Choosing the Perfect Domain Name

How to Choose the Perfect Domain Name

Regardless of why you want to have a website, choosing your domain name is one of the most important decisions in the whole process (besides choosing a good web host). It’s even more significant if you plan to do offline promotion as well. If you don’t care about branding and building a readership, you can […]

Make a Website on a Budget in 5 Minutes or Less

Can you really make a website in under 5 minutes? And on a budget? Yes, you can! You don’t need to understand code or hire a web developer to create a great website. This article will break down the basics so that you can get started! There are four critical steps to creating your fabulous, […]

How much Bandwidth and Disk Space do I Really Need?

How Much Bandwidth and Disk Space Do I Really Need?

You may be wondering if 50 or 100 GB of bandwidth is enough for your website. Bandwidth is all about the number of visitors (traffic) you have to your site. % of websites currently on the web use no more than 5 GB of bandwidth a month. It’s only sites that are expected to produce a significant amount […]

How to Speed Up Any Website (Especially WordPress)

You have probably noticed while browsing Hosting Manual that we have fantastic website speed. Surprize, we are running this website on shared web hosting, just so we do what we preach. The truth is the majority of small business websites are fine with good old regular shared hosting. There are a couple of review sites […]

Websitr Golive Checklist

Publishing Your Website: Go-Live Checklist

I have participated in the creation and publishing of hundreds of websites. I have learned what are the crucial elements on every website to make it successful. Follow these tips and your website will likely attract a lot of visitors. Fail in more than a couple of them, and you will have a hard time […]

9 Web Hosting Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

9 Web Hosting Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Selecting a hosting plan is a crucial part of building a successful website. Whether you are setting up a blog, e-commerce site, company website or otherwise, you need to be sure that your host is reliable, efficient and available to support you when you need them. Unfortunately, all hosting packages are not created equal, and […]

Troubleshooting Broken Images and Hyperlinks

How to Fix Broken Images and Links on Your Website

There are three possible reasons why your images are not showing up on your pages as expected: The image file is not located in the same location that is specified in your <IMG SRC=> tag; the image does not have the same path and/or filename as specified in your <IMG SRC=> tag; the image file is corrupt or damaged.

Robots.txt File Explained: Allow or Disallow All or Part of Your Website

Robots.txt File Explained: Allow or Disallow All or Part of Your Website

The sad reality is that most webmasters have no idea what a robots.txt file is. A robot in this sense is a “spider.” It’s what search engines use to crawl and index websites on the internet. A spider will crawl a site and index all the pages (that are allowed) on that site. Once that’s complete, […]