Shared Hosting or VPS?

Posted in Blog, Security, Web Hosting on Jul 15, 2017

It is, or at least it has been, a popular talking point in web hosting circles; which is better VPS or shared hosting?

And a lot of these discussions end the same way, with VPS the clear favourite. But this conclusion is usually formed on the basis of a superficial comparison and doesn't necessarily take into account the needs of the consumer or the current state/quality of the products in question.

Superficially, it's an easy conclusion to jump to, VPS is more customisable therefore it must be better. But as I alluded to above, this isn't necessarily the case, particularly for small business...

Is (Web) Page Length Important?

Posted in Blog, Web Design on Jul 15, 2017

Creating a website which captures peoples attention is perhaps more involved than you think. The actual content itself is obviously important, but so too is the way its displayed. Seemingly small differences in page layout and appearance can significantly impact engagement, particularly with call to action areas.

Discussing the nuances and subtleties of web design would likely be too much for any single post, so today the focus will be on just one; page length.

The trend in web design at the moment is a drift towards full width pages of the kind used by global brands such as Android and App...

Font Styling in Web Design

Posted in Blog, Web Design on Jul 15, 2017

There are a lot of things to consider when designing and creating your own website. From page layouts and colours, to design elements and pictures; the list is undoubtedly a long one, yet there's one element which is incredibly impactful yet often neglected: font styling.

Choosing a font style for your website needs to go further then simply being readable. The right font can help tie your entire design together and can be used to draw attention to and highlight valuable pieces of content.

Style

There's no right or wrong font style for your website. Of course, some will match your design ele...

3 Reasons Why Small Business Websites Should Have a Blog

Posted in Blog, Small Business on Jul 15, 2017

For time pressed small business owners it might appear that a blog offers few, if any, benefits relative to the time investment. However, this isn't necessarily the case, particularly so if your business has an online component and or your competing for business.

With that said, here are a few ways in which a blog can positively benefit your business:

SEO

The addition of new and unique content to your website is among the primary ranking factors of search engine algorithms. Clearly, your business pages can only be as long as required to convey your message to potential customers, so adding a ...

Five Things to Look for From Your Business Friendly Web Host

Posted in Blog, Small Business on Jul 15, 2017

1. Server Upgrading Options

If your business grows unexpectedly can your current web hosting provider help you by expanding the amount of resources you currently have? If not, you could spend countless hours having to migrate your website to a host which can provide more server resources, this can be a huge headache and cost valuable time and effort to get correct. WebHostGB.com hosting plans allow for continuous growth and expansion for our business users at heavily discounted prices.

2. Cron Jobs, Auto Script Installer, .htaccess, and SSI

You need the tools to host your business online, c...

Best Way to Increase Website Conversions: Sales funnel FAQ

Posted in Blog, Business Hosting, Marketing, Web Hosting on Jul 15, 2017

If the aim of your website is to sell a product or service then you'll be constantly looking to try and improve your website conversions. If you're short on ideas here are a few tried and tested ways to increase your sales.

First and foremost, the most important thing you need to do is set up a sales funnel. A sales funnel is essentially a way of structuring a page and applying your content to try and obtain interest and convert that interest into a sale, guiding people from a generic interest or curiosity at the mouth of the funnel, to the cart and making a purchase at the spout. Here are s...

Conan exiles now hosted here, get your conan exiles server today!

Posted in Blog on Jul 15, 2017

WebHostGB.com are now offering Conan exiles game server hosting

Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal universe of Conan the Barbarian.

Its part of the growing popularity of open-world survival games. Following on from games such as 7 Days To Die and Rust. Conan offers a hugely immersive world where you can pretty much play how you like from the very start.

Taken from the official Conan Exiles website:

Journey through a vast, seamless world. Explore crumbling ruins and uncover the history of ancient civilizations. Fend off hunger, thirst, and even insanity as you explor...

6 Tips to Improve Page Load Speed

Posted in Website Performance on Jul 15, 2017

If your website is an integral part of your business operations then page loading speed is something you can't afford to overlook. Slow load speeds can seriously hamper usability and severley limit customer engagement, and often times visitors won't return following a poor user experience.

Content management systems, like WordPress, for example, are undenaibly excellent tools for organising and managing your website however over time, as with most things in the digital realm, the accumulative effects of adding and removing plugins and extensions, filling and purging of caches and the inevitabl...

Why Your Small Business Needs a Website

Posted in Blog, Small Business on Jul 15, 2017

Recent constraints placed on the job market, in particular the difficulty securing full time and permenant employment, has inevitably driven more and more people to look towards self employment as a means of making a living.

Of course, this is no easy ticket. Depending on the industry, a small business will likely have a number of competitors all of whom are looking to secure the attention of potential customers, establish a reputation and grow and develop their business - just the same as you.

So in order to get ahead you need to do any one of or all of three things; either do things your com...

New Server Upgrades: Better processing, connectivity and a switch to SSD's

Posted in Blog on Jul 15, 2017

This week we've implemented a significant upgrade to our web hosting servers, moving on from traditional HDD storage to an all SSD set up as well as recieving significant increases in processing (dual 6 core CPU's) and connectivity (now 1Gb/s).

The move was made to ensure that the quality of our hosting product remains as high as possible with respect to day to day performance and stability, perhaps the two main criteria used to judge the value of a web hosting provider.

HDD's are an attractive option for web hosts because they offer large storage capacity at a relatively low cost and for a lo...