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ACC vs cPanel

ACC vs cPanel Introduction When you partner with pair Networks for your website hosting needs you sign into the custom-built Account Control Center most commonly referred to as the ACC. The ACC is the dashboard for account management for all pair Networks account holders. Resellers and website hosting clients access all account information in one central location. Inside the ACC you’re able to access and monitor website hosting needs for all account types. Whether you’re a hobbyist sharing your passion for plants and animals or website developer reselling hosting to thousands of clients you’ll manage your website using the ACC….

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pair Domains

What Is a Subdomain?

Domains are organized into a simple tree structure or hierarchy called the domain name system (DNS). The DNS starts with top-level domains (TLD) like .com or .org, which is sorted into domains and subdomains. For example, pair.com is a domain and blog.pair.com is a subdomain.

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Design & Development

What is a CDN?

What is a CDN? A Content Delivery Network, commonly referred to as a CDN, offers a way to cut down on bandwidth usage and site load time. How does it do this? Well, that requires some explanation about how CDNs work. CDNs are a network of geographically dispersed servers. They have servers in many different locations, commonly called points of presence (PoP). CDNs can hold some of the content for your site so when visitors load your site, the content will load directly from the CDN. Loading directly from the CDN reduces the strain placed on your hosting server, who…

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Web Hosting

What is curl?

What is curl? cURL, often just “curl,” is a free command line tool. It uses URL syntax to transfer data to and from servers. curl is a widely used because of its ability to be flexible and complete complex tasks. For example, you can use curl for things like user authentication, HTTP post, SSL connections, proxy support, FTP uploads, and more! You can also do simple things with curl, such as download web pages and web images. Read on to find out if you should use curl, and if so, common use cases that will get you started.  Should You…

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Web Hosting

What Is Reseller Web Hosting?

With reseller hosting, a web hosting company manages the data centers, servers, and resources, while the reseller controls the account and resells the services as their own. Whether you’re interested in using a reseller, becoming a reseller, or just weighing your options, here’s what you need to know:

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How To, Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: Build Your Website

Write Your Online Business Plan  Build Your Website Designing a professional website for your online business can be done without learning a single line of HTML. Decide which content management system will work best for your audience. Choose the theme for your website, lay out the website summary map, and prepare content for each page. Building the website for your online business is the final step before hanging your “open for business” sign online.

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How To, Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: SWOT Analysis

Write Your Online Business Plan S.W.O.T. Analysis   S.W.O.T. Analysis helps you launch your business with a full understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Armed with an understanding of the condition of your industry before analyzing the strengths of your business may uncover more services and products for you to offer. Acknowledging your weaknesses places you in a position to protect and improve your online business as it grows. Recognizing opportunities prepares you for a successful launch. Identifying internal and external threats equips you to respond before systemic inadequacies develop.  

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How To, Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: Solution Distinction

Write Your Online Business Plan How is Your Solution Distinctive Your website offers a solution to your website visitors’ problems they’re unable to find anywhere else online. Website visitors will find you based on how you describe your solution to their need. Describing your solution is the first step to distinguishing yourself. Visitors want to know how your solution is different- from the website name you choose- to the services you make available.

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How To, Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: Industry Analysis

Write Your Online Business Plan Industry Analysis Understanding your position in the industry you’re entering is important to set yourself up for success. Taking time to research each niche, nook, and cranny can be a way to discover more ways to meet your customers’ needs. A thorough analysis is an investment of your time to position yourself well in the industry.

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How To, Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: Brand Distinction

What Makes Your Online Business Different Many successful online businesses are able to succeed doing something another website already does because they are able to communicate what makes them unique. Being able to share how your brand stands alone in your industry is imperative to attracting, and keeping attention online. Your website visitors want to know why your solution will work for them.

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Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: Mission and Vision Statement

  Write Your Online Business Plan Mission and Vision Statement Starting an online business is an exciting experience. You’re able to enter the marketplace in many instances for as little as the cost of a domain name. With such easy entrance, there is a great temptation to hang your virtual shingle without a solid plan. Writing a business plan for your online business better prepares you for success. The first part of every business plan is writing a great mission statement, an engaging vision statement, and a memorable tagline.

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Design & Development, SEO

Understanding Local SEO

Supporting local businesses is essential for community growth and development. As a local business, you can’t expect all the locals to know your independent store exists or its exact location. That’s where local search engine optimization (local SEO) comes into play.

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MySQL Basics: How to Create a MySQL User

Not familiar with MySQL? You may want to also check out our blog article, MySQL Basics: How to Create a MySQL Database. Why Would I Need Users in MySQL? Creating users is like creating login accounts for your database. If you want to give people access to work on your database, your best course of action is to create an account for them to log in on their own. You can then delete their account if they no longer need access. You can also limit their access by giving their account specific permissions. As the administrator, you can edit their…

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Run Your Site without Touching the Command Line

With a shared hosting account from pair Networks, you don’t need to follow complicated processes to launch and maintain your website. For some web hosting accounts, you need to use the command line to manage aspects of your site. If you’re not familiar with the command line interface, it looks something like this:

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Using Weebly with pair Domains

How to Get a Domain Name on Weebly Getting a domain name to use with Weebly may seem like it’s a great technical feat, but in reality, it’s super easy! pair Domains offers you the “Included With” option to use your domain with Weebly. All you have to do is go to pairDomains, input an available domain name, and follow the steps to purchase it. If you don’t already have an account, pair Domains will walk you through making one.

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How To, Web Hosting

Why Choose an Independent Web Host

Did you celebrate Small Business Saturday by supporting your local entrepreneurs? Shopping at independent stores boosts your local economy and builds your community. You don’t have to limit your support to physical locations either. You can find local and independent businesses online too!

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What Kinds of Websites Can Be Made With Weebly?

What Kinds of Websites Can Be Made with Weebly? You can build your new website inside of pair Domains. Using Weebly, you’re able to build your new nonprofit donation center, local restaurant menu, membership site, eCommerce site, or blog. For most website types, you’re able to use the built-in Weebly features. There are two hundred and ninety-three apps available for you to use to build your website when you need special functionality for your new website.

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Design & Development, SEO, WordPress

What To Do After You Build Your Website

So, you built your website. Now what? A site that simply exists on the internet isn’t enough. Hitting “publish” won’t be your last step. How will your audience find your site? Do they even know it exists? You have to let people know your site is live and make it easy for them to find. If you want your site to be successful, you have more work to do. Here’s what to do after creating a website:

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Security, Web Hosting

What Kind of SSL Certificate Do I Need?

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates are quickly becoming necessary to make Google Chrome happy. Without an SSL Cert, your site may suffer when it comes to search rankings and web traffic. And, with a new update in October 2017, Google Chrome will actively try to turn traffic away from your HTTP site. Even if you’re not collecting information from people, they may not make it to your site without first reading a warning message from Google. Without an SSL Certificate, Google Chrome will tell viewers your site isn’t secure and make them think twice before continuing to your website.

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Melea Strimple, COO of pair Networks, Inc. for National Business Women's Week
pair Spotlight

National Business Women’s Week pair Crew Spotlight COO Melea Strimple

    Melea Strimple is the Chief Operating Officer of pair Networks. She started with pair 17 years ago, after serving as the COO of a regional Internet service provider. Her career at pair has been focused on strengthening our support services and improving the customer experience. She enjoys problem-solving and helping others reach their goals, whether it be helping fellow staff or clients of pair Networks.

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pair Spotlight

National Business Women’s Week Feature Beth Krodel

  Beth Krodel is a founding partner of Insight Designs Web Solutions based in Boulder, Colorado. Now in their 19th year, Insight Designs has created more than 650 websites and apps for more than 500 clients on six continents. Insight Designs’ emphasis has always been on helping clients find the most effective ways to communicate with and engage their audiences. They pride themselves on developing sites, applications, and interfaces that are sophisticated and elegant, yet intuitive and easy-to-use. Insight Designers are problem solvers, idea people, and love leading the way for their clients. IN HER OWN WORDS “As the co-owner of…

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National Business Women's Week Feature
pair Spotlight

National Business Women’s Week Feature Rene Morozowich

    Rene Morozowich is a freelance WordPress developer in the Pittsburgh area. She helps entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits create, update and maintain engaging websites. When asked one of her favorite aspects of her work Rene said, “I love the technical details.” IN HER OWN WORDS “Something that guides me as a woman in business is remembering that it’s about people. Helping others succeed, doing great work and being someone people can count on and cultivating relationships with others — that’s what it’s all about. I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made on my journey — especially the other…

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Web Hosting

What is a Website Builder?

You signed up for your pair Domains account after purchasing the best domain for your brand. Now you need a website. Don’t waste time being overwhelmed by the cost of hiring a designer. You can also save yourself the time required to learn coding. Access to Weebly, an easy to use drag-and-drop website builder, is Included with the purchase of your domain name. What is a Website Builder? A website builder is a user-friendly tool created to build a website using drag-and-drop technology. Drag-and-drop technology is built on a graphical interface. The interface relies on “dragging” what you need from…

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