Why is WordPress so Popular?

WordPress is the most popular web hosting option available, powering roughly one in every four sites on the internet. Most web hosting companies (RFE Hosting included) offer free one-click installation of WordPress, and that is just one item in a long list of reasons why most experts believe that WordPress is only going to get bigger with time. So if you’re preparing to create or redesign a website for your company, the question you are probably asking yourself is, “Why is WordPress so popular?” … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

4 Tips to Finding the Perfect Web Hosting

Finding the perfect web host is like finding the right neighborhood for your website. With so many options out there, it can be hard to find the perfect one. Here are a few tips to help you find the right match for your domain. Your Server Must Be Reliable Nothing is more frustrating for viewers than going to visit a website and finding it down because the server it’s information is stored on is not working. These moments when your viewers are frustrated lead to a bad experience with your … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why Your Website Must Be Mobile Friendly

Some say the days of the desktop are dead, and it’s easy to see why they might think so. Over half of the traffic on the web is done via a mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc.), and without a mobile friendly website, your customers can’t see all the amazing things your website is trying to tell them.A ‘responsive’ website is designed with multiple viewing platforms in mind. Your web address and the website you have displayed there will appear differently to your customer depending what … [Read more...]

Hardening WordPress

Credit: WordPress.orgSecurity in WordPress is taken very seriously, but as with any other system there are potential security issues that may arise if some basic security precautions aren't taken. This article will go through some common forms of vulnerabilities, and the things you can do to help keep your WordPress installation secure.This article is not the ultimate quick fix to your security concerns. If you have specific security concerns or doubts, you should discuss them with … [Read more...]

What Does….. “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” Mean?

We have been receiving quite a few emails from our clients on what the message "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." means. When updating WordPress, plugins, or themes, the WordPress system creates a file called .maintenance and places it in your sites root directory.It then displays the following on screen to anyone that views your site. "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." This file will be automatically removed when … [Read more...]

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