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Not quite sure how to backup your website? You’re not alone. For many business owners, it seems like a daunting task. They incorrectly assume that it will take them hours to complete, or that they need ridiculous amounts of tech knowledge to finish the job.
But here’s the thing: with the right tools, backing up your website can be easy as pie. No coding experience necessary, and no additional time added to your day.
Continue reading Backing Up Your Website is Easier Than Making an Ice Cream Cone…For Some! at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
For those who don’t know how it works, cloud website backup can seem like a scary option: all of your important data and files, floating around. Out there.
But website backup couldn’t be more important – and backing up to the cloud is a viable, and reliable, option. In fact, we recommend that all of our clients back up to the cloud . . . and to their server.
Continue reading I Saw My Website Files Floating in a Cloud: Why I Can Breathe Easy at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Having a backup of your website online and on your computer makes your life so much easier. Even though backups are essential to the safety and security of your business website, many people seem to think they could cause an accident.
In reality, nothing could be further from the truth: automatic website backups don’t cause accidents; they prevent them.
Your website is threatened daily by online viruses, malicious hackers, unsuccessful updates or installations, and even power outages and failed servers.
Continue reading Backing Up Could Cause An Accident! | How Websites Are A Bit Different at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
When it comes to the best WordPress hosting, just because you offer a huge amount of storage, doesn’t make you a quality host. In fact, most websites don’t need unlimited storage, and most websites will never use that amount or anywhere near it. Just like the old saying goes, sometimes less is more.
While obviously you don’t want a bare bones hosting plan, you don’t really need unlimited storage and bandwidth. What if, instead, you had a quality support system, a managed account, a chance to grow, and a few extra perks?
Continue reading How Do You Know If You’re the Best – Quality Web Hosting Made Simple at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Captain America once said, “Without my WordPress backup plugin, my website would have been taken down by Hydra and I would have lost everything.” I was in just as much shock as you because I didn’t even know Captain America knew what WordPress was. But here he is, talking about how a plugin saved his site from being shut down. And he could not be more right.
As we know, Captain America was frozen in ice for a long time and had to play some serious catch up when finally teaming up with the Avengers.
Continue reading What is Captain America’s Favorite WordPress Plugin? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
You might have read the title of this article and asked yourself what an online backup for WordPress had to do with hugging a giraffe, and we don’t blame you. While it is a strange concept, it’s actually pretty accurate.
We’ll do a little more explaining towards the end of the article, but for now let’s talk about online backups and how they benefit you and your website.
A website backup is a major part in owning and creating a website.
Continue reading Online Backup for WordPress is Like Hugging a Giraffe at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Singing to your neighbor is hard to beat, but backing up your WordPress website just might be the thing to do it.
What is in a backup?
While browsing different web hosts or even articles of websites you may be wondering what exactly a backup is. Thankfully, it is a very simple procedure to explain.
Basically, a backup is the act of saving your websites data in its current form and storing it on a secure server or some other external location.
Continue reading Is Backing Up Your Website as Fun as Singing to Your Neighbors? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Choosing a host for your website can be a tricky decision. With a large variety of hosts to navigate through it’s hard to cut out the bad from the good. Here’s the lowdown on selecting the best website hosting for your current project.
There are three categories you should look at when determining a host, and what the best hosts would do compared to what the worst hosting providers are guilty of doing.
Continue reading The Best and the Worst Website Hosting at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Dan recently joined our team as a customer success supervisor and we’re super thankful for all he does to make sure all teams and shifts run smoothly. Learn a bit more about Dan in the interview below:
How did you join the InMotion Hosting team?
Dan: I was happy in my old job, I had a good team and good management. But I wanted to live closer to friends and family.
Continue reading Meet one of our Customer Success Supervisors at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Every day we receive a deluge of questions from our customers about issues ranging from web design, development, or just general tips about surfing the web.
And for every question we get, we try to provide the most comprehensive answer we can to make sure our customers succeed in their hosting goals.
Yet, it seems there’s never too much that can and must be said about security both on your own website and while surfing the web in general.
Continue reading How to Surf Safely and Block Cookies at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
When you’re launching a new website, one of the most important considerations is the hosting provider you will use.
But if you don’t speak ‘techie’, the process can be confusing. There are so many different providers, and so many different types of plans, that you may not know what is best.
Many business owners, without understanding what they’re doing, just sign up for the best deal – never a great idea.
Continue reading Determining What Kind of Hosting Plan You Need for Your Business Website at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
What are web hosting services? And do you really need them to create a website?
Bottom line: yes. If you want people to be able to access your website via the internet, you must have web hosting services.
Here’s everything you need to know about web hosting, why you need it, and how to choose a provider:
What is Web Hosting?
There are two things you need for visitors to be able to access your website: a hosting service and a domain name.
Continue reading What are Hosting Services and Do You Really Need Them? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Due to the rise of SaaS (Software as a service) tools that allow you to create your own websites, we’ve seen ‘Create A Website’ plastered almost everywhere.
Not only are these website creator ads all over the internet, but they’re also in commercials, on podcasts, YouTube videos, and some were even seen advertised during the Super Bowl.
But do these companies actually promise that it’s easy and simple to build a website and call it your own?
Continue reading Creating a Website Takes More Than a Few Clicks at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Once you have started to look at website hosting and the multitude of plans being offered, you’ll probably have some questions. You may wonder what you need in a host.
You don’t want to get a plan that doesn’t fit your site and causes it to be slow and terrible to visit and use. On the other hand, you don’t want to overspend on a plan and have a lot of extras that you don’t need.
Continue reading How Do I Know What My Hosting Requirements Are? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
How do you find the best web hosting available today? That’s a great question.
There are dozens of top-of-the-line web hosts out there and many of them offer the same, or very similar, features. Many have recognizable names and are well known in popular media.
How they all differ can be hard to decipher, even for techie veterans.
In the end, there is no ‘best’ web host. But there is a best web host for YOU.
Continue reading Can There Really be BEST Web Hosting in Today’s Hosting Industry? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
If you’re trying to get your website noticed while building up a readership for your blog, then here’s a scary fact to consider—there are almost 2 billion websites currently on the internet. That means you’re competing with all of these sites for the attention of your readership.
Now, the good news is that many of those sites are not maintained or even of decent quality. But it also shows that you are going to have to do something special to get yourself noticed.
Continue reading Fireworks and WordPress: How to Make Your Website Visitors Ohh and Ahh at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.