July
22
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The Importance of Data Backups

Accidents happen and bad things happen to good people. Fortunately, some things can be preserved through the power of technology. Your site contains all the data necessary to run your business operations. Are you taking steps to protect this vital information? Data backup is an insurance plan. Important files are accidentally deleted or even stolen...

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July
20
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Simple Steps to Site Security

Is your site protected? Protecting the livelihood of your site is easier than you might have expected. Follow these simple tips and ensure no one is stealing your site’s intellectual property. Starting with the basics… How’s your password? If you’re still using “password” or “123456” you are basically inviting hackers into your site. There are...

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July
16
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The HostWinds family is expanding! Meet Jessica!

Are you happy with your HostWinds service? How can we better serve you? These are questions that we need answers to, and to get them we’ve hired a new Accounts Manager, Jessica. She will be checking in with our HostWinners to ensure we are providing the best service possible and to find out what we...

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July
15
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Give Your Site a Little Juice – A Lesson in SEO

Site owners all have a purpose in mind when creating their site. Whether the goal be for profit, awareness or just plain old fun, they all have one thing in common in achieving their goals. They all need traffic. A site needs viewers and users to accomplish any kind of goal. So, if you’re new...

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July
12
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Finding help with your first WordPress

According to recent numbers released about internet usage in 2012, there were more than 50 million websites added last year alone. Blogging platforms and other CMS software have aided in taking these numbers to new levels. What started simply as a blogging system, the WordPress software has developed into a fully customizable content management system....

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July
12
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Fourth of July Festivities at HostWinds

As the HostWinds family is spread across many continents on this amazing globe, the HostWinds team finds itself working within many different times zones and on their respective holidays. Because of our commitment to our customer service, unlike many American companies, HostWinds did not cut-out of the office early or close the doors on the...

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July
12
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Head in the Clouds? Experts Explain “What is the Cloud?”

A lot of talk exists in tech forums about the cloud. But what exactly is the cloud, and why is it relevant to a business? Mentioning “the cloud” drives home the image of a puffy bag of data, floating high above the world and containing the information of millions of users. This visual isn’t too...

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July
11
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Site Speed Tips and Tricks

Website functionality and website performance go hand-in-hand. If you’ve noticed a little lag in your site’s load time, maybe it’s time to make some adjustments. There are a few steps to ensure visitors of your site are getting the optimal experience and are more likely to become return users of your site. One major cause...

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July
04
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Industry Shifting Toward Cloud Computing

Cloud computing seems to be the option more and more users are choosing for their web hosting needs. Leaving us with a huge question, “Is cloud computing technology allowing users to have their virtual cake and eat it too?” Cloud computing allows users the ability to meet the demands of their ever-changing computing needs, such...

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July
01
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A Friendly New Breeze at Hostwinds

Clients of Hostwinds already know they’re being provided the best service for their hosting needs because they see that in action everyday. What clients don’t get to see is that they are also working with the best team. The Hostwinds office is full of some of the most friendly, intelligent and down-right spunky staff you’ll...

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