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A Rundown on Post Types and Taxonomies in WordPress

One of the most important things to establish from the very beginning of your WordPress journey is what you’re going to use the features for. This guide is meant to give you an overview as to what the key differences are so that you can understand WHERE your content is supposed to go when building […]

How to Identify if WordPress is Right For You

Building a website for your project, business, or organization can be a daunting task, especially if you have no experience building websites prior. With every website, there are a lot of different parts to the whole equation to get it online. Many companies much like Falls Technology Group have taken special steps to offer a […]

How Creating a Website for Your Business Can Help Boost Your Lead Generation

Nowadays, having a strong online presence is essential for any business looking to thrive and succeed. One of the most effective ways to establish that presence is by creating a professional website. A well-designed and strategically developed website not only serves as a virtual storefront but also plays a crucial role in lead generation – […]

Understanding Domain TLDs: A Guide for Choosing the Right Fit for Your Business

In the ever-evolving digital landscape, establishing a strong online presence is essential for businesses of all sizes. One of the first steps to building your digital identity is choosing a domain name. Alongside the familiar .com, a plethora of domain extensions, known as Top-Level Domains (TLDs), have emerged, offering a unique opportunity for businesses to […]

How to Fix WordPress Stuck In Maintenance Mode

WordPress maintenance mode is a useful feature that allows you to work on your website without interrupting the user experience. However, there are times when your website may get stuck in maintenance mode, preventing you from accessing your website. In this article, we’ll show you how to take your WordPress website out of maintenance mode […]

How to Start A WordPress Blog

Blogging is an excellent way to share your ideas and opinions with the world. With its ease of use and customizability, WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for starting a blog. In this essay, I will outline the steps you need to take to start a WordPress blog. Choose a niche: The first […]

How to Install Standalone WordPress

Standalone WordPress is a self-hosted version of the WordPress software, which means you need to install it on your own web server or hosting account. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to install standalone WordPress: Choose a web hosting provider: You’ll need to choose a web hosting provider that meets the requirements for WordPress. Look […]

How to Maintain Your Website

Maintaining your website is a quintessential part of website ownership as it is the core process that keeps your website online and your visitors satisfied. Much like owning a house, owning a website requires periodic maintenance and routine inspection to ensure that things are running properly. Without this, a website is doomed to fall into […]

What is a Website Staging Environment?

A website staging environment is an important part of the website development process. A staging environment is an isolated copy of a website, typically located on a different server than the live site, that is used for testing and review before any changes are made to the live website. Having a staging environment for web […]

Why Securing Your Web Hosting Account is Important

Web hosting security and two-factor authentication are critical components of any organization’s online security infrastructure. The internet has become a fundamental part of daily life, and people rely on it for everything from shopping to banking. This increased reliance on the internet means that web hosting security has become more important than ever before. The […]

A Summary Of Our Q1-23 Changes at FTG

If you’re reading this, we want to personally thank you for choosing Falls Technology Group. It’s been a great year so far and we’re excited to announce the changes that we have implemented in Quarter 1 of 2023. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to provide more features, build better business, and provide […]

What is a Nameserver?

A nameserver is a crucial component of the internet that plays a vital role in how we access websites. Simply put, a nameserver is a server that translates domain names into IP addresses. Have you ever stopped to consider how you are able to type a website’s name into your web browser and it takes […]

What are Bots?

A bot is a type of software application that is designed to automate certain tasks. These tasks can include anything from simple tasks like answering frequently asked questions to more complex tasks such as moderating online discussions or providing customer support. Bots are often used in online environments to provide a more efficient and convenient […]

What is a Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) Attack?

A man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is a type of cyberattack in which an attacker intercepts communications between two parties and secretly alters or relays them. This allows the attacker to gain access to sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial data, and potentially exploit it for their own gain. MITM attacks often involve the attacker […]

What is a DDoS Attack?

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service, or network by overwhelming it with a flood of internet traffic. This is accomplished by using a network of compromised computers, known as botnets, to send large amounts of data to the target. The […]

What is our Website Design Process?

The website design process is the series of steps that are followed to create and develop a website. It typically involves planning, designing, building, and testing the website to ensure that it meets the needs of the users and the goals of the website owner. The first step in the website design process is planning. […]

What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

A CMS, or content management system, is a tool that helps people to create and manage the content on their website. It’s a bit like a big, digital notebook that you can use to write down your ideas and stories, and then share them with others on the internet. With a CMS, you can easily […]

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) that is used by millions of websites around the world. It is an open-source platform, which means that anyone can use it for free and contribute to its development. WordPress was first released in 2003, and since then it has grown to become one of the most […]

How To Secure Your Website

Website security is an essential part of ensuring the safety and privacy of users who visit your website. In today’s digital age, where personal information and sensitive data are often transmitted over the internet, it’s more important than ever to protect your website and its users from cyber threats. One of the key elements of […]

What Are Websites?

Websites are a collection of interconnected web pages that are accessed through the internet. They are created and maintained by individuals or organizations, and can be used for a variety of purposes, such as providing information, selling products or services, or allowing users to interact with one another. At a high level, websites work by […]

What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL certificates are an essential part of ensuring the security and privacy of websites. They are used to establish a secure connection between a web server and a client, typically a web browser. This secure connection is established using encryption, which helps to prevent third parties from intercepting and reading the data that is transmitted […]

What Is A Backup System?

