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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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WordCamp Ann Arbor 2017

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It’s that glorious time of year again in Michigan… the air is getting chilly, the leaves are starting to change and our sandals are placed back on the shelves for hibernation. Thankfully the fall season also brings WordCamp Ann Arbor to the region, an event that we have looked forward to all summer long.

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JCH Optimize - how to make your site faster

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JCH Optimize is a plugin that’s available for Joomla!, WordPress, Magento, and Drupal and is used to optimize your site. What does optimization mean in this context? Well, to make a long story short, it automates certain actions like combining CSS and JavaScript files to get your site working faster. I use it on a Joomla! website I created and maintain, https://sabaton.pl The website uses many graphics, extensions, and custom CSS/JavaScript, so optimization is key here. Here’s a scan from Pingdom to show you its speed without JCH Optimize and caching:

While a 4.35 second load time with a 2MB home page is not the worst, it definitely can be better - and that’s where JCH Optimize comes in. Let’s see a more in-depth analysis of what’s wrong with the site:

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Random Swag Giveaway

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Because we care about our customers and fans we want YOU to have some free swag on us!
We will be randomly selecting a couple of CloudAccess.net fans each month to receive free swag shipped right to your door.

If you are selected we will reach out to you via Facebook, Twitter, or email and all we need from you is to respond with a proper shipping address and a few other small details!

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Why is it important to use secure passwords?

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Why do we need to use passwords?

According to the Wikipedia: “A password is a word or string of characters used for user authentication to prove identity or access approval to gain access to a resource which is to be kept secret from those not allowed access.”. Since we need to keep some things to ourselves, it is a good practice to secure them properly. In this blog I will try to explain to you why it is important to use unique, strong passwords and how to easily manage them.
Oh and I will try to explain from the site’s security perspective, but the rules are similar when it comes to securing all your accounts.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer just this year? It is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. That is one of the many reasons why we are donating 15% of new orders for the month of October to the WTFC.

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JoomlaDay Poland Summary

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This past weekend two of our team members Derek and Pawel attended Joomla! Day Poland 2017. The event took place in Szczecin and was located only 3 miles from our Polish office.

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Readability and Your Website

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An 8th Grade Level Doesn’t Mean „8th Graders Only”
(8th-grade level or lower is recommended, but as low as 5th grade makes it more acceptable.)

Have you read that new book about defying gravity? I’ve heard that it’s complicated but impossible to put down.
Whether you’re writing a paper, a blog, or a product description, it’s important to remember who your audience is. There are many tools that you can use to measure your site’s „readability”. Most experts are in agreement: A readability grade of 5-8 is better for the average reader.

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Leverage Browser Caching - What Does It Mean?

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„Leveraging browser cache” is when a webmaster has instructed web browsers how their resources should be dealt with. To simplify - specifying which elements on your site should be cached and for how long. For example, any content/images on your site that are static and will not be changed or edited frequently (logos, images, etc..) should be set with an expiration time. This can speed up your site and will increase your page speed score along with possibly increasing your SEO ranking.

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