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What Is Colocation?

You’re likely hearing a dizzying variety of new terminology flying around from “infrastructure as a service” to “hybrid cloud” and many more. It’s really quite simple to understand what colocation is without the cloud-related buzzwords. Yet, colocation and cloud are not unrelated concepts. This article will help you clear up the differences between these concepts and what they can mean for your business. Data Center Facility Colocation basically means getting your own space in a data center. Continue reading What Is Colocation? at InMotion Hosting Blog.

The 5 Phases of WordPress Mastery

Starting out on the WordPress journey can be intimidating. It seems like a whole new world with lots of buttons and options. And there’s creative concerns like menus, colors, site navigation, content writing. In order to get the most out of WordPress it’s best to see your work as a series of phases in which you take on greater challenges in sequence. Beginner Phase—Learn The Bare Bones Community Phase—Join a WordPress Community Theme Phase—Start Coding a Theme Plugin Phase—Make a Plugin Master Phase—Contribute to Core After you get through these phases—even if it takes you several years—you will know your WordPress judo well. Continue reading The 5 Phases of WordPress Mastery at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Top 10 WordPress Plugins for 2020

WordPress plugins allow you to add robust functionality and eye-catching aesthetic elements to your WordPress site with ease. They save you time and money by giving you the ability to extend the capabilities of your website without a total overhaul. Certain plugins even refresh the look of your website by quickly and easily adding modern design elements with little to no code. However, with thousands of plugins to choose from, how do you know which plugin is best for you? Continue reading Top 10 WordPress Plugins for 2020 at InMotion Hosting Blog.

5 Web Hosting New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

Many New Year’s resolutions are related to better performance in something. For business owners, those goals may be geared toward marketing and sales: search engine optimization (SEO), advertising, or branding in general. Maybe you’ll be creating the first website for your business with a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress or Drupal. Hopefully, it includes learning more about new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and cybersecurity practices. Continue reading 5 Web Hosting New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 at InMotion Hosting Blog.

Things To Consider Before Presenting At WordCamp

There’s a lot that goes into preparing a presentation for WordCamp. For many, just the idea of speaking in front of a group of strangers can be overwhelming. But fear not, a solid preparation will help you beat the jitters and give a stellar presentation. Don’t Have a Cutesy Title In the tech community there’s always some new meme on everyone’s mind. Often, presenters will try to be clever and title their talk with a catchy, cutesy title. Continue reading Things To Consider Before Presenting At WordCamp at InMotion Hosting Blog.

5 Reasons Business Owners Need Website Backups

Have you ever been caught without a backup plan? Did you ever accidentally erase a file or throw away an important item with no hope of recovering it. Everyone has been in that situation. The key is to avoid it wherever possible. The easiest place to avoid this discomfort is on your website. Backing up your critical data is important and easy. 1 The Best Way To Secure Your Site Backups are hands-down the best way to secure your site. Continue reading 5 Reasons Business Owners Need Website Backups at InMotion Hosting Blog.

6 Best WordPress Website Tips for 2020

The world of WordPress is changing faster and faster each day. WordPress is no longer a one-time install set-it-and-forget-it operation. As more websites all over the world adopt WordPress a whole suite of external tools have emerged to support the WordPress ecosystem. This year, your work will be to navigate this sea of tools and options and features without getting lost and frustrated. Read on to find out how you can keep your operation on course this year: Attend a WordPress meetup Drop your plugins where you can Learn version control Consider using an offline editor Get your local version up and running Use your host as a resource These tips are tailor made for WordPress users of every variety. Continue reading 6 Best WordPress Website Tips for 2020 at InMotion Hosting Blog.

New cPanel Licensing Structure and Tips for Managing Your Licenses

Making news in the hosting world, cPanel has changed its pricing structure. Now, instead of being able to create unlimited cPanel accounts, users will be billed based on usage. InMotion Hosting is doing everything in its power to make this an easy transition. Read on to find out how you can reduce the amount and cost of your cPanel usage. Find out how many cPanels you have Review the new pricing guide Consolidate your cPanel accounts View frequently asked questions While the new pricing system went into effect on December 3, 2019, we at InMotion understand the impact of sudden changes, and want to allow you time to adjust. Continue reading New cPanel Licensing Structure and Tips for Managing Your Licenses at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

National Computer Security Day – How Volunteers Fixed The Worst Vulnerability On The Web

November 30th is Computer Security Day. It’s easy to take for granted how networks and technology have made life much easier. And it’s even easier to go by without even noticing how much of our daily lives on the Internet rely upon security protocols invented and maintained by people we’ve never heard of. We can’t thank these people if we don’t even know who they are. How OpenSSL Opened The Web For Business It’s difficult to remember a time in which purchasing products online was little more than a pipe dream. Continue reading National Computer Security Day – How Volunteers Fixed The Worst Vulnerability On The Web at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Cyber Week Is Here With Fresh Deals on Hosting

It’s almost Thanksgiving, the one day of the year when everyone shares their gratitude with people they care about. Here’s something you may already know: InMotion Hosting cares about you. Yes, you. To show their gratitude, InMotion has been offering delicious deals on select hosting products to celebrate this special time of year. Take advantage of cyber week deals while you can. Offers end December 2. Save on WordPress Hosting This week only take an additional $1, $2, or $3 off the introductory price for the entire WordPress Hosting line. Continue reading Cyber Week Is Here With Fresh Deals on Hosting at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

InMotion Hosting Purchases Building in Virginia Beach and Earns Economic Development Grant

