Hosting & Domains
The Biggest Pain Points of WordPress Website Owners & How to Fix Them
WordPress recently passed the 33% marketshare mark. That means 1 out of every 3 websites is now powered by WordPress! Crazy. It’s by far the most widely used content management system in existence with 60% of all websites where the CMS used is known. It’s a free, open-source CMS that has spawned thousands of businesses,…Read More
What to Look for in a Good WordPress Hosting Company
Hosting is an essential part of a website. Without it, your website would just be a bunch of code, but not actually be accessible. A hosting company places your website on their server where others can view it. In this article, we talk about some of the top features a good hosting company should have.…Read More
How to Add HTTPS (SSL) On Your Entire WordPress Website
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Installing SSL on WordPress” Series about how to install HTTPS via an SSL certificate, on your WordPress website. This is Why You Need SSL by July 2018 – Google Changes How to Add HTTPS (SSL) On Your Entire WordPress Website I recently wrote about the new…Read More
How Do I Increase My Website’s Speed?
By now, you can guess that the speed of your website is pretty important, but just a quick recap or lesson for those who don’t know. Viewers of your website get pretty impatient, pretty fast. They want your website to load quickly and if they have to wait more than a few seconds will actually…Read More
We Moved to Flywheel Hosting! …And Why We Did It
Here at wpXPRESS, hosting is an essential part of our business. We can’t provide “hassle-free” websites unless we have great hosting to keep those sites online and running at their optimum. So we take hosting very seriously. I personally know a ton about hosting, because I’ve used a lot of different hosts and server setups…Read More
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What if someone is already using the domain name I want?
This is one of hundreds of videos where I answer questions for small business owners about website design. The question of the day is, “What if somebody is already using the domain name that I wanted for my website?” If you’re thinking of starting nike.com that’s probably taken! CBS.com, probably taken! There’s a ton of domain names out there that are not taken but the perfect domain name that you wanted is taken so what do you do?Read More
Will Clients Look Down On Me For Having a WordPress Site?
Today’s question is, “Will potential clients look down on you if you use a WordPress website?” WordPress is the platform that we use at Fiddler Online to develop all of our small-business websites. We can assure you that it is a highly respectable platform to build a website. Ten years ago a lot of people taught that WordPress was just a blogging platform, and that’s one aspect where WordPress started and got their fame. But the majority of websites that are online are developed on a WordPress platform.Read More
Do I Need a Website If I Have a Facebook page?
I was standing in line in a small-town ice cream shop to get creamy goodness when I noticed a sign taped sloppily to the glass above the ice cream flavors. It read, “Like us on Facebook and get a free cone!” I appreciated their creativity to expand their Facebook following, but I realized they were…Read More
A Tale of Knights, Castles, Customer Service, & Hacked WordPress Websites
Formerly titled: Why wpXPRESS Charges $149 for A Whole Lot More Than Just “Hosting” or “Maintenance” Recently, we had two different instances where security was an issue for sites that were not hosted by us. In one instance some WordPress themes contained a known security flaw, but hadn’t been updated, and therefore allowed malware to…Read More