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How Much Hosting Bandwidth Do I Need For My Website?

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Apr 15, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
When researching and choosing a web host to house your domain, one factor to evaluate and compare is the cost for your required amount of bandwidth, Yes, many providers offer “unlimited” hosting plans…

The Curious Case of Absolutely Free Domain Name

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  • Updated Apr 15, 2021
  • By Timothy Shim
With more than 370 million domain names registered as of end 2020 Q3, domain names are hot selling commodities. In fact, there has been such great demand that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Nam…

Should You Get Your Domain from Namecheap or GoDaddy?

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  • Updated Mar 25, 2021
  • By Timothy Shim
Most of us don’t think in terms of who our domain registrar is, since we just package it in with whichever web host we’re planning to go with. However, did you know that most web hosts are just resell…

Best Registrars to Search and Buy a Domain Name

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  • Updated Mar 25, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
The complexity involved in choosing a domain name is twofold. First, you must think of a suitable name. Most people start websites with a specific purpose or theme. If you are hoping for a domain name…

Best 7 Alternatives to Bluehost

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  • Updated Mar 24, 2021
  • By Jason Chow
Bluehost started offering web hosting services in 2003. The company has been popular but not everyone will find them an ideal fit. It is important to realize that there are many alternatives to Blueho…

The Best Free Web Hosting Sites (2021)

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  • Updated Mar 19, 2021
  • 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…

How to Move Your Website to Another Web Host (and Knowing When to Switch)

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  • Updated Mar 19, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
Intro: How to Transfer Your Website In an ideal world, we would never have to worry about switching web hosts – our site would remain happily housed at the current hosting provider’s facility wit…

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

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2021
  • 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 green hosting to consider How to tel…

The Basics of .htaccess: How to Use & Examples

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
What is an .htaccess file? The .htaccess file is an Apache HTTP Server (normally just called Apache) configuration file. The file is extremely powerful and can be used to help control multiple facets …

Best VPS Hosting Providers to Consider (2021)

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
The best VPS hosting plans often give users the perfect balance of performance – fast speeds, strong uptime, dependable customer support, and sufficient resources. Packaged neatly with competiti…

What are the Different Types of Web Hosting?

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
Web hosting today is bundled and sold in many ways. Despite its relatively straightforward origins, consumer needs have evolved. Because of that, web hosting providers have also adjusted plans to meet…

Best Free SSL Web Hosting of 2021

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
Despite an increasing focus on web security, not all web hosting companies are willing to provide free SSL for customers. This provision can easily be made thanks to non-profits like Let’s Encrypt bei…

Web Hosting Free Trial: Try These 5 Web Hosts for Free (No Credit Card Needed)

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
Web hosting free trials give users a chance to experience the host first-hand before committing. It’s an essential aspect of the purchasing process that some web hosts somehow neglect.  This omis…

Best Web Hosting for Small Business (2021)

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
A great web hosting for your business website… …should have stable uptime / speed performance, reasonable pricing, and features (built-in POS, email host, etc) that ease up or help your bu…

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

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  • Updated Mar 16, 2021
  • 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…

10 Outstanding Alternatives to Cloudways

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  • Updated Mar 08, 2021
  • By Jason Chow
Cloudways is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider. It acts as a conduit between users and various Cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Linode, and Vultr. Offering fully managed accounts, it is a dec…