If you’re new to hosting, learning the ins and outs of getting your website functioning properly can involve a bit of a learning curve. We’ve put together some of our best video tutorials to teach you a few hosting basics so you can get your website up and running.
How to protect your Instagram account after the recent hack
Have you been noticing some strange things happening on your favorite celebrity’s Instagram account? A recent data breach allowed hackers to get their hands on the contact details of hundreds of notable figures and potentially millions of regular users’ account information—including yours.
What’s new on Name.com, August edition
As always, our team has been busy rolling out a few UI/UX changes on Name.com this month to address customer feedback and make the site better than ever. Here are a few highlights of what’s new.
Game of Phones: Which smartphone will break the wheel?
Cover image source: Rozetked, YouTube
As the years have passed and hand-held technology has continued to evolve, the smartphone battle has gotten intense. Apple’s iPhone 8 (X), Google’s Pixel 2, and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 are all trying to break the wheel while generating hype across the internet. So who will take the phone throne during this year’s releases? While there’s still a lot of rumored features that have yet to be officially announced, these three contenders aren’t holding back. Here’s the rundown.
Good news: You can now add Prologue to an existing domain
That’s right folks: It’s the update we’ve all been waiting for.
4 tips for increasing your blog traffic
Once you start your first blog, write an incredible article, and hit that publish button, it’s easy to expect the blog views to roll in overnight. Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens—it takes active promotion and a little strategy to build a blog audience. If you’re first starting out, here are a few tips for driving more traffic to your blog posts.
How to install WordPress through Name.com hosting
Ready to start a WordPress blog? Most people don’t know that it’s simple to set up via third-party hosting, where you have most control over your domain and website.
While our WordPress hosting product is great for beginners, more experienced website creators might want to have the full access that comes with one of our hosting packages. Here’s how to manually install WordPress on your website via an existing hosting plan.
What kind of SSL certificate should you get for your website?
At Name.com, we believe that every website is worth securing with an SSL certificate—which is why we now offer them for free to anyone who hosts a website with us via our Encryption Everywhere program. But for certain website users, its worthwhile to add additional levels of security to your site via an upgraded SSL certificate.
A social network for the antisocial
Google Now has been offering Google app users relevant and curated information for a while, but now it’s just one part of an even greater product. The latest update has introduced a new home screen where you’ll be treated to a personalized news feed that has all the stories and articles that you’re most likely to be interested in. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now, “Do I seriously need to add another social network to my daily obsession?” The answer is yes.
Trusted links can increase click-through rate by up to 39%
Our friends at Rebrandly share their thoughts on why custom branded links are important and how you can be using them to boost social engagement.
When someone sees an article you’ve shared, you have only a couple of seconds to grab their attention or they’re going to scroll right past the content you’ve worked so hard to create. Their eyes quickly scan the image, the title and even the link. They’re deciding if clicking this article is worth their time and it happens so quickly that they don’t even realize they’re doing it. It’s psychological.