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Plugins make working in WordPress super easy. If there’s a feature you don’t have, you just look for a plugin, and—most of the time—you find it. But have too many plugins slows down your site and introduces security risks.
For the most secure WordPress site, you need a strong base. That’s why InMotion Hosting created their own WordPress Hosting package. Rigorous server-side security means you can spend less time hardening your hosting and more time creating a better website.
Continue reading What To Look For In WordPress Security Plugins at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
When you’re talking with How Carson, you can sense the long history of his experience with WordPress. How worked in Philadelphia for many years as a site administrator and trainer through a co-operative(co-op) called US Server Net. He describes the co-op as, “…a place where if you have a problem with graphics, then you can talk with a graphics expert. Or, if you need help with developing a front end, then you would be directed to an experienced developer who was also a member of the co-op.” They would bring your particular problem to a person who had the skills and experience to give you an answer.
Continue reading Hampton Roads WordPress Meet Up Group Member Spotlight – How Carson at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
We’re not a computer repair company. But there are many daily tasks that blur the line between your IT helpdesk, or tech savvy friend, and our 24/7 web hosting technical support. Think about how much of what you do daily relates to web hosting. You interact with email, websites, and mobile applications every day. When you have issues regarding any of these, we’re able to at least give you guidance on how to get the right answer if we can’t resolve the issue.
Continue reading 6 Ways to Secure Your Web Activity From Your Computer at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
You may be wondering, do I need a dedicated server? Deciding whether or not to make a jump up to dedicated is not a life-altering decision. It comes down to data and dollars. If your business is growing, your hosting needs will change. Dedicated hosting is just another way to serve the best possible experience and add the most value for your prospects.
Here are a handful of situations that warrant dedicated hosting:
Hosting A Podcast
The marketing effects of a successful podcast is very tempting.
Continue reading Pro Projects That Require A Dedicated Server at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Adding features to your site can be a joy or a headache. Introducing third-party code through plugins or manual copying and pasting is easy and gets the job done, but it can also create new hazards that weren’t an issue before. Have you ever copied code onto your site and received a long series of obscure errors? Everyone has.
That’s why WordPress provides its users a “WordPress way” of getting things done safely and effectively.
Continue reading Safety First (Solving Problems the WordPress Way) at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
The graphic user interface (GUI) makes computer tasks easier for those uncomfortable with the text-only terminal, or command line interface (CLI). It’s quicker and less prone to issues caused by typing mistakes. However, the CLI is more powerful (for those who can take full advantage of it) than the GUI which is a middle-man limited by buttons and specific character requirements.
You can complete many important tasks using cPanel and Webhost Manager (WHM).
Continue reading 5 Free Ways to Learn Linux at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Feeling crafty? Nothing lets you flex your creative muscle more than a DIY website builder.
The fact is, some people just like to be in control. They don’t want to leave the look and feel of their website up to someone else who might not “get it.” But at the same time, many worry that designing their own website requires a level of skill that they don’t possess.
Continue reading Be a DIYer. Build a super cool website with a builder. at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Videos are now the most consumed form of media, and using them for your website marketing is not only a good idea but a necessity. When it comes to video marketing, there are two powerhouses: Facebook and YouTube.
It’s not hard to see why either why these platforms rule the video roost: YouTube is the most popular video streaming service around, and Facebook is the most popular social media platform, with videos becoming a large part of its user’s timelines.
Continue reading Facebook Ads vs. YouTube Ads – Which One Is best? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Think you don’t need a dedicated server? Think again.
These days, your website needs to be perfect. It needs to look great and offer an amazing user experience. It needs to be fast and load quickly. And, most of all, it needs to always to be up and running.
Why? Because there are hundreds of other business websites out there, all competing for the same audience. And if your website doesn’t perform well, your visitors will quickly move on to one that does.
Continue reading One Dedicated Server Can Swoop in and Save Your Visitors Like Superman at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Not quite sure how to backup your website? You’re not alone. For many business owners, it seems like a daunting task. They incorrectly assume that it will take them hours to complete, or that they need ridiculous amounts of tech knowledge to finish the job.
But here’s the thing: with the right tools, backing up your website can be easy as pie. No coding experience necessary, and no additional time added to your day.
Continue reading Backing Up Your Website is Easier Than Making an Ice Cream Cone…For Some! at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
For those who don’t know how it works, cloud website backup can seem like a scary option: all of your important data and files, floating around. Out there.
