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Hosting Your Enterprise Site

Hosting Your Enterprise Site Enterprise sites represent you and your company. Making sure it runs smoothly is imperative. To do this, you need to make sure your site has everything it needs, all the while maintaining high availability for your users. This may seem complicated, but with the right server, your enterprise site is capable of both speed and availability while handling substantial amounts of usage. Supporting Your Enterprise Site For optimal performance, you need a server that is set up with the specs your site needs to function at full capacity. High availability is a must for enterprise sites….

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Web Hosting

Hosting Your Database

Hosting Your Database Hosting a database separately from your other server can free up resources and help boost efficiency. Giving your database its own server bring out its maximum potential without hindering other processes on the server. This is an excellent option for those who feel that their database is competing for resources on a server with multiple operations. However, what do you need when it comes to finding a database-only server? What specifications should you look for? Read on to see our recommendation. Powering Your Database The knee-jerk reaction when searching for a database server is to judge a…

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Web Hosting

Hosting Your App

Hosting Your App Creating an app for your business? In an age where about half of internet usage comes from mobile devices, having an app that can be easily accessed from a mobile device is an asset. Expand your company’s reach with a mobile application. However, once you have your app, you need a hosting solution that gives it enough power to run at its best. Finding a Match for Your App Powerful apps are impressive, but they can also use a lot of server resources. So what resources do you need for your app? Well, that depends on some…

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SEO, WordPress

SEO for WordPress: How to Get Started

Using WordPress to build your website has never been easier. You don’t need to take a class or learn how to code to use WordPress. While building a website is easy, getting people to visit your site is where it gets tricky. Simply having a website doesn’t mean people will find it and use it. You have to let people know your website exists first. And the key to attracting humans to your website is cooperation. Getting started with WordPress requires a little cooperation with search engines like Google and Bing. This cooperation is called search engine optimization (SEO).

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FAQs: Building a Website

Building a website from scratch sounds daunting. Fortunately, there are tools available that make it easier than ever to build and launch a website on your own. With the right resources, you can have your new website up and running in less than a day.

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WordPress

How to Get the Most out of WordCamp Pittsburgh 2018

Pittsburgh will host its third annual WordCamp conference on September 22, 2018. Are you ready to learn, share, and absorb everything there is to know about WordPress? Conferences offer an overwhelming amount of activities, information, and free swag. Use this quick guide to help you get the most out of your WordCamp experience!

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WordPress

5 Common WordPress Problems and Solutions

WordPress is a powerful tool for creating, managing, and sharing your content. But even powerful tools need maintenance and a little help troubleshooting problems. If you want to simplify your WordPress launch, you can get a ready-out-of-the-box solution from a reliable web host.

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WordPress

Our 10 Favorite WordPress Plugins

WordPress offers over 55,000 plugins to its users. Your site would probably crash if you tried all of the WordPress plugins available and you don’t have time to waste testing Worthless Plugins. So, here are several of our favorite (and useful) WordPress plugins:

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WordPress

5 Security Tips for WordPress Beginners

Why Worry About Security? Security is an important part to consider when setting up a website. You’ve probably heard about a high profile security breach or attack in the recent past, but it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that cybercrime only happens to big companies with big assets. But any site can become a victim of cybercrime and it’s important to take steps to reduce your site’s vulnerability. We’ve compiled five security tips for all you beginners out there who want to create a site and keep it secure, too. #1 Keep Site Up-to-Date Keeping your site…

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What Does It Mean to be WordPress Optimized?

What do web hosts mean when they say optimized WordPress hosting? You already decided you want to use WordPress to build your site. Do you really need special hosting services for WordPress? It depends on what you want your WordPress site to do and your technical abilities. Here’s what you need to know about web hosting services optimized for WordPress.

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New Feature: Support Passphrase

Support Passphrase: The Next Step in Security pair Networks is introducing a new way to authorize others to contact support for your account. You can now generate a support passphrase, which others can use to validate that they are allowed to contact support for your account. Additional verification steps are still required for changes to the account, but the contact will be able to ask questions from support. The new passphrase feature will be available on all pair Networks hosting accounts. Why Would I Give Others Access to My Account? While you shouldn’t hand out access to your account’s support…

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Design & Development, Web Hosting

How to Choose a Web Host

Updated: May 16, 2018 Ideally, you’ll choose the right web host the first time around so you don’t have to move your site later. Often, people realize their first host doesn’t meet expectations and they end up paying someone to move their site. In order to help you get to your second host the first time around, here’s a comprehensive guide with everything you need to know as you choose a web host.

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Web Hosting, WordPress

Getting Started with the WordPress Gutenberg Editor

WordPress developed a new visual editor and you can finally take it for a test drive! The WordPress Gutenberg editor, named for the inventor of the printing press with movable type, is now available as a plugin. Before you install the new Gutenberg plugin, here’s what you need to know: What Is Gutenberg for WordPress? WordPress version 5.0 will include the new Gutenberg visual editor, which you can test as a plugin before the real launch. The existing visual editor that you know and love requires more shortcodes and HTML. Gutenberg employs a block interface and is designed to simplify…

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Web Hosting

We’re Changing the Sites with SSL to Default to HTTPS

With the recent SSL changes to the web, we’ve made it easier to obtain and install SSL certificates on your hosting account. There’s a new SSL interface where you can buy a yearly SSL certificate or enable Let’s Encrypt, a free, open-source SSL alternative. While in the midst of buying, enabling, and installing your SSL certificate, it’s easy to forget to make sure your site serves over HTTPS instead of HTTP. So on April 25th, we’re going to start automatically switching your sites to serve over HTTPS if you have an SSL certificate. HTTP vs HTTPS: A Quick Summary HTTP…

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7 Tips for Writing Email Subject Lines

How many emails have you received today? With over 105 billions emails sent every day, you probably have a few unread emails in your inbox and so do your customers. Compelling email subject lines may be the difference between the emails you read and the ones you move to your trash folder. Subject lines are like first impressions; you want them to be good, memorable, and, in this case, clickable.

