What is the difference between a Registrar, Name Server, Host, WordPress, Theme and a Plugin?
What is a Registrar? Your Registrar is the company where your domain name is registered. When someone first “signed up” for this domain name, or “claimed” this domain name, the company where they did this is called the Registrar. Your domain name may be registered at this same Registrar or it may have been moved…Read More
What is a Website Host?
Your host is the company you are paying to “host” the files of your website. You pay them on a monthly or yearly basis to keep the files and databases that make up your website on a server somewhere. Their servers need to be up and running in order for your website to be seen.…Read More
Hosting Plans – Do They Matter in Terms of Speed?
One of my clients, Web Corner Stores, has many ecommerce websites using WordPress and Woocommerce selling rug pads like all Wool Rug Pads. We noticed that when we launched the original websites, they sites were slow. Moving from page to page was slow and loading the home page sometimes took 10 or 15 seconds! This…Read More
How to Choose a Host
THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN IN 2011 I always get this question from clients and friends and acquaintances: who should I use for hosting? How should I choose a host? Should I host my website at my company? There are so many choices the answer to this is like saying, “What kind of apple should I…Read More