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Exciting Upgrades to the Dedicated Hosting Platform

Our dedicated hosting products are going through…some changes. Continuing to serve the needs of the advanced enterprise operation, the dedicated hosting platform brings you the ultimate in speed and security—now with impressive upgrades. Check out the new Dedicated line. Upgrade Rundown We’ve gone through all of our dedicated hosting packages and upgraded hardware across the board. Some of our competitors might think we’ve gone too far with the combination of features and price, but we think it’s just right. Continue reading Exciting Upgrades to the Dedicated Hosting Platform at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Improving Conversion Rates Starts With a Great Call To Action

It’s pointless to have a website where you sell products or services, but don’t have a call to action (CTA).  In many ways, the success of any marketing campaign you put together depends on the quality of the CTA and how easy it is for customers to make a transaction.  A call to action is defined as a prompt located on a website urging visitors to take a certain action.  This could be anything like “Buy Now,” “Sign Up Today” or “Contact Us” and could be in the form of a simple hyperlink, an icon, button or many more options.  The best call to actions entice and compel the visitor to take immediate action, whether it’s purchasing something, reading more, signing up or anything else your marketing campaign is promoting.  Without a clear call to action in multiple places on your website, your visitors may move on to other websites after looking for a couple of seconds.  In other words, customers need guidance when they visit your website and a call to action is the way to give it to them. Continue reading Improving Conversion Rates Starts With a Great Call To Action at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Boost Your Domain Authority Score For Higher Website Visibility

It doesn’t do any good to build a website if no one comes to see it.  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is important for ensuring your website shows up high in search engine rankings.  The better the SEO of your website is, the higher up it will appear in the listing when people do a search relevant to your industry. But how do you know if your SEO is up to par to have a high ranking? Continue reading Boost Your Domain Authority Score For Higher Website Visibility at InMotion Hosting Blog.

What is Platform as a Service (PaaS)?

Platform as a service, also known as PaaS, provides its users with a “pay-as-you-go” software interface for developing and deploying applications.  PaaS is most useful in automating repetitive or extraneous setup tasks (like installing and configuring software libraries) so developers can save time and resources. Distributing your development tools in this fashion can have a significant effect on your whole development team workflow. What Is The Difference Between PaaS and IaaS? The difference between PaaS and Infrastructure as a Service (or IaaS) comes down to two letters: P for platform, and I for infrastructure.  Platform, in this sense, is a software platform. Continue reading What is Platform as a Service (PaaS)? at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Attacks on Elementor Pro and Ultimate Addons Place WordPress Sites at Risk

Update: Elementor Pro has released version 2.9.4 to patch the vulnerability as of May 7, 2020. The maker of the Ultimate Addons -Brainstorm Force- has also released the patched version, version 1.24.2. If you are using Elementor Pro or the Ultimate Addons plugin please update to this version immediately. Attacks on WordPress sites using Elementor Pro and the Ultimate Addons for Elementor are the result of vulnerabilities in both of these plugins. Continue reading Attacks on Elementor Pro and Ultimate Addons Place WordPress Sites at Risk at InMotion Hosting Blog.

What is CRM?

Customer relations management (CRM) gives you an interface for connecting with customers (old and new) to properly nurture a mutually beneficial relationship. What Does a CRM System Do? First and foremost, contacts. CRM is all about managing a list of customer contacts. These contacts may be names, email addresses, phone numbers, and more. The more information you have about your customers the better. Would you like to reach out to a customer on their birthday and send a nice message? Continue reading What is CRM? at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Using Evernote as a File System for Business and Productivity

The power of a reference file system often goes unappreciated. As any knowledge worker worth his salt will tell you, you can’t hold every bit of information you receive in your head. No matter how spacious your mind is, you will eventually forget something important or let a good idea slip away. This is where having a more rigorous file program can ease the load. Evernote is a general reference filing system app. Continue reading Using Evernote as a File System for Business and Productivity at InMotion Hosting Blog.

InMotion Hosting Pet Project: Grooming the Purrrfect Employee for Remote Work

For a lot of us, work looks a bit different these days. While several of us are doing the same jobs we’ve been doing, our new “offices” and working conditions can take some getting used to.  Working remote comes with its own set of challenges, but the biggest adjustment to remote life? The influx of new “coworkers.” Don’t get me wrong, it’s always great to see an eager look in the eyes of our newest recruits, but we also know they’ll take some training to make them obedient coworkers. Continue reading InMotion Hosting Pet Project: Grooming the Purrrfect Employee for Remote Work at InMotion Hosting Blog.

What Is a Blog?

A blog is technically an index of web pages (usually referred as “posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (newest first). Originally, blogs were a way for people around the world to share a digital log of activities, interests, and various media (like image galleries). In many ways, smaller blogs have remained a form of digital diary. However, most high-profile blogs in recent years have been incorporated into larger marketing strategies. Blogs are not a form of social media, though popular social media sites integrate blog-like features, and blogs can be social in nature. Continue reading What Is a Blog? at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Increase Website Engagement — Best Survey and Quiz Plugins for WordPress

Simply creating and launching a website will not lead to online growth. To successfully build and maintain your web presence, you must continually engage your audience and give them reasons to return to your website regularly.  Sure you can achieve this through maintaining a blog or adding new products, but you can also engage your audience with surveys and quizzes. In addition, you can use the feedback you gather from the polls to improve your website and digital marketing, which will help you increase your business online. Continue reading Increase Website Engagement — Best Survey and Quiz Plugins for WordPress at InMotion Hosting Blog.

