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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
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7 Dec

What Makes a Great Logo and Why Your Business Needs it

Everywhere you go, you see all sorts of branding. From the car you drive to work, up to your neighbourhood’s marketplace, and inside the supermarket. That branding comes not only from a good product but also from using a great logo. A logo is more than just eye candy to make you pick one brand over another. It’s the brand’s essence, and a lot of work is being put into making a great logo. This HostPapa blog post explores everything around logo branding and why a great logo can transform your...

6 Dec

What Is the Mysterious 500 Internal Server Error?

Browsing the internet is like opening a window. You can find tons of information on all your searches, no matter how unique they might be.  But sometimes, this experience is hampered, and we stumble upon problems. Some of these errors tend to happen at the worst time when we need information fast. We’ve all been there. Searching something important on Google when we finally spot that search result we’re looking for. Sadly enough, when we load that website from the search results, we get stuck into a 500 internal server error. What...

5 Dec

79 WordPress Themes for Freelance Graphic Designers

When graphic designers create their own websites, they're meticulous with their look and feel. They often get on top of the design process, stirring the pot and offering their points of view, and there's nothing wrong with that. Let's just say they enjoy what they do and have a specific vision to bring to the world, so let them embrace it by helping them find just what they're looking for. Working as a freelance graphic designer, you must chase every opportunity that comes your way, so having a website to display...

30 Nov

502 Bad Gateway: What It Is and How to Fix It

Occasionally, when we try to access a page on the internet, we come across errors. It’s frustrating because sometimes we need to quickly access a website to make a purchase on time or access important information. Different types of errors can occur when we try to access a page on the internet or a website, and each one has a different meaning and a reason why it happens. A typical example of this is the 404 error page, an error that happens when the page you’re trying to access no longer exists....

29 Nov

The Impact Of Web Hosting On SEO

What is web hosting? What is SEO? How are web hosting and SEO related? You might think websites exist in space without taking up any noticeable physical storage. However, it's not true; all the data, multimedia, and files you view on websites are stored in physical spaces known as servers. You cannot save a website's data on small, temporary storage devices like external drives since the content usually keeps getting added, and there's tons of information to store. Websites require web hosting service providers to work correctly and deliver an engaging online...

28 Nov

The 15 Best Gateways for Online Businesses

Online payment systems handle credit card transactions for retailers, acting as a trusted channel that connects the merchant’s website, the card networks, and the merchant’s banks. These payment gateways facilitate billions of dollars in online sales annually by capturing payment information and securely communicating transaction details. In this article, we’ll explore payment gateways, delving into what they are and why every online retailer needs one. We’ll cover how much payment gateways charge, discuss what online retailers should consider when choosing a payment gateway, and share useful information about fifteen popular payment...