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Not Your Ordinary Top 10 Hosting Providers List

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Oct 17, 2020
  • By Lori Soard
Everyone seems to have an opinion on who should wear the crown of top 10 hosting providers. We've even thrown in our two cents on who the best are, and we stand by that list. However, nearly ever host…

The Curious Case of Absolutely Free Domain Name

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  • Updated Oct 17, 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 …

Survey: Is Managed WordPress Hosting Worth the Extra Costs?

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  • Updated Oct 17, 2020
  • By Jason Chow
However, not all managed WordPress hosting services are created equal and for some users, it might not even be worth it at all. To get the bottom of this, we decided to run a survey asking users about…

Best Web Hosting for Small Business (2020)

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  • Updated Oct 17, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
TL;DR – A great web host for your website should have stable uptime / speed performance, reasonable pricing, and features (built-in POS, email host, etc) that ease up or help your business to gr…

Best Registrars to Search and Buy a Domain Name

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  • Updated Oct 13, 2020
  • 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 VPS Hosting Providers to Consider (2020)

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  • Updated Oct 12, 2020
  • 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…

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

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  • Updated Oct 08, 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 green hosting to consider How to tel…

Essential Steps to Create Your Own Website: 3 Easy Methods, Step-by-step Guide

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  • Updated Oct 07, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
Creating a website is super easy in 2020. You don't have to be a tech geek nor a programmer. Follow the right method. Select the right platforms. Use the right tools. You will be 100% fine. I had zero…

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

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  • Updated Oct 06, 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…

10 Best Domain Name Generators for Your Website

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  • Updated Oct 06, 2020
  • By Azreen Azmi
Whether you’re thinking of starting a blog or set up an online store for your business, you’re going to need a website. More importantly, you need to register a domain name for your brand and it needs…

Beginner Guide: What is Web Hosting? What is a Domain? Difference Between a Domain Name and Web Hosting

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  • Updated Oct 06, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
To own a website, you need three things: domain name, web hosting, and a developed website. But what's a domain name? What's a web hosting? Aren't them the same? It's important that you are crystal cl…

Domain Buying Guide: How to Purchase a Domain Name from Registrar or Existing Owners

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  • Updated Oct 06, 2020
  • By Azreen Azmi
* Updates: Facts checked and new industry stats added. It was back in 1985 when the first domain name was registered and since then, the Internet has seen an exponential growth of active domain names.…

How Vulnerable is Your Web Hosting Provider?

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  • Updated Sep 14, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
Hacking attempts on websites are far more common than you might think. While many of us don’t see them, silent attacks are always underway everywhere on the net. A good portion of attacks are targeted…

Is True Cloud Hosting like Digital Ocean Cheaper? A Deep Dive into Cloud Pricing

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
Cloud Computing has only really been more highly commercialized over the past ten years or so. Technically however, the concept has been in existence for much longer. The term ‘Cloud’ is mainly in ref…

10 Outstanding Alternatives to Cloudways

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  • Updated Aug 19, 2020
  • 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…

10 Cheaper Alternatives to SiteGround Hosting

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  • Updated Aug 18, 2020
  • By Jason Chow
SiteGround has a formidable reputation in web hosting but recent price hikes have prompted some to look towards cheaper alternatives. With plans now starting at close to double in price, users might c…