What is Linux?

Linux (or, the Linux kernel) is an open source software project that powers a wide variety of computing applications. Many of the world’s most popular websites run on Linux-powered software. The Android phone operating system runs on a modified version of the Linux kernel. In Linux Free? Yes, Linux is free depending on what kind of application you’re running and how you govern its usage. For example, operating systems that run on a “GNU/Linux” platform are free to download, modify, and use for personal applications. Continue reading What is Linux? at InMotion Hosting Blog.

How to Allow Blog Post Submissions on Your WordPress Website

It’s no secret that consistently adding relevant, quality blog posts to your website helps increase your traffic and, subsequently, your business. However, committing to regular content creation and posting is simply unrealistic for many businesses.  However, even though you may not have the resources to maintain a blog on your own, you can still host dynamic content that promotes engagement and increases views. This article will show you how to allow blog post submissions on your WordPress website.  Benefits of Allowing Blog Submissions WPForms Plugin User Submitted Posts Plugin WeForms Plugin Experience secure, fast hosting optimized for your WordPress website with our WordPress Hosting plans.  Benefits of Allowing Blog Submissions Allowing users to submit relevant, quality blog posts to your website is a win for all parties involved. Continue reading How to Allow Blog Post Submissions on Your WordPress Website at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Work From Home Tips From a Telework Pro

If you’re new to the world of working remotely, let me start by saying, welcome to the club! Those of us who have been working remotely for some time now can be a great resource for colleagues adjusting to their new work from home lifestyles. We understand the difficulties and conveniences that come with remote work and are happy to help. Here are some things I have learned from working remotely for the last two years. Continue reading Work From Home Tips From a Telework Pro at InMotion Hosting Blog.

InMotion Hosting Help and Resources During Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in the USA, and around the world, in different ways. While the prognosis is not always good, we can find encouragement in the many ways our friends and neighbors are pulling together to help each other out. We Are Fully Operational We’re happy to report that InMotion Hosting is fully operational and able to provide you with great service 24/7/365–even from our homes. Continue reading InMotion Hosting Help and Resources During Pandemic at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Working From Home? Here Are The Best Zoom Alternatives For Online Video Conferencing

Working from home is quickly becoming the rule instead of the exception. In order to maintain growth in today’s world, businesses must learn how to continue operations online — which includes implementing and using a reliable video conferencing platform.  Currently, Zoom is the belle of the ball for video conferencing. However, if you want to shop around a bit more before committing to a video conferencing platform, here are a few free and paid options to consider.  This article will outline the best Zoom alternatives for online video conferencing. Continue reading Working From Home? Here Are The Best Zoom Alternatives For Online Video Conferencing at InMotion Hosting Blog.

What Is a Virtual Machine?

The easiest way to think of a virtual machine would be as a computer within a computer. Computer operating systems are basically composed of a kernel and a file structure. With current technology, it is now possible for a computer to share its resources in order to run a separate kernel and operating system. What Is a Virtual Machine And How Does It Work? Typically, the computer that creates and manages virtual computers is called a hypervisor. Continue reading What Is a Virtual Machine? at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Resource Guide — How to Build a Professional WordPress Website Fast

You need to get online quickly.  You’ve already purchased your hosting and set up your email, but now you need to create your website. The great news is that you can easily create a beautiful website with WordPress.  The open-source platform supports many modern, mobile-responsive themes and with its intuitive dashboard, customizing your website is a breeze. This guide will help you build your professional WordPress website fast.  Plan Your Website Choose a Theme Customize Your Website Launch Your Website Enjoy secure, fast hosting for your WordPress website with optimized WordPress Hosting.  Plan Your Website To make the best use of your time, the first thing you should do before jumping into the build of your website is planning it out. Continue reading Resource Guide — How to Build a Professional WordPress Website Fast at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Tips for Virtual Interviewing

We all know the usual interview process, maybe a round of phone interviews, an aptitude test or technical assessment, then the onsite invitation. You get dressed up in your “power outfit”, you know, the one that makes you feel like you own the place, and head into the office for an interview. You meet the team, make small talk, tour the building, and if all ends well, you land the job! Well, throw all that out the window…with social distancing now in place, virtual interviewing is becoming the new normal. Continue reading Tips for Virtual Interviewing at InMotion Hosting Blog.

What Is an API?

In order to better understand what an API is, it’s easier to first ask: What is not an API? An API can be many things, but these are a few things it cannot be: A singular computer program that runs and executes a defined set of functions and nothing else. A database full of various bits of information. A programming language. All of those things, by themselves, do not amount to an API, but they can be used to interact with an API. Continue reading What Is an API? at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Beginner Tips For Working From Home

Making the transition from office life to remote life can be very difficult at first. You have traded the standard office distractions for home distractions. And the latter can be difficult to handle alongside the demands of work. You might have kids in need of snacks, a broken kitchen appliance, home chores beckoning to you from across the room or from the backyard. For many people, working from home can be much more challenging than working from within the confines of the office. Continue reading Beginner Tips For Working From Home at InMotion Hosting Blog.

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