6 Essential Components of a Great Small Business Website

        In today’s world, most businesses have a website. It is now easier than ever to get online and make a website with just a few hours of work. This is good news because it means you can advertise your small business cheaply and practically on the internet no matter what your budget or your schedule. However, it can be challenging as well because of the amount of competition. So how can you set your business apart from the rest? Here are a few of the most important aspects of a great … [Read more...]

3 Important Decisions All Business Owners Must Make About Starting A Website

Whether you’re a new business looking to introduce yourself with a killer webpage, or a more established business hoping to finally break in to the online scene, building a website for your company can be both exciting, fulfilling, and…bewildering. There are so many choices to be made along the way that it becomes easy to lose sight of the prize. With a discipline, focus, and a bit of optimism, however, it is possible to get through the process and arrive at that rewarding day when you finally … [Read more...]

Is WordPress Right For Me?

When creating a website, there are a lot of choices to be made. One of the first and most important of these choices is which method or you will use. Whereas in the past many websites were built from the bare bones using coding methods like HTML, nowadays there are many different ways to construct websites. One of the most popular ways to do this is with a Content Management System, such as, for example, Joomla, Drupal, or WordPress. While a Content Management System (or CMS) is undoubtedly in … [Read more...]

Does Your Hosting Company Offer An Uptime Guarantee?

If you’re new to the search for an internet hosting provider, one term you will quickly become familiar with is uptime. Fortunately, (unlike some computer industry jargon), the name uptime is actually more or less self-explanatory: it refers to the percentage of time that a computer is operational. In hosting, therefore, uptime is critical. Imagine if a website were hosted by a computer that was only operational 50% of the time! That website would surely miss out on a great deal of traffic—and … [Read more...]

Changes to domain transfer policies coming in December

Last week, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that effectively governs Internet infrastructure, announced an official date for a new policy regarding domain name transfers for all gTLDs (non-country code domains). The change will go into effect for all users on December 1, 2016. While six months may seem like a while from now, the policy will require some adjustments, so we wanted to give all of our customers, partners, and developers as much time … [Read more...]

Alternatives To WordPress

We all know that WordPress has, in recent years, gained a reputation as one of the most popular methods of building a website. However, if you are reading this, it is likely because you are wondering, is there other software out there comparable to or better than WordPress? While WordPress may be the right choice for some, each website, being different from all others, has specialized and individual needs. Below you will find a comparison of the three most popular Content Management Systems … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Domain Name

If you’re planning on starting a website of your own, one of the first items you will need to consider is your domain name. In this day and age, availability if obviously going to play a role in what domain you end up selecting. That being said, there still exists quite a bit of autonomy when it comes to selecting a domain name, and the decision warrants a fair amount of thought and careful consideration. Here are 8 quick tips for choosing the perfect domain name.Begin by brainstorming … [Read more...]

Start Your Own Website in 4 Simple Steps

Whether for business or pleasure, owning and operating a website is both extremely easy and profoundly rewarding. Here are four simple steps that will allow you to start your own website in no time!Select a Platform. The first step towards own a website will be choosing what is known as a content management system (CMS) or, more colloquially, a platform. A CMS is the program you will use in order to create and format your web page and all its content.  WordPress is the most popular … [Read more...]

Shared Servers Vs. Dedicated Servers Vs. VPS

As you build a website, one of the first questions you will have to answer is what type of hosting service you need. For most startup websites, shared hosting is perfectly adequate. Shared hosting, not surprisingly, means that the data for your website will be stored on the same computer as the data for many other websites. Websites that experience high levels of traffic, or that have special requirements, may be better off with a dedicated server. As you may have guessed, a dedicated server is … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Web Hosting Service: A 9 Point Checklist

Looking for the right web hosting service can be tricky. This nine-point checklist can help.Have a clear vision of what kind of website you are building. How much traffic volume do you expect? Do you have special software needs? Are you willing to use WordPress or another common content management system? (CMS) Answering these questions will make the rest of the process clearer, and it will enable the web hosting company that helps you to better understand your needs. Uptime and … [Read more...]

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