Tag: WordPress Hosting

As your website grows and changes, you may find that its existing domain name no longer suits your needs. Although changing your domain is simple, it can have a negative effect on your site’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO) if you’re not careful. SEO plays a major role in the success of your website, particularly when it comes to visibility and traffic. Fortunately, there are ways to switch your domain name without any lasting effects. This means you can make the change, and still continue to rank highly in Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). In this post, we’ll briefly discuss the importance of SEO, and then explain how to switch your domain without damaging your site’s rankings. Let’s get started! Step 1: Backup Your Site If you using Managed WordPress Hosting or TDWS CloudSites it is extremely easy to manage backup with us! When you host with TD Web Services, no need for any complicated plugins or anything. TDWS Clients are able to create a backup in the Backup Manager. This allows customers to differentiate between the backups they created by themselves and technical backups of their subscription. The technical backups happen when TDWS Support back up customer subscriptions as a […]

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At the current times, WordPress is the best CMS platform there is without a shadow of a doubt. True there are many other CMS platforms available, paid and open source, and you are bound to hear praise going their way and claiming to be the best. This however does not change the fact that WordPress is at the very top of the food chain being highly reliable secure and easy to use. It therefore comes as no shock to realize that it has close to over 50 million sites riding sturdy on its back or the fact that web designers would never ever dream of making use of anything else. In this article, we will assume that you have set your mind on using WordPress as your CMS. And with that, let us have a look at the checklist to creating the perfect WordPress site. 1. Choose a domain Web users would not be in a position to find you if you do not have a domain. In the event that you do not know what a domain is, www.twitter.com is a domain as is http://www.yahoo.com. The www and the http:// are optional. The sites will work whether or not […]

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Before we even start on the checklist, let us first get some things straight and make no mistake about it: becoming the best and the top WordPress develop is going to be hard work – very hard work. It will take a whole lot of your time energy and will test your patience and determination. So if you are looking for an easy way to the top, then you are mistaken and in the wrong track altogether. Being the best is extremely hard and statistically, the odds will be and are stacked against you. But this is not to mean that it is not doable. Speaking of installing WordPress, watching some few video tutorials and customizing several themes does not qualify you as an expert. True, your knowledge surpasses that of the average person but being an expert means knowing far beyond the basics and pushing every boundary when it calls for it. Why should you strive to be a top developer? Well, why shouldn’t you? If you are working or plan on starting to work with WordPress, there is no point for you to settle for average. Life is full of average and normal as it is. The following […]

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There are numerous web hosts that offering shared hosting plans to customers. You will even find hosts offering multiple plans to suit different clientele. Some of these plans include: full e-commerce features, hosting for medium and small businesses and even “single page” hosting. That’s not all, come hosts provide unlimited shared hosting plans. If you’re interested in hosting plans, you might be wondering what exactly “unlimited web hosting” entails. Read on to find out what it is and its benefits. Unlimited web hosting explained Unlimited web hosting plans refer to bandwidth, unlimited disk space and unlimited monthly disk transfer. Competition has been intense in this industry and nowadays you will find more companies that offer unlimited bandwidth, unlimited space, and unlimited sub domain, unlimited domain hosting and unlimited email. Due to the competition, the plans are priced competitively. These plans are very lucrative and allow the webmasters to venture without restrictions. However, the unlimited plan packages are not always reliable and sustainable. There is always a catch that you need to be aware of. What’s the catch? It is important to think through and analyze what these plans purport to offer. Unlimited hosting would mean that the every webmaster can […]

