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5 Web Services We Recommend (And Why)

by Jason Unger, Founder

Building a successful website isn’t easy. You need a solid foundation, a dedication to effectively marketing your products and services, and the right team of people to help you grow.

Let’s talk about the foundation of your site. You need proper hosting, a flexible yet powerful content management system, easy-to-use add-ons and the right support. Take a look at five web services we recommend for your site – and why.


The easiest-to-use, most developed for and extremely popular content management system in the world. It’s the foundation for every site Digital Ink works with, because it’s flexible, user-friendly and just gets the job done.

The universe of plugins, add-ons and different ways to use WordPress expands every day, meaning you are literally only limited by your imagination.


Providing email marketing, Mailchimp offers customizable email templates, great tracking services for your newsletters and promotions, and easy integration into WordPress sites.

From a free, under 2000 users account to hosting thousands of names, Mailchimp is Digital Ink’s recommended email marketing solution.


Thanks to Wufoo, the creation and management of forms has never been easier. The company’s drag-and-drop form builder saves time and hassle, and exporting data into CSV or Excel files is a snap.

Plus, with integration into PayPal and Authorize.net, Wufoo allows you to accept payments without dealing with security certificates.


MediaTemple hosts all of Digital Ink’s sites, providing excellent customer service and support. Rarely are there issues, but when there are, the team at MediaTemple is available via phone or Twitter to assist right away.

Google Apps

If you’re looking for a great email, document sharing and calendar system for your organization, Google Apps is the way to go. While you can get email for your website from most hosting providers, no one does it as well as Google does. It’s the best way to set up email and other apps for your domain.

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About Jason Unger

Jason Unger is the Founder of Digital Ink. He built his first website on Geocities, and hasn't looked back since. Digital Ink tells stories for forward-thinking businesses, mission-driven organizations, and marketing and technology agencies in need of a creative and digital partner.

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