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Your thesaurus can be your best friend, or at least a great writing tool. (Is the plural form of thesaurus “thesauruses” or “thesauri”? Both acceptable.)
We all know the feeling. In the heat of composition, you reach for a word that seems to keep slipping through your fingers like a wet noodle. The amazing thesaurus can save you.
However, most writing professors and opinionated types will tell you to chuck the thesaurus or, worse, burn it.
Continue reading National Grammar Day — How Not To Use a Thesaurus at InMotion Hosting Blog.
For anyone who has a blog with a decent amount of traffic, affiliate marketing is an easy way to generate some extra cash. All you need to do is drop a link on your site to a product or service you endorse, and you can get rewarded if people click on it and eventually make a purchase. Simple.
But if you’ve been doing the affiliate trade for a while, it always helps to go back and make sure your affiliate content is up to date.
Continue reading Is Your Affiliate Marketing Game On Course? at InMotion Hosting Blog.
If you’re in the market for a fast and dangerous text editor with all the bells and whistles you’ve probably looked at Vim and Emacs and, maybe, shook your head and gave up. They’re too old, too difficult, yet somehow intriguing. But which one to choose? They both have their pros and cons.
Why not do both?
Intro to Vim
The vi editor, pronounced “vee-eye,” better known by its later iteration, Vim, is one of the world’s most popular free text editors.
Continue reading Doom: An Emacs For Vim Users at InMotion Hosting Blog.
When was the last time you saw a movie and instantly desired to share your opinion of it? If you know the difference between a smash cut and a jump cut, and you can spot the difference between a wide angle lens in The Shining and telephoto lens in The Graduate, then you’re a film critic and you need a website to start posting your articles on the web. If you work hard at it, pretty soon you may find yourself contributing to the Rotten Tomatoes score.
Continue reading How To Create a Movie Review Site at InMotion Hosting Blog.
Enterprise software seems to get more complicated every day. Larger systems require special training or the dispatch of special consultants. Meanwhile, smaller pieces of software often win the day. Smaller software, like browser extensions, can provide a lot of value even in a smaller package.
The extensions represented here emphasize simplicity. They don’t promise a lot, but they deliver big-time on a specific, important action.
These extensions provide a nice array of features that will appeal to developers and designers.
Continue reading Top 5 Must-have Chrome Extensions for Developers and Designers at InMotion Hosting Blog.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a popular topic, and for good reason. We all use search engines every day to help us find websites relevant to our searches. Naturally, if you have a website, you will want it to show up in those search results. SEO can help you make sure, at the very least, that your site (through code or content) will do no harm to your chances of ranking. But the job of creating good content, which is one of the most important ranking factors, is your main task.
Continue reading Keeping an SEO Checklist Can Help You Stay on Target at InMotion Hosting Blog.
The wonders of the Internet provide a myriad of opportunities, but also threats. Today is Safer Internet Day. But unlike other holidays, you don’t celebrate this one by taking a day off. A safer Internet means staying vigilant.
Today you are sure to see plenty of messages on social media about how we (meaning the world) can work together to build a safer Internet for everyone. It sounds like a nice idea, but there’s a flaw.
Continue reading Safer Internet Day–Get Your Security Game In Order at InMotion Hosting Blog.
For many users just starting out in web development, one of the greatest challenges is not learning the code itself but simply seeing your results in the browser. The problem is, you need to first set up a proper PHP development environment in order to get your code to run in the browser.
If you use PHP Composer, no worries, it’s available in all InMotion Hosting accounts.
PHP Is a Server-side Scripting Language
As you’re just starting out in coding for the web, you are probably already aware that the web code you write locally must be run in a web browser.
Continue reading 3 Ways to Create a Local PHP Development Environment at InMotion Hosting Blog.
You may not know much about your cache. And really, you don’t want to know about your cache. When it comes to your website, caching should be a set-it-and-forget-it operation. A cache is typically defined as an inaccessible storage location.
In this sense, “inaccessible” is quite true; you will never need to access your web cache, but it will work independently if set up correctly.
No one who visits your site will know whether or not they are looking at a cached page; they will only be enjoying a faster user experience.
Continue reading Slow Speeds Can Ruin Your Site–UltraStack Can Help at InMotion Hosting Blog.
The web design team at InMotion Hosting has the pleasure of serving many types of businesses at different stages in their web presence journey. The experienced team, which is made up of senior web designers, senior frontend developers, and dedicated project success advisers, has created beautiful, modern designs for businesses looking to establish a brand new site or give a fresh look to an existing site.
Web design trends are constantly changing. While you don’t need to overhaul your website every year, you should make sure your website maintains a fresh, contemporary look.
Continue reading InMotion Hosting Redesigns Website for Trester Demolition at InMotion Hosting Blog.
