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Hosting Terms Dictionary: Geek Speak Translated

Hosting Terms Dictionary: Geek Speak Translated

 

The language used in IT is often confusing: you have to click “Start” when finished working and want to shut down your computer; websites make you take cookies but you can’t eat any of them; desktop computers sit on the floor; and your firewall is completely useless during a fire. The words, phrases and acronyms used in the hosting industry are similarly confusing. So here is a hosting terms dictionary of some common terms and phrases.

 

Bandwidth

 

What Net Neutrality Means for your Website

What Net Neutrality Means for your Website

 

You may have heard a lot of talk recently about net neutrality. It’s a concept almost as old as the internet itself, although the phrase was not used until 2003. But is it important to a small business website? Should you worry about it? Or learn more about it? This article will help explain what net neutrality means for your website.

 

What is Net Neutrality?

 

What is a CDN?

What is a CDN?

 

You have lots of different options when considering a hosting solution for your business. But having a fast and efficient website does not always end with choosing a reliable web hosting provider. There are other things that you can put in place and one of those things is a CDN. But what is a CDN? The abbreviation stands for Content Delivery Network which is a surprisingly accurate description (normally computer and internet terms are as easy to decipher as the mating call of the blue whale). But to understand what a CDN does you first need to understand the problem that it solves.

 

So here is an explanation:

 

A Deep Dive into WP Essential

Tens of thousands of users have made WordPress their site editor of choice on iPage, due to its flexibility and its endless array of themes and plugins. It doesn’t matter if you want to create a blog about your favorite restaurants, a full company website, or a photo gallery of your family--WordPress can make that happen. But, all that flexibility comes with a cost.

What is the difference between WordPress.com and Wordpress.org?

What is the difference between WordPress.com and Wordpress.org?

 

If you have started researching how to get a new website built you will undoubtedly have heard of Wordpress. It is the most popular website and blog building platform in the world and is the backbone of millions of websites. But there are two options and they are substantially different so this article will answer the question: what is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

 

Something New Has Arrived in the World of WordPress

Something New Has Arrived in the World of WordPress

 

Whether you’re a web aficionado or a tech newbie, convenience, speed, security, and ease of use are likely your top priorities. To ensure security and optimal experience, frequent updates have become crucial for not only your site content, but also any plugins or software you have running.Yet, very few of us have extra time in our day to keep up with these updates. Every second counts for delivering timely content and offers to your readers or customers, so time spent on updates is time not spent on revenue-generating offers and content.

What You May Not Know About WordPress

What You May Not Know About WordPress

 

WordPress is the most popular website builder available – by a long haul. All over the world designers use it every day to create every type of website that you can imagine. But despite this, WordPress is still referred to as a “blogging platform.” So here are some things you may not know about WordPress that shows it can do more than blog.

 

WordPress is a bit like…baking soda. Of course baking soda is for cooking but it has many other uses. It can unclog drains, remove ink from painted surfaces, and remove stains from stainless steel (oh, the irony!). You can use it to brush your teeth, deodorize under your arms, and exfoliate your skin. It can put out small fires and create cool children’s science-experiment volcanic eruptions.

 

How Safe Is Your Site?

How Safe Is Your Site?

Best Practices for Online Security

By Kim Windyka

 

The topic of online security might not be one you think about very often, but consider this. According to a ZDNet study, over 90% of website owners whose sites have been hacked didn’t even know it.

 

If you’re a business owner, this statistic can be especially scary. When you take chances with the safety of your website, you not only put yourself at risk, but you also place your customers in danger. Their confidential information can be compromised by hackers in a number of ways – most commonly through identity theft.

 

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