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4Web Inc. creates highly customized websites using Joomla! and WordPress. We use open source software to meet our clients' online business goals and marketing objectives. Experience, honesty and ingenuity are the foundation of our approach for creating engaging, responsive and strategic online business solutions. We take being part of the Web community seriously so we make sure to time to share some our findings here.

Website Ownership Basics

It's extremely important that every business or organization website 'owner' retain ultimate control of their website(s). Sounds obvious enough, right? Then take the following short quiz to test the strength of your control. If your answer to any of the following six questions is "No", then you may have some homework ahead of you.

How to Retain Control of Your Website

Password = 12345 (or: How to Create Secure Passwords)

password-keyPasswords are more than just a secure way to enter a website; they are a hacker's key to a person's identity. Many people use a single password for many websites, but with all the password leaks and hacks taking place around the world, if your password is accessed, any of your accounts (email, bank accounts) with the same password will open to the world.

What you really need is a unique, strong password for each and every website you visit. But that many passwords would be impossible to remember. Fortunately, there are other websites that will remember for you. There are several leading password managers, including Lastpass, Dashlane and 1Password. You can also use offline software such as KeePass.

Check to See How Secure Your Passwords Are

Good Bye to Joomla 2.5

As we ring in the 2015 New Year, we will say good bye to Joomla 2.5. This software series began in January 2011 as Joomla 1.6 and in July 2011, Joomla 1.7 was released. Both of these versions were steps to the long-term release of Joomla 2.5, which came out in January 2012.

Understand More About the End Joomal 2.5

Want Your Website to Knock their Socks Off?

Put your best foot forward on your website by using professional photography. The absolute best solution is to hire a professional photographer, and if you're selling products then always be sure photos of your products are professionally photographed. A few years ago 4Web was working with a small business that was selling children's foam board craft kits. They had tried to take their own product images and it showed; it was a difficult subject matter to photograph. We convinced them to allow a professional photographer to take the images and the difference was astounding. Be sure to let the photographer know how the photos will be used on the website. They will be able to offer creative ideas for the photographs that will take your site to a higher level. Professional photographers will also size and optimize your photographs specifically for the Web.

More on Photos for Websites

4Web has Moved!

Offices of 4Web Inc. in Keene NH

Our new 4Web office is at 45 Summer Street in Keene. We happened upon an "Office for Rent" sign while heading to the Keene Pumpkin Festival in October. After a call and a couple of visits we decided that this would be perfect office space for our growing company. So while we are settled in, there are still a few boxes to unpack and we're working on signage. We are extremely happy with the new elbow room in our upstairs space and look forward to being here for a while.