Data Privacy Day 2020 kicks off all over the Internet today. Buckle up because 2020 promises to be a bumpy year in the world of data. To that effect, we’ve compiled a short list of data privacy predictions for 2020. Will we be accurate in our forecast? In December, we’ll go back and see how prescient we were. But for now, let’s see what the 2020 crystal ball is saying.
2020 Data Privacy Predictions
Biometric technology will continue to trend up.
Continue reading Data Privacy Day 2020 Predictions — A Big Year For Personal Security at InMotion Hosting Blog.
You’re likely hearing a dizzying variety of new terminology flying around from “infrastructure as a service” to “hybrid cloud” and many more. It’s really quite simple to understand what colocation is without the cloud-related buzzwords. Yet, colocation and cloud are not unrelated concepts. This article will help you clear up the differences between these concepts and what they can mean for your business.
Data Center Facility
Colocation basically means getting your own space in a data center.
Continue reading What Is Colocation? at InMotion Hosting Blog.
Starting out on the WordPress journey can be intimidating. It seems like a whole new world with lots of buttons and options. And there’s creative concerns like menus, colors, site navigation, content writing. In order to get the most out of WordPress it’s best to see your work as a series of phases in which you take on greater challenges in sequence.
Beginner Phase—Learn The Bare Bones
Community Phase—Join a WordPress Community
Theme Phase—Start Coding a Theme
Plugin Phase—Make a Plugin
Master Phase—Contribute to Core
After you get through these phases—even if it takes you several years—you will know your WordPress judo well.
Continue reading The 5 Phases of WordPress Mastery at InMotion Hosting Blog.
WordPress plugins allow you to add robust functionality and eye-catching aesthetic elements to your WordPress site with ease. They save you time and money by giving you the ability to extend the capabilities of your website without a total overhaul. Certain plugins even refresh the look of your website by quickly and easily adding modern design elements with little to no code.
However, with thousands of plugins to choose from, how do you know which plugin is best for you?
Continue reading Top 10 WordPress Plugins for 2020 at InMotion Hosting Blog.
Many New Year’s resolutions are related to better performance in something. For business owners, those goals may be geared toward marketing and sales: search engine optimization (SEO), advertising, or branding in general. Maybe you’ll be creating the first website for your business with a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress or Drupal.
Hopefully, it includes learning more about new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and cybersecurity practices.
Continue reading 5 Web Hosting New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 at InMotion Hosting Blog.
There’s a lot that goes into preparing a presentation for WordCamp. For many, just the idea of speaking in front of a group of strangers can be overwhelming. But fear not, a solid preparation will help you beat the jitters and give a stellar presentation.
Don’t Have a Cutesy Title
In the tech community there’s always some new meme on everyone’s mind. Often, presenters will try to be clever and title their talk with a catchy, cutesy title.
Continue reading Things To Consider Before Presenting At WordCamp at InMotion Hosting Blog.
Have you ever been caught without a backup plan? Did you ever accidentally erase a file or throw away an important item with no hope of recovering it. Everyone has been in that situation. The key is to avoid it wherever possible. The easiest place to avoid this discomfort is on your website. Backing up your critical data is important and easy.
1 The Best Way To Secure Your Site
Backups are hands-down the best way to secure your site.
Continue reading 5 Reasons Business Owners Need Website Backups at InMotion Hosting Blog.
The world of WordPress is changing faster and faster each day. WordPress is no longer a one-time install set-it-and-forget-it operation. As more websites all over the world adopt WordPress a whole suite of external tools have emerged to support the WordPress ecosystem. This year, your work will be to navigate this sea of tools and options and features without getting lost and frustrated. Read on to find out how you can keep your operation on course this year:
Attend a WordPress meetup
Drop your plugins where you can
Learn version control
Consider using an offline editor
Get your local version up and running
Use your host as a resource
These tips are tailor made for WordPress users of every variety.
Continue reading 6 Best WordPress Website Tips for 2020 at InMotion Hosting Blog.
Making news in the hosting world, cPanel has changed its pricing structure. Now, instead of being able to create unlimited cPanel accounts, users will be billed based on usage. InMotion Hosting is doing everything in its power to make this an easy transition. Read on to find out how you can reduce the amount and cost of your cPanel usage.
Find out how many cPanels you have
Review the new pricing guide
Consolidate your cPanel accounts
View frequently asked questions
While the new pricing system went into effect on December 3, 2019, we at InMotion understand the impact of sudden changes, and want to allow you time to adjust.
Continue reading New cPanel Licensing Structure and Tips for Managing Your Licenses at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
November 30th is Computer Security Day. It’s easy to take for granted how networks and technology have made life much easier. And it’s even easier to go by without even noticing how much of our daily lives on the Internet rely upon security protocols invented and maintained by people we’ve never heard of. We can’t thank these people if we don’t even know who they are.
How OpenSSL Opened The Web For Business
It’s difficult to remember a time in which purchasing products online was little more than a pipe dream.
Continue reading National Computer Security Day – How Volunteers Fixed The Worst Vulnerability On The Web at The Official 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.