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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.

7 Jul

5 Tips for An Excellent Web Design
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Ensuring that your website is well designed is essential. Think about it – websites are a visual medium. People enjoy looking at things that look nice, not sloppy and messy. The design of your website is just as important as the content you put on it. Consider the points below about web design to ensure your visitors don’t leave your site too quickly. 1. Style and Professional Design The key point to think about when choosing a style for your website is to determine what message you want to convey. The style...

8 May

How to Build a Website Using WordPress in Ten Steps
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Setting up your own WordPress website can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never done anything like this before. Fortunately, one of the best things about using WordPress is that it’s so user-friendly and intuitive, just about anyone can do it! While the technical part of setting up a WordPress website isn’t really complicated, knowing what to put on your website and how to make it work for you can be a little bit more difficult. Here’s ten easy steps to getting started on WordPress. Simply follow these and you’ll be...

21 Feb

5 Reasons to Use CloudFlare
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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...

6 Feb

What is domain privacy and do I really need it?
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What is domain privacy and do I really need it? Did you know the contact details attached to your web hosting domain are publicly available thanks to the WHOIS listings? This is why HostPapa and other web hosting providers offer domain privacy for a small surcharge. Now, you might ask yourself, do I really need it? The simple answer is no. As a website owner, you do not need to purchase domain privacy. However, the service offers a number of important benefits, including reducing spam and unwanted solicitations. We think any website...

30 Jan

WordPress vs. Joomla vs. Drupal
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WordPress vs. Joomla vs. Drupal A choice of content management systems (or CMS) are included with every HostPapa web hosting account. Choosing the best content management system for your website – even deciding if you need one – is another decision you, as a web designer/developer, have to make. And one we’re happy to help out with! What is a content management system? A CMS is a web-based application that helps you create, edit, and store website content in a simple and easy-to-manage way. A CMS lets you can build and maintain your...