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How to Start a WordPress Blog: A Guide to Themes, Plugins, Hosting and More!

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WordPress has long been the world’s most popular content management system. However, while today it can be used to power virtually any nature of website, WordPress began as a simple blogging platform. Even now, more and more blogs are being built using WordPress.

The question is, how do you build a blog using WordPress? Are there any special considerations that you must keep in mind? Simply put, what is needed when you intend to start a blog with WordPress?

If you have ever faced such questions, this page will answer them all. We will now discuss how to successfully start a blog using WordPress.

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WordPress Maintenance Tips: Easy Ways to Keep WordPress Running Smoothly

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WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System. Used by nearly a quarter of the web, WordPress powers a wide variety of websites and blogs nowadays. You can build eCommerce stores, blogs, corporate sites, portfolio projects, and a lot more with WordPress.

However, to keep your WordPress website in good health, you need to take certain steps every now and then. Over time, WP installations tend to get bloated and this can affect the performance of your website. In this article, we will be discussing some simple WordPress maintenance tips to help you keep your WP site working well.

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When Should You Opt For Windows Hosting?

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If you are just getting started with the world of web hosting, you might already have come across enough technical jargon. Such heavy terms and concepts can seem daunting for a new user. Which type of hosting plan do I need? How much space and bandwidth will I require? And so on.

One such question that often comes up is: which platform or operating system should you be using? Should you opt for a Linux hosting package or go with a Windows hosting solution?

This article will explain the differences between the two and also help you narrow down on which one you ought to be using.

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Separate Domain Registrations from Your Web Hosting

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For years, many web hosting companies have offered customers the option to get a free domain name along with their purchase of a web hosting plan. Some web hosts offer a free domain name for the first year, while others offer it for free for as long as they’re a web hosting customer.

Yes, it may seem cost-effective for you to get a free domain name, but there’s more to think about before choosing this option. More often than not, it’s beneficial to register your domain name through a third-party domain registrar (e.g. NameCheap) than to have your web hosting company do it for you.

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Do You Really Need to Spend Money on SSL Certificates Anymore?

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Of late, SSL certificates have risen in popularity as more and more webmasters are now using them. SSL certificates can add a level of trust for your website and also ensure your site has better and enhanced security. However, do you really need to spend a good deal of money on SSL certificates? Nowadays, there are various options that can help you install SSL certificates on your site for free.

As a result, you do not really have to spend big bucks on SSL certificates. Yet, does this mean paid SSL certificates are totally unnecessary? Again, the answer is not that straightforward. In this article, we will be discussing the same.

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Features of Web Hosts You Should Consider Avoiding

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The web hosting industry has a lot of competition. To set themselves apart from the crowd, many web hosting providers offer a custom set of features. While most of such custom features are generally very useful, there are certain special “features” that you should stay away from.

So, which offerings and customized solutions of web hosts you should try to avoid? This article will answer the question.

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Great Web Hosting Deals: Black Friday – Cyber Monday 2017

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The best week to save on web hosting is upon us. Here is a great collection of Black Friday and Cyber Monday web hosting deals. If you have been waiting out for the highest discounts available on web hosting plans wait no more because this Thanksgiving season is the best time to save! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Best Ways to Resell Hosting — Reseller, VPS, or Dedicated Servers?

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Reselling web hosting is often a lucrative business if done correctly. You need to provide good support to your clients and offer a decent set of features, but other than that, you are mostly free from worries. Of course, this depends on the nature of reselling model that you have. If you are cutting corners and relying on poor upstream hosting provider, your reselling business will not fare well.

Thus, you need to pick an upstream hosting provider that offers reliable uptime. Beyond that, you also need to have a business model that is profitable. One such concern that you should have is: which is the best way to resell web hosting? Should you opt for a reseller plan, get a VPS, or have a dedicated server? This article shall answer the question.

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Great Web Hosting Deals – Halloween 2017

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Halloween is almost here! In celebration of this spooky fun time of year I’ve put together a collection of web hosting deals.

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EIG Hosting Talk: Non-Strategic Brands

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Endurance International Group (EIG) has been raising prices and streamlining operations for all “non-strategic brands”. They haven’t named any of these non-strategic hosting brands, but have stated that BlueHost, HostGator, and iPage are not a part of this group. Instead moving forward these three web hosts are considered EIG’s “key hosting brands”.

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