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Does Anyone Speak Snowman?

If you’ve ever taken a look at cPanel’s language settings, you may have seen an unusual listing. Select the display language ‘snowman,’ and most of your cPanel system text will change to an adorable little unicode character of a snowman. cPanel, full of snowmen Just why is this an option? Language settings are obviously useful, but why would cPanel have a built in ‘joke’ language like this? Was this someone’s idea of an April Fool’s prank, left behind in cPanel’s code and never updated? Continue reading Does Anyone Speak Snowman? at InMotion Hosting Blog.

WordPress SEO: Complete Beginner Guide

In this article, you will learn about the art of search engine optimization (SEO) within the WordPress system. The practice of SEO helps you discover what people are looking for, how they search for it, and how they will eventually find it. Searchers search for all kinds of things. From new bikes, places to eat, or recommendations on entertainment. With SEO, you learn how to place your website in the optimal position to receive search traffic. Continue reading WordPress SEO: Complete Beginner Guide at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Silence is Golden: Unraveling a Mysterious WordPress Comment

If you’ve ever used a file manager to explore your WordPress site, you may have found something that surprised you in a directory like /wp-content. Taking a look at your site files, you ran across an index.php file containing nothing but: <?php //Silence is golden. Is this evidence of a malicious hack? Has your site been compromised? Is this little bit of code compromising your site security right now? Continue reading Silence is Golden: Unraveling a Mysterious WordPress Comment at InMotion Hosting Blog.

6 Ways to Learn More About Cybersecurity

Since cyber attacks have become more frequent within recent years, a strong cybersecurity posture has become an important part of branding and marketing products. Cybersecurity isn’t as easy to ignore as user experience (UX) for ease of use or accessibility for disabled users. Reminders that cyber attacks are real, frequent, and devastating for all victims are constant, sometimes to a point where we’re desensitized to the subject. We see the phrases “cybersecurity,” “hacked,” “information security (INFOSEC),” and “information assurance (IA)” on a regular basis these days. Continue reading 6 Ways to Learn More About Cybersecurity at InMotion Hosting Blog.

13 Best Content Writing Tips for Small Business Websites

If someone offered you an entirely free way to increase brand awareness and generate revenue for your small business website, would you hear them out? Can content writing tips do all that? It may take some time and effort, but believe it or not, that’s exactly what writing great content can do.  Whether you’re preparing to begin creating content for your small business website or just aren’t satisfied with your current content’s performance, producing great content is one of the most proven and cost-effective ways to attract a larger audience and bring in new customers. Continue reading 13 Best Content Writing Tips for Small Business Websites at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Best Free Video Hosting Options for Budget Bloggers

For some reason or another, you may be looking to choose a free video hosting platform and you’re not sure where to start. To be sure, video is becoming more and more important. With Cisco reporting that by 2022 videos will make up 82% of all online consumer internet traffic, hopefully, you already know the reasons your website needs video.  And if you’ve decided to add video integration to your website, you’ve probably done some research on video content and how to use video to market your blog or small business.  If you’re like a lot of bloggers, there’s a chance you’re blogging on a budget. Continue reading Best Free Video Hosting Options for Budget Bloggers at InMotion Hosting Blog.

The Most Popular Ubuntu Text Editors (Ranked and Analyzed)

Having a favorite text editor can make one feel like a social misfit. But in the tech community, text editors are widely used and people hold highly opinionated views about which text editors are best. So arguments are welcome. A popular text editor is sure to generate lively debate. I went on a search to find out the most popular text editor among Ubuntu users. Skip to the results The best-kept secret is, no text editor is “the best” because it all depends on how you like to work. Continue reading The Most Popular Ubuntu Text Editors (Ranked and Analyzed) at InMotion Hosting Blog.

6 Tips for Creating an Engaging E-commerce Store

High-quality products and affordable prices are the simplest ways to differentiate your e-commerce store from other vendors. Unfortunately, e-commerce is fiercely competitive, and a generic or boring online store will make it difficult to sell even the best products. In this article, we’ll cover 6 of the most effective tips for developing a more unique and engaging online shopping experience for your customers. Increase profits organically with 6 simple tips. Continue reading 6 Tips for Creating an Engaging E-commerce Store at InMotion Hosting Blog.

InMotion Hosting is now a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation

OpenStack is a leading open-source cloud management system for large enterprises and cloud providers like InMotion Hosting. Since its initial establishment in 2001, InMotion Hosting has invested in open source projects, building its own technical backbone on open source. Which is why they’re proud to finally announce the recent corporate sponsorship of the OpenStack Foundation. Providing support beyond monetary contributions, the InMotion Hosting team uses OpenStack every day and regularly invests their time and experience in helping locate and report bugs to the projects’s IRC channels. Continue reading InMotion Hosting is now a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Why It’s Important to Keep Your Privacy Policy Updated

When you think about Privacy Policies, you probably dread the thought of reading through endless amounts of “legalese” that the average human being tries to avoid at all costs. Oftentimes, these policies are hidden under layers and layers of content on websites. And for many, this is for good reason: businesses are not inclined to incorporate 100-page policies on websites meant to convey an enticing brand for current and potential customers.  But over the past few years, there have been fundamental shifts in the way that websites are creating and implementing Privacy Policies.  In the news, it was widely reported that Cambridge Analytica engaged in the misappropriation of the personal data of millions of Facebook users.  This resulted in an outcry from consumers calling for their sensitive information be protected and used for appropriate purposes. Continue reading Why It’s Important to Keep Your Privacy Policy Updated at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Is the WordPress XML-RPC file safe, or should I block it?

Many WordPress security experts insist upon disabling the WordPress XML-RPC file. Why? Safety Concerns The WordPress XML-RPC facilitates use of your website from outside of the WordPress Dashboard (or, the admin area). For one reason or another, you may want to intereact with your site from other locations. For example, submitting a post from email or from a third-party application, would have required hooking to the XML-RPC file. Given its direct access to the back end of your site, the XML-RPC file can introduce security risks. Continue reading Is the WordPress XML-RPC file safe, or should I block it? at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Let WordPress Redirect Your 404 Pages Automatically

404 pages are part and parcel of a fully functional website. It’s not entirely bad if your website has 404 pages, especially if it contains tons of pages or posts. This may be comforting to an extent but doesn’t warrant total negligence, especially when WordPress can redirect your 404 pages automatically.  The way you handle 404 errors determines how much impact it could have on your SEO and conversion rate in general. Continue reading Let WordPress Redirect Your 404 Pages Automatically at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Why Open Source Software Needs Non-Technical Roles

Marketers, designers, writers, and other non-developer skill sets make open source projects grow, thrive, and stay competitive. Think programming is the only skill that matters in the information technology sphere? Think again. InMotion Hosting has a long history of using and supporting open source software. From our extensive and lasting participation in the WordPress community, to our new involvement with OpenStack and the OpenStack Foundation, reflected in our new flex metal cloud product, open source has always been a critical part of our mission as a technology company. Continue reading Why Open Source Software Needs Non-Technical Roles at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Rolling Out Moodle For Remote Education

Moodle is a popular, open source learning management system (LMS). The goal of the Moodle project is to provide a tool for educators and businesses to create online courses. As the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in massive closures of public and private educational institutions, educational materials have swiftly moved online. Moodle is one of many popular LMSs available to help educators keep learning going in the interim. How does Moodle work? Continue reading Rolling Out Moodle For Remote Education at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Why InMotion Hosting Chose a Privacy First Architecture

Protecting User Data in the Era of Public Clouds Personal information is more valuable and more under siege than ever before.  Public clouds, governments, private companies, and organizations of all sizes possess and lose more personal data than at any time in history.  Unfortunately, turning over some degree of personal information is unavoidable in the modern digital economy.  Some governments have attempted to legislate privacy, but it may take years before legacy public cloud and technology providers can update their infrastructure and their software to accommodate better privacy. Continue reading Why InMotion Hosting Chose a Privacy First Architecture at InMotion Hosting Blog.

How to Choose The Best Web Hosting Package

So you have determined you need web hosting and you may have even picked out who you want your provider to be, but now you have to pick a hosting package and you don’t know where to start.  When it comes to web hosting, choosing a provider is one of the most important decisions you can make, but once you’ve decided on a provider, figuring out which web hosting package is best for you can be quite the challenge.  Continue reading How to Choose The Best Web Hosting Package at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Free Alternatives to FTP

At some point or another, it will be necessary to upload (or download) files from your server. Even if you use WordPress, there are occasions on which you will need to have direct access to the content of your server. For years, the most popular file transfer method was the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), which comes pre-installed in every InMotion Hosting account (and virtually any hosting account you may find). If you don’t have FTP, it’s easy to install, setup, and use. Continue reading Free Alternatives to FTP at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Understanding The Process Behind Email Delivery

When troubleshooting email issues, it’s a good idea to re-familiarize yourself with the process behind email delivery and how your host processes email. Becoming better acquainted with how email works will help you troubleshoot issues you may have in the future. While it may seem anachronistic, email is still an important part of the Information Technology landscape. Password Issues One of the first issues that some users trip on is password authentication. Continue reading Understanding The Process Behind Email Delivery at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Google Drive vs. Evernote

You know you wrote it down somewhere, but you’re not sure where, and now you need it but don’t have it. Whether keeping track of assignments and tasks at work, listening to a presentation for a class, a training course or simply managing your daily to-dos, you’re probably someone who takes notes. And if you’re someone who’s ever misplaced or downright lost one (or several) of those notes, you’re not alone. Continue reading Google Drive vs. Evernote at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Trello Vs. Asana: Two Project Management Systems Compared

Creating, managing, and overseeing projects can be a daunting task. And whether you’re a team leader, a content producer, or just someone looking to get organized with a gameplan, you can probably benefit from a project management tool. Loaded with features designed to help you get organized with custom workflows, a project management tool is a great way to take an idea from conception to completion.  One of the huge advantages of many project management tools is that they are completely free to get started. Continue reading Trello Vs. Asana: Two Project Management Systems Compared at InMotion Hosting Blog.

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