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Lowering Costs for my E-Commerce Business

Lowering Costs for my E-Commerce Business

admin 10/28/2018 0
E-Commerce is really rewarding when you see your hard work pay off, but just like any business, it takes time.  Not everyone is cut out for it, but I have the opportunity to work with people who, for the most part, have that drive to succeed. Sometimes though, it feels like a lot of work for little to no payoff when things get slow. When you get discouraged, you see those monthly fees as money that could be in your pocket instead. It's really hard to pull the plug on an e-commerce project that y...
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Remove Unnecessary Files with CP Cleaner

Remove Unnecessary Files with CP Cleaner

design 10/16/2017 0
What is CP Cleaner? CP Cleaner is a plugin found in your cPanel that allows you to scan for old error logs, log files and compressed files (zip, tar, tar.gz, etc.) so that you can review and remove them in one click. How Do I Use It? Log in to your cPanel (https://yoursite.com/cpanel) and click the CP Cleaner icon:Click "Start New Scan"Be VERY SURE that you're deleting items you don't need. Generally, the types of files selected by CP Cleaner are not needed. Select the items for deletion and cli...
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SiteLock Website Scanning

SiteLock Website Scanning

admin 04/16/2017 0
  Watch a Video of the SiteLock OverviewWhat Is SiteLock? SiteLock is a third-party software that scans your website for malware that could cause your site to be blocked, banned or damaged. SiteLock Premium will remove any malware located, which is a major benefit. When you secure this service, you'll receive a clickable certificate for your website to give your site credibility.While we're quite diligent in scanning the servers as a whole, it's still possible for localized hacking attempts to o...
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Why Use a Small Web Host?

Why Use a Small Web Host?

design 11/29/2016 0
 Earth Girl Hosting is a woman-owned, small business. We are dedicated to providing excellent support for our clients. Some large hosting companies offer similar products for less - so why should you choose Earth Girl Hosting?  Small Business for Small Business I understand small business. I understand bottom lines, supply and demand, checks and balances, overhead, the stress and the benefits. I get it!In my years of running and creating websites, I ran into so many frustrating obstacles with we...
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Putting Your Website on Hold

Putting Your Website on Hold

design 09/30/2016 0
Most asked question of the year - how can I put my site on hold?  If you're not currently working your website, and it's just costing you money by sitting there, what can you do?First, you must understand that whether or not you're using your website, it's still taking up space on the server. As long as it's taking up space, you'll need to pay hosting fees. That said, there is no option to turn it off and turn it back on later without monthly fees. I've lined up some different options. If you ha...
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Automated Website Backups - Beta

Automated Website Backups - Beta

admin 08/31/2016 0
In my previous post, I explained how to do a manual backup to LiveDrive Briefcase. In this session, I'm going to explain how to set these backups automatically.  That's kind of exciting, right?  Like I said, this is in beta, so we're not charging for the use of the cPanel plugin. It's on an "as is" basis, but so far in testing it has gone really well.  You should always double-check your LiveDrive account to be sure that your backups are running. Why Do I Need Briefcase? Automated backups requir...
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Backing Up Your Website to LiveDrive

Backing Up Your Website to LiveDrive

design 08/15/2016 0
Free Computer Backups All of our hosting accounts are eligible for free computer backup service by LiveDrive. If you haven't gotten yours yet, go ahead and claim it here and be sure you're logged in and use the promo code LIVEDRIVE to get yours for free! Can I Backup My Website to LiveDrive? Yes, but not with the free account. In order to back up your website to LiveDrive, you'll need to upgrade to the Briefcase version of LiveDrive for $80/yr. It's more than worth it!  If you'd like to add the ...
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Using Thunderbird to Handle Earth Girl Emails

Using Thunderbird to Handle Earth Girl Emails

admin 06/08/2016 0
Email Client Tutorial: Mozilla Thunderbird  Download Mozilla Thunderbird » Open ThunderbirdClick Local Folders (left)Click Create New Account > Email (right)On the pop-up, select the button on the bottom left that reads Skip this and use my existing email.Enter your details in the next screenClick Continue and Thunderbird will attempt to find your email settings. It will likely fail because you're on a PCI Compliant server and settings are more strict than standard.​You'll need to know your host...
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Using Gmail to Handle Earth Girl Email

Using Gmail to Handle Earth Girl Email

design 06/07/2016 0
Alternatives to Webmail The benefit of using webmail is that it's always there, all you need is an internet connection. The downfall is that all of that email takes up space. Once you start adding images and attachments, it can use more space on your hosting account than your actual website does! About Forwarding Sure, you can just forward your email to your Gmail address, but that doesn't tackle the issue of the email staying on the server. Forwarding your email doesn't clear out your webmail i...
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Managing Hosting Account Quotas and Overages

Managing Hosting Account Quotas and Overages

design 06/02/2016 0
As a website owner, it's important that you become familiar with these steps to prevent overage. Earth Girl Hosting offers FlexUse billing so your account will never go down due to overage! Get the Details  Login to your Client Area to see what resources are over limit. Once logged in:Click ServicesClick the green Active button to the far-right of the hosting package for your hosting account.Click the Resource Usage tab Disk Space  Remove any unneeded files on your hosting account.  If you need ...
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