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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

25 Apr

WordPress Super Cache and W3TC Plugins are Vulnerable

The HostPapa team has just been informed of a serious vulnerability to W3TC and WP Super Cache plugins for WordPress. The vulnerability was first reported on the WordPress.org forums, but it has gone unnoticed by most WordPress communities around the globe. The vulnerability allows remote PHP code to be executed locally on a server for anyone running either of the plugins. This is a serious issue as it could allow an attacker to execute code on your server; for instance, using your site to deliver malware without you knowing and making...

24 Apr

7 Innovative Internet Marketing Solutions to Give Your Business a Boost

In today’s business world, Internet marketing plays a key role in the success of virtually every company. However, with many businesses using advanced marketing strategies, no longer is it enough to whip up a company page on Facebook, sign up for Twitter, or create a profile on LinkedIn. To be successful, you’ll need to be creative and you’ll need to invest some time in new marketing methods that may be unfamiliar. Read on to learn more about going beyond Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, with these seven key marketing tools to add...

12 Apr

4 Ways to Thwart the Latest WordPress Hack

Have you heard about the highly-distributed global attack on WordPress installations? It’s affecting virtually every web host in existence. Due to the nature of the attack, memory consumption on targeted servers has increased. In some cases this has affected performance on the server end. What does this mean for you, the web hosting customer? Simply put, we advise not to take this incident lightly. To ensure that your WordPress website is secure, we recommend taking the following 4 actions: Log in to WordPress and change your password. We highly recommend you log into...

10 Apr

5 Social Media Marketing Tips To Grow Your Visibility

Social media marketing is more important than it has ever been, and it seems like the amount of social media outlets is growing exponentially each year. Because social media is so important, it’s important that you use it properly if you want to help your small business grow. Most businesses use social media at this point to try and gain new customers, but few do it the right way. 1. Be Social Being social is an important part of growing your online visibility and communicating with existing and potential customers. Using social media...

6 Mar

Getting Started with YouTube Marketing

HostPapa’s YouTube channel is a lot of fun! Not only is it a chance to be creative, but it has enabled us to effectively reach, share information, and interact with customers. Have you checked it out yet? If not, you should! What’s great about video marketing? Studies show video offers greater retention and recall than the written word. And online videos are popular: according to Strategy Analytics, 280 billion mobile videos were viewed in 2012, up from 108 billion in 2011; online video advertising spending is on the same trajectory. YouTube is...

21 Feb

5 Reasons to Use CloudFlare

Fast web hosting: Let’s face it, all website owners want it - no, need it. That’s why we at HostPapa do everything we can to ensure our clients enjoy a high level of website performance, day in and day out. Which brings us to CloudFlare. CloudFlare has taken the website hosting world by storm – thousands upon thousands have activated this service and reaped its benefits. CloudFlare promises to “supercharge your website” at no cost! Which sounds great, but… what exactly does it mean? Here’s 5 simple reasons that CloudFlare is so...


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