There are some things in life that you don’t want an intimate connection with. They can be dangerous or immoral or just uncool. Get close and their negative qualities may rub off on you or your business. Then people start associating you with the bad guys. Your instinct? Put as much distance between you and such things as possible. While you might assume that all web hosts are created equally, the truth is that the service you select can have a profound effect on how people perceive your business. Here are 5 types of hosting services that you shouldn’t touch […]
Hey web designers. I often work with you. I feel like I know you, what inspires and motivates you. I even tried to be you but thankfully left my web design career back in the 1990’s where it belongs. You’re a professional web designer and care deeply about your clients. That’s why you personally tend to their hosting. So let me ask you a question. Have you ever considered selling your clients’ web hosting services to a professional hosting company? Outsourcing certain tasks to trusted experts can benefit your business. In this case though, you’re not literally outsourcing. You’re just […]
Computer security is one of those buzzwords you often hear but may not clearly understand. Some types of security are pretty easy to wrap your brain around. Home security, car anti-theft devices and even a simple padlock are examples of security we can all understand. Your website, however, doesn’t have a keyhole or a blinking red light to let you know it is safe. Let’s take a look at the different aspects of computer security and how they can apply to your website. After all you don’t want your business to become the next security hack article on a tech […]
Your website is what represents you to the outside world, which means that you want to put your best foot forward with potential customers, employers or contractors. Regardless of the need for your website, a bad one can leave you with a negative first impression from anyone who comes across your site. One of the ways that you can improve your website is by using an SSD hosting service, aka a host that supports an SSD drive. You may have some questions: What is an SSD drive? What are its advantages? Is it worth the cost? Let’s take a look. […]
Develop your own personalized process for selecting and comparing web hosting companies. Are you familiar with the Paradox of choice? That’s a concept developed by the psychologist Barry Schwartz. He believes that if we have more choices, that does not make us freer but in fact can lead to paralysis. Perhaps the best example of this is when you are trying to decide which web hosting service you might use. When comparing and choosing online, you have a large number of potential suppliers since you are not limited by geography. On top of this, there are a large number of […]
We probably all remember the grand old Duke of York, who had 10,000 men. It must’ve been quite a sight as he marched them up the hill. You certainly wouldn’t miss that. When it comes to your website, it’s quite a different situation. Remember that saying about whether anyone hears the tree that falls in the forest. If your website suddenly stops being available to visitors, does anyone become aware of that very quickly? Has that happened to you already? It’s quite a worry. People who would like to buy from you cannot access your website. How can you avoid […]
Positionly is SEO software that can do some very specific things for your business. The program is designed as a one-stop solution for all your SEO needs. One thing I like about Positionly off the bat is that they are not trying to be another bloated sophisticated-sounding geek tool that you can brag about at SEO conference parties. Positionly is not designed to take the place of your in-house SEO or professional agency. Positionly unapologetically describes their audience as “non-technical people, who know nothing or very little about SEO.” Or as Carel Bekker, owner of ClickHOST put it when he […]
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 […]
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