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11 Oct

WordPress 5.0 is on the Way

One of the WordPress strong side (and week one) is its continues process of updates and upgrades. There were seven updates this year and somewhat twelve last year. From one hand that approach let to fix bags quickly and keep website secure in addition to new functionality. But from other hand core theme updates might conflict with number of plugins, that need to be updated but that in hand of their developers. WordPress manage to maintain and develop its content management system with minimum number of employers and they have to be busy to prepare forthcoming WordPress 5.0. The team announced their goal as complete merge with Gutenberg, which they started in resent releases.  The second major change is making WordPress compatible with the upcoming PHP 7.3  version.

WordPress 5.0 is on the Way

10 Oct

Custom DNS Server Benefits

A DNS server abbreviation means Domain Name System server, it converts a website address into numeric IP address in the process that called recursion, the result let user browser to find server that loads web site main files. The first DNS server your browser checks is our ISP (Internet Service Provider). But with billions of websites, your ISP could not maintain a complete list of each DNS record so it might pass the request to another server If after several attempts DNS servers can’t find a record for the website, you will present a name_not_resolved error. Custom servers like Google dns servers is one of the fastest dns service providers, Cisco OpenDNS, Amazon Route 53 and the market leader Oracle DYN. These providers have hundreds of dedicated domain name servers all over the world, which let them to spread requests and deliver them from the closes server. Extra layer of security and ability to quickly edit any dns record and push the changes to update servers within couple of minutes (comparing to 24 and up to 72 hours at average hosting provider).

Custom DNS Server Benefits

09 Oct

WHMCS Social Sign-In Integration

The ability to sign in to WHMCS using social network profiles was first introduced in WHMCS 7.3. This future makes it easer for new customers to create an account and login, it simplifies the process and make it more convenient, plus it is mobile optimized. Currently three social media are supported: Facebook, Google+ and Twitter and that covers the majority fo audience. For each social network you will need to setup an application to be able to retrieve API credentials. That could be done on there developers websites. In WHMCS side login to admin area and navigate to Setup then Sign-In Integrations to find setting for each social network. There is a good step by step guide on WHMCS documentation site. Contact Web Admin if you have questions and need help with your WHMCS website support, upgrade or customization. 

WHMCS Social Sign-In Integration

08 Oct

Free SEO Webpage Audit

Have you ever checked your website with any professional tools, that search engine optimization specialists use? Get a small review of  how healthy your domain is and what kind of data you could collect with paid search engine optimization tools. Visit web admin SEO page and fill the form. Within an hour you will get a small report by email you have provided us in this form. This check report will include your website total SEO score, number of crawled pages with number of healthy pages, broken, redirect, blocked pages and number of pages with issues. You will get number of errors, warnings and notices with detail description of the top three issues. This search engine optimization audit is FREE. Give it a try. Call or message us when you need more.

Free SEO Webpage Audit

07 Oct

Drupal 7 to 8 Migration

Migration website to Drupal 8 from version 7 is very different process as is used to be. The older upgrade process from one version to another was made over exited system, Drupal's files and data base were changing (updated) on the way. The latest Drupal version, version number 8, require another upgrade procedure. First you need to make new, clean install of Drupal 8 system, then you import (migrate) website configuration and content. Good news that Drupal 9 comes with modules that make updated easy: Migrate, Migrate Drupal and Migrate Upgrade. Before you start the process make sure all the modules from old website have their Drupal 8 analogs. And be sure you have a back up, you need to make one, in case you do not have now and before and after the upgrade. And the best and safest way to migrate to Drupal 8 is to do it on a test website and Drupal 8 gives you that perfect opportunity.

Drupal 7 to 8 Migration

06 Oct

Making Website that Makes Money

There are many ways how to make money with website. To create and effectively promote new website answer very important questions: what do you sell or going to sell? If you sell products you will need a e-commerce website. Do you sell service? if it is not the service that delivered over internet you technically do not making money with web site but attract customers. There are may reasons to have such a web site: to show off portfolio or promote and tell about services and there prices. Are there other ways to earn from website? Yes, if you create a popular resource and get high traffic you could sell advertising space directly, via Google AdSence or using referral links. If you create valuable content on your website you could sell subscription access and if you create a popular service you might charge interest from transactions. What do you what to sell?

Making Website that Makes Money

05 Oct

The Future of www Subdomain

This is one of the most popular questions for new website owners. Should I use www in my website URL? So www or no www website. There are many technical aspects to address this dilemma and there is no definite answer for a reason it could be a matter of taste or brand name boundaries. For a low traffic web site, that handles mostly static content and does not require cookies URL address without www might be an effective marketing solution. Such name is short (at least four characters shorter), quicker to type and better associates with a brand name. For high traffic web site, with multiple subdomains, necessity to handle user authentication across subdomains and share cookies, the only choice is www subdomain in website URL As cookies can be shared between the naked domain and subdomains. Another reason security and possible server failure. Would you need to quickly redirect traffic from one server to another you will need DNS CNAME records, but the naked domain cannot have a CNAME record.

The Future of www Subdomain

04 Oct

Premium WordPress Theme Customization

One of a real benefit of a "Premium WordPress Theme" is it ability for customization. The initial look of professional theme is usually comes with better layouts and adjustments, better color balance, topography, ability to import demo content or a complete demo site. Premium themes often bundles with popular plugins and the total price of these plugins will they be purchased separately will exceed the price of the premium them. And these plugin let to add and control page look and customization. Some powerful premium WordPress theme have special extended control panel for theme customization and fine tuning. Premium themes have many options to make website look, feel and be a personal and unique one.

Premium WordPress Theme Customization

03 Oct

What is Content Management System

Drupal, WordPress and Magento are classic content management systems where design, content and programming are separated. lets take WordPress as an example. The core (programming) of this CMS is developed and supported by WordPress itself and core is a free open source download that comes with WordPress original themes pre-installed. Content is supposed to be created by users. The design part is managed by themes and enhanced via plugins. In WordPress and others CMS design (look) of a website could be changed without removing content or changing URL structure, neither content not theme changes should effect core system. In addition to separation of these three instances (content design and programming) CMS has users access level control, integrated comments system and RSS publishing options as part of the core system. Well organized CMS let authors and editors to work on content (create, edit, and delete) without effecting design and programming sides of a website.

What is Content Management System

02 Oct

Domains for Sale Options

Search for a new domain name in addition to search (creation) of totally new name includes an option to buy an exiting domain. When we hear "domain for sale" most of the time we think about cheap domain and where is the best place to buy domain. Yes, often there are special promotions and price reductions for new domain name registrations. Search for domain extensions prices at different sites and compare them. But "domain for sale" could also mean premium domains for sale and even expired domain for sale. Premium domains are highly attractive for commercial use so their prices are high staring from several hundreds and going up and over thousands of dollars. And there are domains that have expired but still might have commercial value as they accumulated high domain authority over the time of their existence. Domain name itself is an important part of search engine optimization and might be a valuable asset.

Domains for Sale Options

01 Oct

Effective Domain Name Search

How to find a powerful and marketing impactful domain name? To answer this question, make a small research, what words do you want to use in new website name? How often these worlds are looked for in search engines? Are their competitors out there? What names do they use? Do you have a brand name? Is it unique? Try to put together two, three words and play with them. Check new domain name extensions. They have several benefits over the classic ones. There are many category specific words, there are many short well-known words and there are many sort good names that are available! Time to examine chosen versions with free domain name checker. Domain name registration itself is easy in most cases and nearly instant after a payment. Whoever registration in some domain zones might require extra verification steps.The best name is short, has high search volume, has unique part and has category specific or referring part.

Effective Domain Name Search

30 Sep

How Private is Your Internet Privacy

In US we recognize privacy as one of the human fundamental rights and it is, it let us to have freedom from society. In US it is a federal offense to open someone’s mail. And it is easy to understand when we talk about material objects, and it becomes hard when we deal with digital information and least understood. But do you know that companies operated in internet can legally open data that gets delivered through their system. Yes, without legal consequence. Do you think only common people are effected, what about Microsoft and the Supreme Court case started this year? There is a law and there is a reality and in reality there are many ways to control your internet privacy, it in your best interests.

How Private is Your Internet Privacy

29 Sep

What is My IP Address?

We just added several web server and web hosting tools. One of them "what is my ip" or "wheres my ip" and as easy as just pressing a button you will get information about you real public IPv4 address and if there is a IPv6 address in addition you will get information about city, region, country, internet service provider, latitude and longitude and you location on Google map. IP Address is given to each device connected to the Internet and your ip address can be viewed from the public, that means others could to see where you are and some other information that passes via your address. Visit What is My IP address page to check you device ip amd see your location on map.

What is My IP Address?

28 Sep

Google WebMaster Tools News

Or Google Search Console is a free service for anyone with Google account and verified domain. Search engine giant wants to help you to be found. Effective use of Webmaster Tools will improve website performance in any search engine and especially Google one, you could track and meager results and keep recording of your statistics data. This is the place where you submit your website XML site map and after check Google's crawl index, trace links routing to your web site, find out about your most popular pages and how visitors find you (what search query they use). In the past months Google started gradual transition to a new Search Console, promising it will be simpler, faster and has extra functionality like new Search Performance report, updated Index Coverage report and more. Check it out.

Google WebMaster Tools News

27 Sep

Google URL Shortener Time Gets Shorter

This is a reminder for any web developer who uses Google URL shortener service. Google is "transitioning URL Shortener to Firebase Dynamic". The service that was launched in 2009 and was providing internet community with one of the fastest URL shortener services. New users lost access to this service this year April 13, existing user will be able to use service thill the end of March 2019 when it will e discontinued. But even after March 30, 2019, all created short links will continue to redirect to the intended destination. We recommend to pay attention to Google's new service of smart linking - Firebase Dynamic Links. Google has promissed "Dynamic Links are free forever, for any scale".

Google URL Shortener Time Gets Shorter

26 Sep

Best WordPress SEO Plugin

There are two best and most popular WordPress search engine optimization plugins: Yoast SEO for WordPress and All in One SEO. These are free plugins available for download from WordPress repository. Both have premium payed futures. But even free version with right setup will bring your website more clicks from Google, Bing and Yahoo, will attract more visitors from social media networks and increase there engagement. The most downloaded SEO plugin with over 40 million downloads is Yoast SEO fro WordPress. It is trusted by individuals and businesses all over the world, because it gives real results. Do it yourself and you will become a SEO expert ion time. Give it a try.

Best WordPress SEO Plugin

25 Sep

Get Free SEO Moz Pro Report

For the next three months till the end of 2018 you could get free professional Moz Pro report. Check your web site for search engine ranking and visibility. Both ranking and visibility are important and usually the content that ranks highest will show at the top of organic search results. Get overview, inbound linking report, linking domains list, anchor text and top linked pages, very important spam score. Moz Pro calls it All-in-One Website SEO and it is an essential tool for anyone who needs to trace web site search engine optimization results, research keywords, check competitors results and compare them. Moz com been building there metrics for years and now it is one of the most trusted and respected SEO authority. Send us a message with you web site URL to get you FREE SEO report.

Get Free SEO Moz Pro Report

24 Sep

Who Uses Drupal - Corporations

Here is famous corporations that use Drupal for there websites: CVS Health, General Electric, Pfizer, Whole Foods Market, United States Steel, General Dynamics, Verizon, Nokia, McDonald’s Australia, Honda Brazil, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Box.com, Timex, Mint, Sony Ericsson Labs, Societe Generale, Swift, Dickies, Tesla, Tourism Fiji, Lush, Savant, Gap, Fooda, Guerlain, PBF Energy, Stanley Black & Decker, Sealed Air, Mattel, United Rentals, Qualcomm, Virgin, Fedex (news), AOL (corporate and developer). 

Who Uses Drupal - Corporations

23 Sep

Who Uses Drupal - Governments

State of Colorado official web site, State of Georgia, New York State Senate, US Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Commerce, US Department of Energy, City of Austin, Citi of Los Angeles, London Gov UK, Australian Government, NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NCAA (The National Collegiate Athletic Association), Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is the largest school system in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the 10th largest in the United States, Government of Bermuda, Government of France, South African Government. Drupal based web site is used by governments at the state and federal level in more than 150 countries including embassies, parliaments, government portals, police, research centers, ministries, monarchies. White House gov uses Drupal.

Who Uses Drupal - Governments

22 Sep

Who Uses Drupal - Entertainment

The Economist, Entertainment Weekly is a publication owned by Time, Inc., Bravo, SyFy, Fox News, Telemundo, Universal Music Group, Grammy Awards, BBS Store, Warner Bros. Records, Al Jazeera, NBC, Turner Broadcasting, Lady Gaga, Eric Clapton, The Emmy Awards, Led Zeppelin, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Robbie Williams, R. Kelly, Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Grateful Dead, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Dallas Cowboys, Patriots sport team, Twenty-First Century Fox, The Independent, Le Figaro, NBC Sports, MSNBC, NBA, Columbia Nashville Records, DC Comics, World Wrestling Entertainment, Kentucky Derby, Arsenal FC this is incomplete list of entertainment, media and sports website created with Drupal.

Who Uses Drupal - Entertainment

21 Sep

Who Uses Drupal - Universities

Today let’s look closer at one category - higher education. What well known universities use Drupal powered websites. The first is - Harvard University, one of the oldest and prestigious universities. There website handles the information about the university itself, its past and present, the terms of admission, scholarships, social media accounts, videos and news. University of Colorado, University of Minnesota, Oregon State University, Rutgers University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, University of Chicago, Bentley University, Stanford University, USCF that is a small list that gives big perspective of Drupals' flexibility, scalability, security and ability to handle high traffic.

Who Uses Drupal - Universities

20 Sep

Chrome 69 Removed Subdomains

In the latest edition of Google Crome 69 developer hid the "www" and "m" subdomains and HTTP or HTTPS prefixes from website URL that is displayed in address bar. That mean that visitors of the "www.businesswebadmin.com" page see just root domain name "businesswebadmin.com". Internet enthusiasts and web security experts raised concerns that this new future will mislead and confuse web site visitors and could make browser to show wrong URL in the address bar. Community had a point so Google decided in the meanwhile to roll back these changes on Chrome for Desktop and Android. Till the next release of Chrome that will again omit "www" but not "m" subdomain.

Chrome 69 Removed Subdomains

19 Sep

Launching a New Web Site

What are the steps to create a new, modern web site from a scratch? First, you need a domain name. Be short and descriptive, check new domain extensions. Second, you need web hosting to deliver content and get other services like email. Find he best one you could afford. Think about SSL certificate, extra custom DNS servers. Third, creating content. Let say you have already selected (sorted, prepared) pictures, videos, texts. Now the big question. You need a way to put them online, make mobile friendly, add notes, possibly comments system. That is a web site developing and he more you do yourself - the less you pay, the less you do yourself - the more you pay. For the beginners we recommend WordPress. It is easy to learn and you could move fast. Lost and lots resources for WordPress are available and it is easer to find help you you need one. Time to start and move forward.

Launching a New Web Site

18 Sep

Safeguard Your Website Data

Make a backup. And there are many reasons for that like: server failure, updates or new installation gone wrong, simple mistakes or hacker attack. The data on your web server might be gone. It is easy to replace hardware and could be hard or even impossible to restore data. To be ready have a backup strategy. What is the most sensitive data? Backup it daily or even more often. Do you have full (complete cPanel) website backup? Complete cPanel backup include mail, subdomains, data bases, server setting and more. You need to make one weekly or monthly and before and after all major updates. WordPress, Drupal, Magento and WHMCS has option to add automatic data bases backups. In summary, for the best backup practices make daily or hourly data base backups and weekly or monthly full cPanel backup.

Safeguard Your Website Data

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08 Dec 2018