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What Do I Need for eCommerce Hosting?

As the owner of an online store, deciding on an eCommerce hosting plan is a high priority. After all, your website is your business. Without a properly functioning and secure website, your customers will be less likely to buy from you, eventually shutting down your website and possibly your business. Running an online store is much more involved than running a website that is used to display information or media. You are responsible for inventory, customer information, data processing, and creating an easy-to-navigate website. Continue reading What Do I Need for eCommerce Hosting? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

How Many Dedicated Servers Does It Take to Run a Website?

When it comes to picking the best hosting provider and plan for your website, there are a lot of options to choose from—shared servers, virtual private servers, dedicated servers. If you aren’t sure which one is the best for you, it can cause a lot of headaches and anxiety trying to make that decision. The bottom line is that there are plenty of options to choose from, but the top-of-the-line option is still a dedicated hosting platform. Continue reading How Many Dedicated Servers Does It Take to Run a Website? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Finding the Best Website Hosting Can Be a Challenge

Trying to find the best website hosting can be a challenge. There are many different companies that offer hosting, but which one is best? More importantly, which is best for you? Not all plans are the same and believe it or not, you may be paying for a plan that has more features than you need for your website. In order to find the best plan, read over this guide for key categories to consider when deciding on a hosting company. Continue reading Finding the Best Website Hosting Can Be a Challenge at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Managed WordPress Hosting vs WordPress Hosting

It’s easy to see why managed WordPress hosting has become a major trend in website hosting. With almost a 30% market share of the websites currently running, WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) around. But if you’re wondering if you should choose a WordPress hosting plan or a managed hosting plan, then you may need some clarification on the difference between the two. Depending on which one you choose, it can help your website be as successful as possible. Continue reading Managed WordPress Hosting vs WordPress Hosting at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Best Practices for Changing Servers

There are many different reasons to change a website hosting server. Some people want a new, better host or just a plan upgrade from a shared server to a dedicated server. Whatever your choice is to switch servers, it’s imperative that you plan out the switch. A switch in website hosting servers can cause a massive drop in visitors, bugs on your website that you didn’t have before, or even a website that is broken beyond repair. Continue reading Best Practices for Changing Servers at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Do You Think We Have the Best Website Hosting?

Do you think we have the best website hosting? We certainly think so – but we don’t expect you to take our word for it. In this guide, we’re going to go over everything you should look for in a web host so you can make your own decision. By the end, we think you’ll agree with us. Here’s what you need to know: What is a hosting service? Continue reading Do You Think We Have the Best Website Hosting? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

What Does ‘Best Hosting’ Really Mean for WordPress Hosting?

Hosting services dedicated exclusively to WordPress can help guarantee the best possible security and performance for your website. But even then, there are dozens of quality options available on the market. How can you possibly know which one is right for you? The key lies in knowing your specific needs and requirements. We’re going to do a deep-dive on how to determine what you need and how to choose the best WordPress hosting service for you. Continue reading What Does ‘Best Hosting’ Really Mean for WordPress Hosting? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Website Backups: The Most Powerful Tool in Web Security

It’s a Friday morning and you’ve had a peaceful quiet time after getting up, and it’s time to head to work. You jump in your car and start the commute to your office. On the way in, you stop at the coffee shop and pick up your usual. As you pull out of the coffee shop parking lot, you feel a thump, thump, thump on the front driver side wheel. You quickly pull over, and see that you have a flat tire. Continue reading Website Backups: The Most Powerful Tool in Web Security at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

5 Ways To Improve Your Branding

Whether you’re a small business owner or hobbyist, enhancing your online profile goes a long way to improve your reputation and brand. There are a lot of things involved in branding, especially within different industries. There are different web design, marketing and communication strategies depending on your target audience and customers. Here are five ways to enhance your branding. Cheap Quality Hosting Upgrade as needed. Don’t waste money that could be better spent elsewhere. Continue reading 5 Ways To Improve Your Branding at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Newsletter Copy: Is Your Online Content Protected?

Do you generate content as part of your business? It’s likely that you do, even if you don’t realize it. ‘Content’ is anything that you create and publish online: newsletters, blogs, graphics, podcasts, social media posts, videos, and much more. Legally, that material belongs to you. Historically, however, intellectual property has been very difficult to protect – and that was BEFORE the advent of the internet. Today, it’s nearly impossible. Any would-be thief can easily scan the web, look for material they like, and copy it. Continue reading Newsletter Copy: Is Your Online Content Protected? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Shared Hosting, Shared Cloud, and Shared WordPress Hosting – What’s the Difference?

