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11 Cheaper Alternatives to SiteGround Hosting

  • Web Hosting Guides
  • Updated Sep 06, 2021
  • 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…

10 Ways to Protect Your Business from a Bad Web Host

  • Web Hosting Guides
  • Updated Sep 06, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
A reliable web host keeps your site up and running (accessible to clients) consistently with minimal downtime; a bad web host, on the other hand, can be detrimental to your success by capsizing traffi…

Undercover Experiment: I Asked 28 Hosting Companies for Live Chat Support

  • Web Hosting Guides
  • Updated Sep 06, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
For hosting support – I prefer live chats over phone calls because: It’s easier to talk about technical issues via words, images, and screen captures Conversations on overseas phone calls are less use…

Should You Get Your Domain from Namecheap or GoDaddy?

  • Web Hosting Guides
  • Updated Sep 06, 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…

No Overselling Web Host: What Are Your Options

  • Web Hosting Guides
  • Updated Aug 24, 2021
  • By Jerry Low
Web Hosting is the lifeblood of the websites we run. It influences so many things, from the types of features we intend to use to how well our sites perform. Yet so many times we sign up for plans onl…

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

  • Web Hosting Guides
  • Updated Aug 24, 2021
  • By Jason Chow
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…

Best Registrars to Search and Buy a Domain Name

  • Web Hosting Guides
  • Updated Aug 16, 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…

How to Purchase a Domain Name from Registrar or Existing Owners

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  • Updated Aug 16, 2021
  • By Azreen Azmi
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. Verisign’s report notes that the domain industry in 20…

Inodes Explained

  • Web Hosting Guides
  • Updated Aug 04, 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…

The Curious Case of Absolutely Free Domain Name

  • Web 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…

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

  • Web Hosting Guides
  • 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…

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

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  • 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…

10 Best Domain Name Generators for Your Website

  • Web Hosting Guides
  • 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…

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 …

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You about Web Hosting

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  • 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…

6 Tips to Secure Your Domain Name from Domain Thieves

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  • 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…