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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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Web Hosting, WordPress

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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Design & Development, Security, Web Hosting

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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Design & Development, How To, Security

How to Serve Your Site Over HTTPS

How to Serve Your Site Over HTTPS A site served over https is more secure. Since https uses the secure port 443, which encrypts outgoing information, it is much more difficult for people to spy on your site’s information. Regular http, on the other hand, uses port 80, which sends information via plain text. Plain text can easily be compromised during transit and by using it, you risk exposing your site and its visitors’ information to the world. However, in order to use https, you will first need an SSL certificate. For more information about SSL certificates, see our What…

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Why Experienced Hosting Matters
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Why Experienced Hosting Matters

WHY EXPERIENCED HOSTING MATTERS New hosting providers become available every day. Many offer “too good to be true” discounts or pricing for website hosting packages. While tempting from a financial standpoint, cost should only be one consideration when choosing a website host. A short-term discount can’t compete with the advantages of choosing an experienced website hosting provider. Your Host Impacts Your SEO and SERP Consistent quality content, good user experience, and steady traffic provide a reliable source of information for search engines to be able to rank your website. An experienced website host has dedicated years to procuring state of…

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How To, Tutorials

MySQL Basics: How to Delete a MySQL User

If you haven’t read the other installments in our MySQL blog series, we recommend you check them out: MySQL Basics: How to Create a MySQL User MySQL Basics: How to Create a MySQL Database Since the previous blog posts have already walked you through creating a MySQL user, you’re now prepared for the next step: deleting a MySQL user. Deleting a MySQL user is very simple. Unlike the process of creating a user, where you have to add permissions, deleting a user only requires you to enter the command and the username. Deleting a user from your MySQL database will…

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Web Hosting

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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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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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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