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Using the Right Tools Makes All the Difference

By Pieter Hartsook / April 4, 2018 / 0 Comments
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The Start of a New Website Project Master Roofing Company  is a family-owned and operated Oakland roofing contractor with nearly 40 years experience of servicing residential and commercial clients in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. They had a Yelp page, but they didn’t have their own website. The Process After a phone call to clarify the scope of the project, budget and timeline we had the client send us a list of the […]

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WordPress Resources at SiteGround

By Pieter Hartsook / November 29, 2016 / 0 Comments
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WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer service. We take care of WordPress sites security with unique server-level customizations, WP auto-updates, and daily backups. We make them […]

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Is it time to give GoDaddy WordPress hosting another chance?

By Pieter Hartsook / March 13, 2014 / 23 Comments
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Hosting your WordPress website on GoDaddy has been strongly discouraged by me and most of the WordPress consultants I know. But GoDaddy has just introduced a new WordPress Managed Hosting plan that may change all that.

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WordPress site migration, copying your site and moving it

By Pieter Hartsook / November 7, 2013 / 3 Comments
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There are several reasons why you might want to copy your website,

you want to make a “sandbox” copy to experiment on, without affecting the public-facing production site
you want to change hosting companies to get a better deal, faster performance or more functionality
having a complete copy of your website is a great insurance policy should something happen to your host and your site is lost.

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Problems with – the devil is in the details

By Pieter Hartsook / November 5, 2010 / 7 Comments
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Time for a change I’ve been looking for a new hosting vendor. My account at is up for renewal and I think I can do  better. Also, there are rumors that GoDaddy is on the block and I’m concerned about long term changes in service and pricing should ownership change. I’ve been using for about six months to host blogs for several clients and have been very happy with their services, functionality, and […]

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