We are experts in hosting and been around the block doing web hosting for over 15 years. Though here at HostASite.com we can’t do it all. This is where from our hosting experience we recommend third-party services that can enhance our services.
With any of these services, we are either using them with our own web sites, or they were extensively tested by us. If the service is listed below, we it comes highly recommended by us.
Genesis Framework WordPress Theme by StudioPress
If you are using WordPress, you must use the Genesis Framework. The theme is very easy to use and easy to extend. With the latest version, StudioPress added HTML 5 support with the latest version.
StudioPress has a large selection of pre-made themes available. For the real adventurous, can easily create your own child Genesis theme. Even if you don’t know HTML, you can create your own customized look very quickly from a child theme.
In addition the Genesis Framework is very SEO friendly and fast loading. We highly recommend the Genesis Framework. In fact, this very web site was built using it.
Setting up a mailing list can be difficult, but for any online business it’s critical. If you are building a new web site or have an existing web site, yet don’t have a mailing list we recommend doing this immediately. Sending Email newsletters is a great way to keep in touch with your customers and keep them informed with the latest news about your company.
Aweber has too many features to list them all here, but we use them ourselves to keep in touch with our customers.
A common problem is how do you monitor web site for malware, and how do you know it’s secure? Hackers can cause all sorts of havoc. Worst case sensitive personal data can be compromised and result in loss of business.
It’s hard enough to just keep one web site secure, but this is especially true if you are managing multiple web sites.
Here at HostASite.com we monitor our servers very closely for any potential hacker activity. Though it’s difficult for us to monitor any applications you install on your site. This is where Sucuri comes in. They can monitor your web site applications for any file system changes.
Sucuri allows you to get alerts for any changes to your web site and part of their service included free removal of any malware. For more information Sucuri you can also read our review of Sucuri.
We can’t stress enough in recommending using strong, random, and unique passwords. Good passwords are a gatekeeper to secure all of your private information. If each password has to be random and unique, how can you memorize them? 1Password makes these easy to generate, store, and access your passwords securely from anywhere. They not only support desktop software for your Apple OS X, or Microsoft Windows operating system, but also can wirelessly sync up with your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Android device. So you’ll never be without your passwords and use them anywhere.