Category Archives: Dreamhost Blog

What Kind of Hosting Do I Need for My Website?

For first-time website owners, figuring out which type of web hosting is right for you can be one of the most challenging parts of getting started. It can be hard to know the differences between each variety and how their features will impact your site.

Fortunately, once you break down the different kinds of web hosting, it should become clear pretty quickly which one your site needs. You can then find a top-notch provider and get your site up and running quickly.

In this post, we’ll discuss what web hosting is and then break down the main types of web hosting that are available for website owners:

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A Beginner’s Guide to Website Staging (And How to Set It Up)

Maintaining a WordPress website is a never-ending process. Even after you’ve built your site, you’ll likely continue to update and make adjustments indefinitely. This means you need to find a way to test those changes without negatively impacting your website or its visitors.

Often, the best way to do this is to create a staging site. Also known as a testing or development site, this is a standalone copy of your website. You can use this copy to try out new themes and plugins, test bug fixes, and plan out changes well before implementing them on your live site.

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2 Dads With Baggage: Adventures in Family Travel with a Gay Twist

It was 2 a.m. in Paris, and 7-year-old Ava Bailey-Klugh was wide awake. Jet lag is hard, especially when you’re too young to understand why an entire country is sleeping when your circadian clock says it’s time to play.

And it’s also hard when you’re the parent of said bright-eyed 7-year-old. Ava’s exhausted dad Jon Bailey sat up with her in the hotel while the rest of the family slept. Father and daughter marked time together until just before 5 a.m. when Bailey escorted his little early bird to the bakery across the street in search of the day’s first batch of pain au chocolat.

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How to Write Product Descriptions That Really Sell: 8 Simple Tips

Congratulations! You’ve done the hard marketing work to lead your target customer right to your product pages. They are currently reading through a product description to decide whether or not they will purchase something from your e-commerce business.

The million dollar question: will they buy what you’re selling?

The answer, in large part, depends on how much time and effort you put into your product description. It may seem drastic to weigh product descriptions so heavily, but stats show that a well-written product description is a surefire conversion tool. Here’s a closer look:

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The Complete Guide to New Top-Level Domains (TLDs)

Choosing the right domain name for your site can be a difficult task. Not only do you need to find a word or phrase that is clear, concise, and memorable, but you also need to select which Top-Level Domain (TLD) you want to use. It’s a critical part of building your online presence!

For most of the internet’s existence, TLDs have been relatively straightforward with the most common options being .com, .net, and .org (along with some regional alternatives). However, over the past few years, a lot of new top-level domains have gained popularity and prominence.

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