The WordPress Optimized Stack

 

InMotion Hosting’s new WordPress Hosting Optimized Stack maximizes performance and significantly improves site load times. Now using NGINX, Apache, and PHP-FPM together, it provides a great solution for slow-loading WordPress sites. When used with compatible plugins such as the Cache Manager Plugin, users can adjust the settings to customize website performance to suit their needs. Compared to our previous stack (which consisted of Apache and suPHP) this new optimized stack is a powerhouse. It allows for more visitors, quicker loading times — all while allowing for effortless optimization. Continue reading –>

High-Performance WordPress Hosting with NGINX Reverse-Proxy Caching

WordPress Hosting with NGINX

InMotion Hosting’s new WordPress Hosting uses NGINX reverse-proxy caching to vastly improve site performance. Perfect for sites with moderate to high levels of traffic, it improves load times for visitors to your site. NGINX reverse-caching also greatly reduces the server resources needed to generate a web page. That allows a site to serve greater numbers of visitors and load pages in a fraction of the time. Faster load times mean higher conversion rates on transactional pages. They also improve visitor engagement and a site’s ranking in search engine results. With InMotion Hosting’s WordPress Hosting, your web page visitors will never have to wait around for your site to load again! Continue reading –>

10 WordPress Plugins that Online Business Owners NEED to Know About

WordPress Plugins Business Owners Need

With over 50,000 plugins in the WordPress repository (and just as many sold on various marketplaces), it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices available when you just need to find the right plugin. The following list should make things easier. These 10 useful, popular plugins include those that every WordPress user should at least know about, if not use every day.
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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a WordPress Theme

Choosing WordPress Theme

A surprising amount of work goes into choosing the right theme for any WordPress site. Granted, a few people just use one of the default themes that installs with WordPress without any further thought or effort. But, for those who actually care about the look and feel of their website and the user experience it delivers to visitors, choosing the correct theme takes some thought. Whether picking a theme for an existing site or building one from the ground up, consider these five things carefully before making your choice:
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5 Ways to Find Free Photos and Images You Can Use on Your Website

 

 

Free Image and Photo Resources

Whether sharing stories about your life or selling a product, images have become essential to the modern website. If you think about your own experience on the web you will probably agree that websites with great images and design draw and keep your attention better than those comprised almost entirely of text. And, those images need to be high quality. Indeed, research by Skyword found that content containing “compelling” images averaged 94 percent more views than those with less eye-catching pictures.
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How to Start Selling Domains

How to Start Selling Domains

The Internet provides literally thousands of different ways to make money online. One that has become popular in recent years – reselling hosting services – can be a great, low-risk way to do just that. But, did you know that you can also make money just by selling domains? In fact, selling domains can be even easier to set-up than reselling hosting. So, how do you start making money on the Internet by selling domains?
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What to do if Your Site Falls Victim to Ransomware

Ransomware

Cyberattacks have been on the rise for some time. Cybercriminals have become increasingly sophisticated, finding more and more clever ways to breach the security of both individuals and businesses. When a business suffers a ransomware attack, especially on their website, it can devastate the company and paralyze its operations. While the threat will always exist, a few practices can help reduce the risk of infection. If a site still falls victim to a ransomware attack, knowing how to recover quickly can mean the difference between getting back to business as usual or going bust.
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How to Use Your Smartphone to Shoot Professional Looking Videos for Your Website

Smartphone Camera

Ever seen those billboards or commercials that brag that the whole thing was shot on a smartphone? You may have thought “yeah right.” Funny thing is, it was probably true! More and more producers working on tight budgets have turned to smartphones to meet their production needs on the cheap. Here is how you, too, can create videos and show them on your website using nothing more than your smartphone and a little know-how.
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Top 5+ Best WordPress Caching Plugins

Stay Ahead with Caching tools

Everyone loves a fast loading website. Website owners, site visitors, and even Google all have a special place in their hearts for websites that load quickly and efficiently. And, with good reason: excessive load times can drive away site visitors, prevent conversions, and cause a site to rank lower in search engine results pages.
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5 Ways to Improve Your WordPress Site’s Performance

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) around, but some of the tools that make it so powerful can also slow its performance to a crawl. Most web-optimization experts will tell you that you may have only a few seconds (if that) to capture your site visitor’s interest, so a sluggish site is sure to cost you. But, with a few relatively simple tweaks, you can gain a sizable uptick in performance.
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