Building a website from scratch can be tedious, and requires a lot of technical know-how. In contrast, website builders are very simple to use, but don’t offer much flexibility. So how can you achieve the site you want without hiring an expensive web designer? Fortunately, there’s a middle option. Content Management …Read More »
Setting up a website has never been easier. In fact, the real difficulty may be picking the right Content Management System (CMS) to power it. The good news is that there are at least three great open-source CMS options to consider, all sharing one trait in common: you can use …Read More »
As a web design professional, your job is to build reliable web pages. To do this effectively and profitably, you must find web hosting services that meet your needs. In addition, your web host must be easily installed, affordable and adaptable to future technologies. This is exactly why it pays …Read More »
There are a number of reasons that open-source software systems are good for businesses. Joomla, a free open-source content management system, is one of the most popular. By February of 2014, it had been downloaded more than 50 million times. Statistics show that it is now the second most used …Read More »
As we look forward to 2016, it has become a bit of a tradition here at A2 Hosting to take a moment to look back on everything we've accomplished over the previous year. When looking back, it's particularly satisfying to see the majority of our major accomplishments aligned directly with our overall goal; making sure you get the fastest page load speeds possible.
It's been just over a year since we launched A2 Optimized WordPress. The goal of A2 Optimized WordPress was to take the guesswork out of how to get the fastest page loads and most secure settings. It is safe to say A2 Optimized WordPress has been a success with optimized WordPress sites loading up to 6X faster than non-optimized sites. A2 Optimized WordPress is available on all of our Hosting packages and we have since have made it available to all WordPress users regardless of their host (with a few feature limitations).
According to a recently published Google study, hacked sites are up 180% over the past year. In an effort to help keep your websites and account from becoming another victim, we are excited to announce that we are rolling out our new security solution called Patchman. Patchman is a multi-function security tool that provide the following 3 services free of charge! We are rolling out Patchman on all Shared SSD Hosting accounts and on HDD servers numbered 81+. As Patchman requires cPanel, we are also investigating ways to offer this service on our Reseller, VPS and Dedicated Servers as well.
Hacks are an unfortunate reality when you run your own website. The malicious nature of hackers can turn a successful website into a nightmare in a matter of seconds. While no website is immune against hacking, there are many things you can do protect yourself, your clients, and your revenue. Here's a quick overview of some common practices that can help you keep your website safe and secure: