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Is Domain Hosting a Thing? How It Really Works

If you want to build a website, you need domain hosting, right? Well, no. Not exactly. ‘Domain hosting’ isn’t actually a thing. What it is, however, is a combination of the two things you DO need to start a website: a domain name and web hosting. Before you move forward in the process, it’s important to understand what each one is and how they differ. In this quick guide, we’re going to go over web hosting, domain names, and why you need them both. Continue reading Is Domain Hosting a Thing? How It Really Works at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

How to Start a Blog in 5 Easy Steps – No Steps Skipped!

You know about them, you’ve read them, you want to do one – but you don’t know how to start a blog. Fear not! Follow our 5 quick and easy steps and you can get started today! Step 1: What do you want your blog to be called? Before you start getting creative on the keyboard, you need a name. You can go the simple route of using just your own name, or you can get a little more custom and use a unique name. Continue reading How to Start a Blog in 5 Easy Steps – No Steps Skipped! at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Don’t Fall for Free Web Hosting

Free web hosting for your website sounds like a great idea, and maybe too good to be true. There is no such thing as free, especially when it comes to technology. What free hosting offers is usually just storage space, plus a less than stellar website builder, and that’s about it. Let’s go over some of the key factors of a hosting plan and whether a free or paid plan has the advantage. The Real Cost of Free Web Hosting Let’s get the most obvious feature out of the way. Continue reading Don’t Fall for Free Web Hosting at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

When Your Hosting Provider’s Lights Go Out

In this day and age, your online presence defines a critical component of your organization’s operations; from e-commerce to spreading the word about your business, your website allows you to highlight your strengths and capitalize on the searches and queries of prospective customers. As an internet-based organization, we at InMotion Hosting understand the value of having your business at the forefront of the internet and are here to help when others fall short. Recently, there have been reports of low-cost hosting providers shutting down their operations entirely with little or no notice to their subscribers. Continue reading When Your Hosting Provider’s Lights Go Out at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

How Domain Registration Works

For many newbies to the world of owning and operating a website, the idea of domain names and domain registration can be quite confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. Setting up a website is a fairly easy process and domain registration is just a piece of that puzzle. Let’s clear up one misconception off the bat—a domain name is not the name of the hosting service that you are using for your website nor is it the “name” of the website. Continue reading How Domain Registration Works at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

What is Web Hosting?

When you’re creating a website, there are lots of choices: the choice of hosting provider, the type of web hosting, domain name, registrar, web developer or website builder (if you’re doing it on your own). Out of all of these, web hosting is perhaps the most critical. Why? Because without a great hosting service, your website can’t function optimally. A poor web hosting service means slow load times, poor performance, and extensive downtime. Continue reading What is Web Hosting? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Does Price Matter with Web Hosting? Is Cheap Hosting the Best?

There’s this idea that if you want quality you have to pay for it. Because of that, many people look down their noses at cheap hosting plans for websites. The reality is that there are a lot of websites that offer cheap (or even free) hosting plans that are complete scams. These offers are meant to sucker people into substandard programs. But these hosting providers are just giving a bad name to the legitimate hosting providers that are out there.   Continue reading Does Price Matter with Web Hosting? Is Cheap Hosting the Best? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

How To Get the Most Out of Any Hosting Plan

Web hosting services should help you deliver the best customer experience possible through your website. That means delivering information quickly in a glitch-free, secure manner. If your web host doesn’t provide the appropriate amount of data or bandwidth for your website, files can take too long to load, and visitors will leave. If you find that you don’t have enough disk space or bandwidth as part of your hosting plan, there are certain measures you can take to improve efficiency – before upgrading to a larger plan. Continue reading How To Get the Most Out of Any Hosting Plan at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

How Will My Hosting Plan Affect My SEO?

Can your website hosting plan affect SEO? Absolutely. When it comes to SEO, one of the last things people consider is the web host – but your choice of provider can matter a lot. Why? Because your hosting service and the plan you choose can greatly influence the performance – and ultimately the traffic levels – of your website. In this article, you’ll learn how your web hosting can affect your search engine rankings and how to choose a plan that will actually improve your SEO. Continue reading How Will My Hosting Plan Affect My SEO? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

What Type of Hosting Will Be Best for Increasing Site Speed?

Let’s look at how VPS hosting can have a positive impact on the speed of your website. Some of us can remember the old days of dial-up internet connections and how slow they were to load. You could type in the URL, go make yourself a sandwich, and still watch it load by the time you got back. But today, internet speeds continue to get much faster and website load speeds are having to keep up if sites want to be competitive with consumers. Continue reading What Type of Hosting Will Be Best for Increasing Site Speed? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Factors To Consider When Creating A Business Site Budget

When creating a business website, people often think that development and design are the only significant expenses – but there is so much more than that. Domain name, web hosting, website maintenance and more are all factors that need to be worked into your long-term budget. Below, we’re going to go over the different costs that play into website development and what you can reasonably expect to pay. Just remember – costs can vary greatly depending on where you purchase your services and the type of plan you sign up for, so you should always do your own research! Continue reading Factors To Consider When Creating A Business Site Budget at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

The Guide to VPS Hosting for Beginners

If you’re totally new to the world of VPS hosting and website design, don’t panic because you’re in good company. A lot of people are starting to develop their own websites for both business and pleasure. As such, there are many hosting providers who are willing to take you by the hand and guide you down this seemingly complicated path. Today, we’re going to walk you through everything that you need to know about VPS hosting and the world of web site creation. Continue reading The Guide to VPS Hosting for Beginners at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

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.

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