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FileZilla for Mac
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FileZilla for Mac

What is FileZilla? FileZilla is an FTP/SFTP client. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, while SFTP is the more secure version of FTP. FileZilla is capable of using both FTP and SFTP, so you can have that extra security if you desire it. FTP/SFTP is used to transfer files from one machine to another. It is a common way to take your local files and copy them to your server. FTP/SFTP clients, like FileZilla, make the process easy by giving you an easy-to-use interface. No complex commands needed here. Most of the time, you can drag-and-drop files and folders in…

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Securely Connecting to Your Web Server Using SSH
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Securely Connecting to Your Web Server Using SSH

What is SSH? SSH (Secure Shell) is a terminal program that allows you to securely connect to another machine – in this case,  your server. This connection gives you the ability to manage your server from your local computer. SSH is a tool that gives you extra functionality that is not always included in your control center. While SSH may appear daunting at first, it is a necessity for getting the most out of your hosting account. Using SSH So you want to learn how to SSH? Great! First, we have to set you up with a way to use…

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How to Put Varnish Cache on Your WordPress Site
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How to Put Varnish Cache on Your WordPress Site

What is Varnish Cache? Varnish Cache is a web accelerator, which is used to speed up site loading times. So, how does it work? Well, a web accelerator acts as a proxy server that reduces the time it takes to access a website. A proxy server operates as a go-between for requests to the server. When a computer wants to load a site, it will contact the server and request the site’s information and resources. A proxy server intercepts those requests and processes them according to its instructions.

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Setting Up an .htaccess Redirect
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Setting Up an .htaccess Redirect

What is a 301 Redirect? A 301 redirect reroutes site traffic from one place to another. If example1.com has a 301 redirect setup to send people to example2.net, all the visitors who type in “example1.com” will end up at example2.net, instead.   What are 301 Redirects Good For? 301 redirects are particularly useful for things like site maintenance and moving traffic to a new site.   Using a 301 Redirect for Site Maintenance Using 301 redirects for site maintenance allows you to reroute traffic from all over the site to a “Sorry, our site is down for maintenance” page. 301…

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MySQL Basics: How to Create a MySQL Database
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MySQL Basics: How to Create a MySQL Database

What is SQL? SQL, or Structured Query Language, is a language that helps you interact with databases. Using SQL, you can set up databases, tear them down, fill them up with data, create inter-database relationships, and much, much more.   What are Databases? Databases are virtual structures that hold data. They are very efficient for data storage and retrieval. When a computer needs certain information, it will send a question to the database. This question is called a query. The database will search internally and give the computer the data that fits the query’s conditions. Ever wonder how a website…

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How to Choose the Perfect Name for Your Domain
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How to Choose the Perfect Name for Your Domain

Have you ever considered getting a tattoo? It’s a pretty big decision. You have to live with it for a long time and it becomes a part of your identity. You can think of your domain name in a similar way. It’s your website’s virtual ink attracting attention and informing everyone about the identity of your site. Just as a good tattoo that represents you well requires some forethought, so does your domain name. Before you decide, here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect domain name for your site:

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Get the Most out of Your Business Website
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Get the Most out of Your Business Website

After you’ve selected and registered your domain name, the real work begins for your new business website. There are several components to a good website including design, web copy, images, and more. Here’s a quick, six-step guide to help you get the most out of your site:

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Password Protect Your Site: Two Different Methods with Examples
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Password Protect Your Site: Two Different Methods with Examples

Password Protect Your Site   Whether the reason is to restrict access to your team, protect sensitive content, keep your in-progress content hidden, or all of the above, a password can go a long way to ease the process (and your mind).   The nifty thing about password protecting your website is that it gives you control of the users. You can control who accesses what pages, what their passwords are, and, if the need arises, you can delete users completely so that they no longer have access to anything related to your site.   .htaccess: What is it? .htaccess…

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