Top VPS Hosting provider chosen by WebHostingSecretRevealed.net

Being Ranked the Best VPS Hosting Service


Every business starts out with the philosophy that their operation is going to be different. They are going to do what the “big boys” aren’t doing and that’s engaging with their customers and listening to their comments, suggestions and even complaints (if it comes to that). And, for the most part, when a business is small enough it can handle this level of rapid and personalized service. But as most businesses do, you grow – which is great for you and your bottom line, but what usually takes the first hit? Yeah, customer service.

Sometimes you’re so busy growing your company that you let customer service dwindle to a “just enough” attitude. It happens, but it shouldn’t!

InMotion Hosting prides itself as being a top web hosting provider with the industry’s highest rated customer service. As we’ve grown our products, we’ve made it an absolute necessity to grow the capabilities of our customer service team in order to continue to thrill our customers.

Take our Virtual Private Servers / VPS Hosting package. It has become an industry leading product, being one of the first to offer free SSDs with 20x faster hosting as well as the best resources for the lowest prices.

WebHostingSecretRevealed.net, an authority in ranking web hosting companies has picked us as their top pick for VPS Hosting, for the last three years in a row. We have gained this authority within the select and discerning web hosting community not only because of our product features like Free SSDs, Free backups, Unlimited websites, Full cPanel license, and our competitive pricing but also significantly because of our continued focus on always keeping the customer first.

 

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As WebHostingSecretRevealed.net mentions:

“No matter how efficient and feature rich your VPS hosting provider is, some problems arise from nowhere at times. In such situations, you need a handy support team to sort things out. If they are unable to provide 24/7 customer support, they simply are not worth the money you spend. If you face some serious issue with your website and it goes unfixed for too long, you may lose your potential visitors and that could mean you a lot depending on the type of website you have. It is better to test the customer support team of a hosting provider before determining whether to go with them.”

We implore you. Give InMotion Hosting a call. Ask about our VPS hosting VPS Hosting. Sign up for a monthly plan to test us out. We’ll check in right after registration to make sure you can set-up your VPS the way you want. We offer 24/7 U.S. based technical support and our well- structured and detailed online support center has all the answers you need. We’re not here to just sell products, we’re here to see you succeed.

Your success is our success – and it all starts with a conversation.

So what are you waiting for? Explore your options for success!
Call us at 888.321.HOST(4678)

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Dream On: National Small Business Week 2015

Making Small Business a Reality

As a small business owner, you wear many hats during the initial phases of selling your product or service. You need to get a lot done but may not have the time or even the skill sets. You need to design a flier, but you don’t how to use Photoshop. Or you need to file state, local and federal taxes but you have no clue about accounting. You have figure it out as you go along. It’s daunting to say the least.

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Along with a million things you need to do to run a business, add to that a website that’s excruciatingly slow, has multiple server crashes and to top that a hosting company that doesn’t really care about you. Sometimes it seems like as a small business you never get a break!

You are not alone, but there is hope for you!

This week the Small Business Administration has announced its annual “National Small Business Week” and InMotion Hosting couldn’t be happier to be part of it. The National Small Business week – May 4th to May 8th – put on by the Small Business Administration (SBA) has been announced by the President of the United States since 1963 in recognition of the colossal contributions that American small business owners and entrepreneurs have on this country’s ideals and economy.

InMotion Hosting believes it has the responsibility to support the American Dream by providing the hosting infrastructure, services and support that allow small businesses have a presence on the internet. Whether your small business is in a garage or in a high-rise office. Whether you are on your own or have a team. A website is your business’s access to the over 3 billion people connected to the web, and we’re here to help you get (and stay) in front of them.

Tag your business posts with #BizInMotion & #DreamSmallBiz if you’re a small business yourself or to show your support for small business!

Every business idea starts as a dream, and this week – you can make that dream a reality with a website.

We’re not here to just sign people up for hosting – we’re here to see your website through to launch and support you post-launch! That’s real talk, it’s not a pitch. We believe in supporting businesses. Even our flagship product is named Business Hosting.

InMotion is employee-owned with a core set of values, not influenced by the motivations of shareholders. With our U.S.-based customer support centers that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our multiple US server locations, InMotion Hosting wants your American business grounded and running after the moment you sign up on a hosting plan.

      Related:  Read our “Core Values: What Does Your Business Stand For?” blog post

You may not reach success today, but we believe you’ll be closer to it than you were yesterday once you start your website.

Because we know the American entrepreneur. We are one of them.

 

Girl Develop It – Steering the Future of Women in Tech

Anytime the topic of technology arises in the news or media, it’s about what new ‘thing’ has been invented to make our lives easier. We are always talking about a new app that helps find the cheapest gas, or an app that edits photos with a seemingly endless amount of filters and features. But one thing we sometimes fail to focus on are the people behind these technologies. The minds that work and code meticulously through endless hours, and sleepless nights to bring us these advancements in technology. We appreciate the faces behind each line of code written, and we want to share the story of one such group that is making it possible for women to prominently step into these roles.

