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Two recent decisions by Google define the biggest two changes to the web in the last few years. One is a boost to search presence for secure sites. This change alone increased the security of the web immediately as millions of websites implemented HTTPS. The other, and the one that had an even bigger impact was to make website loading speed a search signal.

With that in mind, a lot of sites started to look at the factors that would have a material effect on the speed of their websites. Much like HTTPS, the improvement for the web was significant and immediate. Following the two simple guidelines below, you can speed up your website and possibly improve your search engine ranking.

Hosting – The first check is to benchmark the speed of your webhost. Now there are tools that indicate how fast or slow a webhost is and makes recommendations. The better option is to find a host that is near your geographical target or to host it in a quality datacentre and avoid cheap online web hosts.

Code – Stop using sluggish themes and templates for your website. Custom websites that use only as much code as they need and meets certain standards are light years faster than clunky free themes you will find online.

If you need LA colocation or dedicated server provider you can trust, contact Electric Kitten today. They’ve provided reliable web hosting services for almost two decades. If you are in the Southern California area, give them a call at 877-821-HOST or email them at sales@electrickitten.com.


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In the market for a personal or business website? The process is easy now, with several services providing one click websites that look great and all you need to do is enter your content and images. You get a nice website, a domain name, and even some ad credits to go with it. However, there is another option that everyone should consider, and that is self-hosting. Granted, it can be more work, but there are several advantages that might make it a more compelling option. Here are the two main reasons you should:

It is not as hard as you think

The prospect of setting up your own webhost and web site can be daunting. However, a lot of that concern is unfounded. Setting up a web host is simple and intuitive process, and you can sign up for your domain name as part of the process. You can have a hosting account up and running in as little as give minutes, and with support of guides online, have the website running in ten minutes more. Beyond that, there are a tutorials and guides for everything and anything you might need,

You maintain control

This is probably the most important and compelling reason. First, the buck starts and stops with you. You can change whatever you want, and don’t have to live with the limitations of the system. Ran out of resources? You can choose to upgrade or change to another provider. You also retain control over everything else like your domain name, email etc.

These are only two reason of many, such as transparency when it comes to site stats, lack of restrictions on content, and support. Before you sign up for one of these site services, think about if self-hosting might be a better fit for your needs over the longer term.

If you’re looking for colocation or server hosting in Los Angeles, contact Electric Kitten. For almost two decades, they have provided reliable colocation service, along with other web hosting options such as shared hosting and dedicated servers. Their colocation clients will have access to a state-of-the-art SAS-70 facility located in the One Wilshire Building in Los Angeles. Their hi-tech setup will ensure you recover quickly and efficiently from any technical disasters that may happen. For more information, call them today at 877-821-HOST or email them at sales@electrickitten.com.