So...you started out with a new hosting account, and had plenty of disk space. But now you've had your website for a while, and you're running out of space. How did that happen? It is perfectly natural for the amount of space your website needs to grow over time. After all, you add webpages, blog posts, images, and maybe music or video files, all of which add to your disk space usage. As your site grows older, the log files associated with it grow incrementally as well. These files include statistics about your website visitors and various processes, and any errors which have occurred. … [Read more...] about 12 tips to reduce your site’s disk space usage.
Most web hosting accounts come with one or more free statistics programs to show you how many visitors you've had, where they came from, and how many pages they viewed. CPanel, a control panel which can help you manage your website, usually includes several stats packages. Here's an explanation of what each does. AWStats is great in that it's well-organized, easy to read, and contains quite a lot of information. These features usually make it a favorite among the CPanel stats programs. Information is presented by month, and day, but you can also get rough yearly numbers. Webalizer has a … [Read more...] about On CPanel web stats, why they differ – and how to interpret them
Just about any webhosting company can host a WordPress website, but there are some hosts out there who specialize in doing just that. WordPress sites - especially if they're of some size - can require more resources than other types of sites do. And, certain server configurations can make WordPress run faster and more reliably. WordPress-specialized hosts know the ins and outs of WordPress and have set up their hosting servers to accommodate WP sites very well. Many will even manage your site to make sure it's up-to-date and running smoothly. There are a growing number of WordPress … [Read more...] about A Roundup of 11 WordPress Hosting Companies