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Web Hosting

Ultimate Guide to ShopSite

The Ultimate Guide to ShopSite Introduction You’ve established trust with your audience, researched their pain point, listened to the feedback, and it’s time for you to transition from influencer to entrepreneur. Whether you’re finally adding a “home on the web” to your social media empire or adding products to your niche blog, you’ll find everything you to need to launch or scale your online store with Shopsite. Thousands of sellers have trusted ShopSite since 1996. For more than twenty years they’ve supported local merchants nervous about expanding from brick-and-mortar store to hybrid seller. For more than fifteen of those years,…

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Email, Web Hosting

How to Get Started with Email Marketing

Email marketing can help you maintain engagement with your website visitors. Have you ever heard of FOMO or the “fear of missing out?” Even if you’ve never heard of FOMO, you’ve probably experienced it. FOMO drives people to engage with the world so they don’t feel left out. Usually FOMO refers to a person feeling anxious after realizing they missed a cool event or a fun time with friends.

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pair Networks powered by Introvert Magic

pair Networks powered by Introvert Magic The year was 1995, an inquisitive introvert needed an internet hosting company. This introvert searched high and low for a service provider to meet his needs. When this web hosting service provider couldn’t be found, he decided to solve the problem by launching a hosting company. Using his introvert superpowers of research, thoroughness, preparation, and laser focus in 1996 pair Networks hung a virtual shingle out for other online pioneers searching for a home on the “Wild Wild Web.” Introvert Oasis Fast forward twenty-two years to the south side of Pittsburgh and you’ll find…

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Web Hosting

Open Source Web Servers: Apache and Nginx

What is a Web Server? When browsers go to a site, the browser sends a request to the site’s web server. The web server stores all the site’s information (like HTML and image files) and will give the browser what it needs to load the site. By owning a hosting account, you are given access to a web server. The files you add to the hosting account to create your site are the ones shared with the browsers so that they can display the site. This may seem like a simple process, but the web server requires a complex system…

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Web Hosting

Web Hosting Support vs. Reliability

What’s more important when choosing a web host? Support or reliability? Is there even a difference? Website hosting support and reliability differ in significant ways. As you compare one web host to another, you may see various reviews praising the reliability of one and the support team of another. Before deciding to sacrifice one or the other in order to stay within your budget, here’s what you need to know: Benefits of a Reliable Web Host A reliable web host will provide quality service, which encompasses more than you might think. Here’s what to look for when checking customer reviews:…

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How To

Rsync: What is it and How do I Use it?

What is Rsync? Rsync is a Linux-based tool that can be used to sync files between remote and local servers. Rsync has many options that can help you define the connections you make. From deciding the type of shell that should be used to files that should be excluded in a transfer, rsync gives you the power to shape the transfer specifications. It should be noted, however, that rsync makes it very easy to accidentally overwrite your files. So we recommend double-checking everything before you sync or using the –dry-run option. Rsync is great for complex file syncs and for…

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How to Get SSL Free

How to Get Free SSL As a website owner you want to achieve the best possible SERP ranking, but you’re not sure where to start. The Internet has been abuzz with the need for an encrypted browsing experience ever since Google announced changes to displaying websites without ‘https’ early 2017.  What is SSL? Do you need SSL even if you don’t sell anything on your website? How do you access free SSL? What is SSL? The simple explanation is that SSL stands for secure sockets layer. This secure socket layer creates a privacy tunnel. The tunnel or SSL is the…

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What’s a Traceroute and How Do I Use One?

What is a Traceroute? Traceroute is a network diagnostic tool that can be used to analyze the connection from one network device to another. Connections between computers are not instantaneous – instead, information journeys across networks and through multiple locations to reach its destination. Using traceroute gives you the ability to find out what route the data is taking and if there are any problems on the path. Traceroute is a great way to check on connection problems. Since it travels along the same path as your connection, it can report back to where it failed and possibly offer clues…

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How Much Does WordPress Hosting Cost?

How Much Does WordPress Hosting Cost? The time has come for you to build your website. You’ve decided WordPress has everything you need to launch and scale in the future. All that is left on your to-do list is to learn the cost of hosting your WordPress website. Hosting Shared Hosting Shared hosting for your WordPress website is available for less with annual payment or $5.95 monthly. Shared hosting includes reliable uptime, rapid loading speed, and up to 500 custom email addresses using your .COM.  For $2.95 per month, pairSIM provides 1-Click installation, automatic software updates, and management. Top level…

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Web Hosting

When Should I Use a Parked Domain?

What is a Parked Domain? So you registered the perfect domain name… but now you don’t know what to do with it or you don’t have a site to match. If you don’t want to spend the money to host your domain on its own IP address, you can “park” it on an already functioning domain’s IP address. How Does It Work? A parked domain is a registered domain name that you have placed on the same IP address as another domain. For those of you familiar with IP hosting, this may sound very similar to sharing an IP address….

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What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL Certificate can be installed on your site to create an encrypted link to your visitors. This helps keep information from being stolen during transit between the browser and server. In a world with rising cyber crime, you can never be too careful with your online presence. An SSL certificate also authenticates that your company is associated with your domain, thus giving visitors peace of mind when they land on your site. Visitors will know your site is secured by the lock icon in browser URL field. It is commonly believed that you only need an SSL certificate if…

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