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The only thing permanent in this world is change. You must keep this in mind when you choose a hosting provider. You must be able to grow within a hosting environment. Many businesses and individuals have suffered because they have not catered for growth while taking a decision. Here we will discuss challenges you are likely to encounter and how to cope with them. Your host is like a home for your website John Silver owned a shoe store in London. He had inherited this store from his father and was proud of it. The shoes he sold were special. They smelled of tradition, class and history. They did cost more than usual but his traditional customers valued his products. When John decided to go online, he received all kinds of advice. His good friend and neighbor told him that cloud hosting was happening and he should adopt it. John felt that the cost of cloud hosting was not worth it. John was a shrewd man and though he was not tech savvy, he knew business. He wanted to consider a few factors before choosing a hosting provider. Scope to grow and expand Discussing the situation with a friend, the […]

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The SSL certificates are useful as they encrypt and thus protect data. This makes them invaluable for organizations or people who have to deal with credit card information, ID’s and social security numbers, pass-codes to sensitive databases and accounts as well as other highly secured private information that should not be in the public domain. In order to set up Secure Socket Layer, in short (SSL), you need, not only an SSL Certificate from a Certificate Authority, but also a dedicated IP address for your site. The IP address In order to install a functional SSL certificate in your site, you must have a specific IP address that will be somehow permanent for that particular site. Essentially your domain must resolve to a dedicated IP address on the server or else the SSL certificate will not be purposeful. Remember that the server’s primary IP address is not necessarily the dedicated IP address and thus more often the SSL certificate will not be functional if you use the server’s primary IP address unless it is the dedicated one. If you have a WHM/cPanel server, the wildcard certificate is not likely to work. This means that you will need to create a […]

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WordPress is an open source tool for website and blogging. This tool operates on php and MySQL and currently includes over 22,000 plug-ins. They enable you to customize it to your specific needs. The first step to installing WordPress is in ensuring that your server has LAMP. You must also have root privileges or necessary administrator rights, if you are to install WordPress as per the directions in this guide. Step 1 Download WordPress from their website if you do not have it already. It will come as a zipped package that will directly store itself in your directory. To download, wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz Once downloaded you will have to unzip it, tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz Once unzipped, these files will go to the WordPress directory, in the home directory. Step 2 Creating a WordPress Database and User first by creating a new MySQL directory for WordPress. For this, you will need to log into the MySQL Shell mysql –u root –p Here you will have to log in with your MySQL user password in order to create a WordPress database and a user in that database. You will also need a new credentials i.e.  Password for the user you create. To […]

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E-commerce business is booming. There are reasons why e-commerce is a preferred channel. You get to reach out to a wide audience through e-commerce while with a brick and mortar shop you would at most manage to get folks around the street. As one marketer has put it nicely – there are only three things you must ensure for your business – location, location and location. An internet platform is perhaps the best location for your business. However, it’s not easy to set up an e-commerce site from scratch. That’s why WordPress is a good option for your e-commerce business. Ease of installation WordPress can be installed without any technical know-how. There are many hosting sites which provide WordPress which is pre-installed. When it comes to installing themes, you are literally spoiled for choice. There is a tailor-made theme for every occasion. You can buy an excellent e-commerce based theme which will enable you to do all that is necessary for selling your products and services. If you are adventurous you can even get your theme tweaked with minimum expenses. E-commerce plugin with shopping cart A major advantage of using WordPress for your e-commerce business is the availability of some […]

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Cost has various connotations in business. How often have you heard that time is money? So is quality. There are different factors to be taken into consideration while evaluating cost rather than the bare hosting. Here are a few aspects of managed hosting which must be considered to assess the true cost of proposed managed hosting package. Uptime The best managed services are worth nothing if you don’t have 100% uptime. Opportunity loss is stated to be the biggest factor in deciding future of online businesses. A downtime of a few hours can cause irreparable damage to your reputation. It’s all the more important for startups to ensure that you have no downtime. Loss of opportunity can cost you your business. Ironclad SLA You can know the quality of service offered by managed hosting providers by looking at the SLA offered. Service level agreements must be simple, easy to implement and clear. You must also speak to existing customers to get their feedback. There is no point having a great SLA if the managed hosting provider has a history of reneging on their promises. Changing hosts can be troublesome process and therefore you must do due diligence before finalizing on […]

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