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Impact of Website SEO with Search Engines: Keywords

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Website SEO (search engine optimization) is an extremely important factor in creating a website. It is the process of optimizing a website so that it can maximize the number of visitors that find it by being ranked high on the list of results in search engines.

Today we are going to discuss keywords and the impact they can have on your website.

What are keywords?

Keywords are ideas and topics that define what your content is about. In terms of SEO, they are the words and phrases that searchers enter in search engines. If you boil down everything on your page — all the images, video, copy, etc. — to simple words and phrases, those are your primary keywords. As a website owner and content creator, you want the keywords on your page to be relevant to what people are searching for, so they have a better chance of finding your content among search results.

Why are keywords important?

Keywords are important because they are the linchpin between what people are searching for and the content you are providing to fill that need. Your goal in ranking on search engines is to drive organic traffic to your site from the search engine result pages. The keywords you choose to target will determine what kind of traffic you get.

Keywords are as much about your audience as they are about your content. You might describe what you offer in a slightly different way than how your customers may search for it.

To set the right keywords, create content that ranks well organically and drives visitors to your site, you need to understand the needs of those visitors. It is not a stretch to say that setting appropriate keywords is a basic element of online marketing.

Planning to get started with your own website? PSPinc is here to support you!

PSPinc offers WebdeXpress, an easy-to-use web builder tool, to establish your website. We develop our software tools such as WebdeXpress with SEO in mind!

Contact us online or call us toll-free 1-800-232-3989 today if you want help getting started!


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PSPinc What’s New Newsletter Vol. 48 "Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. logo"

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Vol. 48


Do you know why the Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. logo is shaped like this? It has to do with the history of PSP as a company. Nowadays, PSP is mainly in the business of hosting web sites and mail servers, but that's been the story since 1996. Before that, we were in a different business all together.

Up until 1996, our main business was licensing U.S. software, providing Japanese language support, creating Japanese language packages, and selling them in Japan through Japanese distributors. Yes, as the company name suggests, Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. was engaged in software publishing.

Let me tell you about the relationship that exists between the publishing business and this logo. We translated U.S. software into Japanese and sold it in Japan through an exclusive distributor assigned to each title. At that time, these distributors did not want to reveal the existence of PSP. The reason for this was to make it appear that the distributors were not selling PSP’s services as distributors, but rather the software as their own products, all ready for sale.

The original company logo could identify PSP easily. Therefore we had to create a logo on the package that was not easily recognizable as PSP. This is the reason why the logo does not look like it says PSP at first glance. It is interesting to note that even now, when creating and selling web hosting and other Internet server applications, licensees try to hide the existence of PSP. It seems that no matter how much time passes, no matter how much business changes, PSP will always be behind the scenes and something to hide.


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Securing your WordPress Website

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WordPress is the largest CMS (Content Management System) in the world, with over 60% of market share in the CMS market. WordPress started in 2003, it now powers 39.5% of all websites on the internet. With its popularity, WordPress has become an attractive target for hackers. If your website gets hacked, hackers can steal you and your client’s private personal data. Infected websites can also be used to attack other websites, or to send out mass spam. Follow our guide below as we walk you through the easy steps to securing your WordPress website.

Keep Your WordPress Updated

According to studies, 44% of reported hacking was caused by outdated WordPress websites. Of all vulnerabilities facing WordPress, 52% was related to outdated plugins. It is very important to keep your WordPress website updated. To update your WordPress core installation:

1. Click on Dashboard on the left menu, then click on Updates. If there is a new version of WordPress, it will be listed here.
Update WordPress version


Automatic background update was introduced with version 3.7 back in 2013. However the automatic updates do not include updates to plugins. In order to turn on automatic updates for plugins, first you need to make sure you have WordPress 5.5 and above. Follow the steps above to update your WordPress core.

Once done, follow the instructions below to enable auto plugin updates:

1. Login to your WordPress admin. Mouse down the left menu and click on Plugins.

2. Check the box next to plugins to select all the plugins. Then click on Bulk Actions drop-down menu above and select "Enable Auto-updates".
Updating WordPress plugins select checkbox


3. Click Apply, now all your plugins will be automatically updated.
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Update Your Password

Creating a strong password will prevent you from getting bruteforce attacked. Hackers can crack short and easy passwords in a matter of hours. If you have not updated your password in the past year, we recommend reading our "How To Create A Strong Password In 2021" article to learn how to create a strong password for your site. To update your WordPress admin password:

1. Click on Users, then Profile.

2. Mouse down and click Set New Password, give it a strong password, then click on Update Profile below.
WordPress password update


Install Wordfence Security Plugin

Wordfence is a popular firewall security plugin with built-in malware scanning. It has over 150 million downloads and is completely free to use. Wordfence will help you secure your WordPress website, prevent bruteforce login attacks, scan your installation for vulnerabilities, and email you reports of activities and warnings.