But website backup couldn’t be more important – and backing up to the cloud is a viable, and reliable, option. In fact, we recommend that all of our clients back up to the cloud . . . and to their server.
Continue reading I Saw My Website Files Floating in a Cloud: Why I Can Breathe Easy at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Having a backup of your website online and on your computer makes your life so much easier. Even though backups are essential to the safety and security of your business website, many people seem to think they could cause an accident.
In reality, nothing could be further from the truth: automatic website backups don’t cause accidents; they prevent them.
Your website is threatened daily by online viruses, malicious hackers, unsuccessful updates or installations, and even power outages and failed servers.
Continue reading Backing Up Could Cause An Accident! | How Websites Are A Bit Different at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
When it comes to the best WordPress hosting, just because you offer a huge amount of storage, doesn’t make you a quality host. In fact, most websites don’t need unlimited storage, and most websites will never use that amount or anywhere near it. Just like the old saying goes, sometimes less is more.
While obviously you don’t want a bare bones hosting plan, you don’t really need unlimited storage and bandwidth. What if, instead, you had a quality support system, a managed account, a chance to grow, and a few extra perks?
Continue reading How Do You Know If You’re the Best – Quality Web Hosting Made Simple at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Captain America once said, “Without my WordPress backup plugin, my website would have been taken down by Hydra and I would have lost everything.” I was in just as much shock as you because I didn’t even know Captain America knew what WordPress was. But here he is, talking about how a plugin saved his site from being shut down. And he could not be more right.
As we know, Captain America was frozen in ice for a long time and had to play some serious catch up when finally teaming up with the Avengers.
Continue reading What is Captain America’s Favorite WordPress Plugin? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
You might have read the title of this article and asked yourself what an online backup for WordPress had to do with hugging a giraffe, and we don’t blame you. While it is a strange concept, it’s actually pretty accurate.
We’ll do a little more explaining towards the end of the article, but for now let’s talk about online backups and how they benefit you and your website.
A website backup is a major part in owning and creating a website.
Continue reading Online Backup for WordPress is Like Hugging a Giraffe at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Singing to your neighbor is hard to beat, but backing up your WordPress website just might be the thing to do it.
What is in a backup?
While browsing different web hosts or even articles of websites you may be wondering what exactly a backup is. Thankfully, it is a very simple procedure to explain.
Basically, a backup is the act of saving your websites data in its current form and storing it on a secure server or some other external location.
Continue reading Is Backing Up Your Website as Fun as Singing to Your Neighbors? at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Choosing a host for your website can be a tricky decision. With a large variety of hosts to navigate through it’s hard to cut out the bad from the good. Here’s the lowdown on selecting the best website hosting for your current project.
There are three categories you should look at when determining a host, and what the best hosts would do compared to what the worst hosting providers are guilty of doing.
Continue reading The Best and the Worst Website Hosting at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Dan recently joined our team as a customer success supervisor and we’re super thankful for all he does to make sure all teams and shifts run smoothly. Learn a bit more about Dan in the interview below:
How did you join the InMotion Hosting team?
Dan: I was happy in my old job, I had a good team and good management. But I wanted to live closer to friends and family.
Continue reading Meet one of our Customer Success Supervisors at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
Every day we receive a deluge of questions from our customers about issues ranging from web design, development, or just general tips about surfing the web.
And for every question we get, we try to provide the most comprehensive answer we can to make sure our customers succeed in their hosting goals.
Yet, it seems there’s never too much that can and must be said about security both on your own website and while surfing the web in general.
Continue reading How to Surf Safely and Block Cookies at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
When you’re launching a new website, one of the most important considerations is the hosting provider you will use.
But if you don’t speak ‘techie’, the process can be confusing. There are so many different providers, and so many different types of plans, that you may not know what is best.
Many business owners, without understanding what they’re doing, just sign up for the best deal – never a great idea.
Continue reading Determining What Kind of Hosting Plan You Need for Your Business Website at The Official InMotion Hosting Blog.
The Industry Buzz section is divided into three major sections, which is then subdivided into smaller sections.
Corporate Blogs which include official blogs from web hosts, registrars, search engines and other related sites.
Magazines & Blogs include interesting websites related to the hosting industry, but not necessarily from official company blogs.
Industry Leaders include personal blogs from important industry leaders, such as employees from Google and WordPress. These blogs sometimes include insights on how industry leaders think, but also may contain topics not related to hosting.