InMotion Hosting does more than provide web hosting. Real people use InMotion’s products to deploy apps and software services to people who need them. In other words, InMotion helps businesses achieve their wildly important goals. In honor of these efforts, the Virginia Beach Development Authority recently awarded InMotion Hosting with an economic development grant. Along with employing a vibrant force of Virginia Beach talent, InMotion recently invested $10,797,500 into the local economy with the purchase of a 61,000 square foot building.  InMotion Hosting’s founders, Todd Robinson and Sunil Saxena, recognize the importance of investing in one of America’s growing “digital” cities. Continue reading InMotion Hosting Purchases Building in Virginia Beach and Earns Economic Development Grant at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Impressions From WordCamp US 2019

As a longtime sponsor of open-source projects, InMotion Hosting was thrilled to have the opportunity to sponsor WordCamp US 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. WordCamp US is the year end WordPress meetup for North America. There were over 2,000 attendees – including Cody, Harry, and Joseph from InMotion Hosting. Each of them attended an expert speaker session and we wanted to take the opportunity to share their highlights: Cody Murphy On Marketing and Automation I attended a fascinating session about automation by Beka Rice, Head of Product at Skyverge. Continue reading Impressions From WordCamp US 2019 at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Types Of Key Performance Indicators You May Have Missed

You put a lot of effort into maximizing your website’s potential through SEO and choosing the best web hosting, and naturally, you want to be able to see the ROI in a meaningful way.  Key performance indicators or KPIs are a great way to do that. A KPI is a metric that measures important data over time.  They can be viewed separately for a drilled down look at an area of success or struggle or in totality to provide a big-picture view of customer engagement through SEO. Continue reading Types Of Key Performance Indicators You May Have Missed at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Install Or Not? One Plugin Can Break Your WordPress Site

Don’t let it happen to you. One plugin can tank your WordPress site. No matter what kind of hosting you have, a bad plugin is simply bad. But how can you know which plugins will be safe to run on your site? Explore that question below by learning how to perform a plugin review. Understanding the importance of the plugin review procedure Learn why you need WordPress Hosting What’s new in the InMotion Hosting support center? Continue reading Install Or Not? One Plugin Can Break Your WordPress Site at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

The Road Ahead: WordPress 5.3 Updates and New Theme

The version 5.3 core update includes several big changes that may alter the way you use WordPress. It also debuts the new Twenty Twenty default theme.  You can expect these updates to appear November 2019, but in this article you’ll get a preview of things to come. Check out the official news release from WordPress.org for a detailed rundown of anticipated changes. WordPress Core Updates Here is a quick list of some of the changes that you can expect in WordPress 5.3: Updates to the Image and Media Library Updates to Site health scoring Several improvements for the Gutenberg editor SMS Integration Keyboard Navigation Improvements Several updates to blocks Block style variation change saves Better Timezone Support An update for WP-CLI to v2.3.0 Updates to prepare for PHP 7.4 Multi-Site improvements Optimized Bulk Plugin Updates Accessibility Improvements inside of Gutenburg And Periodic Admin email verification Keeping up with change involves diligence, but InMotion Hosting is staying ahead of the game to make sure all WordPress hosting packages are up to date. Continue reading The Road Ahead: WordPress 5.3 Updates and New Theme at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

5 Super Simple Ways to Create a Killer Landing Page in WordPress

A landing page for WordPress is more than a great image or some thought-provoking text.  It’s the first thing that a viewer will see when they get to your site.  The old adage about first impressions does apply.  We will focus on 5 basic tenets that will help to create killer landing pages. 1. Plan the Content You Put on Your Landing Page Before you put together content for your landing page, you should plan everything that you intend to provide on the page. Continue reading 5 Super Simple Ways to Create a Killer Landing Page in WordPress at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

InMotion Hosting Spotlight – Joe Cartonia

Everyone knows people like Joe. You know, that person that you know either has an answer to your question, or at least can point you in the right direction. Joe is our local, walking, talking search engine. Joe isn’t just a good guy from Buffalo who’s generous with his time and knowledge, he’s also a musician and a coder. Joe works as a Software Engineer with BoldGrid and has a general interest in technology. Continue reading InMotion Hosting Spotlight – Joe Cartonia at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Prevent WordPress Website Hacking with these 3 Tips

Sometimes you just need a few suggestions to get going with a concept. In this case, we want a few tips on how to keep our WordPress website from being hacked. Keep in mind that these are just a few suggestions out of many that will help keep your users and your data secure. For a more in-depth discussion, check out 10 Steps to Better Website Security. Tip 1 – Use an SSL Certificate If you are working with a WordPress site that requires a password or takes payments from credit cards then it should be mandatory that you use an SSL Certificate. Continue reading Prevent WordPress Website Hacking with these 3 Tips at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

5 Ways To Get Involved In The WordPress Community

WordPress is just a system. It’s an app. But the people who use WordPress and contribute to its ongoing improvement bring their unique experiences to the program. Whether you’re just a WordPress user or a developer building plugins and contributing to the core, there’s a growing community of other WordPress users out there you can connect with. You never know what you might learn by taking WordPress off your screen and bringing it into the world. Continue reading 5 Ways To Get Involved In The WordPress Community at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

Master Your Inbox For Focus and Clarity

Did you know spam makes up most of the email traffic going back and forth from inboxes all over the world? It’s not surprising at all how much spam is out there when you consider how much time you spend clearing all that crud out of your inbox. Most knowledge workers spend 5.6 hours per day checking email. All that constant checking will not only cause a serious lack of productivity but is sure to get stressful. Continue reading Master Your Inbox For Focus and Clarity at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.

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