InMotion Hosting has always believed that the work place runs at its peak efficiency and creativity when there is a diverse group of backgrounds collaborating to build better products. That’s why for the past few years, IMH has been making the push to be a pillar of support in the tech industry by supporting groups and niche organizations that want to grow in the tech field. Most recently, in the last year, we’ve partnered up with Girl Develop It, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development in a judgment-free environment.

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Inmotion Hosting recently hosted a Girl Develop It event at our Los Angeles office. Afterwards, we had a chance to sit down with Natalie Macleas, the co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Girl Develop It and talk about the organization’s goals as well as the reasons on why there is a need for groups such as Girl Develop It, especially in our times.

 

 

InMotion Hosting (IMH): What are some of the barriers to entry in the tech industry for women?

Natalie Macleas (NM): The biggest barrier is intimidation. Being the only woman in the room when all your coworkers on a development team are male builds up pressure. There is an almost, ‘imposter syndrome’ that females might feel. But GDI isn’t like that! Our name says “girl” but we have had men comes to our meetings and even teach some of our classes!

IMH: If we could be so bold – what is the need for an organization like yours?

NM: There is a daunting truth that doesn’t sit well with me. Half of the American work force is made up of women but less than a quarter of that half pursue careers in the tech industry. There has even been a 7% decrease in women pursuing computer science degrees this last year. Our organization works to empower women and get them to understand that there is not only a place for them in tech, but that we are available to help and guide them into the field.

IMH: What is the advantage for encouraging more women to build their careers in the tech industry?

NM: So many! Let me start with the personal, and then the industry advantage. Personally, for women, tech careers are the best because of the ability to work from home. Many of our members are active moms, and they find that they can pursue a solid career and manage their family much more efficiently. There is a great option for flexibility in terms of a work life balance. For the tech industry itself, I would say diversity! Studies have shown how a workplace that is inclusive of both genders are more productive and creative. Do you know of a company that wouldn’t want to be more productive and creative?

IMH: Nope!
NM: Exactly.

IMH: Let me throw a scenario at you. I’m a female just out of high school that sees you on MeetUp. I read your event, your pitch and a little bit about the organization. How will I benefit from joining GDI as opposed to taking a class at my Community College?

NM: First let me say that those two things should not be exclusive. We think that GDI is a great compliment to a community college course. So girls should still take classes if they can. Having said that, I also think that the faculty members are not immersed in the industry and there is a gap between what they teach and what the industry needs. GDI fills in that gap because our teachers and members are actively part of the tech worldbecause of their careers or network. The networking and mentoring that members receive from GDI is superb because you get to talk to women that are in the roles you are training for.

IMH: What do you hope GDI will achieve for women in the next 5 years?

NM: GDI already has done so much for women. There are currently 35,000 members nationwide in over 46 cities. But I’d say for us in general and for the Los Angeles chapter specifically that we continue to enable the empowerment of women to advance their careers within the tech industry.  For example, we had an accountant who trained with us, then applied to and was hired at a startup. Then we had another member, a chef, who joined our ranks and is now building her own app. These are the stories that inspire us to keep moving forward.

IMH: What has been the hardest challenge GDI has faced?

NM: The toughest thing is really a collective of three. We need venues, teachers and students. Sometimes we have groups made up of a handful of members and other times we have full capacity meetings. As of now, the Los Angeles Chapter of GDI has reached a membership level of 900 members, and we’re hoping to grow to 1,000 by the end of April. Currently the class structure is usually one teacher and one to two teacher aides to give everyone an equal learning opportunity. It works out great and we always satisfy everyone’s needs that shows up – so it does work out.

IMH: Has there been a general atmosphere of support or push back from male counterparts in the industry?

NM: I can’t think of anything negative. They have really been supportive and as I mentioned before, we have males volunteer as teachers or guest speakers.

IMH: What are some challenges that you yourself have faced in your career as a female in the tech industry?

NM: My opinion wasn’t as valued as much. There are the classical biases that you might expect – information delivered through a male is more valuable than that of a female, even though I was the senior member of the group. I remember this one time I went to a DevDays conference and in a room of 250 people there were a total of 5 girls!

IMH: Why did you ultimately decide to start/join with a group such as GDI?

NM: I was reading the original blog of Vanessa Hurst and Sarah Chipps (the two founders of the Girl Develop It). Their message about “we’re tired of hearing that more girls need to be in tech,” and that no one was doing anything about it really resonated with me and my own experience. So when they announced their plans to start GDI, I jumped on the opportunity and emailed them asking if they were looking for anyone to open a Los Angeles brand.  When the time came, I applied and now we have our branch approaching 1,000 members!