To install Wordfence:

1. Mouse over to Plugins, and click Add New.

2. Type in Wordfence under keyword search box, it will display Wordfence.

3. Click on Install Now, and once installed click on Activate. That’s it.
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In Conclusion

WordPress is a very powerful tool that empowers users to create beautiful and professional websites. With the rise in its popularity, care must be taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable browsing experience for all. Securing your WordPress website is not only the responsible thing to do, but it’s also the right thing to do. If you need assistance with your WordPress website, call PSPinc today at 1-800-232-3989, or contact us online.

Looking for a WordPress host? Check out Dreamersi today. Secure and reliable web hosting, with easy 1-click WordPress installs.


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3 Ways to Improve Your Restaurant with Opinion Stand

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Did you know that when we began designing and developing Opinion Stand we were focused on a physical kiosk that customers would interact with?

With the devastating rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, we made some fundamental changes and pivoted to Papyrus. Which is a contact-less version where customers scan or enter a code to use the Opinion Stand on their own personal device.

While the process has changed, the core principles of what makes Opinion Stand so powerful to restaurant owners remains the same. Below you will learn 3 ways to improve your restaurant with Opinion Stand.


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1. Address negative feedback before it ends up on Yelp


With the rise of social media platforms, the power to provide reviews and instantaneous feedback has never been more prevalent. Diners often use Yelp not just to get information about when a restaurant is open or its menu - but also to find out how it rates among Yelp users.

Bad experiences happen at amazing restaurants. Rather than having these experiences turn into negative Yelp reviews, Opinion Stand lets you (the restaurant Manager or Owner) to get that feedback. All customer feedback submitted via Opinion Stand goes directly to you, rather than putting it on public display.

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2. Understand the impact of food delivery services


Restaurants have had to adapt their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic to cater towards to-go dining. Food delivery services such as DoorDash, UberEats, and Postmates (to name a few) have continued to grow and expand.

When delivery customers receive their food, they tend to grade the entire experience. Even though these food delivery drivers are unaffiliated with your restaurant, the service they offer (like it or not) reflects on the overall dining experience.

Including Opinion Stand delivery flyers in your to-go orders allows your customers to evaluate their dining experience from the comfort of your home. Food too cold, items missing, something spilled? Get that feedback and make adjustments to cater towards delivery orders.

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3. Gather customer contact information


Repeat business is critical to restaurants enjoying stability and success. While getting valuable customer feedback is a key value that Opinion Stand offers, there is another benefit to restaurant owners and managers.

With Opinion Stand, when a user submits feedback you can collect their contact information if you choose to. This allows you to curate mailing lists of your customers for sending promotional offers, coupons, and company news. Allowing you to talk directly to your customers and develop that relationship.

You can’t have your eyes on your business at all times..


.. but Opinion Stand lets you keep your finger on the pulse of how your customers enjoyed their time. Encouraging repeat visits and positive word-of-mouth promotion is truly invaluable.

We want to help restaurants who may be struggling through this pandemic. Sign up for Opinion Stand at a price you can pay. That’s right, you choose the price you can afford - you have nothing to lose!







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PSPinc What’s New Newsletter Vol. 47 "Google Review"

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I have a request - if you have time, please search for Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. on Google and write a review in the company description that appears on the right. We've never done this before, but we've set a goal to increase access to our website in 2021. I would really appreciate it, please give us a good review if you can.

Google reviews are a tool that provides valuable information about your business to both you and your customers. Reviews appear next to your listings in Maps and Search. They can also make your business stand out on Google. Yes, this is the real voice of the customer. Therefore, we strive to make the weak areas better. Of course, a good review can boost your company's credibility.

If you would like us to do a Google review for you, please let us know. If you have any questions about Google reviews for your company, please feel free to ask us.


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What your company should do BEFORE building a website

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Oftentimes when a company needs a new website, they just want to get it built as soon as possible. In reality, that doesn’t provide you with the best finished product. Here are a few very important steps your company should do before building a website:

Take the time to understand your users.

