Articles by Timothy Shim

10 Actionable WordPress Security Tips for the Layman

  • WordPress
  • Updated May 24, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
Since it was first introduced in more than two decades ago, WordPress has grown (and grown) now safely be named as the world’s most popular content management system. Today, more than a quarter of the…

The A-to-Z Shoppers Guide to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated May 17, 2018
  • 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…

How to Grow Your Blog Before It Is Born

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Apr 19, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
One of the most difficult things about starting a new blog or website is how to gain readership quickly. Once you’ve launched your site, the clock is ticking and without visitors, your site is sitting…

Finding the best DDOS protection for blogs & small business websites

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Feb 09, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
The days of people talking about the rapid expansion of the Internet are long over and today we are faced with many new digital elements to consider. The Internet of Things alone will be adding potent…

How Does Facebook Make Money?

  • Online Business
  • Updated Feb 13, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
In today’s world of disruptive technology, we have been seeing many new phenomena that a few years ago would have seemed strange. Uber, a transportation service, doesn’t own any cars. Airbnb, an accom…

15 Best Free Web Hosting Sites (Reviews & Comparison)

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated May 17, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
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 all things free are equal though, and this time I’m going to l…

Coding for Kids: Scratch Programming

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Jan 30, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
Perhaps the concept of programming for kids might seem a bit odd to some of us. I would be guessing that the older generation for the most part would be wondering why on earth kids would need to code.…

How To Create Amazing Social Media Videos In 5 Minutes

  • Online Business
  • Updated Dec 04, 2017
  • By Timothy Shim
If you’ve been connected at any time to the Internet lately there’s no doubt that you would realise that today is the age of multimedia. Content is king, but not just any type of content; Dynamic cont…

How to Access the Dark Web: Browsing Dark Web, TOR Browser, and .Onion Websites

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Jan 17, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
The world wide web, much like real life, is so massive that it would take you a lifetime to traverse every nook and cranny. To compound that fact, by the time you were halfway done, so much more conte…

Practical Website Security Needs: 5 Things you must do to secure your site

  • Web Tools
  • Updated May 17, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
With over one billion websites on the Internet today, as an owner of one of those sites, you might be thinking that there isn’t much chance that a cybercriminal might target yours. However, before we …

Constant Contact Review: Pricing, Templates, and MailChimp Comparison

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Feb 09, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
There are so many websites online today that if you were an eCommerce retailer or even someone hoping to reach out and provide free information, you’d probably be right to worry. In a world of push no…

3 Twitter Hashtags Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Oct 03, 2017
  • By Timothy Shim
Twitter is crowded. As of Q2 2017, the micro blogging platform averaged 328 million monthly active users. That’s about four times the population of Germany. Or 8x the population of Argentina. Or…

CodeLobster PHP Edition: More Than Your Average IDE

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Mar 29, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
Software developers and programmers today have been given tools that just ten years ago might have been impossible to find. The most basic thing they need to do their jobs is the platform on which the…

Chatbot for Your Business: Chatfuel, Many Chat, and Gupshup Compared

  • Online Business
  • Updated Sep 05, 2017
  • By Timothy Shim
Thanks to prominent names such as SIRI and Cortana, many of us have become familiar with how it feels like to interact with machines. 2016 saw the rise of the Chatbot to much greater prominence. Chatb…

How Green Web Hosting Works (and Which Hosting Companies Have Gone Green)

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 15, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
Green Web Hosting Services Web Host Certificates Website Storage Emails Signup Learn More A2 Hosting Carbon Offset Cert. (VER) 1 Unlimited Unlimited $3.92/mo Review Acorn Host Renewable Energy Cert. (…