Reseller hosting vs. individual shared hosting accounts: what’s the best way to handle your client’s website hosting?

Nov, 12, 2019 | Business Websites, Tips for Hosting, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

When you offer hosting services to clients of your own, whether than be as part of a larger, packaged service such as website maintenance, or as a stand-alone product, you may wonder what the best way to go about it is. There are a few factors that come into this decision, including: The cost of which hosting service you will purchase to resell. The performance capabilities/resources of the hosting services you will be offering. The margin you may add to create a profit. You generally have 2 or 3 main options on how to go about reselling hosting services, though…



Rest In Peace: Website Sliders (And May You Never Rise Again)

Oct, 31, 2019 | Business Websites, Web Design | 0 Comments

Today, we thought we’d dive into a bit of very useful research on best practice web design techniques, especially with 2020 looming not-so-distantly in our future. Today’s technique in question, the “just-won’t-die website slider”, is one of the most common design mistakes still in rampant use today. Why are they so evil, you may wonder? Read on below to find out why you need to immediately banish those burdensome sliders for good! Nobody clicks on sliders, or even reads them We’re not just saying this due to some sort of unfounded grudge. There are a whole host of usability studies…



PHP 7.4 is on the way! Here’s what’s in store for your website

Oct, 28, 2019 | Programming, Webmaster | 0 Comments

We’re just around a month away from the expected release date of the next minor version of PHP. And so, to keep you in the loop, we’ve outlined below just what new features and improvements you can expect from PHP v7.4! When’s PHP 7.4 coming? This particular build of PHP has now been in beta since 18 July 2019, and will be out for general availability release on 28 November 2019. Though, your web hosting provider will likely take a little extra time to roll out PHP 7.4 across all of their servers. What’s new: the (sort of) non-developer edition….



Top 5 Benefits of Microsoft 365/Google G Suite Over Traditional Email Hosting

Oct, 22, 2019 | Cloud Hosting, Email | 0 Comments

If you have a business that uses email, or are in the process of starting one, you may have come across the task of choosing a business email hosting provider. What business owners will tend to find is that there are two distinct forks on the email hosting path. One leads towards “cloud email” services such as Google’s G Suite, or Microsoft’s Office 365, while the other leads towards more generically named “email hosting” services, offered by most web hosting companies. So what are the differences between these two pathways, and which one is right for your business? The Differences…



How To Write Good SEO Meta Titles & Descriptions For Your Website

Oct, 16, 2019 | SEO Explained, Web Design, WordPress | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. If you’ve been learning a bit about DIY SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), perhaps from reading our recent post SEO Basics: What is SEO? And how do you get started?, you might find yourself facing the task of writing optimised meta titles and descriptions for the posts, pages, and media on your website. So how does one get started…



Top 50 WordPress Plugins List

Oct, 07, 2019 | Business Websites, Webmaster, WordPress | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. We recently stumbled upon a very handy and interesting new website, created by the team at Pootlepress who offer WordPress themes, plugins and training. The website has been designed to use the WordPress API to extract a list of the most 50 popular WordPress plugins, based on the previous day’s download statistics. You can also see the plugin’s average rating…



Why is my website slow? (Part 2 of 2)

Oct, 01, 2019 | Tips for Hosting, Web Hosting, Webmaster | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. Did you miss part 1 of our slow website guide? Check it out here before continuing on below. If you’ve already read part 1, you’re in the right place! Our tips for correcting a slow website continue on below: 4. CDN (Content Delivery Network) Having a CDN (Content Delivery Network) active for your website means that, at…



Why is my website slow? (Part 1 of 2)

Sep, 24, 2019 | Tips for Hosting, Uncategorized, WordPress | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. Have you ever experienced website speed issues? It’s a common problem that most website owners, designers or developers will face at some point on any given website. Pinpointing the exact problem however can sometimes be tricky, as more often than not, a collaboration of factors will be at play.  To give you a head-start, we’ve put together…



WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosted WordPress.org: What’s the difference?

Sep, 18, 2019 | Web Hosting, WordPress | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. A common question that beginner website owners or developers often come across is ‘What is the difference between WordPress.com, and it’s counterpart, WordPress.org?’. Today, we’ve saved you some digging and gone ahead to break down the two platforms for you (with handy analogies, if we do say so ourselves) below! WordPress.com What is it? WordPress.com is a…



WordPress Plugins: What are they, where to find them, and how to sort the good from the bad!

Sep, 10, 2019 | WordPress | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. For anyone just starting out with building a WordPress website, there can be rather a lot to learn. Today, we’re going to break down one particular aspect: WordPress plugins! At the time of writing, there are over 55,000 plugins available in the official WordPress plugin library, with countless other premium plugins available from other online marketplaces too….



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