Put Your Business Online to Survive Lockdowns, Quarantines, and Other Situations

Put Your Business Online

As I write this, much of the world is adapting to life during the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. New concepts like “social distancing” are being introduced to prevent further spread of the virus. People are staying at home and “self-quarantining,” doing as much business online as possible.

Some businesses can readily adapt to employees working from home rather than gathering in an office. Here at GreenGeeks, the majority of our teams already work remotely, not in traditional office spaces.

But what about businesses that don’t have experience with a remote workforce? Or those, like restaurants and retail stores, that can’t transition to stay-at-home work? What if your local or state government implements a “lockdown,” and you’re forced to remain at home? Or you work for a business that has had to close temporarily?

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How to Create a Well-Received Brand Identity for Your Small Business

Creating a Brand Identity

When we have an idea for a new business, creating a brand identity is not the first thing most of us think about. But in the long run, it may be the most critical consideration we make.

A strong brand identity doesn’t guarantee success. But a weak or misguided identity can work against a small business. Continue reading “How to Create a Well-Received Brand Identity for Your Small Business”

When Should You Update Content? Keeping Your Site Relevant

Update Content

When we take on the task of building a website, we’re usually not thinking about when to update the content. We’re focused on how to organize and present the information on the site. For most websites, the initial creation is a big job. When it’s finished, it’s easy to think, “Well, I’m glad that’s done!” Continue reading “When Should You Update Content? Keeping Your Site Relevant”

Setting Up Dedicated Server Hosting

Dedicated Server Setup

Is your website slowing to a crawl? It could be due to increased traffic or poor shared server performance. Whatever the cause, how do you know when it’s time to set up a dedicated server?

A decline in performance is the most common sign that a move to a dedicated server would benefit your site. An increase in traffic may cause that performance decline, but traffic isn’t the only thing that can slow down a site. Continue reading “Setting Up Dedicated Server Hosting”

How to Verify if a Dedicated Server is Really Dedicated

Test Dedicated Server

Knowing how to verify that your site is running on a dedicated server is a valuable tool. If you’re paying a premium for a dedicated server, you want to be sure that’s what you’re getting.

If you see performance indicators that lead you to believe you may be on a virtual server, that’s a problem that can lead to the disruption of moving to a new server or host.

But before making any drastic moves, it’s important to be sure that your site is indeed running on a VPS and not a dedicated server. So let’s take a look at the server information that can provide clues as to whether your server is hardware or virtual. Continue reading “How to Verify if a Dedicated Server is Really Dedicated”