Articles by Timothy Shim

How to Hide or Change My IP Address

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Mar 24, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
IP Addresses are uniquely identifying numbers of devices connected to a network. The Internet is considered a network and because of increasing security concerns, more people have been looking to hide…

The Many Use-Cases of VPN: How a VPN Can be Useful 

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Mar 23, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are primarily designed to enhance privacy and security. However, some characteristics of how they work make them suitable for other uses as well. In fact, there are man…

HawkHost Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals (2019)

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Nov 29, 2019
  • By Timothy Shim
      HawkHost Black Friday Promo – A Good Deal? Hosting plans from as little as $0.90 per month / 55% discounted rate on renewals This year’s Black Friday deals from HawkHost see…

Exabytes Black Friday Deals (2019)

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Nov 29, 2019
  • By Timothy Shim
      Is Exabytes Black Friday Promo Worth Jumping In? Up to 44% OFF WordPress Hosting + Free .com or .asia domain and daily backup Exabytes may not be the best host around but they def…

How KnownHost is Spreading Enterprise-quality Services to the Average Consumer

  • Interviews
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
KnownHost was founded in 2006 and at the time was extremely focused on the Virtual Private Server (VPS) and server co-location business. It was only roughly two years ago that KnownHost CEO Justin Sau…

Keeping an Eye on Site Reliability with Freshping

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Feb 24, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
Freshping, developer by Freshworks, is a very simple website monitoring tool that starts off at a fantastic price – free. In a very small nutshell, it allows you to automatically monitor a set of webs…

The Best Free Web Hosting Sites (2020)

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 09, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
* Updates: Price list and comparison table updated.  We all love freebies and it should come as no surprise that even in web hosting there are tons of freebies if you know where to look. Not…

HRANK Aims for a New Era in Shared Hosting Monitoring

  • Interviews
  • Updated Oct 24, 2019
  • By Timothy Shim
HRANK is a site that offers information on web hosting companies. It has a fairly large number of reviews along with a transparent methodology and something that most review sites don’t offer – compre…

The Curious Case of Absolutely Free Domain Name

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 12, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
With more than 348 million domain names registered as of end 2018, domain names are hot selling commodities. In fact, there has been such great demand that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names …

The A-to-Z Guide to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for Online Businesses

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 09, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
To build a relationship requires trust and this is much more intense for one in which the two sides most likely have and will never meet. Trust on the Internet is one of paramount importance, especial…

Surfshark Review

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Dec 05, 2019
  • By Timothy Shim
Surfshark Pros 1. No Logging As I mentioned earlier, the first thing that made me take note of Surfshark was the BVI-base it works from. That bodes very well for the no-logging policy that the company…

Textoptimizer Review: Optimize Old Content & Find New Ideas

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Jul 01, 2019
  • By Timothy Shim
TextOptimizer (site – https://textoptimizer.com/) is a service provider who’s concept mainly revolves around two front – helping users come up with creative content ideas and helping them optimi…

Jetorbit: Making Their Mark in Indonesia Web Hosting

  • Interviews
  • Updated Mar 15, 2019
  • By Timothy Shim
Although roughly five times smaller than the United States, it is easy to get distracted from Indonesia since it is made up of thousands of smaller islands in addition to its main land mass. That is p…

The Best VPN Services of 2020: 10 Top VPNs Compared

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Mar 23, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
Choosing the absolute best of the best isn’t an easy task. Much depends on extensive tests carried out, but a major portion of it also depends on you – the user. Everyone has different needs when it c…

TorGuard Review

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Jan 07, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
TorGuard Pros 1- TorGuard is Highly Secure Security is one of the main lifelines of a VPN service provider and TorGuard does an incredible job of balancing user needs and security. While some may not …

NordVPN Review

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Feb 11, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
    Updates Feb 2020: NordVPN Birthday Promotion NordVPN is celebrating its 8th anniversary and running a special promotion. Users buying NordVPN 3-year plan will get free subscription perio…