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What Kind of Web Hosting Is Right For You?

Looking at getting your business on the web or upgrading to another level of web hosting? Simply want to enter the internet space as an individual with a blog or a service to sell? Where do you start? What’s the right fit? What level of web hosting suits your needs? We’ve put together this easy guide on determining whether Shared Hosting, VPS Hosting or Dedicated Hosting is right for you.    Shared Web Hosting Most people choose shared web hosting to start, which, as its name indicates, means you are sharing a server with other websites. It is least expensive…

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Web Hosting

5 WordPress Skills for New Users

    We talked to our WordPress expert Charlie and asked him, in his opinion, what top WordPress skills a new user should learn. Here’s where he landed.   1. Get to Know the Dashboard The WordPress dashboard can be daunting for new users, especially since WP offers many customization options. With that in mind, remember that the dashboard offers more than just tools to build your site. It offers functions to help with: SEO Plugin management Theme management Updates Media So, before you start building your new site, definitely take the time to browse around the WordPress menus in…

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Design & Development, SEO, Web Hosting, WordPress

DIY, How to Design Your Website — Part 2

  If you read Part 1 of this article, you have probably thought through the logistics of establishing a domain and building the scaffolding for your site. Here we will share more about how you can actually design your website to achieve your personal or business goals. Step 1: Who is Your Website For? Think about WHO is going to read your content and how you want them to behave once there. You’re building the site for this person, so keep them in mind as you design. Don’t worry about catering to everyone. Instead, keep your target audience in mind…

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Design & Development

DIY, How to Design & Create Your Website — Part 1

  You’ve been wanting a website for a while now but hesitating because just how do you get started? What do you need, what do you need to know how to do, and what are the best resources? Pair is here to help. This two-part series will walk you through everything you need to get started, create, design, and launch a successful, secure website!   Step 1: Choose a Domain Name Chances are, you have something in mind for the name of your new site, whether it is your company’s name, your own name, or that of a unique service….

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How To, Malware, Pair Site Security

What You Need to Know about Website Malware

  As you may know, many types of website malware exist — millions. They are meant to cause untold chaos and damage by their very nature. Malware can either hit and destroy or can lay dormant until activated. And it doesn’t discriminate. Your aunt’s blog is as vulnerable as a large national retailer. Worse, your reputation, traffic, and income will likely suffer if your website is infected. And, it’s not just a problem for the webmaster. Malicious code attempts to infect the computers of site visitors also. Suspicious activity or signs of website malware make your site appear untrustworthy, damaging…

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Security, SSL Certificates

An Introduction to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates — a Website Must 

  Ever wonder how websites help keep hackers from stealing private information, like your credit card number or passwords? The answer: SSL.  SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that protects the connection between your site and the visitor. When a visitor logs in or makes purchases on your site, the client (such as a browser) sends information to your website’s server. This information can be vulnerable while traveling, making this the opportune time for hackers to strike. However, using SSL can secure the channel between client and server, making hacking much harder to pull off.  To incorporate SSL…

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Malware, Security

2022 Malware Survival Guide

“Malicious” + “Software” = Malware Malware is essentially the same as a human virus. It’s an umbrella term for malicious or intrusive software that a computer can catch from an outside source; it is any file, software, etc., that is intended to hurt a computer or user.   Malware can take over a computer and make it do things the user may not want it to do, such as sending spam mail, stealing sensitive information, spreading the malware to other computers, etc.   Some sources estimate that in 2022, malware now exceeds the number of legitimate programs available online. Microsoft,…

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Security

Hacking Websites Is Still a Thing — Don’t Get Exploited!

  When it comes to hacking websites, notorious hackers provide stories that, in some cases, are impossible to believe.    But do!    The limits of the human mind are nonexistent when it comes to sleuthing the system. That’s why our goal is always to stay on our toes when keeping your website out of reach and super secure from meddling minds.   Take these three famous hackers: The Department of Justice called Kevin Mitnick the “most wanted computer criminal in U.S. history.” He was also one of the FBI’s Most Wanted after hacking into 40 major corporations.  Graham Ivan…

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Podcasting, Web Hosting

If You Can Create a Podcast, You can Create a Website

  You’ve already conquered getting your one-of-a-kind podcast content recorded, edited, uploaded, and distributed … what could be easier? Designing the website to promote your podcast, that’s what! At Pair, we make launching your site super simple with Podcast Websites created specifically for podcasters like you! Using the ubiquitous WordPress platform, we make both the design, running, and upkeep of your site customizable and nearly hands-free. You’ll have your site ready to go in a matter of minutes. Choose from these two podcast-savvy plans: Our $19.95/mo. Plan Offers: 2 WordPress Sites 500 Custom Email Addresses @Your Domain 30 GB Site…

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Web Hosting

What Is Web Hosting? Part 1

If you have a web page, you have one of many web hosting sites to store your files and make them accessible to the world. So how do you choose? First, you’ll want to educate yourself on some of the terms you’ll come across while negotiating the web hosting world. Bandwidth Bandwidth is essentially the total amount of data that can be transferred at one time on your site. Your site will load faster for visitors if you have more bandwidth. The amount of bandwidth you need is dependent on the amount of traffic your site generates and the file…

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