A backup system is an essential part of a robust infrastructure, as it allows you to recover from data loss or corruption in case of hardware failure, accidental deletion, or other unexpected events. There are many different ways to design a backup system, and the best approach for you will depend on your specific needs […]

What is a Top Level Domain?

A TLD, or top-level domain, is the part of a website’s URL that comes after the “dot” (e.g. “.com,” “.org,” “.edu”). TLDs are a way to categorize websites and indicate the purpose or intended audience of the website. There are many different TLDs, including generic TLDs (gTLDs) such as “.com” or “.org,” which are intended […]

How Your Website Fits Into Your Marketing Plan

In a world where much of what we buy comes from our time online, having a website is a non-negotiable for any business that wants to be successful in the modern age. Building a place where your prospects can land to learn about your business, your products, and your ethos is incredibly important to your […]

Do I Need to Contact My Webhost When Switching to Cloudflare?

Short Answer – YES. You absolutely should contact your web host. While not all web hosts will include migration to CloudFlare within their plans, it is recommended to speak with a technical professional at your hosting company to ensure you are not missing any important details during the process. This includes important records such as […]

How to Set DNS Up For Web Hosting

Setting up DNS for web hosting is usually a pretty simple process as most providers will pre-generate records for you ahead of time to get you started; but what if you want to migrate your DNS into your own provider and can’t import your data? Where do you start? This guide is here to help […]

What DNS Records are Used For Email?

DNS plays an important role in how email flows with each domain. There are several record types that control how records flow from your email inbox into where you’re sending to. To understand these records and what they mean, we have to dive into each individually to understand what role they plan and how they […]

Can My Website Handle Heavy Traffic?

It’s a common question, and a valid one at that. “Can my website handle heavy traffic?” In order to make sense of this, we first have to look at what ‘heavy traffic’ looks like to your website. This can take many different forms, be it heavy upload or download usage, or a large number of […]

Falls Technology Group Celebrates It’s 5th Anniversary

Sioux Falls, SD, Release: April 19th, 2022. For Immediate Release Falls Technology Group announced its 5th anniversary as a national, full-service web design and hosting agency. Falls Technology Group began as an Information Technology Consulting firm focused primarily on residential and business IT services under the management of Ryan T. M. Reiffenberger. In 2019, Falls […]

How to Fix 404 Errors on WordPress

404 Errors with WordPress are prone to happen, and we’ve put together a guide that you can use to troubleshoot your own website and correct these problems. In many cases, the problem is really simple, and can be covered by checking a few security settings. User Access Permissions Be sure that the pages you are […]

How Big Is My Website?

One of the most common things that you will hear hosting companies discuss is your site size. Usually, the reason they are discussing this is that in order to get decent SEO scores, you have to take into consideration the load times of your website. We briefly talk more about this in one of our […]

How To Use Our Helpdesk

You need help and that’s totally okay. We’re here to assist you with anything related to your website or hosting services. Even if you don’t have a website with us, our team is on call ready to assist ad-hoc if necessary. As with all support desks, you also have the ability to reach out via […]

What is SPF and How Does It Affect You?

Email deliverability on the internet is a complicated process when approaching it from a technical standpoint. As the internet has grown over the last two decades, we have seen a large increase in spam emails as more people gain access to more and more resources. To combat the sending of malicious or spam emails, the […]

Website Offline? Check These DNS Settings.

Often times when managing your own hosting, you can run into issues with your website. The most common problem that we’ve seen are DNS errors, which are essentially the records that tell the internet where to look for your online resources. Think of DNS like a house address. With each house address, you have a […]

What is A WordPress Page Builder? (And How Do They Help?)

This article is part of a multi-part series. We recommend starting from the beginning to get the most comprehensive overview of WordPress. To do so, click here. Here we arrive, yet again, to another installment of the How to Build With WordPress series. In this series, we are taking a dive into the many parts of the […]

What is a WordPress Plugin? (And What Are They For?)

This article is part of a multi-part series. We recommend starting from the beginning to get the most comprehensive overview of WordPress. To do so, click here. Welcome back to another installment of How to Build With WordPress. In this series, we are taking a dive into the many parts of the machine that IS the […]

What is a WordPress Theme? (And How to Pick One)

If you’ve used WordPress before, you know that there are many parts to the machine that IS the WordPress engine. Between the different taxonomies like Posts and Pages to the Permalink Configurations, Plugins, and Themes you can use, sometimes it gets difficult to tell what part of the website is what and where you should […]

How Does Web Design Affect SEO?

Search Engine Optimization is a topic that garners quite a bit of attention, especially after the recent push to E-Commerce during the 2020-2021 pandemic in the United States. Although it gets quite a bit of attention, it’s difficult for most people to actually describe what SEO is or does for a website. So how are […]

How to Switch Your Web Hosting Without Harming SEO

One of the biggest fears that any website owner has is that all of the hard work they have put in on building their SEO rankings will be impacted when they switch hosts. It’s pretty common that we get this question, so we’re here to break this all down for you. TL;DR: Does Your Web […]

What is Web Hosting?

Building a website can be a fun and exciting experience. Between getting to pick out new colors, to trying out all of the new tools available, the website creation experience is a close bond between the designer and the final product that gives us the ability to showcase information online. For users, it’s easy – […]

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