What Makes a Good Website Host?

Reading time: 4 minutes. Your website is your face to the world and the host you select will affect its performance. Slow, insecure and unavailable are not the words you want your prospects or customers to use in describing your website. A good website host is important. Your website has to be hosted by

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What are Website Hosting Plans?

Reading time: 3 minutes. When you have a website, the files and images that makeup your website are stored on a computer somewhere. The details and specs of that computer are your website hosting plan.  Web servers are computers designed specifically for serving up websites.  Because of this, many of the same rules that

By |2020-03-08T11:49:59-05:00March 8th, 2020|Website Administration|0 Comments

Why Update to PHP 7?

What is PHP?PHP is a server-side software language used in most websites, including WordPress and Zen Cart. Like all software, it is continually updated, fixed and improved.Why Should I Upgrade?Security - older versions are no longer receiving security patches. If you are not using PHP 7, your site is at risk.Speed - PHP 7 is

By |2020-03-21T09:00:25-05:00January 13th, 2020|Website Administration, Upgrades & Patches|0 Comments

Benefits of Webmaster Tools and Search Console Accounts

Webmaster Tools are offered by both Google and Bing (edit: Google now calls theirs Search Console). They are easy to set-up and can help identify and fix issues with your website. What kind of issues? Recommendations to improve the ranking of your website. Problems accessing your website. Tips for helping them index all your

By |2020-02-02T15:54:54-06:00December 20th, 2019|Marketing, Website Administration|0 Comments

Google Chrome SSL Security Alert

Beginning in October 2017, Google's Chrome will display a "NOT SECURE” warning when users enter a page on your site that has a form. This is just another move by Google to encourage website owners to use https site-wide. They already give a boost to site rankings for https pages. The Chrome browser controls 59%

By |2019-12-08T21:22:39-06:00September 11th, 2017|Website Administration|0 Comments

Free SSL from Let’s Encrypt

I'm happy to announce that we are now offering a free SSL when hosting with Wheaton Website Services. Encryption with an SSL is quickly becoming the norm. Why? Google gives higher rankings for SSL pages. An SSL is required for e-commerce sites. They give enhanced customer confidence. Browsers will soon warn about any site without an

By |2016-09-19T14:24:37-05:00September 19th, 2016|Website Administration|0 Comments

Order Processing Automation

When your business just starts out, order processing automation is one of those things you'll get to when you need it. For many business owners, orders start out slow and can be handled one by one manually. As your business grows, the time devoted to this task increases. If it's not your time, it's the time

By |2016-06-28T14:00:51-05:00June 28th, 2016|Website Administration|0 Comments

Website Disaster Planning

Disaster Planning is the real life application of the old saying 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure'. You can count on some disaster happening to your business or website at some point. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses do not re-open after a disaster and another 25% close within one year. There

By |2016-03-03T11:41:00-06:00March 3rd, 2016|Website Administration|0 Comments