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Smart Updater - Keep Your Sites Safe and Secure!

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When activated, the Smart Updater automatically helps keep your website, plugins and themes up-to-date, which is crucial to ensuring your sites remains safe and secure.

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Custom code and its' upkeep

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Joomla! and Wordpress are great content management systems and offer a wide variety of features that should cover most of the usage scenarios when you employ a CMS to build a website. If that’s not enough for your needs, you can choose from thousands of free and paid extensions (or plugins) that will, depending on type, either add that one small feature you need (that “Share” button for your audience to share some useful information from your website on their social media accounts), or completely transform your website’s CMS into a full-fledged social network, or news portal.

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Salvation Army Gets Some Love!

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We all know that things can get a little tough during the holiday season so last month we decided to do a food drive to benefit our local branch of the Salvation Army. This organization has been around for a long time and they are always willing to offer a helping hand to those in need.

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Meltdown & Spectre and what you should know

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What's the big deal? 

Around the world 2018 started out with a bang… and the tech-world was no exception! Two major vulnerabilities (Spectre: CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2017-5753 and Meltdown: CVE-2017-5715) were disclosed. These vulnerabilities affect the underlying hardware found in most of the worlds devices. This includes most phones, tablets, computers and web servers.

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Why a Facebook page just isn’t enough!

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The very fact that you have an interest in this article may suggest that you already have your company’s page on Facebook. Such a page has its advantages. However, you may have also realized that it is not very efficient when it comes to getting new customers; it is not capable of all the things a professional website can give you. Nowadays, 50% of the entries on Facebook come from the mobile channel, while 74% of mobile users use regular search engines to find information about your business via their mobile devices. 

It was several years ago now that Google announced that we had passed the tipping point whereby the number of Mobile searches had taken over that of Desktop searches, stating…

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Joomla World Conference 2017

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What better place to organize the Joomla! World Conference than a country where the CMS is very popular and a city that is marvelous? Of course, all roads leads to Rome.

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Save 50% with our Black Friday offer!

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Black Friday is here! To honor online shoppers everywhere, we’re offering tremendous savings on Joomla! or WordPress hosting & support plan purchases. To take advantage of the most savings we’ve offered all year, simply purchase a new Standard or Business plan. You can also upgrade a free site or upgrade your current plan to a higher level of service to get more Cloud Control Panel™ (CCP) features, site resources and a higher level of support from our team.

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This is a great opportunity for all types of clients to save ½ of their hosting costs! That’s right - get 50% off hosting & support on your initial order! From free accounts to those who have already purchased a hosting and support plan, anyone purchasing a new Standard or Business plan or upgrading a current plan will receive:

  • Additional CCP Features
  • More Site Resources
  • A Higher Level of Support from CloudAccess.net
  • Additional Applications for as little as $3 (only Business Plans)

See our Plans

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Site Builders or CMS’s?

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So you’re getting ready to build your first website, and you aren’t sure exactly where to start. Then suddenly, you see an advertisement for Wix, Weebly, GoDaddy, (etc.) that shows you how “simple” setting up a website is with their site builder. That sounds perfect! You sign up and create your site as easily as the advertisement made it seem. Now let’s skip six months into the future, and your business is booming. You find that you need to do some custom coding on your website to make it look a little more aesthetically pleasing, only you can’t do that. Instead, you decide to just settle and install some plugins/extensions that will do what you need them to, only you can’t do that. As a last resort, you decide to migrate your website to a different hosting provider, where you can use Joomla! or WordPress instead (since these are more customizable), only you can’t do that either. These site builders are good for just spinning up website’s, but in most situations, they are not what the client needs. I am going to tell you a few of the many reasons why these quick site builders are never the best option.

The biggest reason, in my opinion, is that site builders are not open source, whereas Joomla! and WordPress are. If you ever need to, the source code is 100% available and customizable. This gives you the option to add/edit CSS, amongst the ability to tinker with the core of the program. If you find that you need help and your hosting company is unable to help you, there are large communities out there where you can easily reach out for help. Anytime there are holes in the security and stability, they are discovered fast and patches are released quite shortly after.

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How many domain names should I have?

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Do I really need multiple domain names?! Yes, you do and here is why…

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Knowledge is Power! CloudAccess.net learns about Breast Cancer.

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Last night several of our CloudAccess.net staff and family members attended the “What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Now” seminar that was hosted at the Cowell Family Cancer Center here in Traverse City Michigan.

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