. With the abundance of people who use smartphones and tablets, anybody can look at your website at any time. In order to make sure that your website is displayed properly at all times let’s take a look at these important tools. Continue reading Must-Have Tools for your Business Website at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Getting Members On Your WordPress Hosting

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Why should you open your site for member registration? Well, membership registration is there by default. All you need to do is enable it. But “just because it’s there” is a horrible reason to do something. WordPress Hosting Can Manage Thousands of Members With our first rate WordPress Hosting you never have to worry about hitting a membership cap. You can have thousands of members on your site without suffering a lapse in performance. Continue reading Getting Members On Your WordPress Hosting at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

How and Why to Keep Your Website Fresh

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The post How and Why to Keep Your Website Fresh appeared first on HostGator Blog. Want to keep visitors coming back to your site? Keep it fresh. Stale content, outdated site technology, and passé design can cause visitors to move on in search of more timely information, a faster-loading site, or a site that doesn’t look like a time capsule from a bygone era. Freshness can help you earn new visitors, too. Frequently updated content gets crawled more often by search-engine bots, so your site is less likely to get buried by newer items in search results. Keeping up with the latest technical standards, like fast-loading pages and mobile-friendly design, can help your site’s search results performance, too. 1. Keep Website Content Fresh with a Content Calendar Content is what visitors come to your site for, whether it’s new blog posts, photos, videos, or products. If you don’t already have a content calendar—a schedule for creating and adding new content to your site—start by making one. Your content calendar can be as simple as reminders in your existing Google calendar or as comprehensive as a WordPress plugin like Editorial Calendar that lets you schedule, edit, and publish your WordPress posts easily. 2. Bring Older Content Up to Date Of course, the more new content you publish, the bigger your archive of older content will be. Don’t let that material get stale. You can get more views for your older content by linking to it in some of your new posts. You can also use the related content feature in the free version of the Jetpack WordPress plugin to find and display related posts at the bottom of each new post you create. Your older content may need updating to keep it reliable and relevant. Information changes, links get broken, and you may have new insights to add to your previous posts. If your archived posts number in the hundreds or thousands, keeping it all updated may seem like an impossible task. That’s why it’s a best practice to start your update program with what’s called your “cornerstone content”—the best performing and most relevant articles on your site. Build reminders into your content calendar to update these pieces every 6 to 12 months. Once you’ve got that cornerstone content up to date, add reviews and updates to your content calendar for your non-blog content, too, like your About and Contact pages. 3. Repurpose Your Older Content Let’s say your foodie blog has an old post about sous vide cooking basics. Now that sous vide cooking is trendy, think about how you can repackage the information in that old post to grow your audience. You could turn the basic steps into an infographic or slide deck to share on social media. You could also create a video based on your post to share on social media and YouTube. Got a bunch of short posts about sous vide tips and tools? Try combining them into one big new post. Or maybe now’s the time to put all that information into an eBook that your visitors can download if they sign up for your newsletter. 4. Keep an Eye on Keyword Data Check your Google Search Console data to see what keywords are bringing visitors to your site. If your content doesn’t already contain the most popular keywords your site visitors are using, it’s time to revise some of your posts to include those keywords—where they’re a natural fit. You can also use those keywords as a list of potential topics for new content. 5. Update Your Web Design It’s not only your content that you want to keep fresh and interesting. The appearance of your site will get stale over time, too—especially to frequent visitors. It may also be time for a web design makeover if: Your site doesn’t look good on mobile browsers. This is huge. If your site is hard to read or navigate on a smartphone screen, you need to make finding a mobile-friendly theme your top priority.You’re rebranding your blog or business and have a new logo, tagline, and colors.You’re adding a lot of new functionality to your site (a blog, an online store, online courses) and you want to visually cue visitors in to the fact that you’ve made big changes. The easiest way to update the look of your site is with a new theme. You can buy a theme or find one for free. HostGator’s managed WordPress hosting and Gator Website Builder plans include access to free themes. And we’ve recommended some of our favorite WordPress themes here on the blog. Before you make any live changes to your site theme, install a few themes and preview them to see how they look with your content. Before you activate your new theme, back up your site in case you need to revert to your old theme while you make some adjustments to the new one. 6. Upgrade Your Website Functionality We’ve already mentioned mobile-friendliness as a website must-have. As a site owner, you also get to stay on top of SEO best practices, tools like schema.org markup for rich results in search, and your site’s performance compared to the benchmarks set by Google, so your site doesn’t get left in the dust by newer, faster alternatives. Yoast SEO is a popular SEO plugin for WordPress sites, because it delivers frequent updates and provides lots of user education. To help you format rich search results for your content, All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets lets you build markups without coding and then preview the results before you publish. As for speed, it’s smart to regularly test your most important pages for mobile and desktop speed using Google’s Test My Site and Page Speed Insights tools. Each test will give you a score and detailed suggestions on how to speed up your site if you need to make improvements. Is It Time to Update Your Website? Together, these regular updates and checks will help you keep up with your visitors’ expectations for up-to-date content, visual interest, and a site that meets current performance standards. When did you last freshen up your site? What do you plan to update next? Find the post on the HostGator Blog

The 2019 LinkedIn Grads Guide to Getting Hired

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Let’s start off with a congratulations to the class of 2019: you did it! This is an exciting time to be entering the job market; unemployment is at a 50-year low and the share of graduates finding their first job within the year after graduation has been steadily increasing since 2012. May is peak hiring time, so we’re unveiling our 2019 LinkedIn Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired, our annual report that shares workforce trends and insights to help today’s grads take their next step. Today’s grads... .

