Introducing “Cloud Hosting” on HostGator

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by HostGator India

Here at HostGator, the word “unlimited” just expanded in scope. In keeping with our goal to always provide the best service and products in the industry, it is with great pleasure that we now introduce our new cloud hosting platform.

We are able to offer our customers increased reliability, scalability and performance while still giving them full access to the cPanel features they know and love, in the cloud! Built on pooled compute and storage resources with features that allow us to respond quickly and easily to any hardware issues that arise, our cloud platform also includes a fully-redundant storage array with three copies of your data mirrored to ensure optimum data integrity.

Our new cloud platform natively integrates automatic caching of static content to ensure lightning-fast page load speeds. If more compute resources are needed to serve up the dynamic content, a click of a button can scale up to 8 cores and 8GB RAM via the Server Performance Dashboard. This is up to 4x more than what some competitors offers.

In addition, customers now have access to an Intuitive Performance Dashboard which provides real time metrics on page download speed, server uptime, visitor information, and resource utilization.

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All of the features of our classic Baby, Hatchling and Business plans are also included in the cloud packages, with the additional benefits outlined above. Transferring from Shared to Cloud is snap, simply contact our team to assist with the transfer after the order is purchased.

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Hatchling Cloud

Allows you to host a single domain, while maintaining the unlimited sub and park domain capabilities enjoyed by the classed Shared Hatchling. Dual core CPU unit and 2 GB of RAM are available, with unmetered bandwidth and unmetered storage.

Baby Cloud

Hosting for unlimited domains, along with an increase in CPU (up to quad core), and 4 GB of RAM. Bandwidth and storage are both unmetered.

Business Cloud

Maintains the unlimited domains, addon domains and parked domains, while increasing the CPU up to 6 cores, with 6 GB of RAM. A private SSL is also included for eCommerce purposes. All of the plans include fully integrated local caching.

We’re very pleased to be launching your websites into the cloud! If you have any questions about the new product, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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It May Be Time for a Site Redesign If…

Friday, February 5th, 2016 by HostGator India

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Your business doesn’t need an identity crisis or a re-branding moment to earn a slick new redesign.

In fact, chances are your company’s website is due for a makeover. (Who doesn’t want a little face-lift?)

Here are 5 worthy reasons to (at least partially) redo your site:

1. Your site isn’t mobile-friendly. If your site isn’t device-friendly, you needed a redesign last year. Internet usage on mobile has long surpassed that of desktops, so this is a big one! Unsure if your site is optimized for mobile? See if it passes Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test.

2. You’re adding new functionality (or killing old ones). Things like an opt-in box, blog, and e-commerce call for a redesign to ensure that everything flows seamlessly throughout the site. Likewise, some social buttons or “trendy” widgets can make your site look dated. A simple redesign to clean up obsolete tools is never a bad idea.

3. Your site is hard to update. Especially if you need a developer to add new content (and Google loves content!), what you really need is a site platform with an easy-to-use content management system. WordPress, Drupal or Joomla! are good places to start.

4. Your site isn’t converting. Is Google Analytics telling you you’re losing visitors? It could be that your homepage is slow to load, or that your customers aren’t finding what they need immediately. A redesign with clearer, stronger calls to action could improve both your bounce rate and your sales.

5. Ask your customers for feedback. Are they able to find everything they need fast? Do they have any suggestions or think you’re missing any features?

6. Your competitors’ sites are awesome in comparison. Your biz definitely doesn’t take a backseat to the rest of the market — neither should your site.

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FaceBook Organic Reach Can Now Be Targeted

Monday, January 25th, 2016 by HostGator India

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While you were busy creating the next post for your personal or Business Facebook page, Facebook quietly launched ‘Audience Optimization’ – a feature that’s going to change the way you ‘organically’ reach your audience.

Facebook states that: “Audience Optimization is an organic targeting tool to help publishers reach and engage their audience on Facebook and better understand the interests of people clicking on their posts.”

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Facebook has started rolling out the new feature to most of the pages but just in case you can’t see it then you can activate it from the settings menu. If you can’t see the option within the settings menu then you will just need to wait a little longer for the feature to be activated on your page. (Our bet is that it won’t take long 😉 )

News Feed Targeting

By using this option you can make sure to reach a certain set of your audience that match your criteria. For example, if you have a blog post that is specifically written for web designers then you can specify it in the options here and Facebook will show the post to relevant people. This means your chances of engagement with the right audience will improve immensely. You can target your posts as per Interests, Age, Gender and Locations using this option.

Audience Restrictions

You can exclude a certain set of audience by using this option. Comes really handy when you want to reach a larger section of your audience while excluding a few.

Audience Insights

If you’ve made the post using the Audience Optimization feature then you will get a detailed insights of the audience that have interacted with the post. You can study the insights to improve your future post and targeting.

We’ve got to be honest, we’ve not really tested the feature yet but sources say that this feature has resulted in better engagement rates. This is good news for all brands and social media managers 🙂

Have you tested this new feature yet? If yes then do share your experiences in the comments section below.

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The Best Converting Ad Sizes According to Google

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by HostGator India

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When it comes to building a website, the most valuable component of its design will always be the ad placements.

These are the spots that you can offer to an advertiser as space to display their promotions, and in return make your site profitable — the ultimate goal of every digital nook and cranny on the internet.

But with tons of size options to choose from and limited space on your page, you have to narrow down your offerings. Below, explore a breakdown of Google’s guide to the top performing ad sizes.

300×250 Medium Rectangle

A rectangle to fit any need. This size can carry text ads, display ads, and mobile text and display ads, putting it right at the very top of the list.

336×280 Large Rectangle

According to Google, this size often has more ad inventory from advertisers, boosting profits when both text and image ads are enabled.

728×90 Leaderboard

This long, skinny size fits best at the top of an article or forum site.

300×600 Half Page

This size is preferred by advertisers with larger images to display, and is one of the fastest growing ad sizes by impressions.

320×100 Large Mobile Banner

This one offers twice the height of a standard mobile leaderboard. More room = more money.

Try these sizes and prepare your bank account for some good cash inflow 😉

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