Who are you trying to reach? If you take a moment to understand who your target audience is, then you can start to formulate the best strategy for getting through to them. Who are they? What is it they want? What type of language and/or imagery is most likely to appeal to them? Remember, you aren’t trying to sell your services to yourself, so if your website is acting as a sales tool then you shouldn’t be building the website for yourself either. Build it for your users.

Determine your end goal.

What’s the ideal outcome from a visitor to your website? Do you want visitors to schedule an appointment? Maybe there’s a particular product or service you want to showcase? Perhaps you just want them to follow you on social media? Once you have an end goal in mind you’re ready to move onto the next step.

Create and organize your content.

This is the definitely the most difficult and also the most important step in this process. Your content is what will attract and retain users to your website. It’s also what will help you rank well in Google searches. It’s critical that you take the time to create meaningful content and organize it appropriately if you want your website to work for you. Using what you know from the last two steps, create content that is appealing to your target users, and organize it in a way that steers them towards your end goal. Use color, space, verbiage, and imagery to point them in the direction of your featured product or service.


Design SolutionsOnce you’ve taken these steps, you’re just about ready to start designing your new website. If you need some help with that, or just want to make sure you have a beautiful finished product to show for all of your hard work, don’t hesitate to reach out and let our professional designers do the heavy lifting for you. We’re here to help.

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Announcement: Maintenance on Di Web & Mail Server

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Dear valued customer,


Thank you for choosing Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.

We are always looking to improve the services we offer you.
As such, we will be conducting web and mail server maintenance.

We do not expect the update process to have any impact on customers during the maintenance time below.

The schedule is as follows:

* USA Pacific Daylight Time
- Jan 19th (Tue) 6:00am - 8:00am
- Jan 20th (Wed) 6:00am - 8:00am
- Jan 21st (Thu) 6:00am - 8:00am
- Jan 22nd (Fri) 6:00am - 8:00am
- Jan 25th (Mon) 6:00am - 8:00am
- Jan 26th (Tue) 6:00am - 8:00am
- Jan 27th (Wed) 6:00am - 8:00am
- Jan 28th (Thu) 6:00am - 8:00am
- Jan 29th (Fri) 6:00am - 8:00am
- Feb 1st (Mon) 6:00am - 8:00am
- Feb 2nd (Tue) 6:00am - 8:00am

* Japan Time
- Jan 19th (Tue) 11:00pm - next day 1:00am
- Jan 20th (Wed) 11:00pm - next day 1:00am
- Jan 21st (Thu) 11:00pm - next day 1:00am
- Jan 22nd (Fri) 11:00pm - next day 1:00am
- Jan 25th (Mon) 11:00pm - next day 1:00am
- Jan 26th (Tue) 11:00pm - next day 1:00am
- Jan 27th (Wed) 11:00pm - next day 1:00am
- Jan 28th (Thu) 11:00pm - next day 1:00am
- Jan 29th (Fri) 11:00pm - next day 1:00am
- Feb 1st (Mon) 11:00pm - next day 1:00am
- Feb 2nd (Tue) 11:00pm - next day 1:00am

* Details: Web and Mail server security update.
* Purpose: Security enhancement.


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Why it's important to have a website for your business

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In this digital era, even small companies benefit from having a website. One of the major benefits offered by having a website for a small business is that it enables people to find you online and get in touch with you easily. Having an effective and compelling site can even lead to sales you would not have made otherwise leading to opportunities and growth.

Your business can benefit as well from a website!
 
What is the benefit of having a website?

  1. It helps to establish credibility as a business

  2. Attracts more customers via the Internet

  3. You can share more information and can use it as a sales tool

  4. It helps with your marketing, using analytics to better focus on areas of growth potential

  5. Reduce cost

  6. Recruiting

These are only a few of the benefits a website will bring to your business.
 
Looking to get started with your own website? PSPinc is here to support you!
This is a New Year with many opportunities ahead and having a website will help your business realize new opportunities for 2021. PSPinc offers WebdeXpress to establish your website - let’s make it happen together!

Sign up for a Dreamersi web hosting plan and you can use our WebdeXpress web builder to make your site. Don't have the time yourself? Have it Done For You by PSPinc web professional experts.


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PSPinc What’s New Newsletter Vol. 46 "Delivering Audio"

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Modern websites are created with three elements - text, images (photos and illustrations) and video. They are created by arranging these elements in a way that is easy-to-understand. However, there is one thing that is missing here and that is audio. Of course, videos contain audio, but current websites lack the element of audio alone.

