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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

  • Hosting Guides
  • 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?

  • Hosting Guides
  • 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

  • Hosting Guides
  • 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…

The Basics of .htaccess: How to Use & Examples

  • Hosting Guides
  • 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 …

What are the Different Types of Web Hosting?

  • Hosting Guides
  • 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

  • Hosting Guides
  • 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…

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…

7 Best GoDaddy Alternatives for Domain & Hosting

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Mar 04, 2021
  • By Jason Chow
GoDaddy may be the ‘big daddy’ of hosting services but the biggest isn’t necessarily the best. Established in 1997 as Jomax Technologies, this Arizona-headquartered behemoth today serves over 18 milli…

Where do Bloggers Host Their Blogs? WHSR Web Hosting Survey 2015

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 13, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
In January 2015, I reached out to a handful of bloggers and did a quick hosting survey. The purpose of this survey is simple, I want to know – Where are bloggers hosting their blog, Are they hap…

Not Your Ordinary Top 10 Hosting Providers List

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 13, 2021
  • 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…

10 Best Domain Name Generators for Your Website

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  • Updated Jan 13, 2021
  • 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…

Web Hosting Secrets: Inodes

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  • Updated Jan 13, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
While inode is not the most critical factor to look into when choosing a web host, it's one of the “good to know” especially if you are hosting a lot of websites in one hosting account. Wh…

16 Ways to Optimize Your Used Hosting Diskspace

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  • Updated Jan 13, 2021
  • By Luana Spinetti
You bought a web hosting package that you thought would suffice to the needs of your website. Perhaps you knew that unlimited web hosting is more of a chimera and you went for a few GB plan with some …

Who Is The Most Popular Website Hosting Service?

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  • Updated Jan 13, 2021
  • By Azreen Azmi
We know that there are hundreds of hosting services available to us. Out of all them, some are more popular than others and have amassed quite a following. But which one of them is the most popular? W…

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You about Web Hosting

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 13, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
I’m sure your blog is terrific. You’re doing everything right: You’ve got great headlines, you’ve sourced some great visuals, you might even be actively involved in every area of content creation, dev…