Tips & Tricks

8 Reasons Hosting Matters More in 2014…

Posted on Jan 21, 2014

8 Reasons Hosting Matters More in 2014…

Now where did I host that site? You may have signed up for hosting on the fly when you purchased your domain. Or forgotten exactly who you hosted with. Or like most people your thoughts and fantasies during the day don’t usually encompass your hosting company. Are you host aware?  Some business owners and bloggers go through their digital lives without paying respects to the unseen force behind their precious online assets. Like electrical power, the temptation is to take it for granted. But with hosting, the lights may not always come back on when you flick the switch after an...

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Why Web Designers Love a Great Web Host

Posted on Sep 24, 2013

Why Web Designers Love a Great Web Host

Have you ever wondered how people seem to know their web host is the best even though they aren’t experts in the subject? Their web designer told them. But how do designers think about web hosting? What criteria do they look at when evaluating a service to host their client work on? You can bet your web designer has done some serious behind-the-scenes research on their customers’ before settling on a service they trust for their clients.  Let’s look at some of these factors and then hear directly from designers who host with ClickHOST. I.T. Phone Home The web...

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How to Schedule a Google Hangout in 3 Easy Steps

Posted on May 15, 2013

How to Schedule a Google Hangout in 3 Easy Steps

At the coffee house, after school, at the gym, in the lobby.  It’s what people do…They hang-out!  They socialize, exchange information and build relationships.  But, how do you do that when your friend lives in another city?  Or, your client is in another state?  Or, your co-worker works in another country?  You Hang-out! Google+ offers a great way to connect with family, friends, and colleagues with Google Hangouts.  Hangouts let up to 9 people video-converse at once and opens up the viewing for as many people as you want.  Additionally, you can save the chat onto YouTube for...

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An Often Overlooked Value When Choosing a Hosting Provider

Posted on May 1, 2013

An Often Overlooked Value When Choosing a Hosting Provider

This is a guest post by John Saddington, entrepreneur and hacker.   I’ll come right out and say it: I’m a web hosting junkie. I’ve tried over 20 hosting providers in my lifetime and I don’t see that number getting any smaller as newer services become available every single year. I do this partly because I enjoy experimenting with new providers and services to see what they’re up to and to see if they can provide a much more fluid and simple experience for not only some of my projects but for some of my clients. I also do this because I’m insanely...

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SEO Bootcamp for Small Business Owners

Posted on Apr 24, 2013

SEO Bootcamp for Small Business Owners

by Mickey Mellen of GreenMellen Media The world of search engine optimization (SEO) can be a tricky one to figure out. With Google often changing the rules and with contradicting advice available all over the internet, it can be difficult to know what road to follow. With that in mind, I’m teaming up with SEO consultant Jenny Munn for a full-day workshop on Thursday, May 2nd to help small businesses cut through the clutter and get found on Google. Jenny’s approach is solid, safe and straightforward, and I’ll be teaching on some of the technical pieces that you can put in...

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Three Must-Do Tips for a More Secure WordPress Site

Posted on Apr 19, 2013

Three Must-Do Tips for a More Secure WordPress Site

Is your WordPress site being targeted by brute force attack? Have all the events of this past week got you wondering, “What in the world is going on?”  Trouble seems to have been delivered in the combo-pack, and it leaves us wondering how prepared we really are for pending disasters. In the midst of it all, nearly a hundred thousand WordPress sites came under brute force attacks beginning April 11.  While it first seemed to be just a blip, within 24 hours, it was obvious that a full-scale attack of unsuspecting websites had fallen prey to a botnet.  Through internet-connected programs,...

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