Many website hosting companies offer options featuring shared physical servers and shared cloud servers, and even shared WordPress hosting. The question is: what are the differences between them? The three main shared hosting plans are traditional shared, shared cloud, and WordPress shared. While all three have “shared” in the package name, they are each very unique. Let’s weigh the pros and cons and see which types of websites benefit. Shared Hosting Plans The base of any shared hosting plan is going to be the same: shared. Continue reading Shared Hosting, Shared Cloud, and Shared WordPress Hosting – What’s the Difference? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

SMTP Services- What You Should Know About Your Hosting Provider

Website hosting has many different pieces to it that all work together to store your website’s data safely. From firewalls and security certificates to storage space and bandwidth, the pieces cover a large range of actions. One piece that is often overlooked is email. While most, if not all, businesses have their own email, many don’t think much about the behind the scenes portion of their email. A major player supporting your email is the SMTP services. Continue reading SMTP Services- What You Should Know About Your Hosting Provider at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Tips on Increasing Your Email List

If you’ve been in the sales business since before the recent ecommerce website hosting boom, then you probably remember the days of having to do “cold calling” and collecting “leads.” While those days have definitely changed, there is one area that business owners still have to deal with. Instead of “leads,” those in sales now need a good collection of email addresses so they can do email marketing to gain sales. But how do you acquire those addresses so that you can turn them into sales? Continue reading Tips on Increasing Your Email List at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

The Truly Amazing Benefits of WordPress

Did you know: WordPress has over 60.5% of CMS market share and is used by almost 34% of websites on the web. In contrast, Joomla, the second most popular CMS, holds just 5.2% of CMS market share. Why do you think there is such a difference between the two leading content management systems? Why do you think over 75M websites use WordPress? Based on my 10 years of experience and data from WordPress stats and facts, I can say these are the most amazing benefits which make WordPress stand out from the competition: it’s easy to use, efficient, comprehensive, and affordable. Continue reading The Truly Amazing Benefits of WordPress at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Guide to G Suite Integration on My Shared Hosting Plan

Today, we are going to look at integrating G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps) with your shared hosting provider. For years now, Google has provided you with everything from quality email to easy word processing and collaboration in addition to the premier search engine on the Internet. But you may not be as familiar with G Suite or how it can help your website become a better and more competitive entity on the Internet. Continue reading Guide to G Suite Integration on My Shared Hosting Plan at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

How Does SSH Access Work on My Shared Hosting Plan?

If you have a website on a shared hosting platform, then you probably want to make sure that your site stays safe and secure. These days, there’s an unfortunate likelihood that your site will come under attack at some point. One tool that you can use to help encrypt your information is SSH access, otherwise known as Secure Shell protocol. This is an encryption protocol for your network and it lets you create a secure connection across otherwise unsecured networks. Continue reading How Does SSH Access Work on My Shared Hosting Plan? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Is Managed VPS Like Having a Server Administrator?

One of the top choices for website hosting options today is VPS hosting. And with that, many people are wondering whether they should also consider adding a managed option to their hosting plan. As with everything in life, this question isn’t a strictly “Yes” or “No” type of query but has several factors that need to be taken into account. For many people, the benefits of having a managed VPS will definitely outweigh the monetary side of things. Continue reading Is Managed VPS Like Having a Server Administrator? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

What Can You Expect with an InMotion Hosting Plan?

Web hosting is a must-have when it comes to your website. And, of course, you want the best hosting provider out there. But with so many options, how do you know which one is right for you? We can’t speak for the other guys, but we can tell you all about what to expect from InMotion Hosting. (And we’ll let you in on a little secret – we think we offer the best service out there!) In this guide, we’re going to go over what a web host is, what you should look for in a hosting service, and what to expect from InMotion. Continue reading What Can You Expect with an InMotion Hosting Plan? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Reseller Hosting Is Your Business Model Delivered

Our Reseller Hosting is a Linux-powered open-source juggernaut. Yes, we’re proud of it. And we stand behind the features and addons that make our service not only meet but exceed industry standards and expectations. If you’re not familiar with the “reseller” hosting model and how it differs from an individual hosting account, we’re going to go through it point by point. Reseller Hosting is a Model For Your Own Hosting Business Have you ever though about starting your own business? Continue reading Reseller Hosting Is Your Business Model Delivered at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

What Are Live-State Snapshots with My VPS Plan

If you have VPS hosting, then you probably already know how important the safety and back-up features are for keeping your website secure. One of the more recent additions to this is the ability to take a snapshot of your VPS. Many different companies offer their own snapshot products. Essentially, they offer the same features. The software will take a single backup of the VPS and give you the option to restore back to the original save point at any time. Continue reading What Are Live-State Snapshots with My VPS Plan at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

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