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An Introduction to Caching

One of the most common things a website owner will hear when trying to troubleshoot a problem is a request to “clear the browser cache”. What is a Cache? The cache (pronounced like “cash”) is a collection of frequently-used data. What caching does is enable a website to load more quickly by storing data most likely to be needed in a separate and easily accessible…
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How to Choose a Hosting Company

“You get what you pay for” definitely applies to website hosting. The factors you most need to define when deciding how to choose a hosting company are number of users per month, the size of the website, and if the website is collecting sensitive information such as credit card processing. Let’s break down what website hosting is and then we’ll cover some of the other…
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Some Deadlines Delayed for Website Accessibility Implementation

Yesterday, September 19, 2016, the Israeli Knesset approved a proposal to delay the enactment of Israeli website accessibility regulations. This comes after months of lobbying for a more balanced approach to the implementation of these intricate regulations. Many concerned website owners turned to the Israeli Internet Association to figure out how to comply wide-reaching laws, which in some cases would require complete website redesigns. Although the…
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Getting An SSL Certificate Just Got A Lot Easier (and Cheaper!)

Secure websites are marked with an SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer), which authenticates the identity of a website. You’ve seen this on any website whose URL begins https:// Just click the lock icon (on Chrome in this example) and you’ll see further information about the verification of this address. The idea is to assure users that you are who you say you are, and that…
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Israeli Website Accessibility Guidelines

Updated: May 29, 2019 One of the greatest things about the internet is that it has a democratizing effect – a world of information is at your fingertips online and you can instantly connect with people around the world, exploring new ideas, different opinions, and receive access to services. But it’s actually not accessible to everyone with an internet connection, unless websites comply with website accessibility standards…

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