Articles by Timothy Shim

CyberGhost Review

  • Web Tools
  • Updated May 22, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
CyberGhost Pros: What I Like about CyberGhost 1. Romania is Outside the 14-Eyes Jurisdiction Jurisdiction is one of the most important things in a VPN service provider. Normally, we concern ourselves …

ExpressVPN vs NordVPN: Which VPN is the Better Buy?

  • Security
  • Updated May 25, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
In the world of Virtual private Networks, there are many famous names. None more famous perhaps, than NordVPN and ExpressVPN. These two behemoths have lorded it over the field for ages. For those who …

Are VPNs Legal? 10 Countries That Ban the Usage of VPN

  • Security
  • Updated May 06, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
It may come as a surprise to some, but Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are actually banned in some countries. Although the list of countries that outright ban the usage of VPNs is short, there are othe…

Incognito Mode Explained: Does it Make you Anonymous?

  • Security
  • Updated May 07, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
Incognito Mode is a setting that prevents your browsing history from being stored. Whilst many users associate incognito mode solely with the private browsing feature of Google Chrome, the more genera…

How to Hide or Change My IP Address? Protect Your Privacy Online

  • Security
  • Updated Apr 16, 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 

  • Security
  • Updated May 16, 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 Apr 23, 2020
  • 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…