Compared to video, audio files are easy-to-create. A common audio file used on computers is called an MP3 file. These can be easily created with free applications for PCs and smartphones. However, what we are talking about here is the ability to easily embed created audio files into a website.

We have developed and offer a system that accomplish this called Click It Audio. It saves your MP3 audio file in the cloud and generates a code to embed your audio within your website. All you have to do is put the code generated by Click It Audio into your web pages. The website will then display a play button, which you can click to play.

You can create an account to store and use up to three audio files for free.

To sign up, go to the following URL:

https://clickitaudio.com


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How to create a strong password in 2021 (Part 2)

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Thank you for joining us again! In part 1 we talked about when you should change your password as well as tips on reusing password and why you shouldn’t do it. Today we are going to get to commonly used passwords and best practices. So without further adieu lets get to it!


Cyber security

Commonly used passwords

According to SafetyDetectives, they analyzed over 18 million passwords to compile a list of most commonly used passwords in the world. These are passwords you should avoid.

  • 123456

  • password

  • 123456789

  • 12345

  • 12345678

  • qwerty

  • 1234567

  • 111111

  • 1234567890

  • 123123

  • abc123

  • 1234

  • password1

  • iloveyou

  • 1q2w3e4r




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Best password practices

When it comes to passwords, length matters. You should aim to use at least 12 characters in your password. 12 should be your minimal length, the longer the better. Consider using passphrases by mixing various words together, add a number or two in between, and a special character.

For example, the word “December” is an 8-character dictionary word. It would take hackers just hours to crack this password. But if you mix a few memorable words together, such as “December2BearSlide^^”, then it becomes a 20-character strong password. Perhaps in December you saw on TV 2 bears sliding on ice, and it made you smile.

Do not use names of popular pop culture figures or your family members. The words or passphrases should be memorable but not things directly related to you. Here’s another example, “Rocket!Night4Station#”. Perhaps you saw the recent launch of SpaceX/NASA rocket carrying 4 astronauts through the night sky towards the international space station. This is a 21-character strong password that will be very difficult to crack.

In conclusion

Having a secure password is extremely important in the year 2021. We encourage you to follow some of these guidelines to best secure your online information. If we can be of any help or if you have any follow-up questions about password security, we would love to speak with you. Please call us at 1-800-232-3989 or contact us online.




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2021 Company Kickoff Meeting

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2021 has started and PSP is ready!




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How to create a strong password in 2021 (Part 1)

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If you have not updated your passwords in over a year, now (at the start of 2021) would be a good time to consider changing them. Cybersecurity experts recommend passwords to be changed every 60-90 days. Cracking your password is how hackers can obtain your personal data. Securing your account starts with a strong password.

We are here to help you create a strong password in 2021 with a 2-part blog series.


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When should you change your password


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) suggests forcing frequent password changes is counterproductive. It often leads to less secure passwords because users will take shortcuts and use common words they can remember. You should aim to update your password at least once a year, or anytime you suspect your account is compromised.

You should also change your password when:

  • You receive notices of data breach from stores you shop from, social media accounts you use, or financial institutions such as your credit card or bank.

  • You detect malware on your computer.

  • You’ve accessed your account using a public computer, as the computer could be infected with malware or keylogger.

  • Your email account receives tons of bounce-back emails and spam, it’s indicative your email account might be compromised.



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Do not reuse passwords


You should have a different password for each account. When you change your password, do not reuse an old password because if a hacker cracks one of your old accounts, they will most definitely try the old password when attempting to crack your new accounts.

Say you had created an account with a department store many years back, you had forgotten you have that account. That particular department store had their data breached, and hackers obtained the password you used with that account. If you have reused the same password elsewhere, you are now at risk to be hacked. Even if you had changed the password slightly, often people would add a number at the end of their password when reusing a password. Since this is a common practice, hackers will try this when attempting to hack into your accounts.


Join us next time


Next time we will talk about commonly used passwords and best password practices. In the meantime, if you need help securing any of your PSPinc services please contact us. We have the best support team in the industry committed to serving our customers.

If you are not our customer, please consider us for your hosting needs, web / mobile app development projects, and cloud application services.



