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

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 02, 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.…

No Overselling Web Host: What Are Your Options

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 02, 2020
  • 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…

Survey: Is Managed WordPress Hosting Worth the Extra Costs?

  • Hosting Guides
  • 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…

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…

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

  • Hosting Guides
  • 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…

Choosing a Secure Web Hosting Service Provider

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jul 15, 2020
  • By Timothy Shim
If you’ve been following my articles you may have come across some security-related topics such as Secured Socket Layer (SSL) and on WordPress Security. The Internet is has become a vastly more danger…

CloudFlare Offers Domain Registration With Zero Markup

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  • Updated Jul 15, 2020
  • By Azreen Azmi
Cloudflare is looking to make a move into the domain registrar market as they announced their newly launched service for domain registration with Cloudflare Registrar. The web performance and security…

Should You Get Your Domain from Namecheap or GoDaddy?

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jul 07, 2020
  • 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…

Warning: Bad Hosting Can Jeopardize Your Site’s Security

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jun 30, 2020
  • By Audrey Throne
While building your website, you probably focus on the content, SEO, the graphics and layout, advertising and marketing – all essential components of a good site. However, it turns out that the server…

Plesk vs cPanel: Compare World’s Most Popular Web Hosting Control Panel

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jun 15, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
Control panels are such an integral part of our website hosting experience and yet not many of us give them much thought. For example, did you know that the two most popular Web Hosting Control Panels…

Introducing HostScore.net – A New, Data-Driven Way to Choose A Web Host

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  • Updated Mar 16, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
This is a special announcement about the launching of my new project HostScore.net – a website where we publish hosting performance data and easy-to-understand metrics for web hosting consu…

Web Hosting Survey 2016: Results, Highlights, and Hosting Advice

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
It's always interesting to learn about people's opinions of and expectations for their web host. In May/June 2016, I started a survey and spent 1.5 months collecting users' hosting feedback. I also re…

Target vs. Wal-Mart: Whose Server Is Faster? (& Why It Matters)

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Daren Low
When choosing your next web host, speed should be at the top of your considerations. A faster web host means a better experience for your users and customers. It creates a stronger foundation for your…

[infographic] Shared vs VPS vs Dedicated vs Cloud Hosting: What Shoppers Need to Know

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Jerry Low
Web Hosting: What Are Your Options? Generally speaking, there are four different types of web hosting: Shared, Virtual Private Server (VPS), Dedicated, and Cloud Hosting. While all types of hosting se…

User Management Within MySQL Database With phpMyAdmin

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  • Updated Sep 25, 2019
  • By Luana Spinetti
There are situations when you can't simply open your CMS or forum installation and manage users from inside the platform. Suppose you've been hacked and can't access your admin account – what wi…

How to save time with cron: Basic guide and sample codes

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  • Updated May 09, 2019
  • By WHSR Guest
What is cron? Cron is a Linux/UNIX daemon that is designed to execute a command at a predefined time. Since cron is a daemon, once it is executed it does not require any administration from the user. …