December
17
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Changing the Primary Domain on Your Hosting Plan

Welcome to another Straight Up Saturday series, where we try to highlight a common or recent issue that customers have. Today it’s all about changing your main/primary domain on a shared or business hosting plan. Let’s say you have a .net or a .info for your domain and you’ve just acquired the .com Now you want that to be the primary domain on your hosting plan with Hostwinds. Or you want to use an entirely different domain. We’ve got ya covered! All you need to do is give us a call (888-404-1279) or send us a message with live chat on our website. One of our friendly team members will get a ticket going to start the process and we’ll handle…

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December
12
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Millennials – The Generation You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Whether or not you plan your marketing with millennials in mind could be the success or failure of your business in the years to come. Time called it, estimating in 2014 that come 2017, the buying power they hold would surpass any and all other generations, which is saying a lot when you consider how much baby boomers are known to open their wallets. According to Millennial Marketing, a company that dives into some pretty amazing research on millennials’ mindset and spending, they fork out over $200 billion each year on travel alone. Yes. Billions. On travel alone. Every year. But in order to successfully market to millennials, you’re probably going to have to completely rethink the way you think…

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December
10
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Payment Expirations and Suspension

When was the last time something was suddenly shut off or canceled because you either forgot to make a payment or didn’t have the funds exactly right then? Payment issues are always a common reason customers contact us, as is the case with just about any business I’d imagine. So today, I thought we’d get this out there and in the open so all of you know about something we do that you won’t find with many other service providers… We understand that sometimes things just happen that are out of our control. And we certainly don’t want anyone to be punished for life’s mishaps! So the next time you find yourself in a jam, don’t fret. Just submit a…

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December
09
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Live Chat with Businesses in Bing Search Resuls

Too busy focusing on Google and ignoring Bing? Not bothered with offering live chat on your website yet? Potential customers searching for your type of business can now chat with you live and directly from the search results, if you’ve signed up to the program… and assuming your business shows up at the top of Bing search results. Bing Live Chat Program …And Google seems hot on their heels to do the same! Google Live Chat Test Program This begs the questions; Do you offer live chat? Do you appreciate live chat as a visitor? Would you use search result live chat? If so, then Bing’s live direct chat may be the answer for you.

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December
03
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Why is my WordPress Website so Slow?

Welcome to Hostwind’s first Straight Up Saturday! Each Saturday we want to take a look at a concern or question from customers or potential customers. If you have anything you’d like us to cover, please leave it in the comments for consideration. Today’s question revolves on a concern most of us have; “Why is my site so slow?!!!” One of the most common complaints or concerns customers contact us about is their site running slow. There could be a wide variety of reasons. But our very first question is… “Are you using WordPress?” Now don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing with WordPress. The problems start creeping in when the plugins and themes start piling up. Then it gets worse when…

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December
02
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Publish to WordPress on the Go with these Mobile Apps

Do you run your site on WordPress? Did you know that you can create posts, moderate comments and upload photos to your site no matter where you are? Yep, it’s easy to work on your WP powered site on the go with the use of an app. Sure, you can easily schedule posts to go live on any date and time. But it can still be handy to have the ability to work on your site on the go. Ideas can strike at anytime. On the bus, at the park. Why not at least get a draft input while it’s fresh? Or maybe circumstances that surround a scheduled post change. It’d be nice to reschedule it on the fly by…

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December
01
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Online Fraud Jumps 137% Over Holiday Season

  The adoption of EMV technology (Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa) spelled good news for businesses that sell through a physical storefront, but not so much so for online retailers. The EMV chip cards do a pretty good job at protecting sensitive data through encryption, but that protection doesn’t extend to online purchases. And fraudsters know that… and now they’ve had a year to plan and perfect their schemes. During the first quarter of this year alone, online retailers suffered a drastic increase in fraud attacks, up over 125% from the second quarter of 2015. The number of attacks on those who operate in the luxury goods space were up twice as high. And those who offer digital goods and services?…

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November
29
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ON THE 5th DAY OF BLACK FRIDAY

 HOSTWINDS GAVE TO ME… A DEDICATED SERVER WITH NO ROOMIES! Dedicated Servers A dedicated server gives you the security and stability of having a server all to yourself without the need for an in-house IT team to setup and manage the server. You basically outsource that headache to expert technicians from the hosting company you choose. At Hostwinds, all of our dedicated servers are custom-tailored to fit your needs. HOSTWINDS BLACK FRIDAY SALE ON NOW Take 75% off EVERYTHING at Hostwinds until Nov. 29 at 11:59:59pm PST* HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOSTWINDS DEDICATED SERVERS What Exactly is a Dedicated Server? A dedicated server is just that. It’s a physical server located in a data center somewhere that…

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November
28
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ON THE 4th DAY OF BLACK FRIDAY

HOSTWINDS GAVE TO ME… A VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVER WITH INSTANT SCALABILITY Virtual Private Server A VPS (Virtual Private Server) is the perfect bridge for those who need more than what shared hosting can provide, but are hesitant to jump straight to a dedicated server. It may be the price that scares you away from a dedicated server or even the technical know-how needed to run it properly. Either way, a VPS might be just what you’re looking for. HOSTWINDS BLACK FRIDAY SALE ON NOW Take 75% off EVERYTHING at Hostwinds until Nov. 29 at 11:59:59pm PST* HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOSTWINDS VPS…   What Exactly is a Virtual Private Server? A dedicated server is a server located…

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November
27
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ON THE 3rd DAY OF BLACK FRIDAY

HOSTWINDS GAVE TO ME… RESELLER HOSTING WITHOUT WAITING Reseller Hosting Reseller hosting gives you the option to sell our hosting plans as your own. Have clients who need hosting? Easily setup hosting accounts from your control panel, give them their very own hosting (with cPanel included), charge what you want and pocket the difference for the service you’re providing them. HOSTWINDS BLACK FRIDAY SALE ON NOW Take 75% off EVERYTHING at Hostwinds until Nov. 29 at 11:59:59pm PST* Or maybe you just need separate cPanel accounts for multiple sites you own. That’s perfectly fine, too! We offer three different tiers, so you can choose what suits your needs best: Basic: Up to 10 cPanel accounts Advanced: Up to 25 cPanel…

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