To help keep you up-to-date with the latest news and ideas from the industry, we have compiled the latest articles from industry leaders and corporate blogs. New content is pulled hourly from each blog's RSS feed. The article links will take you directly to the related 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.
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.
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.
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
User Submitted Posts Plugin
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Benefits of Allowing Blog Submissions
Allowing users to submit relevant, quality blog posts to your website is a win for all parties involved.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
You’ve heard it time and time again. To increase traffic and business to your website, create a blog. However, if you’re going to create a blog, you need to make sure you’re implementing it correctly in order to reap the benefits. This article will walk you through the best practices for business blogs so you can blog with your best foot forward.
Consistent Quality Content
Anatomy of a Great Blog Post
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Continue reading How to Blog for Small Businesses: Best Practices for Business Blogs at InMotion Hosting Blog.
Working remotely through the internet may include having to access a web-based application, updating or creating client websites, or simply interacting with your co-workers through web-based productivity suites or other applications. Many of us who are used to working in an office space may not be familiar with working away from the desktops that are anchored on an office desk.
What should you consider when working remotely? And are there any suggested solutions to go along with this list?
We will list a few concerns about working remotely and then suggest some solutions to go along with them. This won’t be a comprehensive list, but at the very least it will include fundamental considerations for working remotely from the comfort of your home.
Continue reading Working Remotely Through the Internet at InMotion Hosting Blog.
It’s no secret that your website is a great tool to generate more leads and profit for your business. However, bad web design and a cluttered layout can hurt your digital marketing efforts. In addition, omitting elements like a call to action (CTA) or a contact form can stunt your online growth and revenue.
Why create a website if you’re not going to optimize it for business growth?
This article will guide you through essential website elements that increase online profits for small businesses.
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Every business—big and small—is never more than a breath away from economic hardship. Facing an unexpected downturn is a dreaded day for all, but they are a fact of life. Small businesses will be hit hardest when the numbers go south. But there are ways to mitigate the effects.
Remember, there are different kinds of economic downturns: some you can prepare for and others you cannot anticipate with any degree of accuracy.
Among the downturns you can prepare for, you should always take account of seasonality and new trends.
Continue reading Keeping Your Business Afloat During An Economic Downturn at InMotion Hosting Blog.
There are many reasons why you may, at some point, want to build your own WordPress plugin.
The WordPress core functionality gives you all the necessary features of a content management system (CMS). These include a front end process to generate pages and a back end to manage the content you create. There are also functions to protect the site by locking the back end, so only registered users may access the administrative features.
Continue reading Creating Your First WordPress Plugin at InMotion Hosting Blog.
cPanel, often referred to as “control panel,” is an interface for customizing and making changes to your hosting account with InMotion Hosting.
Some of the great features that cPanel includes are:
Email: Within cPanel you can create new email accounts, view/modify your existing accounts, modify your MX records, change email passwords, set up mailbox quotas and much more.
Domains: Under the domains section of cPanel, you can configure new domains to your account, set up parked domains, create subdomains, setup redirects, and much more.
Continue reading What Is cPanel? at InMotion Hosting Blog.
In the world of WordPress, you will soon notice patterns emerging. The majority of WordPress users, developers, and sites will begin to conform to certain standards. Within that circle, there are a series of elite plugins that virtually every website—no matter how big or small—introduces into the ecosystem. The Jetpack plugin, from Automattic, is fast becoming one of those plugins.
What makes Jetpack so important? As you were investigating hosting plans, you likely compared “self-hosted” WordPress installation with the hosted WordPress.com system.
Continue reading What Is Jetpack and Why Do You Need It? at InMotion Hosting Blog.
YouTube has been around for a while, and it’s become as much a part of our lives as the radio or TV for past generations. But over the past few years, YouTube has not only grown to become the world’s second largest search engine (a monumental achievement), but has also skyrocketed far past every other social media platform, second only to Facebook in terms of total social media market share.
What accounts for this rapid growth?
Continue reading Winning Strategies of The Top Women of YouTube at InMotion Hosting Blog.
The Industry Buzz section is divided into three major sections, which is then subdivided into smaller sections.
Corporate Blogs which include official blogs from web hosts, registrars, search engines and other related sites.
Magazines & Blogs include interesting websites related to the hosting industry, but not necessarily from official company blogs.
Industry Leaders include personal blogs from important industry leaders, such as employees from Google and WordPress. These blogs sometimes include insights on how industry leaders think, but also may contain topics not related to hosting.