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  1. What Features Do You Need for Reliable WordPress Hosting?

    Powering over one third of all websites, WordPress is one of the most ubiquitous website design platforms on the Web. Consequently, there are an abundance of tools and web-related aspects designed to work with it. This is a good thing, because the choices are many. However, this plethora of choices can also make it difficult to determine what elements are best for your needs. One example of this is the choosing of a hosting provider.

    There are 4 types of hosting options often considered by website owners – shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), dedicated servers, and managed WordPress hosting. With all of these options, making the right choice might seem like an overwhelming task with too many factors to understand. To cut to the chase, the key features you should look for in a reliable host for WordPress sites would be speed, security, support, robust backups, included SSL certs, and helpful developer tools. In this post, we will break down the details of what all of that means so you can make an informed decision when choosing the best WordPress hosting provider for your website.

  2. The Gutenberg WordPress Update: Pros and Cons

    It’s now been six months since WordPress released the Gutenberg editor plugin. Gutenberg became the default editor starting with Wordpres version 5.0 which launched in December, and as such, there has now been time for more people to assess the new editing experience and share their various insights. For some, the transition has been nearly seamless and welcomed enthusiastically. For others, not so much. (In fact, according to one survey, 75% of users dislike it!)

    However, since Gutenberg is now the new default editor for WordPress, its good to have a better understanding of it. But before you get too concerned, here are some of the pros and cons of using the Gutenberg plugin.

  3. What WordPress 5.x Means for You

    As of December 6, there was a new major version release of WordPress – 5.0. This update offers a variety of new features designed to make WordPress even more user-friendly, as well as providing a complete revamping of the content editing experience. This update also makes large parts of the interface easier to use for developers and store owners as the sites can be customized even more.

    One of the elements of the update that has garnered a great deal of chatter in the web design community is the block-based editor known as Gutenberg. Here’s some things you need to know:

  4. WooCommerce Sales Tax with Taxjar: What it Means for You

    In a recent blog post, we shared that the Supreme Court changed a 20-year-old ruling regarding taxes. Now, taxes can be collected on ecommerce sites. However, it can be a bit of a challenge to determine the proper calculations – especially when it comes to implementation on a website.

    If you are a US online business with a retail aspect, then there are a few questions you will need to ask before getting your website set up for charging sales tax. These questions are –

    • What states are the primary ones with which you do business – in particular, those with more than 100K in sales or 200 transactions in a state, states with brick mortar locations, and those with inventory/warehouse(s)?
    • From and to which address(es) do you ship your products?
    • Are any of the items you sell tax exempt?
    • Are any of your customer entities or resellers who are tax exempt?
    • How do you collect payments?
  5. Wordpress Website Hosting, Raleigh, Charlotte

    7 Advantages of a Managed WordPress Hosting Provider

    Over the past couple of months, we have posted about various aspects of web hosting;  what type of hosting to use, what to look for in a reliable managed WordPress Hosting provider, and tips for selecting a secure WordPress host. If you are looking for a web hosting provider then there is a myriad of choices.

    But the fact is you need a hosting provider that you can depend on for all your hosting needs. If you have a WordPress website,  typically the most dependable option is a “Managed” WordPress hosting provider.

  6. 4 Tips to Choose Secure WordPress Hosting 

    If you run a WordPress website, it’s important to have the right type of hosting. You can read more about choosing a reliable Managed WordPress Hosting Company here.

    In this article we are going to get a little more geeky into some server difference that often (or at least should) be addressed on a good WordPress hosting plan.

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    Choosing Reliable Managed WordPress Hosting

    If you have a WordPress website, it’s important to have a hosting plan that is optimized specifically for WordPress performance. There are several Managed WordPress hosting providers out there, so it can be tough to determine who you should trust and rely on for your company’s website. Should you choose a large company with a national marketing presence or do you opt for a local hosting company serving the Charlotte or Raleigh areas?

    It is important to note that just because you purchased your domain name from a specific company, it does not mean that you must use their hosting services. In fact, it a common practice for people to buy from one domain provider but choose someone else for web hosting, but most hosting companies can provide both services if you need it.

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    Why You Should Use Managed WordPress Hosting

    Most business owners, wear a lot of hats to keep their business up and running. Consequently, things like website content, content management and web hosting management are responsibilities for which most business owners don’t have time for.

    As a managed WordPress hosting company, Page Progressive is able to help you boost your local area business (Charlotte, Raleigh or Triangle) to be stronger than ever, while you focus on your business. If you have never heard the phrase “Managed WordPress Hosting,”  you may be wondering why it is so important. So, let’s break things down a bit before explaining how a managed WordPress hosting plan could benefit you.