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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…

PayPal Hosting: 10 Best Web Hosts that Accept PayPal Payment

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  • 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 …

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…

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

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  • 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…

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

  • Hosting Guides
  • 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…

Warning: Bad Hosting Can Jeopardize Your Site’s Security

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Jun 30, 2020
  • By WHSR Guest
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

  • Hosting Guides
  • 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…

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

  • Hosting Guides
  • 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…

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…