Articles by Timothy Shim

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 Aug 07, 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 Jun 29, 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 Sep 14, 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…

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 Jun 30, 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 Jun 18, 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 Jun 10, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
Updates June 2020: NordVPN Promotion NordVPN Pros: What I Like about NordVPN 1- NordVPN Pricing: Reasonable Long-term Choice NordVPN has various price points you can choose from depending on how long …

ExpressVPN Review

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Apr 29, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
ExpressVPN Pros 1- ExpressVPN offers True Anonymity One of the first things I’d like to point out about this company is that it is based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Although technically a dep…

Sitejet: 6 Easy Steps to Building a Business Website

  • Online Business
  • Updated Jun 30, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
Website builders are awesome. That’s quite an introductory line but it is in fact true. For those of you who are from pre-historic times such as me, site builders are to websites what automatic gear i…

Choosing a Secure Web Hosting Service Provider

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jul 15, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
If you’ve been following my articles you may have come across some security-related topics such as Secured Socket Layer (SSL) and on WordPress Security. The Internet is has become a vastly more danger…

8 Tips to Speed Up Your Website

  • Inbound Marketing
  • Updated Jul 07, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
Even if there’s nothing else that I’m certain about, one thing is for sure – you’ve encountered at least one painfully slow website in your life before. If that sounds familiar to you, let me pass on …

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

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jul 07, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
Internet carbon footprint Quick link What is green web hosting Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Carbon Offset Certificate (VER) Internet's annual CO2 output Best gree hosting to consider How to tell…