Posts by Jordan Schelew

What are my email hosting options?

Although we started with just basic IMAP/POP mail hosting, to better meet the needs of our customers, we’ve added a few options in the past few years. We’ll also be providing a few additional options that we don’t host. 1. Websavers Shared Hosting Starts at $0 for our Helium hosting plan (requires domain purchase). You…

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How to avoid timeouts when importing a WordPress export XML file

WordPress provides a great mechanism for exporting and importing data simply by using Tools > Export or Import. However when used on large datasets, you’re bound to run into timeout issues, especially when that data includes images since it takes time for the importer to grab those images from their source and download them into…

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Profile on HostingAdvice

Hey hosting family! Just a quick note to check out our featuredarticle on HostingAdvice. You can learn a bit about the company’s history and where we’re headed ūüôā

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How to Password Protect any Folder in Plesk

This feature is also known as HTTP Authentication. Here’s how to do it: Log in to Plesk and choose ‚ÄúPassword Protected Direcotires‚ÄĚ under your domain Select Add Protected Directory. Enter in the directory name (wp-admin), location (probably httpdocs) and title of the protected directory and click OK. Once the directory is added, select the directory.…

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How to keep your development sites from being indexed

This guide will show you how to configure your development site to ensure it is not indexed by Google. If you’re looking to set up a development environment, take a read over our guide here to learn how to do so then come on back here. Why is it important that your development sites not…

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Top 5 Must Have WordPress Plugins

This article is an update to one we wrote almost seven years ago: Top 9 Must Have WordPress Plugins. In that time a lot has changed in both the WordPress world and in the tools we use to create sites. Since we often make use of both paid and free plugins and yet it’s not…

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How to set your PayPal IPN URL

There’s plenty of guides out there showing how to do this with the¬†old¬†PayPal interface and it seems they all could use some updating! Here’s how to set your IPN URL, as is commonly requested by cart software like WooCommerce. Login to your PayPal account Click here OR click the cog icon in the upper right…

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Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)

Once you have a website and your marketing efforts are sending new customers to your website, it’s important to analyze the flow of traffic from the moment they reach your site through to the final order process. This is called Conversion Rate Optimization or CRO. CRO ensures your business makes money after you start driving…

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Intro to Shell (CLI) for Plesk Linux

There’s a¬†lot¬†of Linux shell intro guides out there. There’s also a lot of intro to Plesk guides out there. But what you don’t find as often is a great reference guide to help you find the most common paths and command line utilities for managing your Linux VPS or dedicated server running Plesk. For example,…

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How do I log in to Plesk?

This guide will show you how to access Plesk, our hosting control panel of choice for all of our shared servers. Plesk allows you to manage every detail of your hosting, including DNS records, mail accounts, FTP accounts, and more. Shared Hosting User If you have a shared or reseller hosting account with us, here’s…

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