12 WordPress Plugins Worth Considering

Our team of design gurus has compiled a list of WordPress Plugins that they believe may be of interest to you.  We’ve listed them below (but in no particular order): Google Analytics + If tracking how and when users visit your site is important to you, Google Analytics is an excellent tool, carrying this information …

6-Point Checklist For Speeding Up Your Website’s Performance

Everyone knows that a slow website can cause lost viewership and lost income opportunities. Load times depend on several factors. Here are some suggestions on what you can do to boost your site’s performance: Measure your site- Do you know your site’s speed?   Does it vary at different times of the day or different …

7 Easy Ways to Protect Your WordPress Site from Cyber Attacks

We know it can be very difficult for people to protect their websites from a threat they don’t understand.  Cyber security is a complex topic, but every WordPress owner can take immediate steps to ensure greater protection.     Here are some of the easiest ways for WordPress owners to protect their site from cyber …

How does cPanel hosting make website administration easier?

If you want to host a business website, personal blog, or any other kind of website, you will need a capable server. Let’s try to cut through the fray and make choosing a hosting package with cPanel an easy task whether it is Shared, Reseller Hosting, VPS, or Dedicated.   You will have to consider …

The Domain Name System (DNS) and Nameservers for Dummies

DNS is a topic that could easily stretch on for thousands of pages.   At Tier.Net, we like to make things simple.   Think of this as a short and quick “getting started guide” to DNS and nameservers. What is the Domain Name System? The Domain Name System, like most protocols that comprise the internet as a …

The Advantages of using a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

In the world of mobile and app-based internet, online vendors and website owners are forced to offer quicker and simple page navigation for a better user experience.   Statistics show that even a one second delay in the page load time of website can cause a loss of up to 5% – 7% of potential customers. …

Benefits of a Dedicated Server

There are several types of web hosting platforms including Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting, and Dedicated Web Hosting.  The least expensive, primarily for entry point and relatively low traffic websites is called shared hosting.   As the name implies, shared hosting sites are operating on a dedicated server shared by multiple other accounts.   The shared …

Benefits of a Control Panel

When acquiring a new VPS Hosting or Dedicated Server account, people often wonder if they should purchase their service with a Control Panel. To make this decision, it is important to know what a control panel does. Here are some of the key benefits of a control panel: Effortless Management: Control panels offer a graphical …