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...]

6 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Professional Website

In today’s world, owning and operating a professional website is a necessity for any business. Here’s why:Establish credibility. Having a website is crucial to credibility. Many potential customers and clients will be hesitant to trust a business that does not have an online presence, or that has a very unprofessional online presence. Customer service. An increasing number of people now turn to the internet to find important information about the businesses they patronize. Having an … [Read more...]

Free Website Security e-Book

Fill out the form below to receive your Free Website Security e-Book.Name Email … [Read more...]

SEO Beginners Tips to Get Started

SEO (or Search Engine Optimization) can be overwhelming. There are entire companies dedicated to maximizing SEO for websites all over the internet. There is a lot to know, but for those ‘DIYers’ that are trying to get started in the world of SEO here are some great tips to set your website up for success: Monitor Your Efforts You can do everything just right or be doing everything wrong. You won’t know what SEO efforts are working unless you have a way to monitor your success. Make sure to … [Read more...]

The Best FREE Responsive WordPress Themes of 2016

Nothing beats getting something amazing for free, and these Wordpress themes don’t miss the ‘amazing’ mark! Thinking about building a website, or giving yours a face life? Check out these awesome free Wordpress themes to make your website stand out! CustomizrThe King of Wordpress themes, Customizr has lots to offer and is super easy to setup and customize. Perfect for the Wordpress newbie or a seasoned website designer, Customizr is sure to provide you (or your clients!) exactly … [Read more...]

How To Add The Disqus Comment System

WordPress may come with its own comment section, but if you’re serious about presenting your users with a refined and professional experience, then it is highly recommended that you make use of Disqus. It’s easy to see that the comment hosting service is popular.  Not only is it featured on more websites than any other comment hosting service, it is also used by many prominent sites--from CNN to Wired and everything in between!  Disqus makes moderating comments easy while offering users a … [Read more...]

Installing WordPress on your Temporary URL

Choosing a host for your WordPress page is one of the most important decisions you will make about your website.  After all, the host you choose will affect not only functionality, but also your SEO prospects.  This is why there is a good argument to be made that serious businesses should begin their websites on a high quality server.  Even though some companies try “cutting corners” by starting out with a bottom-of-the-barrel hosting service, they ultimately pay for this decision with … [Read more...]

How To Add Images To A WordPress Post

There are lots of good reasons to add photos to your blog and/or website.  The most obvious reason is that they make the content better.  After all, nobody wants to read through thousands of words of text without a few pictures to make it more entertaining--and many pictures can in fact enhance or explain the content that is being shown.  Another, equally compelling reason to add images, however? Content that features images does better in terms of SEO than content that relies entirely on text.  … [Read more...]

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