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In this article, we'll show you how to use Google Analytics to identify the most important pages of your website. By "important", we mean pages that have (among other things): The greatest number of page views (a measure of visibility) The greatest average time on page (a...

Introduction In this article, we describe how to create your first WordPress webpage. If WordPress (WP) has not yet been installed, please see Creating a WordPress site with cPanel and Softaculous to get started. Creating your first WP page Using your WordPress administrator...

Introduction This article describes how to set up a WordPress site using cPanel and Softaculous. As you may know, WordPress is a popular content management system used to build blogs and websites. cPanel is a web hosting control panel (created by cPanel, Inc.) that allows...

Domain name And Web Hosting Explained To simplify: It is like the lease/title to your home; Web hosting, on the other hand, is the space of your house where you place your furniture; Your IP address is the address to which your Domain name points/Web host listens. Instead of...

If you need help right away, please contact us using Live Chat so that we can help you My Site Is Down This guide will help you look at various ways to identify why your website is down and help you get your website up as quickly as possible. Check if the issue is local to...

If you want to set up a website or have one set already, you may have noticed that you need two services to host a site effectively. If you're curious about what you need both to run a website, this guide will explain why each one, in turn, is needed. Let's start by looking...

One of the many benefits of becoming a Hostwinds Client is that we offer a Migration to your new account. This is done for clients who qualify for our Migration Policy. This allows you to submit a migration request after placing your order to begin this process. It is...

Probably the easiest way of increasing page speed and reducing bandwidth is shrinking and optimizing your images. Compressing images will help you do that. If done right, it won't affect the quality of the images. It's becoming the norm, so thankfully, it's easy to do with...

This guide will explain how to build a simple responsive navigation bar on desktops and mobile. Are you ready to get started building your navigation bar? Me too, let's go. Why You Need A Navigation Bar If your sites have multiple pages on them, you may want a way for your...

In the world of web hosting services, there may be times when you want to know the definition of a term to feel more educated. Hostwinds tries our best not to use jargon that you may not understand, and this Glossary of Terms is used to help you as you seek to improve your...

Why Can't I Load My Website? There are many reasons a site might not load, such as misconfiguration, corrupt files, problems with a database, or something as simple as needing to clear your browser's cache and cookies on your computer. Problems with the DNS Make sure that...

HTTP Stands for Hypertext transfer protocol. Most web servers on the internet used to use this protocol. It's somewhat simple, and any newly installed web server on a Hostwinds VPS or dedicated server will support this protocol out of the box. Unfortunately, it is also...

What is Google verification? Verification with Google is a way to prove ownership of a website. With it, you can take full advantage of the Google Search Console. The Google Search Console is another tool that allows you to track how Google is indexing your website, view how...

In this guide, we will learn how to make a simple landing page mobile-friendly. This guide requires you to create an index.html page with a CSS style sheet. We have previously covered this topic to follow this guide and learn how to create your own HTML landing page with...

This guide will learn how to create the basic 'under construction landing page using HTML and CSS. To create a landing page, you will need to have a text editor, either the one provided in your cPanel file manager, Notepad++, or any text editor of your choice will work fine...