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PSPinc What’s New Newsletter Vol.45 "A website is more than just a tool for sending out information"

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Vol. 45

What do you think of when you hear the word “website?" Most people probably think of it as something like a company brochure. You also probably think of it as a tool to let people know where and when a company was established. As well as the kind of services and products the company manufactures and sells. In fact, there are many websites designed for this purpose. However, to be frank, such a website will not attract people, as there is no reason for them to visit.

A website is not a place to send out information, it is a place to conduct two-way communication with visitors. The goal is to get to know your customers and have them get to know you through communication. The goal is to build a sense of trust between you and your customers.

For this reason, a website needs to be a place to interact with website visitors. There is no such thing as a store that just hands out a company brochure to customers and asks them to leave. You need to be able to say to the customer, "Welcome. What are you looking for?”, ”Is there anything I can help you with?”, or “What are you looking for?” It is the same for customers who come to a company’s website.

It is important to create a website that starts with "Thank you for visiting our website.” We also believe you should create a website that says, "What are you looking for?” You may also need a way to collect information about your customers (e.g. guestbook, contact forms, etc.).

It is good to sell products online to customers, but it is also important to have information about where they can buy products. Let's think together about what pages will make it easier for customers to spend their time on your website.

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Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington and provides domain, web, and email hosting to more than 40,000 companies of all sizes around the world. We design and develop our own software and are committed to helping businesses of all sizes grow and thrive online. For more information you can contact us at 800-232-3989, by email at info@pspinc.com or visit us online at https://www.pspinc.com.






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3 Online Tools for Restaurants During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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We may have turned the calendar to a new year, but we are still facing the same challenges that we had in 2020. Many industries have been hit hard, one of the hardest hit has been restaurants.

At PSPinc, we have developed a number of tools designed and developed to help struggling restaurants.


Customer feedback for your restaurant with Opinion Stand

Opinion Stand Customer Feedback

Price: Pay what you can

A service that allows restaurants to embed QR codes or text message codes in their posters, menus, table-tents, to-go flyers, etc. A patron simply scans or enters the code, click on an icon to rate their experience, and provide their information and additional comments on their service.

Restaurant owners can quickly evaluate their customer service, delivery experience, quality of food, and so much more! On top of that, they gain valuable customer information for future marketing and promotional efforts to encourage return visitors.

Learn More About Opinion Stand


Create a contact-less digital restaurant menu for your customers with ImaMenu

ImaMenu Contact-less Digital Restaurant Menu

Price: Free

This is a brand new service to PSPinc that provides restaurants with the power of creating an online digital restaurant menu. It is totally free-to-use and once you sign up you can quickly add menu categories and each of your dishes. For each dish you can include an image, description, allergen information, and price.

Once created, restaurants can embed a QR code, or provide a URL to their digital menu web page anywhere and everywhere. It works perfect on your Google business page, your website (we will get to that later), coupons, promotional ads, and so much more.

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Have a website built for you with WebdeXpress Done For You

WebdeXpress Website Done For You

Price: $550

WebdeXpress is our easy-to-use web-builder tool that is included with all of our Dreamersi web hosting plans. It is built so you don’t have to know HTML, CSS, or JavaScript to create a fully functional website. However, not all people have the time or design sense to create a beautiful experience for their website visitors.

WebdeXpress DFY (Done For You) is an unbelievably affordable service where we do the heavy lifting for you. A customer simply chooses a pre-designed template (we have one specifically designed for restaurants), provides us with content and images, and we build the site for you.

For $550 you not only get the website, but you get 1 year of hosting, email, and an SSL certificate. For each additional year, all you pay for is the low hosting price!

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We Are Here To Help!


If you are interested in any of the above services or have a specific need that you think we can help solve with software development please contact us. We have the business and technical experience to solve problems your company may be facing.

Contact us by phone at 1-800-232-3989, online at PSPinc.com, or email us directly at contact@pspinc.com.



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Outage Report

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From 4:00am on January 3, 2021 (US Pacific Standard Time) to 9:00am, all the servers became inaccessible due t the network equipment overload. The situation being resolved and services are coming back online.

米国太平洋時間2021年1月3日午前4時から9時までの時間ネットワーク機材のオーバーロードが原因でサービスがストップしていましたが、現在復旧が進んでおります。




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Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington and provides domain, web, and email hosting to more than 40,000 companies of all sizes around the world. We design and develop our own software and are committed to helping businesses of all sizes grow and thrive online. For more information you can contact us at 800-232-3989, by email at info@pspinc.com or visit us online at https://www.pspinc.com.






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