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Holiday Shopping Season is Upon Us, Are You Ready?

As you know, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner, and Christmas is only a few short weeks away. Depending on what you sell, you may already be seeing the impact of increased holiday traffic on your E-Commerce website. As more and more consumers stay at home and shop online to avoid huge crowds and long lines, it’s important to be prepared for larger traffic flows this time of year. Is your website prepared?

The first thing you should check is that you are on the right web hosting plan. Shared hosting may be a perfect fit for the rest of the year, but if most of your business is done around the holidays, you should expect much higher website resource usage during this time. You may want to consider Cloud Hosting for this reason. With a cloud hosting plan, resources can be adjusted on the fly so that you are prepared for fluctuations in traffic without long periods of maintenance downtime. Another benefit is that you only pay for the resources you need, when you need them, so you’re not overpaying for hosting when you only need a lot of resources for a few weeks. Please Contact Us if you’d like a free consultation to make sure you’re on the right hosting plan for the holidays.

Secondly, you’ll want to make sure that your website is optimized to handle a higher amount of visitors surfing at once. If a customer happens upon your site but it takes more than a few seconds to load your home page, they are likely to continue on to another store. There are a number of free online tools that can be used to measure website loading speed from various locations and using different browsers and platforms. One such online tool is Pingdom. It will not only show you how much time it takes to load your site, it will also make recommendations on how to improve your website code or server settings to improve performance. If you host with us, we are happy to assist with any server-side changes you’d like to implement.

If your online store is new, you may not have a good idea on what kind of traffic to expect this time of year. Not to worry–our support team is available 24/7 to discuss this and any other questions you may have. Here’s to a happy and profitable holiday season!

InclusiveHost Partners with CloudLinux

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the most secure, stable and reliable web hosting service, we have partnered with CloudLinux and will soon be powering all of our shared hosting servers with the CloudLinux OS. We have already made this transition on a number of our servers, and will send out maintenance notifications over the next several weeks to upgrade the remaining servers in our fleet.

Why CloudLinux? Simply put, the hosting platform offered by the CloudLinux OS is the best in the industry. Here are just a few of the CloudLinux features that we are offering as part of our web hosting product:

  • Multiple PHP Versions: Customers can change their PHP version on a per-domain, or even per-directory basis. This is a great benefit for developers who wish to test their software on a different PHP version without purchasing an additional hosting account.
  • Secure Hosting Environment: The “CageFS” feature provides an isolated, secure environment for shared hosting accounts. This provides the peace of mind that a security breach in another account on the server won’t affect your websites.
  • Resource Management: CloudLinux includes many built-in features that help ensure all customers have access to only their own allotted resources. Other customers who may be abusing their resource allotment won’t impact the performance of your websites.

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Cyber Monday Specials – Up to 80% off!

chooseInclusiveHost has some amazing Cyber Monday deals this year – up to 80% off shared hosting! Frustrated or tired of your current host? Give us a try! These specials are valid 11/30/2014 until 12/2/2014.

Web Hosting Offers

  • 80% discount on any Simple, Select or Inclusive Web Hosting plan when pre-paid for 3 months (New Clients) – Use coupon code CYBERMONDAY
  • FREE 1-year Domain Registration or Transfer with ANY Annual Web Hosting plan (New or Existing Clients)No Code Required

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Black Friday Specials!

chooseWe have some great Black Friday deals lined up for you, but you don’t have to wait until Black Friday to take advantage! All offers are valid starting Thanksgiving Day (November 27) and run through Sunday, November 30. Happy shopping!

Web Hosting Offers

  • 50% Recurring discount on any Simple, Select or Inclusive Web Hosting plan (New Clients) – Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY
  • FREE 1-year Domain Registration or Transfer with ANY Annual Web Hosting plan (New or Existing Clients)No Code Required
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Are You Ready for Black Friday?

pageloadFor many people, Black Friday, as well as Cyber Monday, are days filled with tracking down the best deals of the holiday shopping season. As an online retailer however, your primary focus is making sure that your business is not only offering the most attractive deals, but also that you are prepared to handle the increased customer traffic. There’s nothing worse from a customer’s perspective than trying to take advantage of a great offer but missing out due to a slow or unresponsive website.

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