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5 Truly Scary Things that Should Make You Run from a Web Hosting Company

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 13, 2021
  • By WHSR Guest
Talk to nearly anyone who has ever owned a website and you’ll quickly find at least one web hosting horror story. One of the most important things about your online presence as a business owner or ent…

My Hosting Story: Downtown Host Review

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 13, 2021
  • By Lori Soard
I’ve designed websites for almost 15 years now, first for my own pleasure and later for others as a paid web designer. In that decade and a half, I’ve tried several different hosts. I currently use th…

Seven of the Silliest Web Hosting Features

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 13, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
It’s one of the primary rules to a solid marketing and advertising strategy: clearly define upfront your unique selling proposition – let consumers know exactly what it is that sets you apart from you…

The Ultimate Guide in Tracking Website Uptime

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 13, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
As you search for a web host, you’ll undoubtedly come across the term “uptime” and all sorts of guarantees surrounding it. But what does it actually mean – and why does it matter? What is Hosting Upti…

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

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 06, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
Creating a website is super easy in 2021. 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 Best Free Web Hosting Sites (2021)

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 06, 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…

Best VPS Hosting Providers to Consider (2021)

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 05, 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…

Best Web Hosting for Small Business (2021)

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jan 05, 2021
  • 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 Cloud Hosting Providers

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 16, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
The best “Cloud” hosting providers today offer users more than just a collection of resources. They often differentiate themselves in an already saturated market. With web services becomin…

PayPal Hosting: 10 Best Web Hosts that Accept PayPal Payment

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 13, 2020
  • By Abrar Mohi Shafee
Just because you want to pay your hosting service with PayPal means you need to pay extra processing fees or tolerate with subpar hosting performance. I have gathered a list of top-performing hosting …

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

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 12, 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…

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

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 11, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
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 with great load times, affordable costs…

10 Outstanding Alternatives to Cloudways

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 11, 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…

Best Registrars to Search and Buy a Domain Name

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 05, 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…

How Vulnerable is Your Web Hosting Provider?

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 05, 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…

6 Tips to Secure Your Domain Name from Domain Thieves

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 02, 2020
  • By Luana Spinetti
Domain thieves? Yes, a sly subcategory of those domain buyers and resellers we call domainers. To buy a dropped or expiring domain name (also known as: drop catching) is not an illegal activity in its…