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The Difference Between a Domain Name and a Website

The Difference Between a Domain Name and a Website

In the digital age, where the internet plays a central role in our daily lives, it's essential to have a clear understanding of the fundamental components that make up the online world. Two of the most common terms you'll come across are "domain name" and "website",...

Tuning your WordPress website for better performance

Tuning your WordPress website for better performance

According to, websites should load in 4 seconds or less for optimal conversions. And according to Google, a website's bounce rate will increase over 30% if a pageload takes 3 seconds instead of 1 second. So for these reasons and more, it is imperative that...

Upgraded Web Hosting Plans & Other News

Company News Last year, I announced that I shifted our business model to only provide remote services such as website hosting, WordPress website maintenance and web server administration. This transition has been a success, and our Web Hosting business continues to...

What to Look For in a Web Hosting Provider

There are thousands of web hosting companies. So how do you pick the right company to host your website, keep it online, and keep it secure? In this blog post, I'm going to talk about just 2 of the questions you should ask yourself. Does the provider offer an uptime...

High Availability Web Hosting

Have you ever wondered why it seems Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, or another large website almost never seems to go down? As cloud services become more pervasive, "downtime" is becoming a thing of the past. Downtime, as the word implies, is an indication that a...

Web Hosting and Website Maintenance

One of the concepts several of our clients and people I talk to on "the street" routinely misunderstand is the difference between website maintenance and website hosting. In one of the first blog posts I wrote, I explained that there are 3 different costs to building...

What is Web Hosting?

In one of my previous blog posts, I wrote about the different types of web hosting, and why making the right choice matters for both nonprofit organizations and businesses of any size. But a question I get asked quite often (including this morning), is the question,...

Why Big Websites Fail and What Nonprofits Can Do About It

Yesterday,, arguably one of the world's most popular websites, went down for a period of time. There are no indications (yet) that other websites were affected. As many network engineers know, Amazon maintains massive data centers around the world in order...

What is “Cloud Computing”?

In this post, we try to briefly introduce "Cloud Computing," and what it means to nonprofit organizations. Cloud Computing (or "The Cloud") is a term that is constantly used by individuals and organizations about technology products and services. But what does it...

The Different Types of Web Hosting, and Why it Matters

There are thousands of webhosting companies in business today, and while many provide great service, the market is saturated with companies that provide less-than-stellar service at low prices. I firmly believe that in the web hosting & web development industry,...

Why Choose Barred Owl Web?

The Barred Owl Web team is technically proficient, extremely responsive and provides a high level of customer satisfaction.  We highly recommend Barred Owl Web for web development, technical, and customer support.
– Enrique Fiallo, Director of Technology, NET Institute

Barred Owl Web is the hosting company to call first for nonprofits. Their solutions-oriented, customer – and client – focused approach to web hosting provides agencies the ability to consistently and reliably get their messages out to those who need to hear it. You can count on Barred Owl Web to be responsive to the unique needs of your agency. Barred Owl Web’s customer service is exceptional, and it is kind. Contact them and see for yourself!
Rebecca Whelchel, Executive Director, Metropolitan Ministries (MetMin)

Barred Owl Web has always been responsive to our needs as a small nonprofit. They have helped us immensely with issues like Web server security updates and PCI compliance.
Evan Donovan, Web Developer, Tech Mission

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