 

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IMH: And, just for fun. Who was your favorite character as a child?

NM: Has to be Laura Ingalls Wilder.

IMH: How about your favorite 90’s tune?

NM: Summer Time by Jazzy Time – which I’ll probably listen to right now.

In all, Natalie Macleas and the Girl Develop It group is a new hope for change in the tech industry. Change not just for the sake of change, but change for the sake of progress. With a more diverse tech workforce, one made of talented women and men working side by side, we look forward to quicker advances in technology.

Girl Develop It will be hosting their next event at InMotion Hosting’s Los Angeles Office on May 6th, 2015. If you’d like more information you can RSVP to that event here.

 

Google’s ‘Mobilegeddon’: What You Need to Know for April 2015

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Google’s ‘Mobilegeddon’: What You Need to Know for April 2015 

Google’s primary purpose is to help you find what you’re looking for. It’s a simple enough business model, and they’ve done a great job sticking to their bread and butter throughout their ascent to the goliath of the internet as well as the highest-trafficked website in the world. And now, with the proliferation of mobile devices as an everyday necessity for the average consumer comes the truth that most of the internet and all its applications are being accessed increasingly by mobile devices and tablets.

 Smart phones are quickly becoming the most used devices in the world to access the web. Multitasking activities like listening to your favorite podcast or radio station on the go while reading emails and downloading a recipe for dinner simultaneously are capabilities that are afforded to us by our mobile devices. In North America alone, “mobile data traffic by 2019 will be equivalent to 210x the volume of North American mobile traffic ten years earlier (in 2009),” according to Cisco Communications. That’s why Google has announced that it will be unleashing its “mobile-friendly” update on April 21st, 2015, a.k.a – Mobilegeddon.

The name of the game here is mobile efficiency – and Google wants to reward the websites and apps that make the life of a mobile user easier by rewarding more mobile-friendly sites in search results. With this update, Google is tackling two inefficiencies they see with the current mobile user model. we’ll be covering there here so you can better prepare for Mobilegeddon.

Be Friendly, not Freaky

Google wants users who are accessing the web via their smart phones to be able to do so without worrying about load times or compatibility with their hand-held hardware. A lot of times, a website’s features, such as an embedded video, has to adjust to the phone’s smaller format. Or perhaps the website’s content requires Adobe Flash, but the phone isn’t equipped with it. This causes longer load time, and graphics to get ‘freaky’ via improperly loaded content.

With the new mobile-friendly search result update, Google is essentially telling websites that they need to make their websites less burdensome to the mobile user or else there will be a penalty in mobile-user access and search placement.  As most users know, the higher a website ranks on Google the better traffic they will get because users usually don’t click beyond the first page of search results. In terms of Mobilegeddon, the quality of your website and how compatible it is to mobile users will affect your placement on Google’s search results. The first page is obviously the best placement, and beyond the third you’re really looking at low traffic results. So help yourself out and be friendly to those who want access to your content.

Is your website a ‘mobile freak’ or a ‘mobile friend?’ Check with Google’s Mobile-Friendly meter here: 

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*NOTE* This ‘mobile friendly’ checker works on a page to page basis. So if your website has multiple pages, make sure they are all checked. it’s a lot of work, but it will be worth it. Mobilegeddon is upon us – so get preparations in order.

“WHERE IS THE DA-oh. There it is…”

An index works like a hyper table of contents. When you need to know something quickly, you look up one or two reference words, search the index, find the page number, and continue with your reading. Google understands this and has taken steps to apply this to websites and the mobile landscape.

According to the Google announcement:

        “We will begin to use information from indexed apps as a factor in ranking for signed-in users who have the app installed. As a result, we may now surface content from indexed apps more prominently in search. To find out how to implement App Indexing, which allows us to surface this information in search results, have a look at our step-by-step guide on the developer site.” – Google Web Master

In essence, the number of users who have your app installed and use it actively will be an influence in where you are ranked on the search engine. That’s just an influence though. If you website or service does not have an app, then make sure to make it mobile friendly!

The update takes place April 21st, 2015

Make sure you’ve checked your website’s mobile friendliness by then so that you don’t get flagged as “unfriendly” when the update takes place.

Don’t end up where you don’t belong because of an easy fix. Make sure you check your website HERE.

All won’t be lost if your webmaster or development team can’t make a page on your website mobile-friendly. There are just some pages that can’t “please all.” Google understands this, but in order to benefit the most from mobile search results, get your design teams working on optimizing your pages that aren’t converting to mobile very well. This time next year, you’ll see the value in starting now.

Whether you own a small to medium business or you desire a robust e-Commerce storefront, InMotion Hosting can get your business online in no time. We provide high-quality web design services in a wide range of customizable packages. Take a look at make sure to chat with us if you’d like us to design you a mobile friendly website. Check us out here.