Building an online presence is now easier than ever with all the technologies available. With the right content management system and domain name, anyone can build a website to attract employment opportunities, build influence, or network with other Internet users.
This is called “personal branding”, which is the practice of individuals marketing themselves and their careers as if they were a brand, with the intention of self-packaging to attract opportunity. The idea was coined by motivational speaker and entrepreneur Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich in 1937.
Creating a personal brand can be a great experience and net wonderful rewards and, with today’s technologies, can be done without much knowledge of coding, too. Check out some of our tips for building a personal brand that helps you stand out:
The cost of web development and management has declined greatly in recent years. Like we discussed in our previous post about the declining cost of domain names, the cost of running a server has declined as well. In the early days of the Internet, you had to purchase a physical server to host a website or incoming email. For a small business, having a physical server might be a good decision because everything is in one spot, but for those whose goals are to scale, purchasing a physical server may not be as good due to cost, management, and performance.
In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of virtualization and the implementation of Virtual Private Servers (VPS). A virtual private server is a virtual machine that can be used as an Internet hosting service and gives the end-user superuser-level access to a dedicated instance of an operating system.
Myhosting.com is also proud to offer a VPS solution for small businesses as well as they look for a way to manage their websites. If you’re a business owner looking to maximize your website dollars and do it all stress free, check out the five reasons a VPS is advantageous.
If you have been watching the news lately, then you undoubtedly know about the importance of cybersecurity and the recent data breaches inflicted on everyone from small websites to large corporations in every vertical. Everyone from healthcare providers to retail stores to credit card companies are experiencing the brunt of hackers as they try to – and succeed at – stealing customer information. In fact, 43% of companies reported data breaches in the past year.
As you read this blog, you might wonder if cybersecurity is something that affects you. After all, if hackers are attacking the brand names, why would they go after the smaller sites, right? Wrong. It turns out that sites built on popular blogging platforms can be penetrated – 162,000 sites were hijacked just last year.
Let’s explore three reasons why you should seriously consider cybersecurity for your website: