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How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site

It’s every web administrator’s worst nightmare—you visit your site and find out that it’s been compromised. You can likely clear your schedule, because this is now going to take up your day, or if you’re really unlucky, your whole week. Website...

Designing Content on Your Site with SEO in Mind

First, let’s get it out of the way: great content is the best SEO practice. You can safely ignore every other detail, but if you write content that is unforgettable, people will find your website and your audience will grow.  With that being said...

How to Create a Business Email Address

Have you ever tried to email a particular website you were visiting, only to find that their email address was “sitename@gmail.com”? This is occasionally acceptable for small businesses or startups, where the atmosphere is inherently casual...

How to Redirect your Domain to another URL

Sometimes, you may find yourself in a situation where you want to redirect your domain to another URL. It could be that your web domain has changed, or that you’ve bought some extra domains that users frequently mistake for yours, so you can...

Web Design Trends for 2020

Like all design, website design is always changing and new trends and preferences come in and out of fashion every year. Here are a few of the trends we’re noticing among our clients’ websites this year. Less is more In an age when we’re...

WordPress 5.3: New Features

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” was released to the public on November 12, 2019. As with previous releases, there are a multitude of new features that users can take advantage of. Here is an overview of what’s new in WordPress 5.3. Expanded Block Editor The...

The Best Web Development Frameworks for 2020

Web development frameworks are always in flux: as the requirements of web applications change over time, new frameworks are built to meet these challenges. For 2020, here are the most powerful frontend and backend networks to take a look at...

What’s new in MySQL 8.0?

If you’re a database administrator, the recently released MySQL 8.0 is probably the most exciting event of the year. The new version offers some significant benefits to the previous version (5.7). At CanSpace, we will support MySQL 8.0 as soon as it...

Email Marketing Best Practices You Need to Know

If you’re trying to get an email marketing program off the ground, you have your work cut out for you. Here are some email marketing best practices to keep in mind as you get started or as you try to overhaul your current program. Aim for double-opt...

Everything You Wanted to Know about Local SEO for Your Site

You may be familiar with the term Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but are you familiar with local SEO specifically? Local SEO is related to optimizing your content specifically with the goal of ranking highly in a particular geographic location...

Easy Ways to Add a Member Area to Your Site

Have you ever thought about adding a members-only area to your site? This type of functionality isn’t just popular with ecommerce sites that process transactions. More and more websites are introducing member areas because of the inherent...

PHP 7.3 is Here!

It takes a special kind of nerd to get excited when a new update to PHP rolls out. The important thing to note? All CanSpace servers now support PHP 7.3, which means that if you’re running a website platform that requires it and is up-to-date...

CanSpace Now Supports Node.js!

Do you know about Node.js? According to the Node.js homepage, Node “uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model.” What does that actually mean? Node is a server environment that’s particularly good at handling asynchronous JavaScript code and...

Website Accessibility Best Practices

Have you devoted any time to thinking about the accessibility of your website? Website accessibility is becoming a more and more important issue these days. There are a number of reasons why website owners should make their websites more accessible:...

Using Subdomains: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

If you have a section of your website that exists sort of independently from the rest of your site, you may want to consider using a subdomain for this section to set it apart. A subdomain (like subdomain.yourdomain.com) is more closely affiliated...

A Look into Our Web-Based Site Builder

How do you make it easier for people who aren’t very familiar with code and web design to build a website of their own? Over the past few years, web-based site builders have made this a lot easier by giving users a What You See Is What You Get...

Benefits of SSD Hosting

In the worlds of web hosting (or any servers, or portable hard drives, for that matter) there are two types of storage—hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD). Hard disk drives are the hard drives you’re probably most familiar with. They...

Dipping Your Toes into Analytics for Your Website

Can you run a perfectly successful website without ever worrying about the concept of analytics? Of course. Many small businesses across Canada do. But diving into analytics enables you to learn more about how customers use your website, and will...

7 Classic Website Design Mistakes to Avoid

You don’t have to be a professional designer to have a great-looking website. With the advent of WordPress themes, it’s very easy to find a theme that works well for your purposes while benefiting from all of the flexibility of the WordPress...

Is Your Website Search Engine Friendly?

When they hear about search engine optimization (SEO), many website owners get that far-away look in their eyes—many just don’t want to deal with this highly technical subject. SEO is a field that’s constantly evolving, and at larger companies there...

Hosting Essentials for E-commerce WordPress Sites

Let’s say you’ve got an idea for an online store and want to get started right away. What do you actually need to get a website up and going, and start selling things online? With where technology is these days, the simplicity of the process might...

Why You Should Update Your Website to PHP 7.2

Without getting too hung up on the details, PHP is a widely used open source scripting language that can be embedded into HTML. In practice, the way it works is this: you have a dynamically generated page on your site; when a person visits your...

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How to Build Your Website for Free

Learning how to build your website for free is much easier than you might think! Until recently, such a project required a serious investment. This guide will show you a step-by-step process to build your first site, while keeping your wallet happy:...

social media mistakes

5 Mistakes You Might be Making on Social Media

Regardless of the industry/niche, social media mistakes usually emerge from one core desire: to reach as many potential customers as possible, and do so quickly. Here are some of the factors that could prevent you from reaching your marketing...

Canadian domains

Registering a .ca Domain [INFOGRAPHIC]

Our blog post “How to Register a .ca Domain and Why” recently showed you the exact steps of registering a Canadian domain, and why every Canadian business should turn to local extensions. Satisfied with the positive reactions, we turned...

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New eCommerce Ideas: Get Ready for 2018

It has never been easier than now to start an online business. Resources are easy to find, the Internet is flooded with new eCommerce ideas, and the tools have evolved immensely. Still, building a profitable store is a challenging task. Why? Because...

how to register a .ca domain

How to Register a .ca Domain and Why

Whether you’re a large international business expanding to Canada, or a Canadian entrepreneur who wants to target local customers specifically, deciding to register a .ca domain may be exactly what you need for your business. In this article, you’ll...

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3 ways to Promote your Business During the Holidays

As the avalanche of ads from the holiday season demonstrates, any business that doesn’t take advantage of holiday purchasing enthusiasm misses on a lot of potential for sales. Fortunately, there are many ways to promote your business, particularly...

What is VPS?

Here at Canspace, other than providing excellent hosting services, we also like to keep our clients and readers informed about the web hosting industry. The topic of discussion today is what is VPS, and how it came to be. VPS is an abbreviation for...

Reasons to transfer a WordPress site

Everyone in the online blogging community or the e-commerce business starts with enthusiasm when it comes to hosting, expecting top-notch service. However, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Instead of that, somewhere along the line, you...

How to move a WordPress site to a new domain

Welcome to the step-by-step guide on how to move a WordPress site to a new domain. In this article, we are going to explain the process of website migration so plainly, that anyone can do it if he or she desires. The good news is that WordPress is...

The best web hosting for small business

Let’s start with numbers, because they never lie! E-commerce is the fastest-growing business model since 1995, when Amazon launched its famous online store. Pizza Hut did it in 1994 when it started offering online purchases, but the impact Amazon...

Reap the benefits of a cheap dedicated server

If you’re the proud owner of an online retail store or a blogger with a massive following, then choosing the right cheap dedicated server should be important to you. A website that is hosted on a dedicated server doesn’t share space or resources...

What's is the best domain extension?

What is The Best Domain Extension? (TLD)

With dozens of top level domains (domain extensions) to choose from, it may be hard to decide which TLD is best for your website. This question is kind of hard to answer. Everyone’s situation is different. There is no “best” TLD, but only the best...

Keys to a beautifully designed website

Keys to a Beautifully Designed Website

Have you ever created a website, or wanted to, and just couldn’t figure out how to dial in the design to be as beautiful and polished as others you’ve seen? A beautiful, professionally designed website can mean the difference between a...

