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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? 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.
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.
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.
Whether you’re a small business owner or hobbyist, enhancing your online profile goes a long way to improve your reputation and brand. There are a lot of things involved in branding, especially within different industries. There are different web design, marketing and communication strategies depending on your target audience and customers. Here are five ways to enhance your branding.
Cheap Quality Hosting
Upgrade as needed. Don’t waste money that could be better spent elsewhere.
Continue reading 5 Ways To Improve Your Branding at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Do you generate content as part of your business? It’s likely that you do, even if you don’t realize it.
‘Content’ is anything that you create and publish online: newsletters, blogs, graphics, podcasts, social media posts, videos, and much more. Legally, that material belongs to you.
Historically, however, intellectual property has been very difficult to protect – and that was BEFORE the advent of the internet. Today, it’s nearly impossible.
Any would-be thief can easily scan the web, look for material they like, and copy it.
Continue reading Newsletter Copy: Is Your Online Content Protected? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Many website hosting companies offer options featuring shared physical servers and shared cloud servers, and even shared WordPress hosting. The question is: what are the differences between them? The three main shared hosting plans are traditional shared, shared cloud, and WordPress shared.
While all three have “shared” in the package name, they are each very unique. Let’s weigh the pros and cons and see which types of websites benefit.
Shared Hosting Plans
The base of any shared hosting plan is going to be the same: shared.
Continue reading Shared Hosting, Shared Cloud, and Shared WordPress Hosting – What’s the Difference? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Website hosting has many different pieces to it that all work together to store your website’s data safely. From firewalls and security certificates to storage space and bandwidth, the pieces cover a large range of actions.
One piece that is often overlooked is email. While most, if not all, businesses have their own email, many don’t think much about the behind the scenes portion of their email. A major player supporting your email is the SMTP services.
Continue reading SMTP Services- What You Should Know About Your Hosting Provider 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.