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Is your website mobile friendly?

For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention – mobile internet usage is now the main method for people to access the internet. So what does this mean for those of us who have websites? Your website must be mobile friendly. If your visitors don’t have a good experience when they come to your website – they will leave. This in turn hurts your search engine ratings. But, knowing you need to make your website mobile friendly and knowing how to do it are two different things. So we have compiled the below 10 steps to help you make your website mobile-friendly. Make Your Website Responsive A responsive website is one where all the same content and information is available no matter what type of device you access the site [...]

What is Domain Privacy Protection & Do you need it?

One of the first options you’ll see when you register a new domain is domain privacy protection. But what is domain privacy protection and is it worth it? The cost of privacy protections is fairly low (and with some domains comes free), spending additional money when registering your domain is not something you want to do if you don’t need to spend it. So we have put together the following information to help you understand domain privacy and determine if you need it or not.   What is domain privacy protection? Simply put, Domain privacy protection (sometimes referred to as WHOIS protection) is a dd-on to your domain registration in which your name, and contact information is kept private. Everytime someone [...]

What is Email Hosting?

Just about everyone knows about website hosting and how important it is for your website… but what about your business correspondence?  There are many solutions out there ranging from free to paid services. Free services are best for private use, but for your business, it’s really important you get a more premium service. This is why Black Cat Hosting provide email hosting with all web hosting packages. It is very easy to set up, and should you have any issues, we are more than happy to assist with the set up process. So what are hosting services? There are 3 most commonly used hosting services. These are: Web Hosting The simplest way to describe web hosting is this service allows your website [...]

Cyber Security Basics

Think your business is too small to be targeted by hackers? Think again!! Last year, 43% of all reported data breaches affected small businesses and the costs of recovering from a breach are high enough to force many small businesses to close. So, if you’ve recently launched your SMB website or are getting ready to launch, make sure you’ve got these 8 cybersecurity basics nailed down.   1. Domain Privacy There are so many things to love about the internet, but spammers, identity thieves, and stalkers are not among them. You can protect yourself with a domain privacy plan that shields your name, email, mailing address, and phone number from people who look up your site in the [...]

Welcome to the Black Cat Hosting official blog! 

Welcome to the Black Cat Hosting official blog!  Here at Black Cat Hosting, we have one major goal - to have happy customers who trust us enough to refer us to their family, friend, or colleague if or when the opportunity comes up.  There are many ways businesses work to achieve customer happiness. How does Black Cat Hosting differ? With most businesses as they grow, customers often start feeling like "just a number".  At Black Cat Hosting, our main goal is to  NEVER allow our customer's to feel this way. Some of the ways we achieve this are:  When we ask for your feedback - we listen to it!  If you have recently been in touch with Black Cat Hosting via our website, after the [...]

What is the difference between a URL & a Domain?

You may find sometimes someone asks you for your website URL (uniform Resource Locator) , and sometimes it's Domain Name . Despite these terms being used interchangeably, they are extremely different.  The major difference is: URL: a string which provides the information location or complete internet address of a website.  Domain Name: is a part of the URL which a more "human-friendly" version of the IP address.     Definition of URL A  URL , is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it. A URL is a specific type of Uniform Resource [...]

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