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How to Market Your Small Business Online

If you’re a small business owner looking to increase your sales and revenue, you may be wondering how you can take advantage of the internet to market your business. This is a great question. However, we understand it may be confusing trying to...

What to do after registering your domain name

I Registered My Domain Name, Now What?

So you’ve searched for and registered a domain; and now are wondering what is the next step in getting your website online. If this describes your situation, you’ll need to follow the below steps. 1. Sign up for web hosting In order to have your...

How to sell online and pick between wordpress, shopify and magento

Selling Online: WordPress vs Shopify vs Magento

If you’ve ever wanted to get your own store up and move into eCommerce, you may have wondered what the difference is between WordPress, Shopify and Magento. All three are used to build online stores. So which one should you use and why? That’s the...

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Why You Should Avoid Unlimited Hosting Plans

If you’ve recently been looking online for companies to host your website, you’ve probably been asking yourself: What are unlimited hosting plans? Well, those unlimited plans are essentially a dishonest marketing tactic certain companies use to sell...

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Small Business Tips: Paid Advertising on Instagram

Ever wondered how you can start advertising your business using Instagram ads? The good news is, if you’ve ever done Facebook ads before, then you know the platform. It should be easy for you to pick up and get started with Instagram. Even if you...

Should I use a CDN

Should I Use a CDN?

What are the benefits, and when should you use a CDN? If you’re like most small business owners, you may not know exactly what a CDN is. The term stands for Content Delivery Network, which is simply a system of servers distributed across the world...

How to improve your wordpress website speed

Improving WordPress Website Speed

If you are the proud owner of a website running on WordPress, you may be asking yourself how to improve your website speed. The answer starts with: content. Basically, the amount of data stored on your website affects the time it takes to load. This...

How to choose a good domain name for your personal or business website

How to Choose a Good Domain Name for Your Website

Choosing a good domain name for your website starts with understanding what your goals are, and the reach you have within your community. Let’s go over the three options you have when choosing your domain name and when you would pick them. 1. Making...

What is a TLD or top level domain

What is a Top Level Domain Name? (TLD)

So, are you ready to buy a new domain? Click here to get your search started and take advantage of CanSpace’s absolute lowest priced .ca domains, anywhere! Are you looking to buy a great domain name for your website and keep seeing TLD (top level...

Should You Use a WordPress Theme?

If you’re new to websites and want to get online for the first time – you should definitely use a WordPress theme. WordPress themes are like a cake. They’re usually pretty good right out of the oven. However, you can also add icing on the cake to...

SEO Optimizing article images for search engines

SEO Tip: Article Image Optimization

When it comes to SEO (search engine optimization), one of the most underlooked optimization tactics is image optimization. Why should you focus on search engine optimizing your images? Improve your article rankings Drive traffic through clicks on...

How to choose a hosting provider

How to Choose a Hosting Provider

With so many options out there – how do you choose which web hosting provider to host your website? It may seem like a hard decision to make. Rest assured, there are just a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when choosing. Server Uptime...

How to process payments online

How to Process Payments Online

If you’re looking to build an online store and sell your products it’s likely you’re wondering how you can process payments. With all the solutions and information out there it may be a little confusing… Basically, you’ll just need the following...

What is the best hosting provider for WordPress websites

Which Hosting Provider is Best For WordPress?

Planning to build a WordPress website and not sure how to pick a hosting provider? That’s ok. There are tons of things to think about if it’s your first website. We understand how things can get confusing or overwhelming very quickly. So what should...

What are SSL Certificates?

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. In web hosting, it’s essentially the technology that secures your website. HTTPS uses the SSL protocol to secure your website. Typically, data is sent to and from servers in text form. When connecting via HTTPS...

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Should I Buy a .CA or .COM Domain?

When should you buy a Canadian .ca domain instead of a .com domain? It’s a question a lot of people who want a website run into… The answer is, it depends on how you want to brand yourself. Which means, you need to think for a minute about...