Web hosting articles for smart webmasters

Webhosting, website management and other topics of interest for webmasters covered

You are browsing the Tutorials category:

Boost Your Brand With One WordPress Plugin

February 10th, 2014 . by Admin

Create a brand. Check. Find and set up the best hosting plan for your site. Check. Install WordPress. Check. Create a blog and put a post up. Check. Let the blog sit abandoned while you continue to run your business and watch your site traffic dwindle. Um, yeah, it’s time to do something about that. [...]

Is it Down? Status Pages for 50 Top Hosting Providers

January 20th, 2014 . by Admin

3 No-Argument Reasons to Build Your Site with WordPress

January 13th, 2014 . by Admin

That’s right. We said it. We’re going to give you three reasons WordPress is a great platform to build your website, and we’re not going to argue with you about it. Nope. Don’t even try. Besides, once you read these reasons, you won’t be able to argue anyway. You’ll be too busy setting up your [...]

8 New Year’s Resolutions No Webmaster Can Afford to Ignore

January 6th, 2014 . by Admin

Yes, it’s that time of year. Time to make resolutions, stick to them for about a month, and then promptly forget about them until next January. That may be fine for your diet and fitness plans, but that’s no way to run a website. Especially not a business website. Look, we get it. You’re busy. [...]

6 Must-Have Hosting Features

December 16th, 2013 . by Admin

With more hosting providers and options than ever, figuring out which hosting features are absolute must-haves can be headache-inducing, to say the least. Most hosting providers offer a fairly standardized set of features with variations in number, amount, and price, but do you know what to look for? Do you know which features you really [...]

Four Essential Plugins for WordPress Sites

December 9th, 2013 . by Admin

WordPress has made a name for itself by providing website owners with a powerful and flexible platform for crafting professional and compelling sites. With more than 73 million WordPress sites on the Internet, it’s clear this popular Content Management System (CMS) is the go-to site building tool for site owners around the world. And while [...]

100 Web Hosting Support Phone Numbers at your Fingertips

November 25th, 2013 . by Admin

Black Friday: Get Your E-Commerce Site Ready…

November 18th, 2013 . by Admin

Holiday shopping seems to start earlier and earlier each year. Ideally, you would have wanted to prepare your e-commerce site earlier in the fall to take advantage of the early birds and the customers who get all their holiday shopping done by Thanksgiving. But even if you’re a little late, you can still make some [...]

Domain Squatting: How to Reclaim Your Name

November 6th, 2013 . by Admin

Wait a minute. Does domain squatting (sometimes called cybersquatting) still exist in 2013? Indeed it does. Once a touted online money-making tactic, back in the days when keyword stuffing was an optimization tactic, and made-for-AdSense websites were considered a form of digital marketing, domain squatting is now not just annoying, it may even be illegal. [...]

A Guide to FrontPage Server Extensions

October 28th, 2013 . by Admin

Even if you have only a passing familiarity with Web design, you’ve probably heard of Microsoft FrontPage®. This once-popular Web design application was first released by the Vermeer corporation in 1995, and was acquired by Microsoft the following year. The software giant added FrontPage to its Microsoft Office suite of applications, and it quickly became [...]

How to Get a Free Domain Name

October 7th, 2013 . by Admin

The English language has some interesting, not to mention contradictory sayings. You may have heard “the best things in life are free,” although that really depends on what you consider to be the “best things.” But you may have also heard, “nothing in life comes for free,” which is a little more realistic. While it [...]

Do DMCA Notices Work Outside the U.S.?

September 23rd, 2013 . by Admin

You’ve worked hard to build your website. You spent hours putting it all together, making sure every little detail was perfect. And you spent even more time writing a lot of great content to share ideas, not to mention help your site rank better. Your website is a result of not just time and effort, [...]

Coming Soon: How a Launch Page Can Bring You Customers

September 9th, 2013 . by Admin

Driving around your city, you’ve undoubtedly seen “Coming Soon” signs posted on empty lots, letting you know a business would soon be occupying that space. It’s a way for that business to drum up early interest and anticipation, especially if it’s something that appeals to you. If your town is lacking a good pizza joint, [...]

Website Builders Compared

September 2nd, 2013 . by Admin

After you choose a Web hosting provider and sign up, you’re ready to jump in and start building your site. If you’re in a hurry to get your site up and running, are on a tight budget or simply aren’t well-versed in HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or other programming languages, you [...]

Do I Need a Dedicated IP Address?

August 26th, 2013 . by Admin

Of the numerous hosting features and extras available from just about every hosting provider out there, the dedicated IP may just be the one that gives Web publishers the most pause. Is it necessary? Does it have any benefit? Do I really need one if I’m using a dedicated server? Do I really need one [...]

Get Adobe Flash player