Managing Web Host Manager (WHM) Packages: All You Need to Know

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WHM, which stands for Web Host Manager, is a tool which service providers offer, and lease, to individual clients. The same hosting provider will also handle all the server related issues, leaving you, the client, free to look after your business and to look forward to its growth. Now that we’ve covered the basic question of what web host manager is, let’s dive a bit deeper. To understand WHM, we’ve also got to look at cPanel. cPanel is a popular, Linux-based control panel for web hosting accounts. With cPanel, you can manage all your services through one single panel. Whether that refers to creating new FTP users and email ids, monitoring the utilization of resources, installing software or creating subdomains. WHM offers administrative access to the backend of cPanel. It also allows you a lot of flexibility and control – whether you’re managing a few, resource-intense heavy sites, or a large number of smaller websites. With WHM, you get the option of selling hosting services to clients. Furthermore, you also get to create and manage multiple cPanels. What can WHM offer you? With WHM, you get a suite of tools, so that you easily carry out the following: Manage and monitor your sites Create custom hosting packages Delete, create or even suspend your cPanel accounts Access to look and change all of your DNS (Domain Name System) zones Permission to access server information and status to help with server management Create your own default page when you create a new account Brand and customize your hosting and control panel Change domain names and usernames Move between multiple cPanels in your account, and change anything that doesn’t need SQL access There are two basic types of WHM. The basic WHM enables you to do all of the above. However, root WHM (also known as rWHM) has features which need root access to the servers, and as a result, you gain access to more tools. Now, we’ve mentioned WHM and cPanel and explained the basics of both. They tend to be interchanged in people’s minds. However, there are differences between the two. When you buy a web hosting package, you’re given a tool to manage your hosting service. Both cPanel and WHM help users manage and take charge of their web hosting. The key difference between cPanel and WHM is one we’ve mentioned earlier – WHM can have multiple cPanel accounts. However, it goes beyond that. WHM is used primarily by a reseller to manage all the hosting accounts in each of their reseller plans. cPanel, on the other hand, is used by the customer to manage their own individual hosting accounts. While WHM provides root access to resellers, cPanel only provides access to the web hosting account to its users. The password details for your WHM and cPanel accounts are linked, that is, if you change your WHM password, your cPanel password will also change. cPanel enables its users to set the password. With WHM, you are restricted to adding domains, while cPanel makes it possible to remove add-ons and subdomains. How to use WHM If you are a web hosting reseller and provide web hosting as a service, then WHM will play a key role in the process. You, as a reseller, could use Web Host Manager to create a whole range of WHM packages that go from basic to advanced, to premium. The basic package might contain a smaller allocation of resources for disk space and bandwidth, while the premium packages are designed for far more resource heavy websites. Once you’ve created a package with WHM, you can go ahead and create your account. Your new account will include: cPanel FTP account Website functionality SSH access (if it has been enabled in the packaged) Creating a WHM package If you’re looking to create a new package, here are the steps: Look for the Search box in the upper left hand of the screen, type package and then select Add Package once the option becomes visible You can type the name of the package (basic, premium etc.) in the package name text box Under Resources, you can set up quotas or limits based on the package you are designing Go to Settings and select the checkboxes for the resources you want to enable for that particular package Choose your cPanel theme after scrolling through the cPanel theme options (the default pattern is paper_lantern) For the feature list for the package, go to “Feature List” list box and select the options you want to use for the package. Alternatively, you can go with the default value. Select language locale from the Locale list box. The process ends when you click “Add”. WHM will then create the package Editing the package: Type package into the Search box in the upper left hand of the WHM screen and click on the option “edit a package” when it is visible Choose which package you want to edit, hit the Edit option, and make the necessary changes If you make a mistake you can hit the reset If you make a mistake you can hit the Reset button and WHM will restore the package values to their last saved state Click Save changes, once you are done with your edits Deleting a package Type package into the Search box in the upper left hand of the WHM screen and click on the option “delete a package” when it is visible Select the packages you want to remove and hit Delete – WHM will delete them immediately WHM and Reseller Hosting Reseller hosting is considered to be one of the smoothest and easiest gateways for small to medium-sized businesses to join the web hosting business. WHM is the control panel that allows Resellers the opportunity to manage their hosting company. So, if you’re looking to venture into the world of Reseller Hosting, check out our different packages on our Reseller Hosting page. We also provide free WHM and cPanel with our reseller hosting packages. We have also been rated #1 by HostingPill.com. By maintaining state of the art data centres and scalable servers, we provide quick solutions for your (or your customer’s) technical problems. We offer incredible and effective domain management through WHM and a sturdy infrastructure that can handle any network interface bottleneck. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Managing Web Host Manager (WHM) Packages: All You Need to Know appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

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