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.
Do yourself a favor and use Whois Privacy
We’ve talked about why Whois Privacy is important before, but many people don’t understand just how annoying it can be when the nefarious spammers of the internet get a hold of your contact information. So we thought a little visual could help.
Our web hosting got a makeover—check out the new features
Web hosting can be a complicated part of running a website, and we’re always trying to come up with new ways to simplify it for our users. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to debut a few new features in Name.com web hosting, which are geared towards making website management easier than ever.
How to create great content for your website
Your website may have intuitive design, a flawless user experience, and compelling imagery—but at the end of the day, none of that matters if you’re lacking one very important thing: great content. Name.com’s Content Manager Ethan Conley and I recently sat down to talk about what it takes to create an incredible content strategy for your website.
How to start a blog on WordPress
Blogging has become incredibly popular over the past few years, and can be a great source of information and entertainment for online users. If you’d like to start your own blog for fun or for business purposes, WordPress is one of the best platforms available for hosting your website. Let’s walk through the steps it takes to start your own blog on WordPress.
New SEO study provides further evidence that New Domains can rank well organically
The Domain Name Association recently released a study commissioned from SEO company Web Traffic Advisors to examine the impact that domain choice may have on SEO. You can download the full report here, but we’ve highlighted some of the most interesting points as they relate to New Domains.
3 free places to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop
If you have created your own website before, you know that compelling imagery is one of the best ways to give your site personality and make it stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s creating a custom banner for your header or improving the photos you post, knowing how to use Adobe Photoshop can be a huge plus. Check out these helpful (and free!) resources to help you learn to use Photoshop.
5 unique one-page websites created with Prologue
Although our newest one-page website builder Prologue was only launched a short time ago, it’s been fun to see the variety of pages our users have already created. We’ve highlighted a few examples we love in this post. So strap in and get ready to be inspired.
Dispute between Google and Symantec leads to uncertainty over EV SSL certificates
The Google Chrome team recently announced a proposal to immediately stop recognizing Extended Validation status for all Symantec SSL certificates in the Chrome browser, and to eventually require revalidation and replacement for all Symantec-issued certificates.
In the near term, if Google moves forward with it its proposal, websites with Symantec EV SSL certificates will no longer display a green bar that indicates extended validation (in the Chrome browser). The long-term consequences aren’t as certain at this point.