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What a Domain Name Registrar Is (And Why You Need One)

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In practice, buying a domain name is a very simple process. At the same time, it’s one of the most important things you’ll do for your website. That means you need to thoroughly understand everything that’s involved. This includes knowing where you can buy your domain name from. The companies …

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Are Premium Domain Names Worth It?

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While estimates vary, there are at least 1.8 billion websites. That’s a lot of domain names that have already been taken – not to mention all the names that are owned but not currently in use. What’s more, some domain names are much more desirable than others. This means you …

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How Much Should You Expect to Pay for Web Hosting?

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Web hosting prices are more competitive than ever. It’s even possible to find shared hosting plans for a few dollars per month. This begs the question: How much should you expect to pay for a quality web hosting plan? While prices do vary from one plan to another, these differences …

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What Type of SSL Certificate Does Your Website Need?

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Internet users are more concerned about security than ever. If you run a website, you’ll need to show them you can be trusted to provide a secure connection and protect their data. This means procuring an SSL certificate. However, before you do, you’ll want to do some research. There are actually …

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3 Tips to Create Better Forms for Your Website

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Forms are simple elements with a wide variety of applications. You can use a form on your website to let visitors contact you with questions, collect email addresses, or even solicit feedback. However, your forms won’t accomplish much unless they’re carefully designed. The good news is that creating an effective …

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How to Create a WordPress Maintenance Page

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You’ll occasionally run into an error on your website or need to implement a feature that may affect its functionality. This may require you to take the site down temporarily, but people will still try to access it. That means you need to figure out a way to stop that …

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