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NCAA Basketball Tournament

March madness is upon us yet again! The excitement and suspense among college basketball fans across the country is felt more deeply over the next few weeks than at any other point during the year. Our staff here at WestHost is cheering on our local Utah State University men’s team as they get set to […]
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Transferring a domain

Web hosting clients often find themselves transferring an existing domain as well as signing up for a new hosting account. In order to simplify the process, here are 3 easy steps to use as a guideline: About Lance WeeksWeb | More Posts (2)
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E-commerce checklist

So you are thinking of setting up an e-commerce store There are many things to take into account when setting up an online store front. Below is a list of some of the major items. You will want to thoughtfully consider and research each of these options before beginning the actual work of getting your […]
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WestHost Dedicated Server Hosting

With so many companies to choose from how do you know that you are going to get the most out of your dedicated hosting? You may be a new client trying to learn more about dedicated hosting with WestHost. Perhaps you are an existing client looking to upgrade to a dedicated server. You may have […]
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Shared Calendars with Google and/or CalDAV

Many people have asked me how best to share a calendar between colleagues, between friends, husband and wife, offices in different locations, and some other cases where coordinating schedules is useful. One solution that many are turning to is Google Calendar, which is a fantastic solution. It offers many features, including the ability to subscribe […]
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MySQL optimizations: indexes

Many of us use MySQL to power our websites. Using a database is necessary for many common applications like WordPress, Joomla, and phpBB due to the amount of information which they serve. A database backend is a natural choice for a website which becomes more complex as it allows for a more efficient storage and […]
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Dynamic Websites with jQuery and extJS

Is your site too plain? Do you want to add a bit of spark or flair to the visual appearance of your site? Maybe you’re looking for some creative ways to work with menus or display contextual information. Perhaps pop-up blockers have made you rethink how to design your site, but you dislike constant page […]
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Generating More Interest in Your Site

Most websites fall into two basic categories: informative and sales. Regardless of which category your site falls into, the more traffic you can get to your site, the better off you are. One of the best ways to get more traffic to your site is to make it more interesting for users. Because of the […]
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How to setup a WordPress blog

Getting Started If you are new to blogging then allow me to introduce you. A blog (a contraction of “web log”) is a place where you can share what is happening in your family. You can post news about your business for your customers. Perhaps you wish to keep an online journal of your travels. […]
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Update on Company Progress

It’s hard to believe how quickly time passes, but we are coming up now on 2 months since WestHost was acquired by Hosting Services. Based on my interactions these past several weeks with employees from Hosting Services and the UK2 Group, I’m excited about the additional services and features WestHost will be able to more […]
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