Category: Business Knowledge

What Are the Best Shopify® Alternatives in 2021?

U.S. ecommerce sales rose by over 44% last year, the most significant single-year increase since ecommerce became a serious player in the retail space at the beginning of the century. As COVID-19 closed brick-and-mortar stores and kept customers at home, shopping moved online and retailers rapidly expanded ecommerce operations. Shopify, the cloud ecommerce platform, is one of the biggest beneficiaries.  Shopify aims to lower ecommerce’s technical barriers and simplify store management. That …

VPS Or Dedicated Hosting And Your Business

As illustrated by those early photos of the Amazon and Apple offices that we’ve all seen, most businesses understandably start small and then scale up. When and how to scale is an important decision, but ultimately the idea for any business is to increase overall growth. With this in mind, any online business that begins on shared hosting (where all server resources are literally shared between all websites on the server) will aim to migrate …

Reddit And Your Business

Per Backlink, Reddit sees over 400 million users a month and 52 million a day.  As the sixth most popular social network in the world, it’s something of a social media juggernaut. Its slogan, the front page of the Internet, is well-earned. We certainly enjoy interacting on the official cPanel Reddit; join us there if you haven’t already! If you understand how to leverage Reddit, it can be …

TikTok And Your Business

Even if you’re not a fan of TikTok’s short video format, you can’t deny that it’s gained immense popularity in 2021. With 689 million monthly users worldwide and over a million videos viewed every day — not counting China, where the app operates under a different name — TikTok is the most downloaded app in the iOS store. It’s also immensely popular amongst the younger demographic, with

Business Email And The Power Of Email Forwarders

Everyone has an email address these days. And the email address you use does, to a certain extent, say a lot about you. For example, yourname@gmail.com conveys a different message than pizzalover123@gmail.com… with our apologies to anyone that may actually be the owner of either of those email addresses. While your personal email address is generally different from your business email address, a similar set of parameters do exist that convey certain things about you …

YouTube And Your Business

Unsurprisingly, YouTube has seen usage skyrocket as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. More people than ever are tuning in to the video platform, including our very own YouTube channel, seeking everything from news to education to entertainment. In the first week of April 2020, viewers collectively streamed 32 billion minutes of video. As you might have guessed, this means YouTube can be an incredibly powerful marketing tool if your …

Meditations On Software And UI Updates

As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, your favorite application, software, or website is going to eventually (and periodically) be redesigned. Odds are, at first, that you aren’t going to initially be a fan of the new design. It’s like when your local grocery store rearranges all the products on the shelves… why isn’t everything exactly where I want it to be?! The simple answer is: because. But there is a much larger answer …

Discord And Your Business

In the last year, millions of people experienced the transition from office work to remote work. There are many upsides to working from home, but it takes some getting used to, especially where communication is concerned. If you’re used to chatting with your colleagues, remote work can leave you feeling disconnected.  Fortunately, there are tools to help solve that problem. We’ve all heard about Zoom’s meteoric rise, but it isn’t the only voice and video …

Social Content And Your Business

Social media. Before it existed, no one needed it. Now that it does exist, everyone needs it… including your business. Fundamentally, and for better or worse, social media is literally just content. But what separates the good from the bad, the appropriate from the inappropriate, and the viral from the run-of-the-mill? More importantly, how can you apply the answers to these questions towards a more successful social media strategy for your business? Content is king. …

Twitch And Your Business

We have all become very familiar with live video over the last year. Whether you love or loathe video meetings, there’s no denying Zoom and its peers kept the world turning in 2020. But meetings are just the tip of the live video iceberg. Last year, people watched over 600 billion minutes of live video on Twitch, a platform that has rapidly become the live streaming venue of choice for influencers and businesses alike. We …